Those looking for accessible resorts have many options to choose from. With the help of NEMT services like Flying Angels, injured travelers can easily reach these destinations in comfort. 8 popular accessible resort destinations include Club Med, Walt Disney World, Beaches Turks and Caicos, by Sandals, Atlantis – Paradise Island Bahamas, Little Mountain Valley Resort, Resort at Squaw Peak, The Palazzo at the Venetian Resort and Turtle Bay Resort.
Popular Accessible Resorts
The following eight accessible resort ideas will give you a starting point when searching for a place to go on summer vacation. You may even find what you need among these eight places.
Looking for Accessible Hotels
Hotels in the United States are accessible by law to those with physical limitations. That may not be the case if you travel outside the country. Most hotels and resorts accommodate those with mobility limitations or injuries, but whatever the case, make sure to research hotels with all the services you need, as well as a location that best fits your plans.
Walt Disney World
Every Disney hotel has accommodations for those who have limited mobility or special needs. In addition to accessible hotels, rooms, and bathrooms, Disney also makes much of its park accessible to those with limited mobility. These include wheelchairs available for rent, accommodations for service animals, assistive listening devices, and digital audio tours.
Atlantis – Paradise Island Bahamas
This resort near Nassau in The Bahamas offers accessible lodging for those with limited mobility. The resort also has an online guide of its services for the disabled. The resort includes multiple beaches, dolphin encounters, water slides, a casino, great restaurants, and snorkeling excursions, among many other offerings.
Club Med’s all-inclusive locations in the Caribbean include accommodations such as rooms and bathrooms designed for those with impaired mobility or special needs. Other accommodations included wider clearance doorways, bathroom rails, bathroom benches, and lighted light switches and faucets.
Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort
This family resort is one of the best to go to if you want a taste of the all-inclusive experience in an exotic location. The resort also includes wheelchair ramps and lifts scattered throughout the resort, allowing for accessibility, as well as wheelchair accessibility to the beach. Two of the resorts Caribbean Premium rooms are designed specifically for those with limited mobility.
Little Valley Mountain Resort
If you are thinking of the mountains rather the beach, than the Little Mountain Valley Resort in Tennessee could be a great choice for an accessible resort. The resort offers you the chance to rent a cabin in Pigeon Forge, which is near the Smoky Mountain National Park. These include wheelchair accessible cabins that feature ramped entrances, open floor plans and master suites on the first floor.
Resort at Squaw Peak
Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful areas in the western United States. The Resort at Squaw Creek by Lake Tahoe in the mountains of northern California is considered one of the most accessible resorts in the world. It features an accessible fitness center, wheelchair height peepholes, and audio/visual smoke detectors They have a Disabled Access Ambassador on staff who handles all the needs for disabled guests.
The Palazzo at the Venetian Resort
Thinking of going to Las Vegas? The Palazzo at the Venetian Resort offers 66 wheelchair accessible rooms. It also has easy access for those with limited mobility to shopping and dining. And there’s a lot of that available – the resort has about 35 restaurants alone.
Turtle Bay Resort
If you are traveling to Hawaii, then the Turtle Bay Resort on the north shore of the island of O’ahu is worth considering if you need a place that accommodates those with limited mobility. The resort offers 11 standard accessible rooms and four suites that are accessible. All the resorts pools and hot tubs have lifts. These are some of the top accessible resorts that can hopefully help you decide where to have fun while injured. No matter which destination you choose, relax and focus on getting back to optimal health!