Travelling overseas with a disability

  • SAINT FRANCOIS, GUADELOUPE (OVERSEAS)

    SAINT FRANCOIS, GUADELOUPE (OVERSEAS)

    © ATOUT FRANCE/Eric Larrayadieu

  • SAINT FRANCOIS, GUADELOUPE (OVERSEAS)

    SAINT FRANCOIS, GUADELOUPE (OVERSEAS)

    © ATOUT FRANCE/Eric Larrayadieu

  • MARTINIQUE (OVERSEAS)

    MARTINIQUE (OVERSEAS)

    © ATOUT FRANCE/Patrice Thébault

Travelling overseas with a disability

 

You've long dreamed of seeing the beaches of Guadeloupe, sipping a cocktail in Martinique, admiring the landscapes of French Guyana, or listening to the sing-song accents in the market at Saint-Denis on the island of La Réunion. However, you're not sure whether the local infrastructure will be able to cope with your disability. But not to worry - we've done some research so that you can travel with peace of mind. So pack your bags and off you go!


Air France has a free service known as SAPHIR for anyone travelling from mainland France, which can be booked 48 hours before departure. Passengers travelling on their own and who are able to use their arms are assigned a companion. Those who cannot use their arms can request help with their luggage at check-in, as well as with moving around the plane and at their arrival destination.   

 

STAYING IN MARTINIQUE

Martinique has 4 sites which have been awarded the "Tourisme et Handicap" label. This label guarantees that disabled visitors can access all the facilities available within the accommodation or attraction independently.

 

Accommodation

Hôtel Carayou (3-star - "Tourisme et Handicap" label)

Pointe du Bout

97229 Les Trois-Ilets

Tel: 00 596 66 04 04

>> Hôtel Carayou 

Price: from 130€ per night

 

Club MEDITERRANNEE ("Tourisme et Handicap" label)

Les Boucaniers

Sainte Anne

Tel: 00 596 76 72 72

>> Club Med  

Price: on request

 

Hôtel VALMENIERE (3-star - "Tourisme et Handicap" label)

Avenue Arawaks

97200 Fort de France

Tel: 00 596 75 75 75

Price: from 90€ to 150€ per night

 

Restaurants

Au Ti-Chalet Suisse 

Fondue and raclette specialities

Route de l'Epinay

97228 Sainte-Luce

Martinique 

Tel: 00 696 43 62 99

 

Chez Lucie

Traditional cuisine from Martinique 

Bourg

97223 Le Diamant

Martinique

Tel: 00 596 76 40 10

 

Sights

Palais des Congrès de Madiana (theatre and cinema) - "Tourisme et Handicap" label

97233 Schoelcher

Tel: 00 596 72 15 15

 

STAYING IN GUADELOUPE 

If you decide to stay in Guadeloupe, you'll have an opportunity to try scuba diving and stroke turtles!

 

Accommodation

Le Mahogany (3-star) 

Pointe de la Verdure 

B.P. 61 

97190 Gosier

Guadeloupe

Tel: 00 590 90 46 46

reservation@creolebeach.com

Price: 46€ per person per night

 

Hôtel Eden Palm (4-star)

Le Helleux 

97180 Sainte Anne 

Guadeloupe

Tel: 00 590 88 48 48

E-mail: contact@edenpalm.com

>> EDEN PALM

Price: from 90€ per person per night

 

Beach Plaza Ocean Front (4-star)

Baie de Marigot 

91750, St Martin

Guadeloupe

Tel: 00 590 87 87 00

beachplaza@powerantilles.com

Price: from 120€ per person

 

Restaurants

Le Paradis Créole

Creole cuisine and seafood

Route du Poirier

97125 Bouillante

Guadeloupe

Tel: 00 590 98 71 62

 

Le Rocher de Malendure

Creole cuisine - Seafood specialities 

Plage de Malendure - Pigeon

97125 Bouillante

Guadeloupe

Tel: 00 590 98 70 84

 

Le Manguier

Pigeon Galet

97125 BOUILLANTE Guadeloupe

Tel: 00 590 98 96 18

 

Sights

Les Deux Mamelles zoo and botanical gardens

Route de la Traversée

Tel: 00 590 98 83 52

Price: no charge

 

Scuba diving in Bouillante

Price: from 40 euros per person

 

Plongée Les Baillantes (turtles)

Price: from 38 euros per person

 

STAYING IN SAINT-DENIS ON THE ISLAND OF LA REUNION 

The legendary hospitality of the Ile de la Réunion awaits you. The addresses below will help you to add a touch of local flavour to your holiday.

 

Hotels

Domaine des Mascareignes (4-star)

Boucan Canot

Les Coquillages

97434 Saint-Gilles les Bains

Ile de la Réunion

Tel: 00 262 24 36 24

E-mail: resweb@apavou-hotels.com 

>> Domaine des Mascareignes 

Price: from 57€ for two people

 

Hotel Le Dimitile (3-star)

30 rue du Bras Long 

97 414 Entre Deux 

Ile de la Réunion

Tel: 00 262 39 20 00

>> DIMITILE 

Price: from 100€ for two people

 

Restaurants

L’Alamanda

Local cuisine

81, avenue de Bourbon

97434 St Gilles

Tel: 00 262 33 10 10

 

Le Papayer

(Novotel restaurant)

Hermitage BP 33

97434 St Gilles

Tel: 00 02 62 24 44 44

 

Sights

Bassin Bleu golf course

75 rue Mahatma Gandhi -Villèle 

97435 Saint Gilles les Hauts  

Tel: 00 262 70 03 00  

>> Golf du bassin bleu 

 

 

STAYING IN FRENCH GUYANA

The wild, authentic and unspoilt landscapes of French Guyana are just waiting to be discovered.

 

Hotels

Hôtel La Chaumière (2-star)

Chemin de la Chaumière 

97351 Matoury

Guyane

Tel: 00 594 25 57 01 

E-mail: lachaumiere@wanadoo.fr

>> Hôtel de la Chaumière 

Price: 49€ per night for two people

 

Hôtel Amazonia (3-star)

28, avenue du Général de Gaulle 

97300 Cayenne

Guyane

Tel: 00 594 31 00 00

E-mail: amazonia@nplus.gf

>> Hôtel Amazonia 

Price: from 60€ per night

 

Restaurants

Cactus Grill

Traditional grills 

4, bd Jubelin 

97300 Cayenne

Tel: 00 594 30 00 70

 

Le Créolia 

Seafood specialities

Pointe des Roches 

97310 Kourou

Tel: 00 594 32 00 66

 

Sights

Kourou

Visit to the space centre 

Tel: 00 594 32 61 23

Price: no charge (please give advance warning of your visit so that the necessary arrangements can be made for you)

 

 

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