The Fairmont Orchid

1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast

  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Hotels with a Kids' Pool
  • Hotels with Kids' Clubs
  • The Fairmont Orchid has many amenities for families including options for connecting rooms and full buffet breakfasts with children in mind, as well as casual and upscale dining options. There is a long list of activities for all ages and packages are available to rent water equipment for use during the stay. There is a man-made sand beach and “protected” area for swimming with minimal waves, another beach area for exploring the volcanic rock formations and natural coral which has washed ashore, and a children’s sand wading pool. The keiki program has day and evening activities where the children explore local caves with petrogylphs and visit other resorts to see sharks. There is also tennis, a sand volleyball court, swimming with green sea turtles native to the area, and family-oriented classes on Hawaiian crafts and culture. The resort is conveniently located near other resorts and local shopping.


    • Category: Resort
    • Location: Seaside
    • Standard: Upscale
    • Style: Traditional
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    Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

    • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
    • Toddler Fun: Open, safe areas for running around
    • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Cool For Teens: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Family-friendly public areas
    • Well-appointed accommodations
    • Spectacular setting
    • Many family-oriented amenities and activities
    • Protected beach area with miminal waves is perfect for swimming
    • Extensive kids program
    • Excellent location for regional exploration

    Families Should Know

    • Swimming pool is unfenced
    • Main restaurants have kid’s buffet
    • Kids under 5 eat free in a few of the onsite restaurants
    • Babysitting starts at $US 18 per hour
    • Kids’ club has Hawaiian-focused activities
    • Kids’ club ages 5-12 – fees start at $US 50 per child per day
    • Kids’ pool available
    • Fee-based daily parking
    • Weekly Saturday night luau includes Hawaiian dancing/music/food
    • Free WIFI in public areas/fee-based WIFI guest rooms unless part of President’s Club

    Sports + Activities

    • beach
    • swimming
    • snorkeling/scuba diving
    • sailing/kayaking/water sports
    • tennis
    • shopping
    • kids’ club
    • golf
    • luau

    Local Excursions

    • Kohala Coasat/volcanic rock areas
    • Pu’ukohola Hawaiian Heiau (temple)
    • Puako Petroglyphs
    • Volcanoes National Park
    • Dolphins at Hilton Waikoloa
    • Hilo Farmers Market
    • Parker Ranch
    • Submarine ride


    • rooms and suites
    • air-conditioning
    • mini cool box/safe/hair dryer
    • TV/CD player some units
    • pay-per-play Nintendo
    • private lanai
    • WIFI rooms and public areas
    • twice daily housekeeping
    • 24-hour room service
    • 5 onsite restaurants/lounge areas
    • swimming pool/kid’s pool
    • fitness center / spa
    • tennis courts/tennis clinics
    • 24-hour concierge
    • activity desk/watersports rental
    • kids’ club ages 5-12
    • babysitting on request
    • golf course
    • disabled access
    • private parking
    # of peopleStarting at
    • D - daily pricing
    • W - weekly pricing
    • T - tax included
    • B - breakfast included
    • I - all-inclusive

    Preferred Room

    Connecting Rooms

    Guest Room Highlights

    • Spacious
    • Well-appointed
    • Good configuration for sleeping
    • Comfortable beds
    • Nice bathroom
    • Great shower
    • Convenient location on property


    Booking Conditions

    • Deposit required
    • Cancellation: <14 days, deposit forfeit
    • Crib and highchair: complimentary
    • Extra bed: complimentary
    • Kids’ club: $US 50-85 per person per day
    • Babysitting: $US 18+ per hour
    • Check-in is 3p and check-out is Noon