Written by John Sage, for Accessible Caribbean Vacations
Jamaica disabled access presents some of the biggest challenges of any of the Caribbean islands I have visited. Mountains, steep wheelchair ramps, and rough terrain are a few of challenges that disabled visitors will need to deal with.
Even though there are accessibility challenges, there are still many accessible Jamaica shore excursion options including an island driving tour, swimming with the dolphins, or visiting a historic plantation.
I was tempted to give Jamaica disabled access 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because the island has wheelchair accessible vans, but I couldn’t quite do it. There are hills at almost all the tourist attractions, so I gave it a 3 Star Sage Accessibility Rating instead.
Best Aspects of Jamaica Disabled Access
Can experience the coast, mountains, and Jamaican culture in a single day – Cruise passengers who spend a day in Jamaica don’t have to limit themselves to a single region or experience. You can easily visit a historical plantation in the mountains before swimming with the dolphins or visiting an accessible beach. And don’t forget to try the Jamaican cuisine!
Accessible port exits – Both Falmouth and Ochos Rios have accessible exits to the cruise pier and cruise port. I haven’t had a chance to personally inspect Montego Bay yet. Sign up for our newsletter and I’ll let you know when the photos are uploaded.