LOEX of the West 2006

Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

Kohala (Kona) Coast of Hawaii's Big Island
June 8-10, 2006

Local and Travel Information

Getting to the conference

The Fairmont Orchid Hotel is located in Waikoloa, on the west side of the island of Hawai‘i. The turn-off to the hotel is about one mile above the Waikoloa Road on the left side of the Queen Kaahumanu highway.

The closest airport is the Kona International Airport at Keahole, which is about 20 miles from the hotel.

Airport Transfers

Car Rentals and shuttle service are both available at the airport. It's a good idea to arrange for a rental car in advance.

Special Shuttle Service
The Fairmont Orchid Hotel is located approximately thirty-five minutes from the Kona International Airport. If you do not plan to rent a car, the Fairmont has an exclusive transfer shuttle service that is offering a special rate of $25.00, per person, each way, to all Loex of the West 2006 attendees. The $25.00 is inclusive of all taxes, tips and baggage handling. If you would like to make a reservation, please call the Resort Shuttle reservations department at +1 808 987 2108 and reference the Loex of the West 2006 conference to obtain the special rate.

For private transfers, consider the following company (please make pre-arragnements for your arrival and departure):

Air Taxi & Limousine Service
Telephone (808) 883 8262
Toll Free (888) 576 8242
Air Taxi & Limousine Service is available from 5:00AM - 11:00PM.
Rate is $57.00 one way (can carry up to five adults).
$10 tip is recommended per taxi/van.

Finding out about the Island of Hawai‘i, a.k.a. the Big Island

  The Big Island Visitors Bureau

  Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce

  West Hawai‘i Today  Kona newspaper

  Hawai‘i Tribune-Herald  Hilo newspaper


Exploring the Big Island

Frommer's Hawai‘i (The Big Island)
Hawai‘i Fun: Big Island Activities
Things to Do on the Big Island
This Week -- Big Island

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park  

Mauna Kea Observatories  


 Eye of Hawaii

 Kona Web