Best PWD-Friendly Philippine Resorts & Hotels: Manila, Boracay, Palawan

Best PWD-Friendly Philippine Resorts & Hotels: Manila, Boracay, Palawan

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Daluyon Beach Resort and Shangri-La BoracayPhoto by Daluyon Beach Resort and Shangri-La Boracay

There are many reasons why you should visit the Philippines, but many travelers visit the country because it is one of the best beach destinations in the world. The Philippines is home to many beautiful white sand beaches, which you can find in places like Boracay, Palawan, Cebu, and Bohol.

Beyond the best beaches in the Philippines, there are many sightseeing options, including the walled city of Intramuros in Manila, the historical spots of Cebu, and the picturesque nature parks in Baguio.

Persons with disabilities or PWDs, seniors, and families traveling with small children can also experience these attractions as there are PWD-friendly facilities in most top destinations in the Philippines, including accommodations in the Philippines.

From special walkways and entrances to ramps and accessible hotel rooms, these PWD-friendly resorts and hotels in the Philippines will ensure that anyone can have a comfortable vacation in the country.

PWD-Friendly Hotels in Metro Manila

There are many hotels in Metro Manila, as it is the capital region of the Philippines. Whether you’re looking for a place where you can rest after going on Manila day tours or hotels near Manila Airport where you can relax before a flight, these PWD-friendly accommodations should be on your list.

Manila Marriott Hotel (Pasay)

Manila Marriott HotelPhoto by Manila Marriott Hotel

Located in Pasay near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport or Manila Airport, Manila Marriott Hotel provides guests with special needs accessibility, thanks to features like accessible parking, elevators, and accessible routes to its facilities, including the pool, the business center, and the spa. PWDs can also use the self-operating lift in the hotel’s pools.

Manila Marriott Hotel's pool with rampPhoto by Manila Marriott Hotel

Accessibility features are also present in the guest rooms. There are lowered viewports on guest room doors as well as lowered electrical outlets. In the bathrooms, guests can find non-slip grab rails, handheld shower wands with adjustable heights, roll-in showers, and accessible toilets.

Hyatt Regency Manila City of Dreams (Parañaque)

Hyatt Regency Manila City of Dreams' facadePhoto by Hyatt Regency Manila City of Dreams

Just less than 3 kilometers from the Manila Airport is Hyatt Regency Manila City of Dreams. Apart from being wheelchair accessible, this hotel also has high-speed elevators, accessible parking, and accessible paths to facilities. Its accessible guest rooms also have bathrooms equipped with roll-in showers. 

Hyatt Regency Manila City of DreamsPhoto by Hyatt Regency Manila City of Dreams

PWDs and seniors may also request the use of accessibility equipment like wheelchairs, while those who are visually impaired may find the braille signage throughout the hotel useful. If you’re traveling with children, you may also avail of their babysitting services for an extra charge.

Aruga Apartments by Rockwell (Makati)

Aruga Apartments by RockwellPhoto by Aruga Apartments by Rockwell

Aruga Apartments by Rockwell is known for its convenient location in Makati’s Rockwell Center. One of the best serviced apartments in Manila, the property is in close proximity to malls, restaurants, office buildings, and other establishments. The property is also wheelchair accessible and even has a wheelchair-accessible registration desk. It also has accessible routes to its facilities, including its pool and fitness center.

The apartment units in Aruga Apartments by Rockwell also have PWD-friendly features, including lowered bathroom sinks, toilets with grab rails, and even a bathroom emergency cord. If you are bringing a car, you can park in the accessible parking spaces on the property.

Seda BGC (Taguig)

Seda BGC's poolsidePhoto by Seda BGC

With 521 guest rooms available, Seda BGC is able to accommodate a large number of guests, including PWDs, seniors, and families with children. To help make their stay more comfortable in this Taguig hotel, their facilities are wheelchair accessible, including all their guest rooms. Seda BGC also has wheelchair-friendly rooms that were designed in accordance with international standards.

If you have seniors or babies in your traveling party, you may also request the use of wheelchairs and cots, but it is advisable that you inform the hotel of your needs beforehand to ensure availability during your stay.

PWD-Friendly Resorts and Hotels in Luzon

Most tourists who want to explore the top attractions of Luzon head to Palawan for its islands or Baguio for its cool weather. Those wanting a quick trip to the beaches near Manila often head to Batangas. These destinations are known for their outdoor tourist sites, but they also have PWD-friendly facilities travelers can take advantage of.

El Nido Resorts Lagen Island (Palawan)

El Nido Resorts Lagen Island Photo by El Nido Resorts

El Nido is known for its stunning islands and breathtaking lagoons that you can easily explore via island-hopping tours, making it one of the top tourist spots in Luzon. El Nido Resorts Lagen Island is a luxurious eco-sanctuary island resort that is home to lush forests and limestone cliffs. There are no elevators in the resort since it is a single-level property, but there are several wheelchair-accessible rooms, suites, and cottages.

The property also has wheelchair-accessible paths of travel, but make sure to inform the staff of your needs beforehand, as accessible bathrooms are only available in select rooms. If you are traveling with kids, you can keep them entertained at the Kids Activity Center.

Bacau Bay Resort Coron (Palawan)

Bacau Bay Resort CoronPhoto by Bacau Bay Resort Coron

Diving in Coron, Palawan is popular thanks to its wreck diving sites, and you can experience this during your stay in Bacau Bay Resort as the property has its own dive shop. There are no elevators on the property, and the upper floors are only accessible by stairs, but it has wheelchair-accessible paths of travel, as well as in-room accessibility features like roll-in showers.

Apart from going on diving excursions, going on Coron island-hopping tours is also more accessible to PWDs and seniors since this resort in Coron has its own jetty port. From here, guests can easily set off for their Coron tours.

Huni Lio El Nido (Palawan)

Huni Lio El NidoPhoto by Huni Lio El Nido

Overlooking the beautiful Bacuit Bay in El Nido, Huni Lio El Nido is perfect for those who are not a fan of long land trips, as the hotel is just a little over three kilometers from the El Nido Airport, and the journey will take less than 10 minutes by car. 

Lio Beach is also just a few steps away from the resort, so even those who are not very mobile will be able to visit it without any hassle. The pool is also located at the center of the resort, allowing for easy access, no matter which room you are staying in.

Apart from these, most of the resort is wheelchair-accessible, including the lounge, the parking area, and the registration desk. Take note, though, that the second floor may only be accessed via stairs, so make sure to request a ground-floor room that has an accessible bathroom if you are traveling with PWDs, seniors, and small children. 

Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort (Puerto Princesa, Palawan)

Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort's beachfront cabanasPhoto by Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort

Puerto Princesa is famous for the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines. This four-star mountain resort is roughly three kilometers away from the underground river, which is accessible via a 15-minute boat ride. It is also one of the eco-friendly resorts in the Philippines.

Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort's outdoor poolPhoto by Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort

Seniors and PWDs may request special reduced mobility accommodations which have in-room accessibility, including a wheelchair-accessible bathroom. Disabled guests need not worry about reaching their room, as the resort has wheelchair-accessible parking and paths of travel. Braille signages and assistive listening devices are also present in the resort to help those who are visually impaired and those hard of hearing.

The Manor at Camp John Hay (Baguio)

Exterior of The ManorBaguio is one of the PWD-friendly tourist destinations in the Philippines, and The Manor at Camp John Hay is one of the best Baguio hotels to stay at, regardless if you are a PWD or not. Those who are differently abled will find facilities that will help them have a comfortable stay.

The Manor has 158 guest rooms, and those that aren’t on the ground level can be accessed via elevators. Select accommodations in The Manor have in-room accessibility features, including accessible bathrooms and other facilities for disabled guests.

The Farm at San Benito (Batangas)

The Farm at San Benito's Healing Sanctuary PoolPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

While Batangas is known for its beaches, The Farm at San Benito has become a tourist destination in itself. It’s no surprise that the property is PWD-, senior, and kid-friendly, as it aims to provide its guests with holistic wellness during their stay. 

Select rooms and villas in The Farm have accessible bathrooms,  and for those with children, there are free supervised activities that you can sign them up for. If you really want to indulge, though, you can book the 2-floor, 580-square-meter Mahogany Luxury Residences Elite, a private living space that accommodates up to 10 people and has its own wheelchair lift.

PWD-Friendly Resorts and Hotels in Visayas

The Visayas is known for its beautiful beaches, the most popular of which can be found in Boracay, Cebu, and Bohol. Because of the popularity of these tourist spots in Visayas, hotels and resorts here have made an effort to make their facilities accessible to everyone, including PWDs.

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa

Shangri-La BoracayPhoto by Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa may be located on a hillside, but that doesn’t mean it’s not accessible to PWDs and seniors. The resort also offers stunning views of Boracay Island, which is known for its powdery white sand beaches. 

You don’t have to worry about getting to the resort, as you will be picked up from Boracay’s Caticlan Airport and enjoy hassle-free land and boat Boracay transfers. You will be assisted by the staff all throughout your stay here. 

Apart from accommodations with in-room accessibility, including accessible bathrooms, a lot of the facilities of the resort are wheelchair-accessible, including the concierge desk, the registration desk, the lounge, and the parking area.

Crimson Resort and Spa (Boracay)

Crimson resort and spa boracayPhoto by Crimson Resort and Spa

Located in a private area in Station Zero, Crimson Resort and Spa allows its guests to experience the beauty of Boracay away from the crowds. To ensure that your stay here in comfortable, make sure you request an accessible room. These accommodations are entirely wheelchair accessible, including the bathroom, which has a toilet with grab rails. These rooms are located on the ground level of the resort, but the upper floors are still accessible to PWDs via the elevators.

Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay's villa with plunge poolPhoto by Crimson Resort and Spa

From your room, you will only be a short distance away from the pool and the secluded beach. If you are traveling with kids, you can keep them entertained with the scheduled activities at the Crimson Kids’ Club.

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa (Cebu)

Aerial view of Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and SpaPhoto by Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa

Cebu is known for its beautiful beaches, historical sites, and delicious cuisine, and you get a chance to experience that when you book a stay at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa. Like its counterpart in Boracay, the resort offers accommodations with in-room accessibility features, including a wheelchair-accessible bathroom. These features are available only in select rooms, so it’s best to relay your needs to the resort in advance.

The resort is surrounded by trees and a 350-meter white-sand beach, so you don’t even need to leave the hotel to enjoy Cebu’s natural wonders. While here, PWD and senior guests can explore the property with the help of wheelchair-accessible paths of travel and elevators. 

Movenpick Resort and Spa Boracay

Movenpick Resort and Spa Boracay Photo by Movenpick Resort and Spa Boracay 

Located in Boracay’s Punta Bunga Cove, Movenpick Resort and Spa is one of the wheelchair-friendly resorts in the Philippines that make sure their PWD and senior guests have a comfortable stay. Most of the facilities in Movenpick Boracay are accessible by wheelchair, including their meeting spaces, business center, concierge desk, public toilets, registration desk, onsite restaurant, and even their spa, so everyone can be pampered and have a relaxing vacation. You can easily move from one place to another via the wheelchair-accessible paths of travel.

Of course, they also offer accessible rooms that include accessibility features like grab bars in the bathroom. You can choose from classic rooms, family rooms, luxurious suites, and indulgent villas, but be sure to request an accessible room in advance for a hassle-free stay.

Mithi Resort and Spa (Bohol)

Mithi Resort and Spa's beachfrontPhoto by Mithi Resort and Spa

Bohol is known for its natural attractions, including the Chocolate Hills, the tarsiers, and its many beaches and caves. If you want a home base away from the crowds, Mithi Resort and Spa is a good pick among Bohol resorts, especially if you’re traveling with differently abled companions.

Several accommodations in Mithi Resort Bohol are located on the ground floor and are entirely wheelchair-accessible, including the bathroom. The 14-hectare property may also be explored via wheelchair-accessible paths of travel. 

Should PWDs and seniors want to experience some of Bohol’s attractions, they don’t even need to leave the resort as it is home to a private white-sand beach and Cambagat Cave, which has ramps and handrails for easier exploration.

PWD-Friendly Resorts and Hotels in Mindanao

While the region of Mindanao is famous for being home to adventure activities and tourist spots like the surfing hotspot Siargao Island and whitewater rafting capital Cagayan De Oro, there are plenty of tourist spots in Mindanao that PWDs, seniors, and able-bodied travelers can enjoy, including the beaches of Davao and Zamboanga.

Pearl Farm Beach Resort (Samal Island)

Villas of Pearl Farm Beach Resort on Samal IslandLocated in the Philippines’ largest resort city that is Samal Island, Davao, Pearl Farm Beach Resort offers a luxurious getaway for those who want to indulge and get closer to nature. It offers several types of accommodations, including hilltop suites and over-water houses on stilts. 

If you can indulge, book a stay at the Mandaya House, a PWD-friendly accommodation with two adjoining bungalows that have spacious rooms. Both bungalows are wheelchair-friendly and have accessible bathrooms. You may also choose to book a different room or suite but make sure to communicate your needs in advance, as accessible bathrooms are only available in select accommodations.

Park Inn by Radisson Davao (Davao City)

Park Inn By Radisson Davao's poolsidePhoto by Park Inn by Radisson Davao

Davao City is known for tourist attractions like the Roxas Night Market and the Philippine Eagle Center. Whether your plan to stay in the city for business or pleasure, the Park Inn by Radisson is one of the hotels in Davao that can ensure a comfortable stay. It is around 6 kilometers away from the Davao International Airport. The travel time is approximately 20 minutes.

If you plan on staying here, you can take advantage of the wheelchair-accessible facilities, including the business center, the parking area, the registration desk, and the RBG Bar & Grill, the property’s onsite restaurant. Wheelchairs are also available onsite for those who might need them. Select rooms are also accessible and are equipped with PWD-friendly features like accessible bathrooms and special facilities for the deaf or visually impaired. 

Garden Orchid Hotel (Zamboanga)

Garden Orchid HotelPhoto by Garden Orchid Hotel

Most travelers visit Zamboanga City to explore its natural attractions, like the pink beach of Sta. Cruz Island, the beautiful Once Islas, and the picturesque Merloquet Falls. For those coming here on a quick visit, Garden Orchid Hotel is a good option for your accommodations as it is just 300 meters away from the Zamboanga International Airport and 3 kilometers away from the central business district.

Garden Orchid Hotel's handicap roomPhoto by Garden Orchid Hotel

Even PWDs and senior citizens going here for a business or leisure trip will appreciate this hotel, as its concierge desk, registration desk, and elevators are all accessible via wheelchair. Select rooms are PWD-friendly and have accessible bathrooms, but you may need to book ahead of time to ensure availability.

Enjoy a PWD-Friendly Vacation in the Philippines 

The Farm at San Benito's poolsidePhoto by The Farm at San Benito

Differently abled travelers can tour the Philippines hassle-free with these PWD-friendly hotels and resorts. Not only do these properties provide comfortable rooms, excellent service, and enjoyable facilities, but they also have features that help make memorable and easy Philippine vacations accessible to everyone. 

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