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Searching for a disabled friendly holiday? Let Blue Lilo do the work. Find the best specially adapted holidays for disabled travellers here.

Accessible Holiday Deals 2020

At Blue Lilo, we are committed to finding you the perfect getaway. We believe that everyone, regardless of ability and limitations, deserves an adventure, and it is our mission to achieve that. We understand that it can be difficult to arrange specially adapted holidays, which suit your individual needs and wishes. We've searched through hundreds of websites to find the best prices for flights and hotels so you can travel freely.

Whether you are after a wheelchair friendly holiday, adapted accommodation or assistance animal-friendly properties, discover a wide range of fully accessible holidays right here.

Our Most Popular Disabled Holidays

The most important question we ask our customers is: where do you want to go? Do you want to explore a cultural city, such as Dubrovnik or Paris? Or does the idea of a beach break take your fancy? Perhaps the white, sandy beaches of the Canary Islands are calling your name? We have a wide range of disabled-friendly getaways right here at Blue Lilo, so you are certain to find something just right.

If you are looking for help, feel free to contact the tour provider of your choice or us. We can offer advice and recommendations for the best disabled-friendly hotels. Many hotels, airlines, airports and tour operators are happy to help and give you peace of mind.

Spain

Spain has many excellent selling points. It boasts delicious delicacies, such as Paella, and the country's traditional Tapas. The weather is fantastic and, with average summer temperatures of 29°C, which provides a stark contrast to England's gloomy skies. Spain is a popular beach holiday destination for a good reason.

Specific hotels which offer disabled-friendly accommodation include:

The Casas Heddy resort situated on Lanzarote: Canary island, which is often called the "Island of Eternal Spring" due to its year-round warm weather, also famous for stunning volcanic landscapes. The hotel is a fully accessible property which features large, roomy apartments, built with the disabled traveller in mind.

Over in sunny Majorca, Globales Apartamentos Verdemar offers wheelchair accessible accommodation, with adapted passages to help you move around. Surrounding the hotel are shops, cafés and bars which are within easy reach. If you are after lazy days by the beach, this is the place for you as the sea comes right up to the hotel door: perfect for cooling off during the heat of the day!

Portugal

Portugal is a well-rounded country with a wide range of things to do for the disabled traveller. There are beautiful coves, villages and cultural excursions in equal measure here and, with 800 kilometres of coastline, you'll never be without a picturesque coastal view. Lisbon is situated on the River Tagus and holds the fort as Portugal's capital city. Many disabled travellers have recommended the Oceanario de Lisboa as a day trip as it is full of a variety of marine creatures.

Specific hotels which offer disabled-friendly accommodation include:

Castanheiro Boutique Hotel located in the heart of the historic centre in Funchal. Nestled alongside the Palace of Jesuits, you can take in a fabulous panoramic view of the town while relaxing in the rooftop swimming pool. The property is just a stone's throw from all museums, restaurants and shops the city has to offer. The hotel provides disabled-friendly facilities, such as accessible guest rooms with a wheel-in shower, bedside toilet and grab bars.

Cyprus

Known for glorious weather and fantastic resort hotels, Cyprus is just waiting for you to explore. Paphos is a beautiful coastal city, situated in the southwest of Cyprus. Many disabled travellers have commented on the helpful and friendly locals and thoughtful staff in restaurants and shops. Even better, Cyprus operates with the same Blue Badge system as the UK., meaning parking and getting around is made even more convenient!

Specific hotels which offer disabled-friendly accommodation include:

The Avanti Hotel in Paphos has rave reviews for its disabled facilities and helpful staff. The bedrooms have widened doors, showers chairs and grab rails to make your experience more comfortable. The hotel has pool hoists, commode shower chairs and mobility scooters for hire, too.

Who Offers Disabled-Friendly Holidays?

TUI

TUI operates the flights that are part of their package holidays. If you contact their team, they can help you find accommodation that meets your needs. They can also ensure your flight, transfer to hotel and experience at the airport all run smoothly. All of TUI's aircraft are fitted with toilets that are accessible to wheelchair users. TUI works with a range of hotels that have adapted rooms if you aren't sure whether your hotel will be well-suited give them a call and they can clarify. No matter whether your disability is visible or not, TUI encourages customers to get in touch with any questions or arrangements. Their excellent customer service team is available at +44 203 451 2585.

First Choice

First Choice is part of the TUI family, so you can expect the same level of service as from TUI. All flights are through TUI, which means the toilets are wheelchair accessible. You can also use the same customer service number as TUI to get help, advice and suggestions on how to make your next holiday fit your needs.

On the Beach

On the Beach offers a range of hotels with adapted rooms. Many hotels even offer a ramped pool so everyone can enjoy the water. If you have any questions, they offer 24/7 support, so they are always there to reassure and inform you. On the beach doesn't operate flights, before booking a holiday with them it is worthwhile to see who the flight provider is and check that they can provide you with the service you need.

Jet2holidays

Jet2holidays is proud to offer 3 levels of mobility assistance to make getting to your flight as stress-free as possible. If you or a member of your party requires support, be sure to book at least 48 hours in advance. The 3 services offered are assistance to check-in directly to your seat, assistance to check-in up until the aircraft door and assistance check-in up until the bottom of the aircraft steps or top of the airbridge. When you book your flight, you can tick the wheelchair requirement box to ensure you get assistance. If you have any questions or concerns, Jet2holidays has a dedicated Special Assistance team to help. Contact them at 0800 408 5591 if calling from the UK. and +44 (0)203 059 8337 if calling from abroad.

Tips to Make Your Holiday Run Smoothly

Equipment Hire: If you require any special equipment you may want to try hiring it at your destination rather than lugging it with you. Decide whether it will be easier for you to check-in your equipment on the plane or hire it out locally.

Check Wheelchair and Mobility Scooter Restrictions: If you are planning on checking-in a wheelchair, you should check that it meets the guidelines of the airline you're using. If your wheelchair or mobility scooter has batteries, you'll need to verify that it can be checked-in. The number and type of battery you have will determine whether or not it poses a safety risk and thus whether or not it can be checked in. If you have a manual wheelchair, it is still worth checking as some airlines only accept wheelchairs that collapse to less than 81cm in height. You want to ensure that your valuable mobility device is appropriately handled and is checked-in without incident. For that reason, it is recommended you call your flight provider and provide the following information:

• Make and model of the device

• Make and model of any batteries your device uses

• Type of battery

• Number of batteries used to operate the device

• Number of spare batteries

• Weight of device in K.G.

• Dimensions of device

• Instructions on how to switch off the device to make it safe for flight

• Instructions on how to collapse device

Making this simple phone call will allow the airline to serve you better and ensure there are no hiccups loading your device for flight.

Insurance: We all know that we should take out travel insurance to cover us in the case of an illness or accident abroad. However, did you know it may also be a good idea to take out insurance for your valuable mobility equipment? Airlines only have limited liability for transporting your electronic mobility equipment. For instance, Jet2's cover is about £1,100 if your device is worth more than this; it is worth taking out insurance that will fully cover the cost. You can find a suitable plan by searching online for 'mobility device insurance'.

Talk to Customer Service/Special Assistance: Letting airlines, hotels, airports, etc. know about your situation and needs beforehand puts them in the best possible position to make things easier for you. It is always a good idea to call your holiday and/or airline provider before departure. This is so you can make sure they are aware of any additional services, or information you require. They are always happy to help, and you'll both appreciate the future headache it saves.

No Last Minute Surprises

The team at Blue Lilo have worked hard to ensure our holidays are perfect. So, all the holidays you see on this website are financially protected. This is as part of the ATOL scheme. Please ask for an ATOL Certificate on all parts of your trip (hotels, flights and services). However, this should be automatically emailed to you shortly after you book your trip.

For up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad, visit The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and National Travel Health Network at @FCOtravel and Facebook.com/FCOtravel. For the latest travel advice and information, including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, check here.

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