Fairmont Orchid

When you're looking for a good luxury resort on the Big Island's Kohala Coast, you'll do well to consider the Fairmont Orchard. Situated on 32 acres of prime oceanfront real estate, the elegant Fairmont Orchid Hotel is worth the elevated rates for the location alone. You'll be hard-pressed to find a resort that is better for water sports activities, and the historical sites on the lush, landscaped grounds add to the overall allure. There are 540 luxurious guest rooms and suites to choose from at the Fairmont Hotel in Hawaii, and they provide guests with ideal places to relax when they're not taking advantage of the resort's other fine amenities.

The entire Fairmont Orchid Hotel complex, including the grounds, is well looked after, and attention to detail is the standard. Lovely gardens adorn the grounds, and even if you save some money on rates and book a garden-view room, you'll be impressed by the sights and sounds. All of the guest rooms and suites at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel are pleasantly spacious, not to mention extremely clean and attractive. Renovations have only served to make the rooms here fresher and more inviting than ever. As one might expect in an upscale hotel, the in-room amenities at the Fairmont Hotel in Hawaii are extensive. Highlights include a large private balcony, marble bathrooms, signature toiletries, cozy bathrobes, and a safe for your valuables. All the basic amenities, such as cable TV, air-conditioning, and a radio alarm clock come standard in every unit as well, and high-speed internet access is available for a fee, unless you are a Fairmont President's Club member, in which case it's free.

When booking your room or suite at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel, you might spend a little extra to stay on the Gold Floor, which features a lounge that serves complimentary food and beverages throughout the day. Should you be enjoying a Big Island honeymoon or a romantic getaway, spending extra for the romance package is also recommended. Although the romance package doesn't include spa treatments, it's well worth the more-than-reasonable price. As for the spa at the Fairmont Orchid, it is known as the Spa Without Walls, as it offers various treatments that guests can enjoy virtually anywhere on the hotel grounds. A beachfront massage is sure to put you in the right frame of mind to relax on your Big Island vacation.

Pampering yourself at the Fairmont Hotel in Hawaii is always an option, and you might opt for a massage or a salon treatment after enjoying the vast array of activities that are available to guests here. Water sports equipment is available to rent at the Fairmont Orchid, and if nothing else, you should try some snorkeling on the hotel's immaculate beach. When you're not swimming, windsurfing, or soaking up some sun on the beach during your stay at the Fairmont Hotel in Hawaii, the large outdoor pool is bound to appeal to you at some point, as are the resort's award-winning tennis courts and two championship golf courses. Lava-rock hot tubs, a fitness center, and a shopping arcade are some of the other facilities that this Big Island luxury resort boasts.

As with the more upscale resorts on the Big Island, it's hard to list everything the Fairmont Orchid has to offer. As every good resort should, the Fairmont Orchid Hotel has more than one good restaurant to choose from—there are four to be exact—and you're bound to find the right place to grab a drink in one of its five bars. If you are looking to enjoy the nightlife during your stay, one of the bars here features nightly entertainment, and the Kohala Coast is known for having more than one fun place to go once the sun goes down. When you feel like exploring the Big Island, the resort's concierge services and activities desk can help you build an ideal itinerary. Fishing, viewing historic Hawaiian petroglyphs, and touring Parker Ranch are among the top things to do on the Kohala Coast, so you might include them on your agenda. Plan to spend a few extra days at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel if you can, as you will find plenty of wonderful ways to fill the time.

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