Hawaii Mom Blog: Visit Big Island: Fairmont Orchid




January 3, 2019

Visit Big Island: Fairmont Orchid

Last month our family was hosted for a weekend at the Fairmont Orchid, a luxury resort located on the Big Island.

With 486 rooms, including 54 suites, this oceanfront retreat offered a tranquil oasis during the hectic holiday season.

We were warmly welcomed with lei upon arrival, and upon check-in we were escorted to our lovely Executive Suite, Ocean View King room.  The room was spacious enough for our family of five, and included a sofa sleeper in the living room, two 42" flat screen televisions, a mini refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, work desk, and two large closets.

I loved that there were one and a half bathrooms!

The main bathroom was huge, with a double vanity and a separate stand-up shower in addition to a tub and water closet.

The suite was tastefully decorated with modern touches, and the marbled bathroom and French doors between the living room and bedroom only added to the ambience.

Two lanais opened up to pretty views of the ocean.

When not relaxing in the suite, we spent a lot of time at the 10,000 square-foot oceanside pool.

There were plenty of lounge chairs to go around, so while the kids swam and played in the pool, I had a good view of them while lounging poolside.  Umbrellas were plentiful as well, but gusty winds during our stay prevented them from being opened (for safety reasons).

These same winds also proved to be a deterrent when it came to certain activities in the nearby lagoon, but that didn't stop my kids from having fun with floaties, which they had use of thanks to the Fun & Sun Activity Pass.  This pass gives guests access to all sorts of water equipment during their stay (the pass can be purchased at several locations on property).

In addition to going to the pool and lagoon, guests can burn some energy at the large fitness center, tennis pavilion, basketball court, and sand volleyball court.

The Fairmont Orchid offers many other family-friendly activities, such as canoeing and fishing, and the Keiki Aloha Children's Program, for kids 5-12, offers exciting opportunities, such as exploring tide pools and hiking through ancient petroglyph fields.

If you're hungry, there is no need to leave the property.  Whether you want grab-and-go or a fine dining experience, the Fairmont Orchid offers a variety of options for your dining pleasure (we dined at Orchid Court Buffet, Luana Lounge, Brown's Deli, and Hale Kai)

A Keiki Dining Program at select restaurants on property allows for discounted meals.

A daily resort charge includes perks such as Wi-Fi, self-parking, shuttle transportation within Mauna Lani Resort, snorkel equipment rental, and more!

The views were absolutely gorgeous at the Fairmont Orchid (you can see more #NoFilter shots here).  Sunrise and sunset resulted in colorful skies that only nature can produce.

Whether you're basking in the sun or lounging in the shade, dining with toes in the sand or relaxing on the lanai of your suite, there is no denying that a stay at the Fairmont Orchid will recharge and rejuvenate you.

Fairmont Orchid
1 North Kaniku Drive
Kohala Coast 

Mahalo to the Fairmont Orchid for hosting our stay.  Gratuities were paid on my own.

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