Is the Big Island’s Fairmont Orchid Worth the Hype?

The Fairmont Orchid sits on the Northwest coast of the Big Island, near Waimea. It’s a scenic 30-minute drive from the Kona Airport.

Where is the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island?

As our car pulled in, the bell services greeted us with beautiful leis – an orchid one for me and a special kukui nut one for my son. The hotel’s design is lovely, blending perfectly with its tropical surroundings.

First Impressions & Check-In

At the Fairmont Orchid, we opted for the stand-by upgrade to an oceanfront room, and oh, was it a treat! For just an extra $84/night, we were granted a breathtaking view that was worth every penny.

our room

But the crowning jewel?  The lanai.  It boasted a mesmerizing view, and those lounge chairs? Perfect for some laptop work or just cozying up with a book.

The Fairmont Orchid Hotel is a playground for both relaxation and activity. With 10 outdoor tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, and even an arcade room, it’s clear that there’s something for everyone.

the facilities

Dining at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel is a delightful culinary journey. With an array of four in-house restaurants, two bars, and a coffee shop, there’s something for every palate.


There are so many fun things to do in Fairmont Orchid, from golfing, watching 4D movies, hula lessons for kids to this incredible Hawaii Loa Luau right in the hotel. 

attractions & activities

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