Fairmont Orchid, a 32-acre oceanfront four-diamond resort on the Big Island’s majestic Kohala Coast, has partnered with Mauna Lani Resort’s North and South golf courses to create Hawai’i’s premier golf vacation package.
And in case you are wondering, the Kohala Coast, where Fairmont Orchid and Mauna Lani Resort’s courses are located, is on the opposite side of the Big Island from the volcanic activity.
The package includes:
• Five nights’ accommodations in a luxury guestroom or suite (Fifth night complimentary)
• Four rounds of golf per stay (tee times required)
• Complimentary shuttle between resort and golf course
• Complimentary rental clubs for Le Club Accor members
The package requires a five-night minimum stay. Rates begin at $479 per night, double occupancy with the complimentary fifth night calculated. Tee times at the Mauna Lani North and South Courses can be arranged in advance via the resort’s concierge.
“First and foremost, our hearts go out to those affected by the Kilauea Volcano activity. It’s important to remember that the Kohala Coast and Mauna Lani Resort are more than 75 miles away from the volcanic activity being reported on the news,” said Scott Christenson, director of golf, Mauna Lani Resort. “Many of the island’s most popular resorts and golf courses are all located on the northwest side of the island, while Kilauea is located on the far-east side. If you’ve ever considered a trip to Hawaii, don’t be deterred, now is a great time to visit.”
The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau recently released a “What You Need To Know” document for travelers, which includes the following information:
• There is no reason at this time for travelers to change or alter their leisure or business plans.
• Most of the Hawaiian Islands are unaffected by Kilauea Volcano except a remote area on the island of Hawaii’s east side. Out of the island’s 4,028 square miles, less than two percent of the island is affected.
• Air Access: All flights into the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport and Hilo International Airport are operating normally.
• Accommodations and Activities: All accommodations, activities and attractions on the island are also operating normally, with the exception of those in the area affected by the lava activity.
• Air Quality: As reported by the Honolulu Star Advertiser on May 31, 2018, “While there had been recent reports of air quality concerns in the town of Kailua-Kona, air quality along the Kohala Coast has been considered good.”