The two guest wings at this polished but inviting sanctuary are set off the main lobby like two arms ready to embrace the well-manicured grounds and rugged shoreline; you may feel like hugging it, too, when you have to leave. Tucked among burbling waterfalls and lush greenery are 10 thatched-roof huts in the Spa Without Walls, which has another five oceanfront cabanas. Beyond the 10,000-square-foot swimming pool lies a cove of soft sand, where the Hui Holokai Beach Ambassadors make guests feel at home in the water and on shore, teaching all kinds of Hawaiiana and sharing their knowledge about the area’s cultural treasures, such as the nearby Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve. The elegant, generously proportioned rooms (starting at 510 sq. ft.) with lanais offer subtle island accents such as rattan and carved wood, marble bathrooms and other luxurious fittings. Golf, tennis, and dining are also exceptional here, as befits the prices.
Hawaii (The Big Island)
Hawaii (The Big Island)› Hotel
Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
1 N. Kaniku Dr., Waimea, HI
Our Rating Neighborhood The Kohala Coast Phone 800/845- 9905, 808/885-2000 Prices $319–$769 double; $520–$820 Gold Floor double; from $869 suite. Check for online packages. Amenities 6 restaurants; 3 bars; babysitting; bike rentals; children’s program; concierge; 2 championship golf courses; fitness center; luau; pool; room service; spa; theater; 10 tennis courts (7 lit for night play); watersports rentals; free Wi-Fi. Units 540 units Extra fees/info Extra person $75. Children 17 and under stay free in parent’s room. Daily resort fee $30, includes self-parking and Wi-Fi. Valet parking $10. Web site Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
Map1 N. Kaniku Dr. Waimea HI Hawaii (The Big Island)
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.