Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
Extra Value: Free night and daily full American breakfast buffet for two (specific category restrictions apply).
Family: Kids 18 and under Stay Free.

Discover a luxurious Hawaii resort inspired by Culture, Well-Being and Genuine Aloha. From Mauna Kea's winter snow-capped mountaintop to the flowing lava of Kilauea Volcano to tropical rainforests and a teeming undersea world, the Big Island of Hawaii has much to offer the spirited traveler.

Vacation at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, a 32-acre luxury oceanfront Hawaii hotel and resort along the beautiful Kohala Coast and enjoy a sugar-white sandy lagoon and aquamarine waters, a year-round children's program, golf, tennis, six restaurants, and outstanding service.

Featuring a wide range of exceptional dining options, including a casual deli, wonderful breakfast restaurant with a daily buffet, oceanfront dining with the freshest island specialties, and an amazing sushi restaurant, this Kohala Coast resort puts the island's best dining right at your doorstep. Enjoy the Kohala Coast sunset, delicious offerings, and romantic fine dining in Hawaii at the AAA Four Diamond award-winning Brown's Beach House, or dip your toes in the sand for a more casual family dining experience at Hale Kai Restaurant. Try the sushi at Norie's Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, and the sumptuous three-day rotating breakfast buffet at Orchid Court to start your day off right. End the day with a tropical libation, beautiful Kohala Coast sunsets and live music at Luana Lounge.

Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii's award-winning, Spa Without Walls lets you enjoy the splendor of Hawaii's tropical climate with eight private outdoor waterfall hale (huts), six rejuvenating ocean-side hale and four indoor treatment rooms. With the soothing sounds of water, the pleasant ocean breezes, and the floral scent that fills the air on the Big Island, experience unparalleled luxury as our spa treatments integrate Hawaii's natural therapeutic environment and ancient healing arts into every experience at our Hawaii hotel day spa. This luxurious spa extends to a full salon and 24-hour fitness center with a 10,000-square-foot oceanfront swimming pool and world-class tennis courts.

At the beach, be sure to meet the native Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles that bask on the shoreline every afternoon. The Hui Holokai Beach Club Ambassadors not only cater to the beach comforts of guests by setting up chairs and cabanas with towels and ice water, checking out beach equipment and suggesting sunscreen, but the real fun begins when they share their knowledge of Hawaii Island's rich cultural heritage as well as their own Hawaiian legacies mixed alongside.

This luxury resort also offers a 36-hole golf course, memorable weddings, great shopping, and many more activities to keep you busy during your stay in the beautiful Kohala Coast.


Kona, HI, USA - Keahole (KOA) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1990
Last Renovation: 2012
Accessible rooms: 6
All rooms non-smoking: 540
Floors: 6
Total rooms: 540


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $35.00 plus tax, per room, per day, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Holiday cancel penalty applies when any portion of reservation falls under holiday period, including all stay-throughs.

Minimum night stay requirements may apply to your reservation.

A major credit card imprint is required upon check-in with the front desk before signing privileges on incidentals will be extended.  At the time of check-in, the front desk will also pre-authorize the credit card for incidentals based on the length of stay.

Convention attendees cannot book this property for their convention stay, they must book through the proper convention source.  Convention attendees that violate this policy will be responsible for paying any higher rates and may not be eligible for any promotional offerings.

Room taxes are included in vacation price.

Room requests are not guaranteed and are based upon availability at check-in.

Resort Fee - A mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.

Hotel Mandatory hotel imposed resort fee inclusions:

* Unlimited basic internet access in your guest rooms and resort public areas, wireless and wired. (Fairmont President’s Club  Members receive upgrade to premium speed internet access)
* Self-parking for one vehicle per room (Fairmont Gold guests receive valet parking for one vehicle per room)
* Any local, domestic long distance and 1-800 access calls from your guest room
* 24 hour access to the fitness center
* On-demand shuttle transportation within the Mauna Lani Resort
* 10% discount on published pricing for the Gathering of the Kings luau when booked through the hotel’s Concierge (may not be  combined with any other discounts or special offers)
* One-hour snorkel equipment rental (based on two sets per room, per day)
* Various Cultural Activities including Outrigger Canoe Rides, Daily Arts & Crafts, Cultural Hikes, Tide Pool and Snorkel Introductions (based on availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in

Pet Policy Pets Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating 5077 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Lives up to the reviews!!

    I picked to stay in this hotel for our 10th anniversary and it did not disappoint. Room service is on point, the staff is so nice and welcoming. The rooms are kept so clean, they come to clean it at least twice a day if you let them. I was surprised at this because even Aulani don’t do this kind of on point room service. They have a nice quiet beachfront, that is safe for children as the current isn’t that strong due to it being a cove. You will see lots of fishes even on the shallow area. They also provide you a shuttle service that let’s you get to the foodland farms where you can get food that’s way cheaper than the hotel food (poke bowl for 6.99$). But there is also the Brown’s deli which is a reasonably priced food option on the property. The breakfast is quite pricey but you expect that in places like this, there is so much food! But for the price, you can get brunch somewhere else outside the property if you have the time and don’t want to spend as much. You are in Hawaii, good food is easy to find! Anyway, the pool is heated and huge we enjoyed it a lot, especially at night when we got the whole place to ourselves. Over all would love to come back to this hotel if we ever come back to the Big Island, it was such a wonderful experience. Big bonus to me is seeing the Hawaiian green sea turtles just visiting the beach as they please, you just don’t get that kind of peaceful ambiance in Oahu. Will definitely recommend this place for anyone looking to find some peace and relaxation in the Big island!

    Nov 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very high-quality hotel

    I took my company (a group of 58 people) to the Fairmont Orchid on Big Island. Overall I had a terrific experience. The rooms were very nice and I found the rates to be reasonable. We also hosted a banquet dinner there. We worked with MewLan Seto, their Catering & Conference Services Manager, who was very knowledgable and helpful. She also helped us arrange meeting room space to host company meetings throughout the day. The food at the hotel restaurants were also extremely high quality. Strongly recommend this hotel for both individual and company retreats.

    Nov 10, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Pacific Dream Photography Review

    We had a great experience with the complimentary photo session from Pacific Dream photography while staying at the Fairmont Orchid. Myca met us right on time and ready to go. She was fun and comfortable to work with, and took wonderful photos. Our schedule was busy and we did not get to review the photos during our stay. Myca graciously offered to send us an online library to review. There was no pressure to purchase, but there were so many amazing photos that we happily selected a package that we greatly enjoy. We would highly recommend Pacific Dream Photography and look forward to another photo session during a future visit.

    Nov 09, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Gorgeous hotel and beach

    The hotel was absolutely gorgeous and the beach was so much fun! There is an amazing array of wildlife in their lagoon including tons of fish, eels, and turtles. It's such a nice resort with breathtaking views and a great sandy beach. Take advantage of booking a photo session with Pacific Dream Photography while you're staying there. The pictures were beautiful and the team (Loryn & Vicente) were very friendly and professional.

    Nov 08, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing Resort Property

    We are at the resort and it rocks. Great service, very clean. Went snorkeling today in the little lagoon at the property... saw eels, fish, and turtles! Go figure. We are in a room in the south tower on the 5th floor. King size bed, great size, the bathroom is perfect.

    Nov 07, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air: PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 102319