Wheelchair accessible activities
Wondering if Curacao is wheelchair accessible?
While you are staying in the comfort of your own home setting we make it possible for you to discover the Island from out of your wheelchair.
Dolphin Suites is located in one of Curacaos most accessible surroundings. This allows you to explore the area Sea Aquarium Beach by yourself without any transportation needed. On walking distance from the hotel you will find the Sea Aquarium Park that allows you to enter any moment you like for free during your stay at Dolphin Suites. Along the whole beach side in this area you will find a walking path through which a beach walk can be easily done from out of your wheelchair. To enter the beach and the ocean Dolphin Suites offers beach wheelchairs that can be used for free.
From Sea Aquarium Park you can walk along the beach, harbor, dive schools and restaurant to the brand new Mambo Beach Boulevard. The boulevard offers over 40 shops, restaurants and bars and can be easily reached by wheelchair through its evaluator reaching all floors. Besides exploring the surroundings of the hotel we also offer several accessible Island tours that can be booked through our tour desk.
All these accessible trips are organized with the convenience of a well air-conditioned, comfortable, wheelchair accessible Mercedes bus, including a wheelchair lift. In the bus there are soft drinks and water will be available. Please bear in mind that the restrooms at restaurants and activities are still limited adapted.
**Prices below are estimates, and are priced per bus, not per person.
Island tour Westside/ Bandabou
This island tour will bring you to the Westside of the island, were you will be introduced to another part of Curacao with its breathtaking viewpoints and tropical bays. During the tour you will visit the Christoffelpark and you'll get to see the beautiful beaches Playa Piskado and Westpunt Bay. Also we will bring a visit to the Palu di Kolo, the coloured tree. On the way back to the hotel you will pass the flamingo colonies. The tour will take around 4 hours.
Costs $ 200 per bus/ max. 2 wheelchairs 3 person (excluding entrance fee)
Island tour Eastside
This island tour will bring you to the east part of the island where you will visit the aloe vera plantation or on request the herb garden of Dinah Veeris. The tour will end at the ostrich farm were you will meet with the old African Culture.
Aloe Vera & Ostrich Farm: 2 hours/ Costs U$ 100,- per bus; max. 2 wheelchairs 3 persons; excluding entrance fee
Dinah Veeris: 2 hours/ Costs U$ 85 per bus; max. 2 wheelchairs 3 persons; excluding entrance fee. Guide on request at 9.30am or 11.30am.
Aloe Vera & Ostrich Farm & Dinah Veeris: 3 hours/ Costs U$165,- per bus; max. 2 wheelchairs 3 persons, excluding entrance fee
City trip Willemstad
At any time you would like, we can arrange you a trip to Willemstad. From the city centre you will have the chance to explore the city yourself. Most places in town are good accessible by wheelchair or scootmobiel. In the city, several attractions can be visited such as; Fort Amsterdam, the historical museum, the famous “Pontjes Bridge”, small streets with cultural coloured houses, local restaurants and markets. In consultation with the bus driver the pickup time will be determined. Dolphin Suites rents out mobile scooters and powerchairs.
Costs $ 55,00
Boat trip the Pelican
One of the few boats that are wheelchair accessible on the Island. However the restrooms on board are not adapted. In Seaquarium Harbor, the Pelican Boat departs for beautiful sunset trips along the south coast of Curacao. From the harbor of the Seaquarium the boat will depart to the direction of the Spanish water at the Eastside of the island. Part of the trip will be around sunset and will give you the opportunity to experience Curacao’s most colorful views on the ocean and coastlines. The trip will take about 2.5 hours.
Adults: $ 50,00
Children: $ 40,00
Children until 3 years old: Free of charge
Guests of Dolphin Suites have unlimited free access to the Seaquarium Park during their entire stay. The park is on walking distance from the hotel and completely wheelchair accessible. During the day various shows can be visited were you can meet and learn about the sea life around Curacao. We also offer our guests with special needs the opportunity to experience a swim with the dolphins through our special dolphin encounter program.
Special Dolphin Encounter
Upon request a swim with dolphins can be organized for our guests with special needs. The possibility is offered by our Dolphin Therapy Center in order to offer our guest the professional support needed during the swim. The possibility for a swim will depend on the availability as well as the medical condition of our guest. This will be evaluated in advance by our head therapist through the application form and at location. In case you would like to apply for the special encounter please download the application here. The application form can be sent to our reservations firstname.lastname@example.org. As soon as we have received the application form you will be contacted about the possibilities. A pre-screening is required. Download the application form here.
Costs $ 237,00
Diving with Curious2Dive
Dolphin Suites is proud to be a certified member of the International Association of Handicap Diving (IAHD). We have been rewarded for our accessible facilities and personalize services that guarantees an optimal stay for every diver with special needs. With over 65 dive sites rich in colorful marine life, caves wrecks and challenging drop-offs, the island is one of the Caribbean’s top destinations for divers. The CURious2Dive Center operations through the following vision: IF YOU'RE ABLE TO BREATH, YOU'RE ABLE TO DIVE. The Dive center provides PADI, WOSD and IAHD diving courses and offers diving with dolphins. Persons with special needs can join an introduction dive or scuba diving courses. In case you would like to apply for a dive session please download the application form here. The form can be sent to our reservations coordinator: email@example.com who will organize a personal meeting with our dive instructor. The dive instructor will visit you in the hotel and will discuss a customized program based on your wishes and possibilities