Go Beyond what you think you can do.

Accessible Hawaii connects people with physical disabilities to adapted activities and accessible facilities on the West Coast of the Big Island. In the United States 2.7 million people use wheelchairs and 9.1 million use a cane, crutches, or walker. In Hawaii alone, 1 out of every 5 people has limited mobility. But you are not a statistic. Become an active participant in Hawaii’s unique ocean and land adventures. “I don’t want to just look at the ocean, I want to get wet.”

We are members of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce. Frommer’s and Trip Advisor validate the “Big Island among the top 15 travel destinations for 2014”. Find us on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Our non-profit 501c3 status allows for tax-free donations by check or Pay Pal. All our services are free — no fee to you, no charge to our vendors, no advertisement. For your contribution, let us send you a FREE color map of the Big Island of Hawaii. Fill in the Contact Us form to receive your handy map.

  • Adaptive Activities

    Recommended 14 ocean and land activities adapted to work for your safety and enjoyment.

  • Accessible Beaches

    Discover 11 west coast free beaches with ADA amenities.

  • Transportation

    Accessible vans, beach wheelchairs, medical supplies. Maps of Kona central, beaches and activities.

  • Restaurants

    Suggested accessible restaurants in Kona area – parking, scenic views, Pacific Rim menus and easy entry.

  • Accommodations

    West Hawaii hotels and condos compliant with ADA 10% room availability.

  • Historical Sites

    Take home flavor of the islands by visiting local places of historic interest.


Jean-Scooter-SMLWelcome to Hawaii!

I’m a polio survivor who lived in Kona, Hawaii since 1989. My background as a college instructor and missionary has let me travel to 32 countries.

I often missed out on doing things I assumed I could not do — no one encouraged me to ask questions or negotiate alternatives.

Learn more about our CEO, Jean Hartley