Dear new Pathways,
We recently went to Polis, Cyprus and stayed
once more at the magnificent C & A Tourist Apartments
www.ca-tourist-apts.com.cy and were once again bowled over
by the extreme the family has gone to in providing such a haven
for mobility impaired clients.
They have built a new extension which houses
extremely spacious one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 2 to
5 people. They have interconnecting doors with separate
kitchenette and roll in shower. There’s a large dining area in
the main entrance of the building if you didn’t want to go
totally self catering. They do fantastic breakfast and
evening meals, BBQ/Greek nights on site.
The rooms are brilliant, very wheelchair
friendly with lots of room to manoeuvre. The level access,
roll in shower rooms are enormous, with wall mounted, fold up
shower seat, grab rails for dressing and steadying yourself, and
grab rails at either side of the toilet. We hired an
electric hoist and wheelie commode to suit Pete’s needs. They
have left nothing out.
There’s a lift to the first floor big enough
for a mobility scooter. The interior doors are all extra wide,
no worries about getting in and out of the apartments.
The twin –bedded rooms are lovely and
spacious, loads of cupboard spaces and lights switches at a
convenient height. I’d definitely consider going in the
winter months as they have central heating throughout. On
the other hand, all bedrooms have optional air con (payable
locally). There’s a sofa bed in the lounge as well as
remote control colour TV.
The kitchenettes have double hob, fridge and
microwave as well as the usual utensils, pots and pans.
The pool is crystal clear and
scrupulously clean. There is a fixed hoist to help the
less able bodied to get in the pool.
Also may I recommend Monarch Airline, who
were magnificent. I emailed and spoke to them months
ahead of travelling and explained everything in detail about
how I would need bulk head seats, that Pete was a carry
on/off passenger, and that he had to stay in his own
wheelchair, right up to the point where he entered the
aircraft. I explained that in the past the wheelchair
had been damaged by other company’s and that it was our main
The staff from the check in to the ground
crew that helped lift Pete onto the plane. The stewards and
the stewardesses on board, and the assistance that waited
for us both at Larnaca airport on our arrival and our
departure airport, and again when we returned to the
UK….full marks go to Monarch for being wheelchair and
disabled friendly. I must stress that you must
communicate in good time with whoever you are flying with as
otherwise they cannot be expected to help with your needs at
a moments notice, it works both ways and Monarch were
amazing for us.
CA Taxi…better still was the fact that,
as promised, Andreas from C A Taxi’s was waiting or us when
we got to the airport. He helped with the bags and was
ready and waiting to help Pete on board his wheelchair
If any reader contacts C & A Tourist Apts
and speaks with Chris, one of the proprietors, he has a
disability that causes him to have a speech impediment, and
he has happily agreed that I can leave my details with you
and if a member wants to speak to me and ask more, I am
happy to help.
Dawn and Pete Bailey-Hague