This hike, offered every Tuesday and Saturday at 8:00 a.m. is guided by a Hui Holokai Beach Ambassador and explores the largest Petroglyph field on the Island of Hawai‘i. It is the largest concentration of petroglyphs in the Pacific, located within the 233-acre Puako Petroglyph Archaeological District. The field has over 3000 carvings most of which were made thousands of years ago including paddlers, sails, marchers, dancers and family groups as well as dogs, chickens, turtles and deity symbols. On a difficulty scale of 0-10, with 10 high, this hike is a 5 considering the distances and diverse terrain, from sidewalks to uneven ground such as walking over Kiawe tree roots, rocks and lava. Your guide will take you into the past through these magnificent messages left by our ancestors. Meet at the Beach Shack
Activity Passes - Make the Most of Your Stay
Whether it's a calming vacation you seek or one full of Big Island adventure, you can make the most of it with our Activity Pass for access to the resort's best ocean, culture, fitness, wellness and sports activities and equipment. Available for purchase on property at the Front Desk, Concierge Desk, the Beach Shack and the Pool Kiosk.
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Fun & Sun Activity Pass:
Per person fee is $75 Adults, $65 Children (ages 5-12). One-time purchase is good every day of your stay. Includes all beach rental equipment including mask, snorkel, fins, boogie boards, soft-top surfboards, stand-up paddle boards, personal floats, one and two person kayaks, and noodles. Receive additional benefits with your Fun & Sun activity card, valid for your entire stay.
Paradise Within Class Card:
10-Class card $150, without the Class Card the following classes are offered for $20 each:
- Seaside All Levels Yoga- Explore yoga alignment, breathing and heightened self-awareness through a full range of poses. Great for beginners and experienced yogis alike.
- Seaside Flow Yoga-Energizing, strengthening, and flowing sequence of poses. Good for all levels.
- Floating Yoga- Practiced on a stand up paddle board, Flo-yo connects the mind, body and breath and demonstrates benefits of building strength through balance and resistance. Meet at the Hui Holokai Beach Shack at 6:45 a.m. Participants must be able to carry a paddle board from the beach to the lagoon.
- Mindfulness Training-Mindfulness is an essential skill for balanced living in these fast-paced times. Learn to cultivate mindfulness for greater clarity, equanimity, and insightful leadership.
- Introduction to Meditation- Meditation for balanced living. Timeless ways to quiet and focus the mind for better clarity, insight, and tranquility.
- Gentle Yoga/Meditation- Thirty minutes of gentle yoga to open and relax, followed by thirty minutes of meditation.
Outrigger Canoe Adventure
Embark upon a two-hour outrigger canoe/snorkeling adventure right off the hotel's white sand beach. Your Hui Holokai Beach Ambassador will lead you out into pristine Pauoa Bay, and you'll paddle along the beautiful Mauna Lani Resort shoreline. Terrific snorkel spots abound, and you'll marvel at underwater arches, Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu), eagle rays, tropical reef fish and other marine life of the coral reef ecosystem. Learn about the ancient Hawaiians who called this shoreline home, and the legends they handed down through the generations.
Reservations required by 4 p.m. the day prior. Two-person minimum, $125 USD per person. Price includes tax.
For years, travelers to the Kohala Coast have wondered about the ancient Hawaiians who passed this way long before they were born. At The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, members of the Hui Holokai Beach Club Program might hand you a walking stick and set off on the same lava footpaths now worn smooth as they share the stories, lore and history of Kalahuipua'a "the gathering place" now known as Mauna Lani Resort in a new cultural hike offered complimentary to hotel guests.
Ranging from the ancient people's lava cave dwellings to pictorial petroglyphs (lava etchings) and sacred ahu (shrine), the guided hikes lead you through inland fishponds once reserved for the ali’i (royalty), along oceanfront trails and more. You might even learn a Hawaiian greeting oli chant as well to take home in voice and song.
These complimentary tours are held daily at 8:00 a.m. Meet at the Beach Shack.