Friday, 28 December 2012

Fire works at 19 Rai, Hua Hin, Thailand

WheelchairThailand Hua Hin wishes you

A Splendid New Year,
A Good Health,
Family and true friends to share your moments with,
Unconditional love from your spous and pets,
Lots of joy and prosperity,
Strenght in difficult times,
That your best memories in 2012 will be the worst in 2013,
Peace in your mind and on earth,
Relaxing and adventurous holidays,
That all your dreams may come true.

Hanneke Fronik,, WheelchairThailand Hua Hin.

Wheelchair accessible airplane coming up

Hi everyone,

Here is a great initiative of a Dutch man with Duchene Muscle Disease. He wants to travel. He is unable to sit in an airplane seat. So his travel plans are limited. He has create a petition to make airplanes wheelchair accessible. We have signed this petition and we hope you do too. Together we can make this a worldwide request. But we need your vote to realize our needs.

Here is the link to the petition.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, assistance counter.
I do hope my wheelchair can take the forces in an airplane during take off and landing. Otherwise it would be great.

Monday, 24 December 2012

New Years Eve in Hua Hin,Thailand

Celebrating New Years Eve in Thailand is different from European New Year.

Thailand celebrates New Year three times a year. Once in February according the Chinese Calendar, once in April according the Thai Buddhist Calendar, once in December according the Western Calendar. Last year WheelchairThailand Hua Hin alias celebrated New Years Eve with friends at 19 Rai.

Coming up the Thai version of the European New Year celebration at 19 Rai (speak Seep Khao Lai).
19 Rai is a big event site with table and chairs, food stalls and music just for this special evening. Gather here with friends and family, eat some good Thai food, drink a beer or two and enjoy the Thai music. Listen to the speeches in Thai by the mayor, get blessed by the monks at 12 o'clock and enjoy the fireworks afterwards. Buy yourself a wish balloon and let it take off in the air. A really nice holiday experience.
The event site is wheelchair accessible, but here is no wheelchair accessible toilet nearby.

Wish balloon at 19 Rai in Hua Hin.
WheelchairThailand Hua Hin at 19 Rai.

Fireworks New Years Eve 2011, Hua Hin.
Monks blessing people at 19 Rai, Hua Hin.
 Not your cup of tea. Market Village, the shopping center in Hua Hin, has a New Years Party too. Also luxury hotels celebrate New Year.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Thailand, Hua Hin, wheelchair accessible Coconut Grove pool villa

A new Pool villa. Pool villa Coconut Grove Si Daeng. Wheelchair accessible and close to all kinds of amenities.

New images of Google Earth. Blúport, a new shopping mall coming soon. Beach access ramps. Accessible toilets. Hospitals. All locations not to be missed when you are in Hua Hin, Thailand.
See for yourself below on the image.

Or here a link to the same map opening in Google Earth.

Wheelchair accessible Hua Hin - Thailand weergeven op een grotere kaart

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Medical equipment for free in Hua Hin, Thailand

Since 2007 Wheelchair Thailand Hua Hin alias let holiday homes for disabled people in wheelchairs. These wheelchair accessible holiday homes in Hua Hin, Thailand are equipped with medical equipment. Aids which offer extra comfort to people with a reduced mobility. This saves you the trouble of taking them with you on your flight. And prevents damage to your equipment during the storage in the plane.

Guest of our adapted pool villas and apartment with wheelchair acces can use these medical aids for free except the mobility scooters and wheelchair accessible Toyota Commuter. Our local staff will put them in up on arrival in the accessible accommodations of your choice.
To see what equipment is available take a look at our photo album.

Medical equipment and adaptations in wheelchair accessible accommodations in Hua Hin, Thailand.

The mobility scooter are for rent. The private wheelchair accessible minivan with driver is available for airport transfer and tours and trips.

More information. Email to 

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Pool villa Hua Hin, wheelchair in motion


Our new wheelchair accessible pool villa in project Coconut Grove, Soi 102, Hua Hin, Thailand.

Take a look our Youtube movie of this very beautiful and adapted holiday home in Hua Hin, Soi 102, Thailand.

Enjoy watching this short movie and feel free to leave a comment.

This pool villa is still available till 11 December 2012, from 11 March 2013 till 21 March 2013 and after 4 April 2013. For an up to date availability please visit our website.
This holiday home in paradise can accomodate up to 6 adults and 1 baby.
Services which are available and included in the price are cleaning, final cleaning, water, energy, high speed internet access, use of medical equipment, grocery package and welcome dinner at the evening of arrival.
Services on demand for an additional fee are:
  • Airport transfer in wheelchair accessible minivan.
  • Trips and tours in a wheelchair accessible minivan.
  • Personal assistants and or care givers.
  • Massage at holiday home.
  • Tailor at holiday home.

For booking please contact Hanneke Fronik at

Monday, 19 November 2012

Restaurants in Hua Hin with wheelchair access

Since I started this Blog I have written more than one article about wheelchair accessible restaurants in Hua Hin and the surrounding areas. Just look up restaurants in the Blog search box and you will find a variety in food, location and prices. And now I need to add an excisting restaurants which became wheelchair accessible with ramp access after a renovation.
Hagi Restaurant, Hua Hin, Thailand.
Van Wheelchair Thailand, accessible restaurants in Hua Hin, Thailand.
It is Hagi Janpanese restarant. It is located on the corner of DamnoenKasem Road and the Naresdamri road in the center of Hua Hin. The restaurants serves excellent Japanese food like sushi, sashimi, etc. So try before you leave Hua Hin. You won't be disappointed.

Friday, 16 November 2012

New Pool Villa, wheelchair accessible

After a hard day's work reconstructing, refurbishing and redecorating an excisting pool villa, we are very proud to present the latest wheelchair accessible holiday home in Hua Hin, Thailand.

Coconut Grove Si Daeng van

Look at the pictures and see for yourself how your temporary home in paradise can be. With our personal knowledge of accessibility, passion and enthousiasme this pool villa was made for you, my wife and me.

Enjoy a heavenly holiday in the Land of Smiles, be welcomed by our friendly Thai staff and let them spoil you with attention and good service. Let the sun warm you and feel your body getting relaxed in the Hua Hin microclimate.

This pool villa can accommodate up to 6 adults and 1 baby. It has a living room with open plan kitchen, three bedrooms, an en-suite wheelchair accessible bathroom, a second wheelchair friendly bathroom, two verandas and an accessible swimming pool / whirlpool in a lush tropical garden.

For more information please visit our website .
For Last minute offers feel free to contact us by email .

Sunday, 14 October 2012

The Mall Hua Hin from the Central Group

Just an update for future customers coming to wheelchair accessible Coconut Grove Pool villas Hua Hin.

Close to Soi 102 opposite of the Intercontinental Hotel at the Petchkasem Road in Hua Hin will arise a new shopping mall from the Central Group in a joint venture with the Proud Group.
The shopping mall will be in walking distance (900m) of the pool villas. Look at our map of the local area . Or zoom in and look for the green houses and bleu balloon below.The green houses are the accommodations of alias Wheelchair Thailand Hua Hin and the bleu ballon is the location of the new shopping mall The Mall.

Wheelchair accessible Hua Hin - Thailand weergeven op een grotere kaart

Here is part of the article published in the Bangkok Post on September 17, 2012.

The Mall Group, the country's second-largest retail chain, is forming an alliance with the Liptapanlop family to jointly develop a large-scale shopping and entertainment complex in Hua Hin next year.

A 50:50 joint venture will be soon set up by the Mall Group and Proud Group, which is now under the management of Proudputh, the daughter of veteran politician and chief adviser of Chart Pattana Puea Pandin Party Suwat Liptaponlop, to run the retail project.

The venture requires an investment of 5 billion baht to develop the retail project, which is located on a 20-rai plot on Phetkasem Road opposite Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort and close to Hua Hin Market Village.

Construction is scheduled to start by early next year and will be completed in 2014.

The Mall Hua Hin will be a mixed-use complex with retail space between 80,000-100,000 square metres. It will comprise The Mall department store, a retail plaza, a financial services area, entertainment anchors, international fashion brand name stores and a five-star hotel.

Hoist to take care in Hua Hin Thailand

Just a few days ago I was up dating all our readers about our medical equipment available in our pool villas Coconut Grove for free to all our guests. I showed a picture of a electrical hoist in my previous blogpost .
And now I like to share two more pictures of another hoist. One which has two different kind of mechanismes. Disabled people using these hoist at home will recognize it. And they will now know that this kind of hoist is available in the accommodations of Wheelchair Thailand Hua Hin alias .
Taking care of handicapped family member will become as easy as at home. And maybe even easier whit the help in the house of our lovely and service minded housekeeper.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Hoist, care around the corner

Hoist with electric adjustable 4 point hanger bar.
Wheelchair Thailand alias keeps adding new medical equipment. This time a passive hoist, which will automatically find the point of balance of the caretaker, providing him or her with a high feeling of comfort and safety.
On request our staff will provide you with all the equipment you need. We have hoists, passive and active. Pool hoist in every accommodation in Hua Hin. Three kind of shower wheelchairs / commodes. Three different beach wheelchairs. Ramps, grips, toilet seat raisers, shower stretcher, monkey poles, etc.

Disabled people who make a reservation in on of our accommodations in Hua Hin, Thailand can use this equipment for free.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

WheelchairThailand Hua Hin, see man or woman?


An half year ago Jan and I were looking for some entertainment at night in Bangkok. Wherever you stay you can find entertainment. Bars, puppet show, dance and dinner show, cultural show, girls and lady boys, etc. We wanted to see a show and went to the Asia Hotel in Phaya Thai, Bangkok. Sadly enough this theater was not wheelchair accessible.
This time we had a look in our travel guide book of Bangkok. Found a name of a show and looked it up at internet. And yes the show has moved to another location and the location, Asiatique, and the theater, Calypso, is wheelchair accessible. So we booked tickets online and drove there early saturday evening. Staff took great care of us and guided us to the elevator and the theater to our seats. Access for wheelchairs and people with recuded mobility is assured.
And what a night we had. Lots of international restaurants to choose from, many shops with beautiful and classy merchandise, bars with live music, boulevard along the Chao Praya River and the Calypso theater. We had a great time. We can recommend the show and ask you now: "Did you see men or women?"

Sunday, 9 September 2012

New arrival in Hua Hin Beach Resort

Beach wheelchair in Hua Hin, Thailand
WheelchairThailand Hua Hin has imported the first really floating beach wheelchair. Now disabled, dlow walkers, wheelchair users and otherwise handicapped people can enjoy the water of the Gulf of Thailand. With this Beach Resort Hua Hin is changing into Care Resorts Hua Hin.

You want to use this beach wheelchair? Contact for more information.

Dragon boat races, Khao Tao, Hua Hin, Thailand

Coming up very soon. Dragon boat races in Hua Hin, Khao Tao, Thailand.

On the banks of the Khao Tao Lake disabled and wheelchair users will have a beautiful view of the event. Food, drinks and lots of people watching the races gives a rare insight on unknown local festivals.
Ask for more information

Accessible coffee on the go

Tom 'n Toms Coffee in Hua Hin is the first wheelchair accessible coffeeshop in the center of Hua Hin, Thailand. It has opened it's doors two weeks ago without ramps in front. After my request the owner added some ramps and now he has the first adapted coffeeshop. Thank you. With this action you have a regular customer.

And more important. The mall where the coffeeshop is located has also a wheelchair accessible restroom. You want to know where you can find toilets for disabled have a look at this map of Hua Hin / Cha-am area. This map shows locations and pictures of where to find adapted restroom and toilets.

Do you like to have more information about accessble Hua Hin, wheelchair accessible housing and wheelchair access in Bangkok? Then don't hesitate to write an email to

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Happy Birthday to Queen Sirikit.

And a nice day to all mothers in Thailand.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Wifi connectivity in airplane of KLM and Airfrance

This is what we have been waiting for since we travel with KLM to Bangkok more than 1 time a year. An internet connection during the flight to watch livestream television, surf the web, check emails and update your FB.
In 2013 KLM and Air France start a trial of wifi internet during their long haul flights in 2 Boeing 777-300. Let hope the trial is a succes. You can read more in this article.

Velence, Hungary.

This is what we want nowadays. Internet connectivity everywhere just like in my holidays homes in France, Hungary and Thailand.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Wheelchair accessible pool villa Coconut Grove 2

Pool villa Coconut Grove 2.
In March Wheelchair Thailand Hua Hin alias aquired the second pool villa on the project Coconut Grove on Soi 102 in Hua Hin, Thailand.

During July and August the house will be renovated and adapted to the use of wheelchair travellers. In September the house get a modern decoration in white, red and greys.

The pool villa will have three wheelchair accessible bedrooms, two wheelchair accessible bathrooms, a spacious livingroom, a huge veranda and a big terrace. And don't forget the luxury of the accessible pool and whirlpool.

All kinds of medical equipment will be present and use will be for free. The most common items are a shower wheelchair, electrical hoist, manual pool hoist, hospital beds in all bedrooms, grips, shower seats, monkey poles, special wash basins and an absolutely fantastic beach wheelchair.

With two pool villas in the same project we are able to accommodate groups up to twelve people. And our wheelchair accessible minivan can transfer up to 4 wheelchair users and 5 additional people including luggage. An additional normal taxi or minivan can transfer more disabled people. Vans are also available for trips and tours.

The pool villa will be available for rent starting October 1, 2012. We already take bookings for the next high season 2012 - 2013. We give a discount of 5% on bookings done before July 15, 2012 for stays in October, November and December 2012. Minimum stay of 14 nights. Discount code is Baan Nam.

Do you like to know more? Do you want to be close to the centre and the beach? Don't hesitate to email to

Monday, 2 April 2012

Eastern in Hua Hin, Thailand


Have fun searching for eggs and making these lovely eastern eggs with your children.

Eastern eggs in Hua Hin, Thailand by

Thai people don't celebrate Eastern. They are Buddhists. There big celebration time of year is around April 14 each year. Then Thai people celebrate New Year, so called Songkran. I already wrote a post about Songkran. Look further on this Blog and you will find lots of information about accessibility in Hua Hin and Thailand which is very interesting to disabled people from around the world.


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Hua Hin Events for wheelchairs

Held on Hua Hin Beach with wheelchair access.

From 10-12 June 2012 the next Hua Hin Jazz FEstival will take place. Where? Always on the beach in front of the Sofitel Hotel and in front of the Intercontinental Hotel. The sponsor is Heineken, the Dutch premium beer from The Netherlands.

You can access the beach using the ramps made for motorbikes and cars, but also for wheelchairs. With a little bit of help you pass easily the few meters soft sand till you reach the firm sand where you can drive independently your scoot or handbike.

Close to the beach we let our wheelchair accessible pool villa. This holiday home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and living room with computer and internet access.
This holiday accommodation can accommodate 6 adults and is still available during the Hua Hin Jazz Festival 2012.
Have a look around. Click here.
For a description of the holiday home, availability and prices click here.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Best Practices, Disabled parking in Hua Hin

Disabled Parking
Pranburi, feb. 2012.

The last few months I have been thinking of starting a new serie. Best Practices in Hua Hin and surrounding areas concerning accessibility.
We came across several disabled parking places, but always belonging to hotels or condominiums like Tira Tiraa. But yesterday I came accross the first disabled parking place near a public building.

This parking place is located on the parking lawn of the Pranburi Diver License Office. And yes it is wide enough, long enough and marked with a blue surface and a white wheelchair sign in it. The sign has a white wheelchair and "disabled parking" in Thai and English written.

Okay this is Pranburi and not Hua Hin. But good examples will be followed. So thank you Pranburi driver license office. We are very happy you include disabled people and provide them with accessible parking.

We do hope Hua Hin will follow this best practice of accessibility and make disabled parking places near the municipality, post office, banks, police stations, beaches, parks, shopping malls and so on.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Tours, trips and transfers, Hua Hin, Bangkok, Thailand

Airport Bangkok, Thailand

Since Februari 2011, has his own wheelchair accessible Toyota Commuter Minivan.

This minibus with private driver is available for guests of our adapted and wheelchair accessible holiday homes for airport transfers and tours and trips in and around Hua Hin.

For information and suggestions for tours and trips in and around Hua Hin, Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Kanchanaburi take a look here.