Our three bedroom corner townhouse has a private first floor master furnished with a California King bed and office space. We are located a short walk to the famous Fairmont Orchid Hotel. The hotel's five restaurants can be used by the public. If you drive down for a meal they offer complimentary valet parking.
The beach at the Hotel is "Kid Safe," ; it is protected by a reef which also provides an excellent place for snorkeling. The Beach is open to the public, as are all the beaches on the island. The hotel features two beach side bars just steps from the ocean, providing the perfect place to watch the sunset and count the green sea turtles that come upon the beach to rest for the night. They are protected so you can look but do not touch.
A short drive away is our private Beach Club with its own restaurant and bar. Surf boards, stand up paddle boards and snorkel equipment can be rented for reasonable fees. A reef just to the left of the fine sand beach is great for snorkeling and is just steps from all the other beech fun.
Just down the street from the Villa are the "Shops at Mauna Lani" including a full service grocery store priced for and used guests and locals. Fine dining restaurants including Ruth Chris And Tommy Bahama are in this same plaza. Shops that feature Island Coffee and Smoothies made from local ingredients are also located here.
Stop by on Tuesday and check out the schedule for the free Polynesian cultural shows. The Thursday evening show features fire dances and authentic performances showcasing Polynesian culture. You could even get picked to show your own hula skills.
The villa is a five-minute drive to six award winning golf courses and the best sandy and protected beaches in Hawaii. Hapuna has-been voted "Best Big Islands Beach" and is only a fifteen minute drive away.
Drive ten minutes in the other direction and you will find your camera for photos that look like they came from a postcard. Probably the most photographed Beach on the island.
Varied shopping and dining can be found at the King's Shops the Queen Market Place and at the Marriott Hotel just before you get to A-Bay.