Swaying palms, crystalline waters, gold, black and even pink-sand beaches – the butterfly-shaped Guadeloupe Islands are home to some of the Caribbean’s most alluring coastlines. It’s two main islands are joined together by a thick mangrove swamp. Grand-Terre is the busiest, and undeniably Guadeloupe’s beating heart. Wander the colourful markets of capital Pointe-à-Pitre and St. Anne, explore the ruins of an old French fort, or grab a surfboard and ride the waves at ‘Le Spot’. Basse-Terre, the western island, is home to Guadeloupe’s national park. Within this lush green space you can find two plunging waterfalls and the towering La Soufrière volcano. Climb its sulfurous, otherworldly slopes with a two-hour hike starting in the town of St. Claude, and take in the panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea from the top. The outer islands of Les Saintes, Marie-Galante and La Désirade offer even more pristine environs. Les Saintes’ Pompierre Beach breathes a quintessentially Caribbean vibe, with white sands and a lagoon backed by tall coconut trees, while Marie-Galante boasts a cluster of sleepy fishing villages and more laid-back beaches. There’s a good variety of accommodation available on Guadeloupe, from hotel resorts to private villas and modest apartments.
In spite of our exact arrival at midnight we informed beforehand nobody met us. We just guessed and occupied a room. One towel was missing, toilet flushing did not work, although was repaired for the second night. Beds, mattresses were worn out, inconvenient. Small bugs everywhere. The next day we arrived at 8 pm but could not meet staff or owner to arrange payment. A drunken guest disturbed us at 1 am shouting in French and in the morning we found one flat tyre on our rented car. Overall rather bad experience in a developed country.
Deshaies is very good choice to stay! And this hotel was excellent! Very friendly staff!
When we arrived they notice country where we where from and it was not so recognizable in Guadeloupe!
We get tasty welcome drink, room with fantastic view!!! I made photo of that every day in different time to get the best photo :) Hotel's area is very, very beautiful, we were surrounded by mountains.
So sorry, that we couldn't stay longer in that stunning place!
The apartement and the area was amazing, like paradise! We were very fiendly welcomed by the owner Fritz. He was very helpful and he gave us good tips and answered every our questions.
The apartement was very clean, good beds and kitchen equipment.
The place was very easy to find with the car and there are several food shops ( small supermarket, bakery and fruit and vegetable shops) and restaurants few minutes away. You can also by fresh fish nearby.
Fantastic hotel with a beautiful beach. The personnel in the hotel were very nice with us and made us our holidays great.
Close to the hotel we will find the most beautiful beach in the island, La Caravelle.
The Spa in wonderfull specially the massages, just excelent.
suggestion: would be nice to have the fruit from the island - and another remark, but it is valid for all the hotels everywhere in the world - what about serving lactose free milk or gluten free bread or cornflakes ?
otherwise, everything perfect
Spacious and modern, friendly helpful hosts, large terrace with beautiful view, good snorkelling from the private beach, lovely garden with barbecue, nice pool, close proximity to wonderful beaches, botanical gardens and the national park.