Accessible Travel

Disabled travelers will need to plan their vacation carefully, as few allowances have been made for them in the Bahamas. The larger hotels and resorts are generally well set up for accessibility, but beyond their gates, things get tough. Tourism boards can provide a list of hotels with wheelchair ramps, as can the Bahamas National Council for Disability and the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled. While these organizations don't have offices open to the public, you can call them or contact them online for help hiring equipment and organizing accessible holiday options.

For more ideas, download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guide from