Our convention hotel is the beautiful Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, located on the sun-splashed Kona Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. The hotel welcomes guests with the gracious look, style and service of Hawaii's rich heritage. With the bounty of land and sea captured in stunning views, it's an island oasis beyond compare!
We have some great resources for you on this web site:
Pat Morin, who lived in Honolulu for six years and visits the islands frequently, will be writing an ongoing series of articles about Hawaii, culture, police, and their own mysteries for this web site. Read the latest installment, Pidgin Language.
The Birth of the Honolulu, Hawaii Police Department
Getting To Hawaii: Find out about your flight options from the Mainland to Hawaii, and how to get to the hotel from the airport, including special car rental rates from Avis.
Mysteries Set In Hawaii: Get ready for your trip by reading some mysteries set on the Hawaiian Islands! Whether your taste runs to cozies or to thrillers, this list has got it all.
An Unconventional Blog: Members of the LCC committee who really know Hawaii will share their best travel tips, impressions of the islands, and all sorts of fun & useful stuff!
Learn more about the Big Island of Hawaii at gohawaii.com and bigisland.org.
Watch a video about the colors of Hawaii at gohawaii.com.
Learn about beach safety at http://oceansafety.soest.hawaii.edu/
Links to popular attractions on the Big Island
Hawaiian wildlife: hawaiiwildlife.org
Hawaiin activities & attractions: hawaiifun.org
In addition, Bill Gottfried suggests the following titles if you'd like to read about Hawaii before visiting:
Hawaii: The Big Island Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook, 5th ed. by Andrew Doughty (the one book to get for coming to Hawaii)
Hawaii's Birds by the Hawaii Audubon Society
A Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Trees and Shrubs by H. Douglas Pratt
A Hawaiian Reader: Vol. 1 and 2, edited by A. Grove Day and Carl Stroven
Honolulu Stories: Two Centuries of Writing: 2008: Voices of the Town Through the Years
Illustrated Hawaiian Dictionary by Kakikahealani Wight (if you like words which sound like music)
Six Months in the Sandwich Islands by Isabella L. Bird (a wonderful travelogue, written in 1881)
On-The Road-Histories: Hawaii by John H. Chambers (a great paperback history of Hawaii)
Hawaii by James A. Michener (a wonderful tale of Hawaiian history)
A Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Underwater Paradise
Obake Files: Ghostly Encounters in Supernatural Hawaii by Glen Grant (Ghost Beliefs of the Islands)
Hawaiian Herbal Medicine by June Gutmanis (good information for those who want to take a step away from the usual)
Ancient Sites of Hawaii: Archeological Places of Interest on the Big Island by Van James (site by site details of Ancient Hawaii)
A Guide to Hawaii's Coastal Plants by Michael Walther (excellent coastal plant photo guide)
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