Family Activities

Family Activities

Fun & Sun Activity Passes are available for purchase for guests of Fairmont Orchid at the Front Desk, Concierge Desk, the Beach Shack and the Pool Kiosk.   

Fun & Sun Activity Pass: $85 per adult, $75 per child (ages 5-12). A one-time purchase is good every day of your stay and includes all beach rental equipment, in one hour increments, for your enjoyment while at Pauoa Bay — boogie boards, 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.


Fairmont Orchid's Cultural Ambassadors look forward to sharing their cultural knowledge, ocean skills, storytelling talents and aloha with you.

TIDE POOL EDUCATION | Join our Hui Holokai to learn about our unique and valued tide pools along our shoreline. 

‘OHE KĀPALA—HAWAIIAN BAMBOO STAMPING | Learn the art of Hawaiian Bamboo Stamping to make your own personal art and postcards. 

NA MEA WAIWAI O MILOKŪKAHI—CULTURAL WALK | Fairmont Orchid is home to the ancient land of Kalāhuipua‘a, now called Mauna Lani (heavenly mountain) and is known as a spiritual, historical land. Learn the cultural significance of this special place.

TURTLE TALK | Learn about our treasured Honu—Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. 

COCONUT FROND WEAVING | Learn to weave coconut fronds with our Hui Holokai. 

PA‘ANI MAKAHIKI—HAWAIIAN GAMES | Learn about and play Hawaiian games with our Hui Holokai. 

HULA LE‘A WALE—HULA LESSON | Join us for an hour-long lesson to learn the history of a dance that’s been called the heartbeat of Hawai’i. Meet at Nanea Lānai. Sunscreen and water are recommended. 

LEI LĀ‘Ī—LEI MAKING | Learn to make a lei, the iconic symbol of aloha in Hawaiian culture. 

MO‘OLELO TIME—STORYTELLING | Storytelling on the beach or identified indoor space, as weather permits. Learn about the legends and lore of Hawai‘i Island. 

KĪLAUEA PAST PRESENT & FUTURE | Enjoy a film that chronicles our most recent volcanic eruption and historic lava flow of 2018. 

ALOHA FRIDAY AT AHUAKŪPUNA (ALTER) | Join us to honor our kūpuna (ancestors) past and present in a moving ceremony. Meet in the lobby. 

‘ŌLELO HAWAI‘I — HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE BASICS | Learn Hawaiian Language Basics.  

ALOHA ‘ĀINA— BOTANICAL BEES & CHEF’S GARDEN TOUR  | Learn about our native plants and our Kiawe honey produced onsite. Meet in the lobby.    



Casual Dining
Hale Kai Restaurant
Located poolside and oceanfront, Hale Kai is the perfect venue for a most refreshing lunch, tropical drinks or a casual dinner with sunset views.

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