Accessible Destinations in Southeast Asia
Want to bask under the warmth of the sun, soak in crystal blue waters, and indulge in fresh delicacies? When travel restrictions ease, book a flight to Southeast Asia and have the best time of your life as you explore the epitome of a tropical paradise! Though the spots in this region will surely give you bliss, there are many locations that will present roadblocks and challenges for travellers, especially for those with disabilities.
To ensure that you’ll have a stress-free time, our post on travelling with Epilepsy recommends that you go the extra mile to invest in travel insurance and to prepare necessary medications. Remember that it is important for you to have a great time, so you need to prepare properly for your travel experience! You can start by choosing from these top destinations that are accessible and enjoyable for everyone, including you.
You’ll surely be able to relax and unwind, knowing that this top destination definitely lives up to its reputation! The cherry on top is that Eastern Bali is both affordable and accessible. The roads of Sanur and Nusa Dua are wide, so they only experience light traffic. This makes it easier for you to explore the gorgeous resorts and navigate the wheelchair-friendly boardwalks. The hotels also offer a five-star experience, since they are able to provide wheelchairs and lift access to people with disabilities.
Cebu is one of the rare destinations that can satisfy history geeks, beach bums, foodies, and people with disabilities! This city is located in the centre of the Philippines, and it offers so many unique sites that you’ll regret not staying for a very long time. The pavements and the streets of Cebu can get rough, but you will still feel at ease roaming around since the city centre offers ramps at corners and signals for pedestrians. The restaurants also have ramps, so you can easily enter and indulge in the fresh seafood and sumptuous roasted pig that Daydreaming in Paradise recommends. Cebu also offers a wide range of accommodation options, so you can surely rest and pamper yourself after a long day of exploration.
If you want a good adventure, then you will surely enjoy roaming around Malaysia’s capital city. Several tourist attractions in the city can cater to your specific needs. For instance, the famous Petronas Twin Towers offers an accessible tour headed by professional staff members who will surely put a smile on your face. You can also learn more about local marine wildlife by exploring Malaysia’s first underground aquarium exhibit. Most importantly, people with disabilities can hop aboard the funicular train that can take you to the top of Penang Hill for free!
Cambodia has as many as 1.6 million locals who live with a disability, so the communities make it a point to accommodate absolutely everyone. You can even enjoy the local culture and travel around Phnom Penh easily by riding Mobilituks or wheelchair-accessible tuk-tuks. These can take you to top tourist spots, such as the Royal Palace and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.
Phuket is located around 850 kilometres away from Bangkok, but the long trip is definitely worth it. You will never get bored on this island since you can sunbathe or dive during the morning and party all night long! There are diving centres in Phuket that are willing to train and guide people with disabilities in exploring the depths of the ocean. The Karon and Yanui are the best areas to explore in Phuket since they have lots of space for navigation.
Satisfy your inner jet-setter by booking a flight and travelling to these tropical destinations. These accessible destinations will definitely make you comfortable as you explore what Southeast Asia has to offer.
The article was specially written for www.accessibleaccommodation.com.au by Amber Woods.
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