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Gold List 2010

Fairmont Orchid, Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii 

1 N. Kaniku Drive

Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743
United States

Tel: 800 845 9905 (toll-free)

Tel: 808 885 2000

"If it didn't take 14 hours to get there from D.C., I'd go every year." This stucco resort with a "plantation feel" is located on the Kohala Coast. Rooms are decorated with tropical and Hawaiian prints, and textured carpets with bamboo motifs. "It is very child-friendly—kids eat free—and yet they keep it classy." The casual oceanfront Hale Kai restaurant opened in 2010, serving ohana, or family-style, plates of steak, fish, and crab. "Lots of activities kept everyone busy."

(538 rooms)
Also featured on the: Gold List for 2005, Gold List for 2007, Gold List for 2011
Amenities: Beach, Golf, Pool, Spa, Tennis, Water sports

Overall Score: 89.2

  • Rooms: 84.3
  • Service: 87.4
  • Food: 86.4
  • Location: 91.6
  • Design: 87.6
  • Activities: 88.5
Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.



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