Hawaii Island Week: Fairmont Orchid


KHON2’s Wake Up 2day and Living808 present a special series from the Island of Hawaii. Trini Kaopuiki went exploring and found the joys of a staycation on Hawaii’s largest island.

Fairmont Orchid, a luxury hotel along the Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island, is now making its own honey.

Two flow hives have been set up on the property. According to Michael Domeier, owner of Rare Hawaiian Honey Company, flow hives are an easy way to get honey because the honey just flows out of the hive and into a jar. He says the new Australian invention is great for backyard beekeepers.

Domeier says the flow hives are ideally located in close proximity to the kiawe tree blossoms near the resort, so the honey that’s produced there is a light-colored, delicious kiawe honey.

Adding to Fairmont Orchid’s existing sustainability initiatives, the resort plans to introduce the honey into its food, beverage, and spa offerings.

Speaking of the spa, Fairmont Orchid’s Spa Without Walls differs from other resort spas on the Kohala Coast because the majority of its services take place outdoors, surrounded by the tropical nature and beauty of Hawaii Island.

According to spa manager Jill Barron, the spa features eight private outdoor hale (huts) surrounded by flowing waterfalls, six oceanfront cabanas for either single or couples treatments or massage, and three indoor treatment rooms.

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