Head off to the Island of The Beaded Ones and discover the beauty that awaits.
The colonisation of the British can be seen through some magnificent architectural structures. Because of that, history buffs and tourists alike are in for a treat.
How do I get there?
The Grantley Adams International Airport grants direct service to and from destinations in the United States, Europe, Canada and the rest of the Americas. The airport is also accessible for the differently-abled, with lifts that can bring down passengers from the airplane to airport buses equipped with ramps.
Is Barbados disabled-friendly?
The government of Barbados give high importance to providing for the needs of people with health conditions, impairments, or disabilities. This was initiated by the Barbados Council for the Disabled and Fully accessible Barbados (FAB).
There are many hotels and restaurants accredited for services with facilities for people with disabilities.
Here is a list of Disabled Friendly Hotels (According to FAB):
– Accra Beach Hotel at Christ Church, Barbados West Indies
– Hilton Barbados Hotel at Bridgetown, Barbados
– Radisson Aquatic Resort Barbados at Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown
– Colony Club at Porters, Barbados
– The Crane (fairly accessible if ambulant)
Barbados boasts of coastal views, beautiful tropical gardens and white sand beaches which will make your stay worthwhile.
Here are some things that you can do in Barbados:
- Bath Beach Facility – A beautiful beach which passed the FAB standards, with spacious showers and bathroom facilities for wheelchair users
- George Washington House – Go for walk along memory lane in this historical landmark. Getting around the location is easy, with clear pathways and entrances fit for people with disabilities
- Kensington Oval – Watch Cricket in this highly-accessible stadium! It boasts of wheelchair access to all stands, as well as disabled-friendly bathrooms just a few feet away. With close captioning TV screens and loop systems that work with t-coil hearing aids, this place is also best for the hearing-impaired
Looking for a gastronomic treat? Check out these FAB certified restaurants and eat your heart out!
Have a taste of Barbados and try their National Dish, the ‘Cou-Cou’ and Flying Fish smothered with spicy gravy. This is best enjoyed at a FAB restaurant called the Brown Sugar, located at Bay Street, Bridgetown.
Here are other FAB certified restaurants that you might want to consider:
- Paulo’s Churrasco Do Brazil
- The Beach House
- Chefette Restaurant
- Just Grillin
- Bubbas Sports Bar and Restaurant
- Lucky Horseshoe
- Champers Wine Bar and Restaurant
- Barbecue Barn
How do I get around Barbados?
Public transportation is not too disabled-friendly, with only a few buses with wheelchair access. However, taxi and car services are easy to find. There are also wheelchair shuttle buses for the disabled, wherein you will have to place a call to reserve a slot.
Many taxi and car rental services are equipped with facilities for the differently-abled. You can book them online or through your hotel.
Experience the beauty and excitement that Barbados has to offer, from its wonderful landscapes, captivating music to its pristine beaches and gastronomic delights. Add Barbados to your list and have a great and memorable vacation!
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