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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 4751 Reviews
Perfect place on the water
Reviewed 20 hours ago

I stayed for 4 nights with a party from work. The stay was relaxing and enjoyable. I had the basic room, but it was large, clean and comfortable. I had a sliding door onto a balcony and even though I didnt hve a view of the ocean, I could hear the waves and see palm trees swaying in the wind. The resort sits right on the ocean and has a nice beach of sand and others rocky shore. You can walk for a mile to the north along the beach on a trail and a few miles south on a sandy trail. I had some nice trail runa and snorkeling right outside the hotel was good too. While snorkeling I saw sea turtles, an eel, and various colorful fish. The food at the hotel was quality and no boring. I often rate hotels a lot by the quality of gym since I travel so much. This one had a great gym with free and stationary weights and plenty of cardio machines. The pool is huge and has plenty of chairs around it. A truly nice stay!

A lovely hotel
Reviewed 2 days ago

The hotel is beautiful with landscaping and palm trees on the ocean side, the fountain in front and orchids everywhere. We enjoyed snorkeling in the lagoon. Our room had a great balcony for sitting, reading, and although a partial view, had a great view of the grounds, pool and ocean. We thought the food could have been better, esp. for the price. We ate 2x at the Hale Kai restaurant and had breakfast at the Orchid Court. The luau could have been more authentic, again at that price. The Concierge was very helpful in planning the rest of our island tour. Overall we had fun and enjoyed our stay.

Great Hawaii resort
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great services and pool area for a Hawaiian resort. Rooms are great and so is the help. Food is good and the coffee shop has very inexpensive food for a resort. Breakfast was free for our room. The car parkers were very good and you can call to get the car. It was always waiting.

The wedding
Reviewed 2 days ago

The hotel was as expected, staff was very welcoming. The grounds are well kept. My room was in perfect condition, the set up was great. The brunch needs some improvement, I was not happy with the bacon, and potatoes. I did enjoy the fruit.

Photos by Pacific Dream
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great session with Pacific Dreams while staying for a wonderful week at the Fairmont Orchid to attend a wedding. The beach shots are everything you hope for in an ideal family photo shoot. Booking was super easy- they were very accommodating. Loryn who helped us select our photos was so lovely- she even came in early on the day we had to check out. What a great experience!