All-inclusive family vacations can be joyous, but for some parents, they can be anything but.
About Autism Inclusion Week
From 22 – 27 September 2024, Beaches will host its second Autism Inclusion Week at the Check PricesBeaches Negril all-inclusive resort in Jamaica. Available to all Sandals Select Rewards members, this special event offers families – who may otherwise find vacations a challenge – the chance to enjoy a well-earned trip.
In addition to everything you would expect from a normal all-inclusive vacation, there is also a welcome reception and special activities designed for autistic children to enjoy, including arts and crafts, water-based activities and educational sessions, all managed by an expert team. As well as being a fun and safe environment for children on the spectrum, it allows parents a well-deserved break, to enjoy the sun, sea and sand of Jamaica, at a luxury Negril resort.
There’s a great video on the Beaches website which explains more about the week! There are limited spots available so make sure to register your interest early to avoid missing out.
About Beaches Negril Resort
The 5-star Beaches Negril is located on 7 Mile Beach in the far west of Jamaica. This stretch of sand is one of the most famous in the Caribbean, renowned for beautiful sunsets, clear ocean and pristine white sand.
The recently refurbished rooms and suites are some of the most comfortable of any resort on the island. There are beachfront rooms and three different standards to choose from – Butler, Concierge and Luxury. Whatever level of accommodation you choose, you are guaranteed a private balcony or patio, modern ensuite bathroom, king-size beds, TV and stocked refrigerator. Butler Level penthouses feature private pools, rooftop decked areas and large lounge areas. All rooms and public areas are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi.Check PricesBeaches Negril Resort offers several swimming pools and a rejuvenating Spa. There is even a water park, complete with several slides and a lazy river, providing fun for the entire family. Scuba diving is available in the Caribbean Sea, as are water sports including kayaking, windsurfing, paddleboarding and waterskiing.
In the evenings, entertainment is offered in the form of music, beach parties, a number of bars and 10 unique restaurants. There’s also a Kids Camp, offering Sesame Street themed activities, and manned by diligent and expert staff. Children will enjoy a great time, and mum and dad get to enjoy a few hours of peace and quiet and maybe a cocktail or two!
Beaches Resorts Accessibility – All-inclusive vacations for all
If September 2024 doesn’t work for you, or if the Beaches Autism Inclusion Week has already sold out by the time you are reading this, then there are still ways you can enjoy a Beaches vacation if you have a child or family member with a disability. Vacations are for everyone, after all!
Beaches will do their utmost to accommodate all requests and are on hand to help ensure your vacation runs smoothly. Accessible rooms are wheelchair friendly and there are ramps and wheelchair accessible lifts throughout Beaches Negril and its twin resort, Check PricesBeaches Turks & Caicos in Providenciales.
A special needs program is also offered year-round for children with additional needs, to ensure they and their families can also enjoy an all-inclusive vacation. Professional nannies are available for younger children under 12, and the staff at Kids Camps are also specially trained in special needs. Each Beaches Kids Camp is certified by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), ensuring it meets the very highest standards of care for children with disabilities and/or special needs.
Everyone should be able to enjoy a vacation, regardless of special needs or other disabilities. Beaches successful Autism Inclusion Week returns for a second year in 2024 and is a great way for families with special needs children to enjoy a relaxing break in a tropical island paradise. And the wider Beaches offering is always striving to improve its offering for disabled visitors, ensuring all guests enjoy a welcoming stay.