The Fairmont Orchid is located on the Kohala Coast, on the Big Island of Hawaii. The hotel has a white sand beach and a great snorkeling lagoon. My wife and I stayed in the corner oceanview room. It had a great view with a marble bathroom. The service is what you would expect from a Fairmont Hotel, top notch! The check in was a breeze and our bags actually made it to our room before we did.
The pool was huge and the hotel had a beautiful Jacuzzi area. The Jacuzzi was big and was surrounded my mature landscaping. In the evening the pools were busy and the hot tubs were full.
The beach is great and the lagoon has excellent snorkeling. The beach side bar was a lot of fun and the bartender was super. BEWARE of the coral on the outside edge of the lagoon. We seen a fella come up from the beach all tore up from falling on the coral when the waves came in. If you stay where you are supposed to be you will not have to worry about this.
The food was amazing at the hotel but it was a bit expensive. We ate breakfast and lunch at the hotel but went out for most of our dinners. The concierge offered some amazing tips on local restaurants and other area attractions.
The highlight of the big island was the fishing trip. The hotel concierge booked us a 1/2 day deep sea fishing trip. We left in the morning and the fish were really biting. No trophies but we had a lot of action. The sea was a little rough on the way in but we had a wonderful time.
Our stay at the Fairmont was amazing. These are special hotels and the Big Island of Hawaii is one of a kind. If your looking for luxury accommodations on the Big Island come and see The Fairmont Orchid!