Conference Accommodation and Transportation Recommendations
HCCA does not have a dedicated hotel or airline for this conference nor do we endorse any particular establishment. However, all events and activities for this conference will be taking place on the North Shore (Day 1 morning) and the windward side of the island.
Lodging on Windward Oahu
Regarding lodging on windward Oahu, there are no hotels or resorts; however, there are a number of very nice properties available at different price points on both AirBnB and VRBO. Kailua, Waimanalo and Kaneohe are all towns to search that are near to restaurants and conference activities.
If you prefer a hotel (apart from Honolulu/Waikiki), there is Turtle Bay on the North Shore and the new Courtyard by Marriott in Laie. There are also, of course, many hotels and resorts in the Honolulu/Waikiki area at various price points. Recommend checking booking.com or another travel wholesaler for best deals. Hotels near the airport tend to be less expensive and without the resort fees of Waikiki. There are also a number of hotels on the leeward side of the island such as the Disney Aulani resort, Four Seasons and the Marriott Beach Club. Ko olina is approximately 40 min drive to N. shore via H1/H2 and 40-50 min drive to windward locations via H1/H3. As a reference, Honolulu is approximately a 1-hour drive from North Shore (day one of conference) and about 40 min drive to windward locations (day 1 and day 2 of conference.) We will also be posting car-pool info for participants on webpage and on our facebook page once we know who is coming and in what areas everyone is staying.
Hawaiian Air, Alaska Air, United, American and Delta are all major airlines that service air travel into Honolulu from a variety of Mainland locations. Japan Airlines, Delta and United offer routine service between Tokyo, Haneda and Honolulu. Air China offers regular flights from the Chinese Mainland. For inter-island service, Hawaiian Air offers the most number of flights and Mokulele and Island Air also offer limited service from some of neighbor islands. There is no regular or commercial passenger boat service between islands.
There is no mass transit on Oahu; however, The Bus system is a reliable and inexpensive one. Uber/Lyft ride share is quite popular and affordable. For rental vehicles, Honolulu International offers all of the major rental car companies. For those who do not wish to pay airport fees, you might check out turo.com (the AirBnB of vehicles) to rent a car from an individual vehicle owner. Finally, please go to our HCCA Facebook page to post and connect with other participants to see where carpooling can take place. Not only does this save money, but also many of our farm locations have limited parking.