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Planning a Holiday for Disabled Travelers

Just because one or more of your family members may be disabled, this doesn't need to cut your holidays short, or warrant them being left behind and missing out on all the fun to be had, as there are many holiday destinations that are aligning themselves with the progressive anti-discriminatory stances taken by the various socialists groups, who cater for disabled people to make their holiday experiences just as comfortable and memorable as those of any other person.


Naturally you will have to do some pre-trip research, on the planned holiday destination, with the possibility of even getting a discount, as an extension of goodwill from the travel destination management.


There is no better way than to ask directly about your planned destination's disability friendliness, as those destinations which are really disability friendly, will be very proud to include that in their information sources and reviews, but it is always good to ask as you might come across a lot more information than you might have gathered on your own.


The best sources of information are independent listings, something like the HTC (Handicapped Travel Club), which are contributed to by holiday destinations that meet their requirements, with facilities in place like wheelchair ramps and paraplegic bathroom facilities, etc.


A lot of modern day holiday destinations have their infrastructures constructed with people living with disabilities in mind, with a lot of flat surfaces that are easy to move around on, with a wheelchair, but others go out of their ways to cater for holiday makers with disabilities, offering discounted rates for each disabled guest and deploying disability aid staff to help with any difficult tasks, like climbing into vehicles and the like.


Traveling to a place like Thailand's Koh Chang Island is a great option to have, as many of the destinations are disability friendly.

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach



Short description:

Klong Son beach (or Had Klong Son) is located on the north of Koh Chang. Nice bay at the very top of the island. Pure white sand stretch of beach, shaded with coconut trees. Klong Son gets very low numbers of visitors with the bulk of the backpackers and tourists alike speeding south enroute to Koh Chang's finer and more popular stretches of sand.

White Sand Beach is good for:

night live

sandy beach

variety of restaurants


Short description:

Koh Chang's most famous stretch of sand, at over 2km long there's certainly room for everyone! Lined with bungalows, food stalls and shops this is one of the best beaches in all of Thailand.

Klong Phrao Beach is good for:

tranquil surroundings

gorgeous rocky landscape

all sorts of activities

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

Situated on the somewhat less glamorous, northern side of the Koh Chang Island, Klong Prao isn’t all that much of tourist destination, especially for those who are in need of a true holiday experience of the exotic kind.

Lonely Beach is good for:

great sunset

cheap and peaceful retreat

all sorts of beach activities

perfect for family

Short description:

Also known as Kai Bae Beach, this is the spot to catch a great sunset! A few small shops and food stalls are along the beach, a good spot to chill out away from the crowds at White Sands Beach.

Bangbao Bay is good for:


seafood restaurants



Short description:

A well-sheltered bay with a small and quiet beach. It is a fishing community where residents still live in houses built on stilts and are connected by wooden bridges. There are a growing number of tourist shops, scuba dive outlets and seafood restaurants offering a good selection of seafood.

Salak Khok Bay is good for:

pretty, unspoiled area

traditional Thai community


quiet and peaceful

Short description:

There aren’t so much attraction in Salak Kok, but tourists can Kayak among the mangroves. Salak Kok Bay still has a fishing community that doesn’t change so much in many years, a great place to see the real traditional Thai community.



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