Nancy Lear believes that Hawaii is one of the most spectacular places 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]
Practical Tips for Hawaii
- Here is a list [PDF] of the ITEMS Nancy took along for her trip to 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 was disappointed with the hotel 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.