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snorkeling with turtles at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

Resort Activities

Experience the soul of Hawaii Island as you explore our open-air oceanfront resort. We live to turn your moments into memories. Get a birds-eye view of paradise as you take a spin in our private lagoon by stand-up paddleboard. Play ‘spot the honu’ (Hawaiian sea turtles) with your kids. Soak in the authentic Hawaiian culture as you learn to hula or make lei. With each step of your journey at Fairmont Orchid, endless possibilities unfold for adventure, wellness and restoration.

Ti leaf lei making at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

Complimentary guest activities

HULA LE‘A WALE—HULA LESSON | Join us for an hour-long lesson to learn the history of a dance that’s been called the heartbeat of Hawai’i. Meet at Nanea Lānai.

‘OHANA (FAMILY) CANOE RIDES | Adventure out to Pauoa Bay with our Hui Holokai for a 15 minute complimentary canoe ride.

HAKU & TI LEI MAKING | Learn to make a lei, the iconic symbol of aloha in Hawaiian culture. *Haku Lei Making and Ti Lei Making classes are taught as two separate activities.

MO‘OLELO TIME—HAWAIIAN STORYTELLING | Storytelling on the beach or identified indoor space, as weather permits. Learn about the legends and lore of Hawai‘i Island.

ALOHA FRIDAY AT AHUAKŪPUNA (ALTER) | Join us to honor our kūpuna (ancestors) past and present in a moving ceremony.

ALOHA ‘ĀINA— BOTANICAL BEES & CHEF’S GARDEN TOUR | Learn about our native plants and our Kiawe honey produced onsite.

NA MEA WAIWAI O MILOKŪKAHI—CULTURAL WALK | Fairmont Orchid is home to the ancient land of Kalāhuipua‘a, now called Mauna Lani (heavenly mountain) and is known as a spiritual, historical land. Learn the cultural significance of this special place.

MEA HONU—TURTLE TALK | Learn about our treasured Honu—Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.

HUI HOLOKAI SNORKEL INTRO | Join our Hui Holokai for snorkeling and ocean safety basics.

LAU NIUCOCONUT FROND EAVING | Learn to weave coconut fronds with our Hui Holokai. Meet at the beach shack.

PA‘ANI MAKAHIKI—HAWAIIAN GAMES | Learn about and play Hawaiian games with our Hui Holokai.

‘ŌLELO HAWAI‘I—HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE BASICS | Learn Hawaiian language basics to be able to pronounce the many Hawaiian places, street names and more.

For more information and the weekly activity schedule, please contact our concierge at +1 808 887 7320.

wellness sessions

SEASIDE YOGA – ALL LEVELS | 50 MINUTES
Explore yoga alignment, breathing, and heightened self-awareness through a full range of poses. Great for beginners and experienced yogis alike. Group Class. 10 guest maximum. 

Complimentary Seaside Yoga classes available on select days.

Please contact the Spa Without Walls at +1 808 887 7540 for the weekly class schedule. Classes are subject to change.

All Wellness Sessions meet at the Beach Shack.
No reservations required.

Recreational Activities

VOLLEYBALL | Serve up your best game at our sand volleyball court just steps from Pauoa Bay. Stop by the Beach Shack to pick up your kinipopo (ball).

CABANAS | Our poolside and beachside cabanas offer a private experience including snacks and refreshments. Contact our concierge at +1 808 887 7320 for reservations or visit the pool or beach shack.

Click here to learn more about our cabana offerings.

EQUIPMENT RENTALS | Spend your day in the sun and explore Pauoa Bay by way of kayaks and SUP. Visit our Beach Shack to rent boogie boards, stand-up paddle boards, personal floats, one and two person kayaks, and noodles.

FUN & SUN PASS | Fun & Sun Activity Pass
Enjoy beach and water equipment throughout your stay. A one-time purchase includes all beach rental equipment, in one hour increments, for your enjoyment while at Pauoa Bay — boogie boards, snorkel equipment, personal floats, one and two-person kayaks and stand up paddle boards.

Adults (13 & older) | $95
Keiki (12 and younger) | $85


Passes are available for purchase for guests of Fairmont Orchid at the Beach Shack. Beach equipment is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weather and ocean conditions permitting.

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