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What We Love

  • Spacious rooms, most with ocean views, all with private balconies
  • Unique Spa Without Walls concept makes for an unforgettable massage
  • Sea turtles are plentiful and playful right off the beach
  • Norio’s local-style sushi, made with fresh catch, will “broke da mouth”
  • In-room bath products by English company, Miller Harris

What To Know

  • It’s a 35-minute drive from Kona Airport
  • It’s a large resort – there are 540 rooms
  • This is not a design hotel – the concept here is timeless luxury and comfort
  • The resort is very popular with families, and there is no adult pool
  • Avoid front desk congestion at noon (check-out) and 3 p.m. (check-in)


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii in Kamuela (Kohala Coast – Waikoloa), you’ll be close to Great 4-D Movie Ride and Waikoloa Kings Golf Course. This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of Waikoloa Beach Golf Course and Seaside Putting Course.

Make yourself at home in one of the 540 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Rooms have private lanais. Cable programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can get some exercise with a round of golf or enjoy a lazy day at the private beach. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room.

Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 4 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
1 N Kaniku Drive Kohala
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States


Absolutely stunning

Beautiful hotel. Excellent service and staff. Driving around the area was just visual peace! Nearby shops and restaurants. I would definitely return here. This is the best side of the island for sure.

It takes a village

I am a creature of habit and like to know what I'm getting on a vacation so tend to return to my favorite hotels. The Fairmont Orchid never disappoints. The beautiful property has awesome staff who remember return guests, an excellent spa, great restaurants, a free shuttle bus that takes guests to a small shopping center with Foodland and other restaurants, great pool and beach area. It's the real Hawaii and not on a beach where there's a strip of hotels and condos. Star gazing, relaxing and great beds for sleeping! I'll be back to de-stress.

The absolute BEST on the big island!!!

First of all, my husband and I would have to say this was the BEST vacation/anniversary we have ever had! We would have to thank Keisha Rodriguez at the Fairmont Gold office. I promise you that going Fairmont Gold is the best way and ask for Keisha. She went above and beyond to make our anniversary special. When there were ANY problems, such as the air conditioner not working and a part needing to be replaced, to the television remote not working she made sure things were taken care of quickly. I write a lot of reviews, but the small accidents that happen were more than taken care of because of Keisha, so we have already rebooked to come back next year. This place is amazing, along with the food, staff, and amenities. I promise you the poolside nachos are to die for, the best you will ever have! The servers we had Cindy and Eiko, were phenomenal. We never ran out of drinks, they suggested some great local spots and knew the details of the menu inside out. The place was worth every dime we spent. Awesome job Fairmont!
We look forward to returning! ????