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  • #7603

    repeats
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    @repeats

    I wondering if people with disabilities are as recognized in the caribbean as they are in Canada/US.

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    #7610

    Josh
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    @Josh_Grisdale

    Hi!

    I went to the Bahamas a number of years ago, and I remember it being similar (but not necessarily the latest infrastructure).  But I imagine it varies a lot depending on which country you visit in the Caribbean…

    I think one of the users on the site – @impactvacations – has accessible vacations there and may be able to comment with more recent information.

    Which country do you plan on visiting?  Maybe I can help you look up information – I love research 🙂

    I love accessible travel so much I started this website and Accessible Japan!
    Power wheelchair user.

    #7618

    Josh
    Participant
    @Josh_Grisdale

    Started looking around after your question and wonder if this site might help: https://www.accessiblecaribbeanvacations.com

    It is mostly cruise packages (which you may or may not be interested in), but there a number of detailed descriptions for different points of interest as well as ports across the Caribbean.  They discuss the good and bad accessibility points etc.

    I love accessible travel so much I started this website and Accessible Japan!
    Power wheelchair user.

    #7623

    impactvacations
    Participant
    @ImpactVacations

    The Caribbean is a huge destination and many of the islands are trying to become ADA friendly (though not necessarily always 100%). Many islands like Jamaica, Barbados, and Curacao have accessible rooms, medical equipment like Holyer lifts, commodes and hospital beds available for rent on the island. They also have personal support works available for hire to aid you during your holiday.

    Of course, all this information depends on which island you plan to travel to and we can help you in selecting an island based on your needs.

    Cruises are a fantastic way to see the Caribbean as well. The ships are accessible. If you are taking a cruise, ensure all your ports are docked. If a tender is required chances are you will not be able to depart the ship with a scooter or powerchair. Some manual wheelchair user might be able to navigate a couple of steps to the tender.

    If any of the above island’s interest you or you have another destination in mind you can always send us a message and we will work with you to find the best destination based on your personal needs.

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    #7629

    repeats
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    @repeats

    On a cruise a few years ago one of our ports was San Juan,  I didn’t have a scooter at the time only a wheelchair, had to be the worst place to navigate being in a wheelchair, a policeman stopped the traffic just so we could cross an intersection, ……there is no asphalt.

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