8 of the Best Wheelchair Accessible All Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean

Any time someone mentions that they’ll be going on a vacation in the Caribbean, it sounds like they’re on their way to paradise. Who wouldn’t want to vacation in the Caribbean? If they add in that they’ll be staying at an all-inclusive resort, that brings paradise up to a whole new level. No one would want to pass that opportunity up!

You may think that having a wheelchair means the chance of going anywhere in the Caribbean is impossible, much less going to an all-inclusive resort! That, however, is a misconception. Wheelchair or not, you can most definitely go to the Caribbean and spend your time at any number of beautiful all-inclusive resorts.

Many of the luxurious resorts you’ve heard of have gone to great lengths in order to allow people with wheelchairs to not only be able to come visit them, but to really enjoy and experience what the resort has to offer. You don’t believe it? Read on down the list for 8 of the best wheelchair accessible all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean –

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Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort

 

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Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort was designed for the absolute comfort of all its visitors. It welcomes families, as well as adults without children. Those with children are given the option of taking advantage of the supervised kids programs, child-care experts, and professional nannies.

In order to best serve the guests in wheelchairs, this resort is equipped with ramps and wheelchair accessible lifts scattered throughout the resort. It is a fully wheelchair accessible resort with access to the beach. There are two Caribbean Premium rooms in the resort designed specifically for wheelchair users. The bathrooms also have a roll-in shower, rails, extended shower heads, and raised toilet seats. The bathroom door can accommodate a wheelchair.

The resort has 19 restaurants, and all are accessible for wheelchair users except for Sky, which is located upstairs. Another restaurant called Barefoot is located on the beach and is accessible only with beach wheelchairs. Beach wheelchairs are subject to availability. There is one beach wheelchair and 6 regular wheelchairs available to rent as well as motorized scooters.

There’s lots to do at the Turks & Caicos resort! They have all sorts of nightly entertainment, golf, a kids camp, a DJ academy, an xbox play lounge, a spa and more! Wheelchair or not, going to this resort would be a relaxing, enjoyable experience for everyone.

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Beaches Negril Resort

 

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Beaches Negril Resort, similar to Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort, is designed with its visitors’ comfort in mind. Beaches Negril is located in beautiful Jamaica where there are tons of opportunities for pictures and relaxation! There is childcare available to make your vacation that much easier.

There are 8 wheelchair accessible rooms accompanied by wheelchair accessible bathrooms. There are no roll-in showers, but shower seats and bath wands are available.

There are 8 fantastic restaurants accessible for wheelchair users. They have a variety of choices! The 8 include Stew Fish, Bar.B.Q, and Cafe de Paris to name a few.

The beach is wheelchair accessible, and there are 3 regular wheelchairs and 3 beach wheelchairs available for use.

The resort’s activities include horseshoes, cards, board games, miniature golf, kids camp, DJ academy, candlelight dinners and more!

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Sandals Grande St. Lucian Resort

 

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Moving on to Sandals resorts, Sandals Grande St. Lucian is a good place to start! This resort has 2 ADA rooms in the resort, but all room doors are wheelchair accessible. The ADA rooms have wheelchair accessible showers with a bath bench and grab bars, adjustable shower heads, cushioned back supports, grab bars in the washroom, and lower light bulb switches to make things as easy as possible.

There are 7 wheelchair accessible restaurants at the resort, three of which are Bayside, Pizzeria, and Olde London Pub. You’ll have some good eating there! The resort welcomes children and adults alike.

The beach is wheelchair accessible, and there are 7 regular wheelchairs and 1 beach wheelchair available at the resort.

The resort activities include golf, nightly entertainment, sailing adventures, a spa, and candlelight dinners to name a few!

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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort

 

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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort is perfect for a vacation for singles, couples, or families with a whole passel of children. It has 2 rooms that are wheelchair accessible. The bathrooms in the rooms designed for wheelchair users have benches, lowered faucets and sinks, and wheelchair accessible shower stalls.

The wheelchair accessible restaurants in the resort look delicious! There are 7 total, including Pizzeria, Cafe de Paris, and Barefoot by the Sea.

The beach is wheelchair accessible and there are 3 regular wheelchairs as well as 1 beach wheelchair available for the resort’s guests use.

If you’re hoping for activities at the resort, you won’t be disappointed! They have a wide variety of things to do, including parties with entertainment, golf, sailing adventures, and a spa.

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Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort

 

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Image courtesy of Konrad Herrman via Flickr

 

The Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort is right up there with all the rest in terms of good, fun quality for children and adults alike! They have also worked hard to make sure their guests who use wheelchairs will feel just as welcome and at home as the guests without wheelchairs. The resort has 5 wheelchair accessible rooms. Those rooms have bathrooms with rails and benches. 3 of the 5 rooms have shower stalls that will allow for the wheelchair to roll in while the other 2 bathrooms have tubs.

The resort has many restaurants, all of which are wheelchair accessible except for Royal Cafe and Stewfish.

The Windsor Beach is accessible due to a ramp leading down to it. The resort has 1 beach wheelchair as well as 7 regular wheelchairs available for use.

There’s lots to do at the resort! Whether you want to party all night, go spend the day in a spa, or have a candlelight dinner (or do all 3 and more!) the resort has it all for you!

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Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort

 

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Image courtesy of Evgenii via Flickr

 

Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort is a beautiful place for couples or families to relax together for a memorable vacation.

The resort has 4 rooms designated for wheelchair access. 2 of the rooms also have wheelchair level peepholes and lowered night latches. The rooms have bathrooms with wheelchair access including shower benches, grab rails, extended shower heads, and raised toilet seats. 2 of the rooms also have lowered faucets and sinks and roll-in showers for wheelchairs.

The resort has 6 restaurants available for wheelchair accessible use including a Tea Room, Cricketer’s Pub, and Mariner’s Beach Grill.

The beach is wheelchair accessible. There is 1 beach wheelchair and 2 regular wheelchairs available for use.

The resort has live bands, a chocolate buffet, talent night, darts, a spa, and a boutique for a fun day of shopping to name a few activities.

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Freedom Shores Resort

 

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Image courtesy of Freedom Shores

 

Freedom Shores Resort welcomes children, and even lets children under the age of 6 to stay for free! The resort has wheelchair accessible rooms, although they only allow 2 wheelchairs per room. The bathrooms have roll-in showers, shower seats, roll-under quad lavatories, and ADA commodes.

The entire resort is designed to be completely accessible, including the beach. The food at the resort changes between local Mayan and Mexican dishes to Chicago style pizza.

They have lots to do at the resort, including scuba diving that is wheelchair friendly! There is even a chauffeured wheelchair accessible taxi for arriving and for local excursions so you’ll be free to come and go as you like.

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Royal Playa del Carmen Resort

 

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Image courtesy of Grand Velas Riviera Maya via Flickr

 

Last but not least, the Royal Playa del Carmen Resort was designed to bring you a luxurious experience you’ll never forget. This is an adults only resort, so you’ll need to leave the kids at home for this vacation.

The resort has 6 ADA rooms with hand rails, roll-in showers, and handheld showerheads. They even have public restrooms with separate wheelchair stalls!

There are ramps and elevators around the resort to allow you access everywhere. There are pools with ramps and handrails to allow you to enjoy pool time right along with everyone else.

There are several wheelchair accessible restaurants with excellent food in the resort! They also have a great, well-stocked bar. The Asian restaurant in the front of the resort is especially good.

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Every single one of the resorts would provide you with an amazing vacation, sure to leave you with good memories to last for the rest of your life. Don’t let your wheelchair stop you from going to the Caribbean! As you can tell from the above choices, you have plenty of options for amazing all-inclusive resorts that are very wheelchair accessible. Let yourself do it, go enjoy that vacation! Of course while you’re there, don’t forget to take pictures!

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3 Comments

  • maureen fisher says:

    interesting . thanks . I Iike to travel too but it can be tricky in a chair. need to scout it out first

  • Bert Burns says:

    I’ve also stayed at The Hard Rock Hotel in Playa del Carmen and had an awesome experience. Very wheelchair friendly. Also, connectioned to a concert pavilion that has good wheelchair seating. Saw a concert there in February.

  • Cheryl says:

    My husband is a c2 spinal cord injury. That has not stopped us from traveling. Just got back from Secret St James in Jamaica. It was by far the best handicap accessible resort we’ve been to since his injury 5 years ago. I’m hooked on secrets resorts,

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