Nancy In Hawaii

Hawaii: the most precious jewel in the world

Hawaii is a spectacular place to visit. The weather and natural beauty are superb. Sitting in the shade at Waikiki Beach watching the surfers and paddle-boarders enjoying the pristine blue waters was nature at its finest

While the shopping and dining were amazing, it didn’t outshine the experience of attending a Luau. People were very friendly and helpful. I felt included in the festivities at all times. The traditional Luau buffet, native dancing, fire twirling and beautiful singing made the evening unforgettable.

This was my first-time visiting Hawaii. Being just a 3-hour direct flight away from Vancouver makes it a very popular destination, in my opinion. Although I had some disappointing aspects, I believe this came down to my own lack of research. When I plan my travels, I’m usually meticulous about the smallest details. I urge anyone traveling to check and double check the details that are important to you. I did confirm that the hotel was wheelchair accessible and it was, however, the ‘accessible’ room I thought I had booked was not. Luckily, we were able to make do for our 3-day and had a fantastic time.

My travel dates: Oct 18 – Nov 6, 2019

My flight: I took a 10-day cruise on the Norwegian Pearl to Hawaii from Vancouver and flew back to Vancouver on Air Canada [AC 302]

Nancy visiting Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon in Hawaii
Nancy at the Pearl Harbour Memorial
Pearl Harbour Memorial
Nancy enjoying a night out in Hawaii
Enjoying an evening out
Nancy enjoying a Luau in Hawaii
Taking part in a Luau

Practical Tips for Hawaii

Three things I would like to highlight :

  • Buses were wheelchair accessible and had air conditioning
  • Hotel staff were helpful and tried to sort out problems
  • Our hotel was in an excellent location

Three things to bear in mind:

  • Taxis were difficult to get
  • Pearl Harbour excursion bus was not wheelchair accessible
    (but the regular bus was, so we took public transport instead)
  • My hotel room was not accessible

Hotel Nancy stayed at:

  • I stayed at the
    The Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Waikiki
    I would give the hotel a of 4 out of 10 rating because the washroom was not suitable for my Hoya Lift. I did confirm before arrival that the hotel was wheelchair accessible which it was, however, the ‘accessible’ room was not.

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