Alternate Housing


The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is located approximately 27 miles north of the Kailua-Kona airport, on the rugged volcanic coastline of the Kohala Coast. This coastline hosts several large resorts. The meeting hotel is part of the Mauna Kea Beach Resort, and participants may wish to stay at the neighboring Mauna Kea Beach hotel. The next nearest resorts are about a 10-15 min drive south towards Kona, and the town of Waimea is a 20 min drive further north. Alternate accommodations are listed below by zones. Zone 1 covers South Kona, and would be approximately a 1 hour drive from the meeting hotel. Zone 2 is Kailua-Kona town (within 5-10 miles of the airport), and is approximately a 40-45 min drive to the meeting hotel. Zone 3 are those accommodations most near the meeting hotel, along the Kohala coast, and Zone 4 are for the facilities in Waimea. South Kona, near the Captain Cook region and Kealakakua bay offers lush settings in amongst coffee plantations, with accommodations often located on the the steep slopes of the volcano. Elevations can vary from sea level at the Kealakakua bay (famous for ocean kayaking with dolphins), to several thousand feet. The town of Kailua-Kona offers many economical small hotels, condominiums, and bed and breakfasts, and a thriving coastal town. The Kohala coast has the rugged beauty of more recent volcanic flows, with the large resorts located at sites of spectacular beaches. The town of Waimea is at higher elevation in the ranch lands, and can often be cool and misty.

This table is not intended to be complete, but gives a sampling of alternate accommodations. Additional housing may be found by calling reservation and booking services such as The Hawaii Connection at 800-351-1330 (818-879-5667 fax), and RSVP Hawaii at 800-663-1118.

ZoneSite ViewPropertyTelephoneFax Lowest RatesE-mail
Hotels and Resorts
1 Keahou Beach Hotel 800-367-6035 no fax listed $99 reservations@kbeach-hotel.com
1 Kona Surf Resort 800-367-8011 808-322-3245 $129 konasurf@ilhawaii.net
2 Royal Kona Resort 800-22-ALOHA 805-494-3960 $76 none listed
2 Kona Seaside Hotel 800-560-5558 808-922-0052 $105 info@sand-seaside.com
3 Kona Village Resort 800-367-5290 808-325-5124 $high kvr@aloha.net
3 Hilton Waikoloa Village 808-886-1234 808-886-5036 $high none listed
3 Mauna Lani Resort 800-367-2323 no fax listed $335 reservations@maunalani.com
3 The Orchid at Mauna Lani 808-885-2000 808-885-5778 $high none listed
4 Waimea Country Lodge 808 808 $moderate none listed
Condominiums/Services
2 Kona Hawaii Vacation Rentals 800-622-5348 808-326-4137 $50 konahawaii@hotmail.com
2 Knutson and Associates 800-800-6202 808-326-2178 $60 knutson@aloha.net
2 Always Sunny Condos 360-692-7007 360-692-9428 $65 calnan@konacondos.com
2 Kona Bali Kai 925-432-4381 925-432-0741 $65 hoolauna@aol.com
3 The Bay Club Ownership Resort 800-639-5610 no fax listed $timeshare specials@bayclub.com
3 Mauna Lani Point 800-642-6284 808-661-1025 $250 info@classicresorts.com
2,3 Bali Hai Treasures 800-688-2254 818-991-5666 $112 info@vacation2hawaii.com
2,3 Sun Quest Vacations 800-367-5168 808-329-5480 $ scando@aloha.net
Bed and Breakfasts
1 Lucky Farm 808-328-2112 808-328-2255 $50 nitabnb@kona.net
1 Cedar House 808-328-8829 808-328-8829 $65 cedrhse@aloha.net
1 Lions Gate Bed and Breakfast 800-955-2332 808-328-2335 $70 liongte@aloha.net
1 Hale Maluhia Country Inn 800-559-6627 808-326-5487 $75 hi-inns@aloha.net
1 Sleepy Hollow 808-325-5043 808-325-0653 $90 vidal@aloha.net
1 First Class Bed and Breakfast 888-769-1110 808-331-1974 $95 dolorsbb@kona.net
1 Holualoa Inn 800-392-1812 808-322-2472 $135 inn@aloha.net
2 Kiwi Gardens 808-326-1599 808-329-6618 $65 kiwi@ilhawaii.net
2 Silver Oaks Ranch 808-325-2000 808-325-2200 $65 deckers@gte.net
2 Puanani Bed and Breakfast 877-950-9061 808-329-8644 $95 Puanani@aloha.net
2 Kailua Plantation House 888-357-4262 no fax listed $160 kphbnb@ilhawaii.net
4 Hotel Honoka'a Club 800-808-0678 no fax listed $45 check web page
4 Mountain Meadow Ranch 808-775-9376 808-775-8033 $75 WGeorge737@aol.com
4 Mauna Kea View Bed and Breakfast 808-885-8425 no fax listed $75 no email listed
4 Belle Vue Bed and Breakfast 800-772-5044 808-885-7732 $85 bellvue@aloha.net


Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii
meech@ifa.hawaii.edu
Last modified: February 13, 1999