Accessible Travel

Grand Cayman is a relatively friendly destination for travelers with disabilities:

  • Many resorts offer accessible rooms, including the Ritz-Carlton and Sunshine Suites. Many restaurants and shopping malls around the island are also wheelchair accessible.
  • Other services are available such as beach wheelchair rental.
  • Accessible Caribbean Vacations offers sightseeing tours and snorkel excursions (including Stingray City) for wheelchair-bound travelers.
  • Wheelchair-accessible activities include Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and Cayman Turtle Center.
  • Wheelchair-accessible boats and vans facilitate transportation and boat tours.
  • George Town and Seven Mile Beach have well-maintained sidewalks, most of which have ramps. (Outside the capital, sidewalks are not common.)

There is one major challenge that wheelchair-bound travelers may face. The cruise ships do not dock at a pier, but rather shuttle passengers to shore on tenders. These smaller boats have ramps that allow wheelchairs on and off, but access may be prohibited by bad weather or other factors.

Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guide from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.