The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

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1 N Kaniku Drive Kohala, Kamuela, HI
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This 32-acre oceanfront resort is set on the sunny Kohala Coast of Hawaii's Big Island. The resort features water sports, including kayaking and scuba diving, along with 10 tennis courts. read more
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The resort was just as shown. Beautiful setting, service great, immaculate rooms and grounds. We visited just about every other resort and the Fairmont stood out for beauty and in keeping with the the Hawaiian culture. Although the food is pricey, it is consistant with other fine resorts and dining. We would highly recommend this resort.
5
May 26th, 2003
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

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62 100 Kaunaoa Dr, Kamuela, HI
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Part of the 1,839-acre Mauna Kea Resort on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii's Big Island, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is flanked by 2 golf courses and is a 20-minute drive from Waimea. read more
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The best thing about Hapuna Prince is the feeling of tranquility the minute you arrive. The open air spaces for the restaurant with the daily Hawaiian live happy hour music resounds gently throughout the property. The pool is adequate and the beach is probably the best on the big island and right at your doorstep. They rent snorkles and fins at the pool to take to the beach. If you want to rent more adventure, as in a stand up paddle board or kayak, you can hike a mile long cliff path to the neighboring resort of Mauna Kea where they also have their own gorgeous beach and their own out door beach bar for a different atmosphere to sip your tropical daily libation. It may not the best resort for children who might get bored and it is a long drive to the town of Kailua in Kona (32 miles) which seems to take forever on the only road. 15 minutes away, you can find resort shops and other resorts with different venues. Hapuna Beach Prince is a lovely spot for couples.
5
Nov 8th, 2007
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Kamuela, HI
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An architectural trend-setter on the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel features golf, gardens, and 1,600 Pacific and Asian artworks; Waimea is 13 miles away, and Hawi is 21 miles away. read more
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A classy and picturesque resort. The crescent beach here is fantastic: beautiful, secluded, and clean. There are coral reefs at either end that are great for casual snorkeling, while the majority of the beach is an unbroken stretch of soft, clean sand. Our room was recently renovated, but in the bathroom some of the renovations were already showing wear. Service is generally, but not universally, friendly. Food prices at the resort are very high, but this is to be expected in Hawai'i at a beautiful resort.
4
Oct 31st, 2007
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

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68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Kamuela, HI
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Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows is an oceanfront oasis on a white sandy beach amid lush tropical gardens and fishponds. This resort features 2 world-class golf courses and Hawaiian-inspired spa. read more
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My husband and I very much enjoyed our six-day stay at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows in February. The property was beautiful and well maintained, with open, airy lobby and atrium. Grounds surrounding the resort were manicured and blended in well with the ecology. Our ocean front room on the 4th floor had a wonderful view of the beach and the bay from both inside the room and the lanai, where we saw migrating whales in the distance several times. There was a small fridge (empty) in our room for us to store snacks and other drinks besides the complimentary bottle water provided by the resort, which was a plus. Twice a day, our room was meticulously cleaned and made up. The resort also lived up to its eco-friednly label by having recycling bin in our room to promote recycling. Everyone working at the resort was very friendly and very service oriented. We particularly loved our wait person at the bountiful breakfast buffet, who remembered our name and made us felt "at home". Managers of various on-site restaurants stopped by while we dined to ensure that we were happy with the services and the food. We also received wonderful assistance from the concierage to plan and book our excurions and dinners outside of the resort. Overall, we were extremely happy with our choice for our first trip to the Big Island and will definitely stay again at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows when we return.
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Feb 23rd, 2006