Explore Hawai'i's Big Island

Explore Hawai'i's Big Island

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Posted on: 6 December 2022

Explore epic volcanoes, black-lava beaches and breathtaking waterfalls. Snorkel among manta rays, walk among ancient petroglyph fields, hike around the world’s tallest mountain or go deep-sea fishing. Fairmont Orchid is located within easy reach of all of the island’s coastal wonders.

The Island

The land of Hawai'i Island is just as rich and diverse as the ocean. Hike the highest sea mountain on earth, picnic among ancient temples and tour organic farms to sample pure Kona coffee, fresh from the roaster. Visit awe-inspiring national parks and learn about the ‘aina (land) through eco-tourism experiences. 

Trek around the resort’s protected bay to petroglyph fields, caves and ancient fish ponds with cultural ambassadors. Or head out on your own to find hidden valleys with black sand beaches, sweeping island panoramas and towering waterfalls cascading past forests of wild orchids and bamboo. Picnic among ancient temples and hike past fields of 3,000-year-old petroglyphs carved into the black volcanic rock. See the historic monument of Captain James Cook at Hawai‘i’s top snorkeling destination. The ancient land is filled with archaeological sites, significant landmarks and remnants of the past.

The Ocean

Easy access to the ocean is all yours. The Fairmont Orchid island paradise rests on 32 glistening acres of prime coastline with endless views of the Pacific Ocean. Explore beaches that feature vast crescent strands, sea life-filled reefs and fascinating rock formations. Dive alongside manta rays, surf thrilling waves or watch in awe as giant humpback whales breach in the distance.

Explore Hawai‘i’s shores, from white-sand classics to black-lava beauties. Don’t leave Hawai‘i without a day, or three, at the beach! Nothing beats an afternoon splashing in the warm sea, riding in the surf and lounging under palm trees. Savor the day and dive into the aloha spirit. Experience the thrill of watching a 40-ton humpback vaulting up and out of the water or be mesmerized during a swim with manta rays as the gentle giants glide gracefully by.