Saturday, November 27, 2010

Aruba Resorts While Traveling With Disabilities

Having a 97 year old grandmother who still loves to travel I know this information on Aruba with disabilities will be useful to someone with disabilities or a family member wishing to attend an Aruba destination wedding with friend or family. Though not comprehensive, it will get you started on your research.

Aruba.com: Travelers Disabilities
Includes includes information on resort facilities as well as medical equipment rentals.

References to beach wheelchairs on the island. I would definitely verify this information directly with the resort(s). Reference to June 15, 2005 visit
"Aruba Marriot Resort ... Marriot has a beach wheelchair and we found it to be a well kept secret. After a lot of persuasion and insistence, we managed to get them to dig it out of the storage where it has been kept. We met at least three of their guests who were delighted to find out about the beach wheelchair since someone in their group needed it to be together with the rest of them at the beach.The lobby, the restaurants, and the casino have wheelchair accessibility. The public rest rooms and the guest bathrooms have raised toilets with grab bars. Acording to their manager who showed us around, they do not have any roll-in showers. Nor do they have hand held shower heads. "
Frommer's Portable Aruba, Bonaire, & Curacao, 5th Edition Tips for Travelers with Disabilities

Reference to beach wheelchair at the Costa Linda Resort.

Reference to beach wheelchair at the Hyatt, but no mention on their website Hyatt Regency Aruba Hotel- Accessibility ADA Devices.

Lite Life Medicab provides professional door-to-door, including airport transfers, medical transportation to those in need of wheelchair and specialized transportation. Family members may ride along at no charge when desired capped at a maximum of five persons.

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