Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Hawaii, United States 96743
All meetings and receptions will take place at The Fairmont Orchid. Due to expected attendance, we have also secured a block of rooms at the neighboring property, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel.

TEL: 1-808-885-2000
International Numbers: http://www.fairmont.com/contact-us/morenumbers/

Hotel Map

The Fairmont Orchid is a luxurious Hawaii resort on the Kohala Coast inspired by Culture, Well-Being and Genuine Aloha. From the flowing lava of Kilauea Volcano to tropical rainforests to a teeming undersea world, the Big Island of Hawaii has much to offer. The tranquil luxury hotel accommodations are spacious Hawaii hotel accommodations which offer a private lanai with a view of the resorts gardens, partial angled ocean view or oceanfront.

Relax and rejuvenate at the luxurious Spa Without Walls featuring waterfall massage hale (huts) and breathtaking oceanfront massage cabanas that draw from our island's natural healing mana (power). At the beach, meet the native Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles that bask on the hotel's shoreline every afternoon. The Hui Holokai Beach Club Ambassadors not only cater to the beach comforts of guests by setting up chairs and cabanas with towels and ice water and checking out beach equipment, they also share their knowledge of Hawaii Island’s rich cultural heritage and their Hawaiian legacies.

We will provide activities to explore the Big Island of Hawaii, but please click here to learn more about the island and watch a video here.

Hotel Location

The two closest airports to The Fairmont Orchid are Kona International Airport (KOA) and Hilo International Airport (ITO).

Kona International Airport (KOA) is located approximately 23 miles (45 minutes) from the hotel. Hilo International Airport (ITO) is located on the east side of the island approximately 77 miles (2 hours) from the hotel.

Airport Shuttle

The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii does not provide complimentary shuttle service. Our Concierge Team will be happy to make an Air Taxi reservation for you (fees apply). They can be reached at (808) 887-7320 or via email: orc.concierge@fairmont.com.

Car Rental

All companies are available at the Kona-Keohole International Airport, 30 minutes south of the resort. Hertz maintains a desk at the resort with cars available.
Here are the most popular rental companies for pick up and drop off at the Airport:

  • Hertz: 1-800-654-3011
  • Alamo: 1-800-327-9633
  • Avis: 1-800-321-3712
  • Budget: 1-800-527-0700
  • Dollar: 1-800-800-4000
  • Enterprise: 1-800-261-7331
  • National: 1-800-227-7368


Limousine service is offered and can be booked through our Concierge (808-887-7368).


Air Taxi company exclusively services our resort and your transportation request can be arranged through the Concierge.

Driving Directions

From Kona International Airport

  • Turn left at the stoplight exiting the Kona International Airport on to Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway #19.
  • Remain on Highway #19 for 19.5 miles.
  • The entrance to Mauna Lani Resort is located on your left (on the ocean side) of the highway. There is a noticeable coconut grove on the left.
  • Enter the resort on Mauna Lani Drive and proceed for about a mile to the round-about (traffic circle).
  • Enter the circle, yielding to traffic.
  • Take the first right turn / cut-off which is North Kaniku Drive.
  • Stay on North Kaniku Drive until you reach the main entrance to The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii at the end of the drive.

From Hilo International Airport

  • From Kekuanaoa Street (Airport Access Road) turn right on to Kanoelehua Street.
  • Turn left onto Kamehameha Avenue. Continue as lane merges to the right onto Highway 19.
  • Remain on Highway 19 to Waimea (approximately 53 miles). Follow signs in Waimea to Kawaihae (turn right on Lindsey Road/Highway 19).
  • Continue for approximately 11 miles down Kawaihae Road. At the T-intersection on your left, turn left to continue on Highway 19. You are now traveling south, parallel to the ocean on your right.
  • Continue approximately 7 miles, past Hapuna Beach State Park and the right-hand turn lane to Puako for Mauna Lani Resort sign on your right before a tall coconut grove entry road.
  • Turn right onto Mauna Lani Drive. Proceed past the Guard House to the traffic circle and take the first right to The Fairmont Orchid on North Kaniku Drive.
  • Stay on North Kaniku Drive until you reach the main entrance to The Fairmont Orchid at the end of the drive, less than a mile. Valet and self-parking available.


Hotel reservation information can be found here.


Parking is included in your stay at both the Fairmont Orchid and the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel.

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel

A room block has been secured at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel for those who cannot secure a room at The Fairmont. It is a ten minute walk or a short shuttle ride to The Fairmont where all meetings and receptions will take place. Information on the location can be found here. Airport transportation can be found here. Reservation information can be found here.