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All-Inclusives accomodating Disabilities

ontario
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All-Inclusives accomodating Disabilities

I am getting married in February 2010 and we are planning a destination wedding. My sister has Cerbral Palsy and she requires a 2 bedroom suite or an adjoining room so my parents can be close to her. We also need a resort that is accessible with a beach that is fairly flat and fairly calm ocean. I have been researching the Mayan Riviera and Punta Cana but haven't been able to find a resort that will guarantee the kind of room arrangement that we need. If anyone has any recommendations, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

West Grey, Ontario
Destination Expert
for Toronto, TripAdvisor Support
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1. Re: All-Inclusives accomodating Disabilities

Hi;

I would suggest posting in the Punta Cana forum as well.

tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g147293-i28-Punta_…

Best Regards

melbourne
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for Coolangatta
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2. Re: All-Inclusives accomodating Disabilities

if im interested in a particular resort/hotel,I just email them directly and ask those type of questions.

then if they reply that they are suitable for my requirements,I then read the reviews,in more detail,on here!

Southern California
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reviews: 13
3. Re: All-Inclusives accomodating Disabilities

The ocean in the Mayan Riviera is NOT calm... there's also a travel alert for Cancun, Mexico from US, British gov't.

Anguilla in the British West Indies has beautiful, calm beaches, US$ & very friendly locals. Check directly w/ a resort.

Also, Marriott hotels are excellent, find an island that you want to visit & contact the Marriott property directly. The Marriott Palm Desert, in CA is totally accessible, if you like a desert climate.

I'd also contact Club Med (Caribbean clubs), Sandals (and if you like kids) Beaches.com to ascertain which ones are accessible in Jamaica or Caribbean. Contact the resorts directly, do not take the opinion of an 800 operator.

We were misinformed by the Peninsula operator that an accessible toilet seat was n/a in Bangkok, but when we checked in, I called housekeeping & they brought one over in a few minutes with rubber mats to make the floor around the toilet safe.

Four Seasons also are excellent, if you can afford it. BTW, if you're getting a lot of rooms, negotiate with their sales office for a better room rate.

Hagerstown, Maryland
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for Beach Vacations
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4. Re: All-Inclusives accomodating Disabilities

The calm waters in the Cancun area are the ones between Downtown and the Dreams Cancun resort (along the top of the "7"). I think this is an old map but it will give you SOME current hotel names. Anything before #28 (Dreams Cancun) is calm water. Casa Maya may have family suites and it is on calm water.

www.travelyucatan.com/cancun_hotel_map.php

Punta Cana is beautiful but the water is not as calm. Their are some calm beaches in the Bahamas, too.

Hope that helps!

5. Re: All-Inclusives accomodating Disabilities

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