Written by John Sage for Accessible Caribbean Vacations
Cayman disabled access is the best I’ve encountered anywhere in the Caribbean. Good sidewalk ramps & flat terrain make it easy for wheelchair users to get around.
Like Turks and Caicos, the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, and Bermunda, the Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory which means there are stricter accessibility standards than most Caribbean islands.
There exists one major accessibility hurdle for disabled cruise passengers…all of the main cruise lines use tenders (rather than a pier) to bring passengers ashore. A variety of factors (including weather) will determine if disabled cruise passengers can go ashore. Your travel agent should be able to provide you with details about these factors.
I gave Cayman disabled access a 5 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because of the flat terrain of the island, the presences of well-designed sidewalk ramps, and the presence of accessible vans. This is the highest rating that I give to destinations in the Caribbean and Europe.
READ MORE about things to do in Grand Cayman.