If you are physically challenged or have special needs, Krabi can usually cater for them. Such services aren’t advertised as most will simply be provided on an ad hoc basis, by helpful local people. Be prepared for a loss of independence on arrival however: a lack of legislation means that things that are taken for granted in the west, such as ramp access to all public buildings, simply don’t exist here, so if you are in a wheelchair you will need to accept the fact that you will be pushed, lifted or carried far more than normal. If you can, travel with a helper to minimise this and also to facilitate communication with others who may need to assist.
While there are some places on the tourist trail that will be off limits (some jungle treks for example), there are still many, many activities and experiences that disabled travellers can enjoy in Krabi.
Last updated: October 12, 2016