The team at Worldwide Timeshare Hypermarket has examined the importance of providing accommodation and services for disabled guests visiting resorts. Their top selection in the U.K, Tenerife and Spain is outlined here.
For many of us, choosing our next holiday is an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. However, families who have to consider a loved one’s disabilities before travelling, can find the process far from straightforward.
Holiday ownership should be a great option for those looking for peace of mind that their selected accommodation will be well suited to their needs. But this is not always the case.
Many resorts have not adapted their accommodation and facilities to meet certain requirements. They simply do not provide services and facilities for people with disabilities.
Diamond Resorts International is committed to providing top class holiday experiences for members, owners and guests and makes a conscious effort to provide disabled guests with adapted accommodation and facilities.
An Auxiliary Accessories Catalogue is now available, offering important items for different impairments, including mobility, hearing and visual needs.
Common areas within the resort are regularly up-graded with ramps, non-slippery floors and special parking facilities available in front of the adapted accommodation and by reception.
All Diamond team members have also carried out accessibility training and ambassadors have been appointed to personally take care of guests’ requests.
Below are four Gold Crown resorts from Diamond’s portfolio. All boast swimming pool hoists on internal or external pools. There is dedicated accommodation with adapted bathrooms and a range of facilities inside the accommodation to make holidays as seamless and relaxing as possible.
Woodford Bridge Country Club, Devon, England
As an old coaching inn from the 15th century, Woodford Bridge Country Club, in south-west England, gives travellers with disabilities an excellent choice of one- and two-bedroom lodges, each with its own private parking bay.
Ground floor lodges come with spacious patios so guests can easily take in the beautiful surroundings of the Devonshire Countryside.
The resort has a heated indoor pool and an easily accessible bistro serving up first-class menus.
The Big Sheep Theme Park has a full programme of year—round entertainment with great accessibility.
South of the resort is the must-see Eden Project, awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2014, which is also easily accessible for all.
Pine Lake Resort, Lancashire, England
Offering stunning lakeside views and a beautiful backdrop of mountainous terrain, Pine Lake Resort has a selection of studio and two-bedroom ‘Scandinavian-style lodges in the heart of the English Lake District.
The leisure centre has an indoor pool and spa with a pool hoist. Two parking bays are available directly outside the entrance and there’s an adapted changing area. A team member is also on duty for assistance during opening hours.
The towns of Carnforth, Lancaster and Morecambe are all accessible and have disabled toilet facilities. A brief drive north takes travellers to Grizedale Forest, which offers a wide array of family activities with easily accessible trails and the only remaining indigenous woodland herd of red deer.
Sahara Sunset, Malaga, Spain
Moorish inspired architecture is a distinctive feature of Sahara Sunset, a year-round resort providing guests with disabilities a choice of one- and two-bedroom apartments from which to enjoy Spain’s sunshine coast and sandy beaches.
In addition to three easily accessible swimming pools, the Santa Ana Beach, only a stone’s throw from the resort, has been adapted with wheelchair accessible ramps and specially adapted buggies available to take guests with special needs right to the water’s edge.
The resort’s Casbah Café provides guests with casual meals on the terrace, while the on-site dining facility is complimented by team members providing hours of entertainment.
Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club, Golf Del Sur, Tenerife
Nestling on the southern coast of Tenerife, Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club offers one- and two-bedroom adapted apartments overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Apartments provide ramped access, grab rails in bathrooms and a wet room. The spacious ocean-facing swimming pool is easily accessible while live entertainment and local cuisine can be enjoyed at the Ocean Lounge & Restaurant.
The local commercial centre is wheelchair accessible with shops, restaurants and bars. The market stalls of Los Cristianos to the west are easily accessible while Las Vistas Beach has superb support for visitors with mobility impairments.
For more information on Diamond Resorts International, please visit www.diamondresorts.co.uk. To find out more about other resorts well suited for those with disabilities, visit www.timeshare-hypermarket.com/blog.