Travel Information Gemini North Base (also known as Hawai‘i Base Facility)

How to reach Gemini North Base (also known as Hawai‘i Base Facility)

To Gemini North Base (also known as Hawai‘i Base Facility):

  1. Stay on the exit road from the airport until you view a traffic light.
  2. At the traffic light, turn LEFT onto Highway 11 also known as Kanoelehua Avenue.
  3. Stay on Highway 11, in the right hand lane, proceed through three (3) stop lights, reaching a fork at Puainako Street (Prince Kuhio Plaza is on your left and Tesoro gas station on your right)
  4. At the light, bear to your RIGHT unto Puainako.
  5. Continue on Puainako for approximately 3 miles, until you reach Komohana Street at the top of the hill, where Puainako ends at a “T” intersection. Turn right.
  6. Stay in right hand lane on Komohana Street until the University Park sing on your right. Turn RIGHT on Nowelo Street.
  7. Turn LEFT on A’ohoku Place. Gemini Observatory base facility is the first building on your left.

Accommodation Hilo

To Hotels on Banyan Drive:

  1. Exit airport, at traffic light turn RIGHT unto Hwy 11 (Kanoelehua Avenue), proceed through next traffic light; Kanoelehua ends, Banyan Drive begins.
  2. All hotels in Hilo are located on Banyan Drive.

Adrienne Notley (Visitor Support)
(808) 974-2582
anotley@gemini.edu

Bobbi Kikuchi (Sr. Travel Coordinator)
(808) 974-2509
bkikuchi@gemini.edu

Examples of hotels in Hilo

Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
www.castleresorts.com
71 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 Phone: 808-935-9361
Corporate rate starting from $125 plus taxes. Contact Travel Coordinator for reservations. Standard Room King bed, No smoking.

Grand Naniloa Hotel
www.grandnaniloahilo.com
93 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 Phone: 808-969-3333 Reservations: 1-866-238-4218
Request Gemini Corporate Rate Starting from $109 plus taxes

Hilo Seaside Hotel
http://www.hiloseasidehotel.com
126 Banyan Way, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 Phone: 808-935-0821
Gemini Observatory Preferred Card Discount rates start from $69 + tax for Hilo

Dolphin Bay Hotel
http://www.dolphinbayhotel.com
333 Iliahi Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 Hilo: 808-935-1466 Toll Free: 877-935-1466

Examples of hotels in Kona

Kona Seaside Hotel
http://www.konaseasidehotel.com
75-5646 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 Phone: 808-329-2455 Toll Free: 800-560-5558 Gemini Observatory Preferred Card Discount rates start from $74 + tax for Kona

Royal Kona Resort
https://www.royalkona.com
75-5282 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 Phone: 808-329-3111

King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel
http://www.konabeachhotel.com/
75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 Phone: 808-329-2911 Email: reservations@konabeachhotel.com

Examples of hotels in Honolulu

Honolulu Airport Hotel or Best Western Plaza Hotel
Phone: 800—800-3477
Corporate starting from $99 plus taxes. Contact Gemini Observatory for reservations.

NOTE: All hotel rates are subject to an 14.5% combined state and room tax.

Food Hilo

https://www.lovebigisland.com/hilo/restaurants-and-cafes/

Gabriela Randrup
(808) 974-2500
grandrup@gemini.edu