After a jampacked summer, the new season calls for an escape from the ordinary. One place to find respite and retreat is Fairmont Orchid—a wellness wonderland set along 32 acres of Hawai‘i Island’s Kohala Coast. The hotel’s private Fairmont Gold floor makes for an even more intimate experience, featuring 45 luxury rooms and suites; its own personal concierge; and exclusive access to the Gold lounge, where you can indulge in a deluxe breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails and canapes. Embarking on a fantastic voyage via a traditional Hawaiian canoe is an absolute must for learning its history as an island method of transportation while basking in a breathtaking sunset over Maunakea. Then, savor a moonlit meal at Brown’s Beach House or the new Binchotan Bar & Grill for locally sourced fare cooked over premium white charcoal.
Take time and treat yourself to a signature Royal Ali‘i Experience at the award-winning Spa Without Walls; finally learn the art of introspection at an Introduction to Meditation class; and connect your mind, body and breath during floating yoga (practiced on a stand-up paddleboard). Plus, there’s even an opportunity to meet with a well-being and lifestyle private coach to inspire you during your vacation and beyond. Whatever it is your seeking—wellness or adventure—creating your own customized experience at Fairmont Orchid allows you to feel like you’re worlds away while still appreciating the warmth and comfort of the islands.
Test your boundaries by trying floating yoga on a standup paddleboard.