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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


4.5 Very Good 4978 Reviews
Pacific dream photography
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did our maternity shoot in Hawaii thru Pacific Dream Photography. their service is amazing. They did a great job capturing our special moments. We loved our pics and would highly recommend. I loved them!

Pacific Dream Photography
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the big island for the first time with our 6 month old and wanted to make sure to capture the experience of the hotel and his first trip. First the hotel was very accommodating from crib in the room to a bathing set and breakfast staff were so sweet to offer anything we needed for our little guy. The trip being our first I had to capture it in the best way I know how, professional photography! Pacific Dream Photography are located on site and offer a variety of packages. We wanted just one photo, but walked away with several because they were so great. I take many pictures (yes I am that person lol) and I thought for the time and money commitment they were wonderful!!! We were told about best times to take pictures and turn around time was only a day! So much fun and will have the memories on my walls for years to come!

Pacific Dream Photography Is Really A Dream!
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited Hawaii for my first time in May. My travel agent knows that I love having photo shoots, so she advised me that my resort, the Fairmont Orchid, had a photography studio on site. Needless to say, I was elated and booked my session online. The registration process was quick and straightforward.

I booked a 45 minute session and met with my photographer/creative director, Loryn Restivo. She was very energetic and embraced my vision for my shoot. I wanted to be a Polynesian king.

We walked to a remote part of the beach, and the magic began. It was early in the morning, and the sun provided superb lighting. Loryn took hundreds of shots of me with the perfect natural backdrops, including the ocean, sand, rocks and greenery. She even took some fabulous candid shots, and it seemed as if her camera loved me. Although our session was 45 minutes, it felt like we were stuck in time because of the magic that was occurring.

After the shoot, we went back to the studio to schedule my photo-viewing appointment. Two days later, I met with Myca Laufenberg, who was very friendly. The hardest part about this entire experience was trying to select which photos I loved best. There were hundreds of flawless pictures and I loved them all!

My photo shoot with Pacific Dream Photography was the highlight of my trip to the Big Island. I highly recommend them, and I’m certain that if you choose them you won’t be disappointed. Aloha!

Pacific Dreams Photography and The Fairmont
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful spring break at the Fairmont Orchid. Gorgeous hotel and beautiful beach. We booked a photo session through Pacific Dream Photography located in the hotel. Our photographer was amazing and worked great with out kids. Thrilled we have a lasting memory of our boys from this memorable trip!

We loved it here
Reviewed 7 days ago

We loved everything about this hotel. The views from the lobby and honestly the entire resort are stunning. There is a beautiful pool and beach on property and nothing ever seemed overly crowded but also wasn't too "dead". It truly was magical.