Travellers with Disabilities

Major hotels are equipped with elevators, phones with TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf) and wheelchair-accessible rooms (which must be reserved in advance); most B&Bs and small hotels are probably not.

Guide and service dogs are not subject to the general quarantine rules for pets if they meet the Department of Agriculture's minimum requirements (see http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/aqs/guide-service-dogs for details). All animals must enter the state at Honolulu International Airport.

Wheelchair-accessible vans can be rented from Wheelchair Getaways. Car-rental agencies may offer hand-controlled vehicles; reserve them well in advance. If you have a disability parking placard from home, bring it with you. Puʻuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park lend wheelchairs free of charge.

For Hawaii-specific info on airports, all-terrain beach wheelchairs, transportation, medical and other support services, visit the Disability & Communication Access Board website. Access Aloha Travel is a full-service local travel agency.