Bali, an Indonesian island known for its lush landscapes, rich culture, and stunning beaches, has become an increasingly popular destination for travelers with disabilities. While Bali’s infrastructure is not as universally accessible as some Western countries, many strides have been made to accommodate wheelchair users. Here’s a comprehensive guide for navigating Bali’s top attractions, accommodations, transportation, and dining.

Accessible Attractions

  • Ubud Monkey Forest
    Home to over 700 monkeys and ancient temples, providing a cultural and wildlife experience. The main paths are wide and paved, making it possible for wheelchair users to navigate. However, some areas are steep and may require assistance.
  • Bali Safari and Marine Park
    View a variety of animals from the comfort of accessible vehicles equipped with ramps.
  • Tanah Lot Temple
    A famous sea temple with stunning ocean views. Some areas may be challenging due to uneven surfaces and steps, but the main viewing areas are accessible.
  • Bali Bird Park
    Home to hundreds of bird species and interactive exhibits and fully accessible with flat paths and wheelchair-friendly facilities.
  • Nusa Dua Beach
    A pristine white sand beaches and calm waters ideal for relaxation known for its accessible boardwalks and ramps leading to the beach.
  • Waterbom Bali
    Fun for all ages with various water slides and attractions. Water park with wheelchair-accessible paths, changing rooms, and pools with gradual entries.

Accommodations

  • Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
    Offers accessible rooms with roll-in showers, grab bars, and spacious layouts. The resort has ramps and elevators throughout.
  • Grand Hyatt Bali
    Located in Nusa Dua, this resort offers accessible rooms and facilities, including beach access with beach wheelchairs available.
  • Alila Seminyak
    Accessible rooms with roll-in showers, elevators, and ramps throughout the property. The beachfront location is an added bonus.
  • Komaneka at Bisma
    In Ubud, this hotel offers accessible paths, rooms, and facilities, with beautiful views of the jungle and rice fields.

Transportation

1. Accessible Taxis and Rental Services

  •  Blue Bird Taxis: Offers a limited number of wheelchair-accessible vans with ramps in 2014. Booking in advance is recommended.
  • Bali Access Travel: Specializes in providing accessible transportation services, including airport transfers and day tours.

2. Private Drivers
Hiring a private driver is a popular and convenient option. Ensure to confirm the vehicle’s accessibility features before booking.

Dining

  • Locavore (Ubud)
    Offers modern Balinese cuisine using locally sourced ingredients and the restaurant is accessible with ramps and spacious seating.
  • Biku (Seminyak)
    Combines Indonesian and Western dishes in a unique setting with an accessible entrance and seating areas.
  • Merah Putih (Seminyak)
    High-end Indonesian cuisine in a stylish environment and wheelchair accessible with a ramp and spacious interiors.
  • Potato Head Beach Club (Seminyak)
    International dishes with a focus on fresh, local ingredients and accessible entrances and seating, with beach views.
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