TOURIST BEACH BULLIES TRAUMATIZE 80 YEAR OLD WIDOW
Posted Jan 4, 2017
My mother became a widow in 2016. After 55 years of marriage, the only trip that she ever truly dreamed of taking was to Hawaii. We planned a trip to Hawaii for her first Christmas without her husband, to still try and give her something to celebrate.
On Christmas Day, a couple of females approached her on the beach and told her to move from where she was sitting. The resort has guidelines in place stating that no beach chairs can be reserved, yet these people insisted that she was in their chair. They proceeded to call her rude and ignorant. One of the males in this group called my mother a B****. This went on for over half an hour. Finally, my mother came and got me so that we could leave the beach. She is so soft-hearted, and she was so upset by this episode, that she started refusing to leave the hotel room. We finally ended up spending almost $1000 extra to change our flights and fly home a week sooner than we planned. After 10 hours of travel, she finally began to relax again.
This was my mother's only trip to Hawaii. Many of the hotel staff were sympathetic, yet manager "Josh" undid all of their hospitality by refusing to address the offending guests. When I approached the offensive group, one of the women came at me as if to hit me. I see no reason to spend a vacation in Hawaii at a beach-side resort when beach bullies are allowed to rule the beach. This was an EXPENSIVE lesson learned. We will not be back.