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Lei making at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

We look forward to sharing our cultural knowledge, ocean skills, storytelling talents and aloha with you.

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.

Activity Schedule effective through November 20, 2021. Activity schedule subject to change.

Reservations for complimentary beach activities are accepted at the beach shack only, on the day of each activity. All complimentary guest activities must be reserved in advance no later than 2 hours prior to the event. Hawai‘i State laws for gathering maximums, mask wearing and physical distancing will be followed at all times. Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult who must also reserve for the activity and assist the child. 

Canoe adventure at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

LĀ PULE—SUNDAYS

11:00 AM-12:00 PM | ‘OHANA (FAMILY) CANOE RIDES

Adventure out to Pauoa Bay with our Hui Holokai for a 15 minute complimentary canoe ride. One (1) ‘ohana—family at a time, up to 6 persons max. Must be 10 years and older to participate. Life vests are required. Please meet at the beach shack. 

Reservations: Dial x7524 or visit the beach shack.    


1:00 PM-2:00 PM | ‘ŌLELO HAWAI‘I—HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE BASICS

Learn Hawaiian language basics to be able to pronounce the many Hawaiian places, street names and more. Please meet at the beach shack.

Reservations: Dial x7524 or visit the beach shack.

Honu underwater at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

PŌ‘AKAHI—MONDAYS

11:00 AM-11:30 AM | MEA HONU—TURTLE TALK

Learn about our protected Honu—Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Sunscreen, hats and water are recommended. Please meet at the beach shack.

Reservations: Dial x7524 or visit the beach shack.


1:00 PM-2:00 PM | LAU NIU—COCONUT FROND WEAVING

Learn to weave coconut fronds with our Hui Holokai. Sunscreen, hats and water are recommended. Please meet at the beach shack.

Reservations: Dial x7524 or visit the beach shack.

PŌ‘ALUA—TUESDAYS

11:00 AM-12:00 PM | ‘OHANA (FAMILY) CANOE RIDES

Adventure out to Pauoa Bay with our Hui Holokai for a 15 minute complimentary canoe ride. One (1) ‘ohana—family at a time, up to 6 persons max. Must be 10 years and older to participate. Life vests are required. Please meet at the beach shack. 

Reservations: Dial x7524 or visit the beach shack.    


1:00 PM-2:00 PM | LEI LĀ‘Ī—TI LEAF LEI MAKING

Learn the art of ti leaf lei making, the iconic Hawaiian symbol of aloha. Sunscreen, hats and water are recommended. Please meet at the beach shack.

Reservations: Dial x7524 or visit the beach shack.

Snorkeling at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

PŌ‘AKOLU—WEDNESDAYS

10:00 AM-11:00 AM | HULA LE‘A WALE—HULA LESSON

Join us and learn the history of a dance that is the heartbeat of Hawai‘i. Sunscreen and water are recommended. Please meet in the main lobby.

Reservations: Dial x7320 or visit the concierge desk.


11 AM-11:30 AM | HUI HOLOKAI SNORKEL INTRO

Join our Hui Holokai for snorkeling and ocean safety basics. Participants must be able to swim. Sunscreen recommended. Please meet at the beach shack and pick up equipment and life vest 15 minutes prior to activity.

Reservations: Dial x7524 or visit the beach shack.


1:00 PM-2:00 PM | PA‘ANI MAKAHIKI—HAWAIIAN GAMES

Play Hawaiian games of skill with our Hui Holokai. Sunscreen, hats and water are recommended. Please meet at the beach shack.

Reservations: Dial x7524 or visit the beach shack.


6:30 PM-7:30 PM | MO‘OLELO TIME—HAWAIIAN STORYTELLING

Learn about the legends and lore of Hawai‘i Island. Storytelling on the beach or identified indoor space, as weather permits. Please gather on the beach in front of the beach shack.

Reservations: Dial x7320 or visit the concierge desk.

Lei making at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

PŌ‘AHĀ—THURSDAYS

10:00 AM-11:00 AM | HAKU LEI MAKING

Learn a traditional style of lei making and make yourself a beautiful lei to wear and enjoy, or present to a loved one. Please meet in the main lobby. Activity cost: $50 per person. All supplies and flowers included.

Reservations: Dial x7320 or visit the concierge desk.


11:00 AM-12:00 PM | ‘OHANA (FAMILY) CANOE RIDES

Adventure out to Pauoa Bay with our Hui Holokai for a 15 minute complimentary canoe ride. One (1) ‘ohana—family at a time, up to 6 persons max. Must be 10 years and older to participate. Life vests are required. Please meet at the beach shack. 

Reservations: Dial x7524 or visit the beach shack.    


1:00 PM-2:00 PM | ‘ŌLELO HAWAI‘I—HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE BASICS

Learn Hawaiian language basics to be able to pronounce the many Hawaiian places, street names and more. Please meet at the beach shack.

Reservations: Dial x7524 or visit the beach shack.


2:00 PM—3:00 PM | ALOHA ‘ĀINA—BOTANICAL, BEES & CHEF’S GARDEN TOUR

Learn about our native plants and our Kiawe honey produced onsite and Hawaiian wisdom in caring for land that cares for us. Sunscreen, hats and water are recommended. Please meet in the main lobby.

Reservations: Dial x7320 or visit the concierge desk.

PŌ‘ALIMA—FRIDAYS

10:00 AM-10:30 AM | ALOHA FRIDAY AT AHUAKŪPUNA

Join us to honor our kūpuna (ancestors) past and present in a moving ceremony. Sunscreen, hats and water are recommended. Please meet
in the main lobby.

Reservations: Dial x7320 or visit the concierge desk.    


11:00 AM-11:30 AM | MEA HONU—TURTLE TALK

Learn about our protected Honu—Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Sunscreen, hats and water are recommended. Please meet at the beach shack.

Reservations: Dial x7524 or visit the beach shack.


1:00 PM-2:00 PM | LEI LĀ‘Ī—TI LEAF LEI MAKING

Learn the art of ti leaf lei making, the iconic Hawaiian symbol of aloha. Sunscreen, hats and water are recommended. Please meet at the beach shack.

Reservations: Dial x7524 or visit the beach shack.

Resort Activities Hawaiian Culture | Fairmont Orchid

PŌ‘AONO—SATURDAYS

10:00 AM-11:00 AM | HULA LE‘A WALE—HULA LESSON

Join us and learn the history of a dance that is the heartbeat of Hawai‘i. Sunscreen and water are recommended. Please meet in the main lobby.

Reservations: Dial x7320 or visit the concierge desk.


11:00 AM—12:00 PM | NA MEA WAIWAI O MILOKŪKAHI—CULTURAL WALK

Mauna Lani Resort and Fairmont Orchid sit on ancient and spiritual land named Kalāhuipua‘a. Take a walk with our Hui Holokai to explore this
storied place. Sunscreen, hats and water are recommended. Please meet at the beach shack.

Reservations: Dial x7524 or visit the beach shack.


1:00 PM-2:00 PM | LAU NIU—COCONUT FROND WEAVING

Learn to weave coconut fronds with our Hui Holokai. Sunscreen, hats and water are recommended. Please meet at the beach shack.

Reservations: Dial x7524 or visit the beach shack.


OCEAN SAFETY TIPS

  • Aqua/Water shoes are recommended in Hawai‘i due to our rocky coast.
  • Speak with life guards or beach staff before entering the water to learn about water and location conditions.
  • Always read and observe beach signage and condition flags.
  • Swim, snorkel and explore the ocean with a buddy—never alone.
  • Do not touch, walk or stand on rocks, reef or coral.
  • Take a float or wear a life vest.
  • Wana (Vah-nah)—Black spiny sea urchins are on the reef and the ocean floor. Be aware of them and do not step on them. The spines will pierce the skin.
  • Honu—Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and Hawaiian Monk Seals are protected species. Keep a good distance of more than 12 feet away from them on land and in the water.
  • Malama Kai—Care for the oceans and shorelines. Haul out what you haul in to the beach and help to keep our world’s oceans free of plastics and debris.

January 2, 2021—Hawai‘i’s Reef Safe Sunscreen Law went into affect. All Sunscreen used in Hawai’i must be free of oxybenzone or octinoxate.  Reef safe sunscreen products are available for purchase at the beach and pool shacks.

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