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One of the characteristic features of holidays in the Maldives is an individual approach to each guest. Here they meet the wishes of vacationers, take into account their dietary preferences, as well as the needs of guests with disabilities.

The resort staff does its best to provide the most comfortable conditions for this category of guests. But additional flights, sandy paths on the islands and floors in restaurants, difficult access to some villas and other geographical and organizational features can create certain difficulties and disrupt the harmony of the perfect tropical vacation. To prevent this from happening, it is necessary to carefully approach the choice of the resort.

You will learn more about which island resorts are the most suitable for people with disabilities in this article.

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General information

Velana International Airport has a number of facilities for travelers with limited mobility, such as a wheelchair lift, elevators, as well as specially equipped toilets. The airport team can assist with getting around, and after clearing immigration and customs procedures, those who have difficulty moving independently can be met by resort staff.

It is worth noting that not all hotels in the Maldives are equally suitable for travelers with disabilities, so it is better to check the organizational details with the resort administration before booking a villa.

But at the same time, many resorts are taking steps to ensure that all guests, regardless of their physiological characteristics, can get the most out of their holiday in the Maldives.

For example:

  • Soneva Jani has a spacious two-bedroom villa in her room stock Water Reserve , whose living room is located on the ground floor and can be converted into a bedroom for disabled guests upon request. And the bathroom has special handrails.
  • Paradise Island and Kagi Maldives provides for the possibility of moving around the territory in a wheelchair, with the exception of the beach area.
  • Innahura Maldives and Dusit Thani Maldives is adapted for disabled guests.
  • Kuredu Island has sandy paths and floors in restaurants and bars that make it difficult to get around in a wheelchair, and the resort's rooms are also not adapted for this purpose. But Kuredu staff is ready to provide maximum assistance to guests with limited mobility: from the moment of meeting at the airport to escort or providing a mini-electric car to move around the island.
  • Kandima Maldives adapted for wheelchair use. There is also a Hop bus running around the resort. On/Hop Off, which takes guests to bars, restaurants, pools and other locations.

And yet, from the many magnificent island resorts, it is worth highlighting the following two, where they pay special attention to organizing the recreation of guests with additional needs.

Kagi Maldives
Kagi Maldives

Kurumba Maldives

This resort, beloved by tourists , has been welcoming guests for 50 years now, offering them comfortable villas, a wide selection of restaurants and bars, fun entertainment, educational activities, and, of course, sun, ocean and white sand beaches.

The resort is conveniently located in North Male Atoll, just a 10-minute speedboat ride from the international airport, saving travelers the hassle of long transfers that can be tiring for some guests. Resort staff will help you board the boat and make sure your short trip is comfortable and safe.

The resort has a cement walkway that is suitable for wheelchairs. Golf buggies are available upon request to make getting around the island easier.

Although there are no special rooms for disabled guests at the resort, a ramp can be installed to access individual villas. Some gastronomic establishments, including the main restaurant Vihamanaa, are also equipped with appropriate ramps for wheelchairs.

The resort has one special beach wheelchair suitable for entering the water with an attendant.

The spa is not wheelchair accessible, however in-room massages can be arranged upon request.

Guests with food allergies and special dietary requirements will also feel quite comfortable during their stay. The resort caters to fans of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, halal and Jain options. However, special dietary requests must be reported to staff at least 48 hours in advance.

In terms of amenities for visually impaired travelers, domestic routes do not have tactile cues to aid orientation, and restaurants do not have Braille menus.

The island has a resident doctor and a medical clinic. For emergencies, hospitals in Male are available, a 15-minute speedboat ride away.

Plan your tropical vacation and book villas at Kurumba today.

Kurumba Maldives
Kurumba Maldives

Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences

The luxurious 5-star resort of Baa Atoll has all the conditions for a comfortable stay for guests with special needs. For them are provided:

  • comfortable villas with wide doorways and accessible showers;
  • the possibility of installing additional ramps to access the villa;
  • beach strollers that are suitable for moving on a sandy surface, for guests with limited mobility;
  • telephones for the hearing impaired that light up when called;
  • the ability to move around the resort on a buggy.

Most resort facilities, including restaurants and spas, have ramps or are easily accessible. Walkways in Amilla The Maldives is built of sand, but special wheelchairs that the resort can provide for guests with limited mobility are able to drive on a sandy surface. In addition, there are no hills or slopes on the territory of the resort that can cause inconvenience to vacationers.

Guests will not experience a lack of entertainment. The dive center instructors are experienced in working with divers with special needs. And for those wishing to go on an excursion, the resort staff will help with boarding water transport.

Despite the fact that the resort is already a leader in the field of inclusive travel, its administration does not stop there and actively continues to develop its activities in this direction. Thus, Amilla plans to become the first resort in the Maldives certified by Inclucare , an organization whose activities are aimed at providing accessible travel for people with disabilities.

The resort plans to introduce such innovations as:

  • adaptive yoga;
  • warning systems for guests with hearing impairments;
  • sensory experiences, scents and sounds in the jungle for visually impaired guests;
  • soothing spaces that allow guests with autism, learning disabilities or dementia to control their emotions, reducing anxiety and stress.
Find the villa of your choice at Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences.

Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences
Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences

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