The best areas to stay and visit in Guadeloupe: heavenly beaches, Sun and relaxation!
Leaving America with a cold temperature, it’s in a coat that you might arrive on vacation. Straight to Guadeloupe you welcome for adventure on this little French island, at the other end of the world!
Sainte Anne, located in the Easter part of Guadeloupe
Sainte-Anne is one of the most beautiful beaches of Guadeloupe. This is one of the reasons why many tours have established their office closer to it. You will love the place so much; and the best areas to stay in Guadeloupe.
Locating Sainte Anne hidden beach is not easy! Just follow the guidelines: Take a small road along the Club Med hotel on the right at the entrance of the town. At the end, you can see the sea, but not yet a beach so. You should continue along the fence on a tiny piece of concrete, you will get to an area of small metal filled with Palm trees lying on the ground, lots of seaweed and a few detritus. This place is far from being the beach or the said paradise. You have to walk another 5 to 10 minutes to reach the paradise (Sainte-Anne). You arrive on a beautiful beach of white sand with translucent water. You will not hesitate to throw yourself in the water, it is super-hot! It’s gone for a day swim!
In Guadeloupe, whatever the day of the year, the sun is very punctual. This sun goes to bed by 6pm. You will discover a beautiful house close to the beach located in the city center of Sainte-anne. Sainte Anne is a small tourist resort. You will find everything you need: supermarket, bakery, shops of all kinds, golf, beaches, port, restaurants, bars, airfields.
Another place to discover: Saint Felix which is another best area to experience in Guadeloupe!
Saint Felix a small quiet beach: Like many beaches in Guadeloupe, Saint Felix is quiet! After swimming, you can sit down on the restaurant terrace by the water. The place is known for being the rendezvous of pelicans!!
The Pointe des Châteaux (a Brittany air)
The strange side is that this particular place feels like being in Britain in France! At the extreme eastern tip of the island of” La Pointe des Châteaux”, the landscape does not resemble what we have seen so far. No white sand, no quiet sea, but steep cliffs and a sea that breaks on the rocks. You can stop on the road for lunch in one of the restaurants with sea view. On the menu, you will have beautiful lobsters!
The desert and paradise beach of Anse Bertrand
Anse Bertrand is a desert paradise beach. For a romantic day, you can take the car and drive to the north of the island where Anse Bertrand is located. You can see blue turquoise water, alongside the mangrove. The landscape is fantastic! The most beautiful beach in Guadeloupe is there … The water is transparent, beautiful and Unbelievable. You will be alone in the world on a paradise beach!
The Pointe de la Grande Vigie and the Porte d’Enfer!
The landscape is just like that of Pointe des Châteaux with many cliffs and few beaches. It’s wild! At the extreme north point, is the Pointe de la Grande Vigie. We can make the mini hike to the point, the wind blows strong! A few kilometers further south, an arm of sea enters the land: It is the Gate of Hell. Inside, the water is calm, but at the mouth, it’s unleashing. Between these two parts, there must be a “special” zone, of “no right”. You can also do a little hike here.
Go to Damoiseau Rum mill distillery! The best place to experience Guadeloupe Rum
You can have a morning visit by going to the RUM mill distillery of Damoiseau. As soon as you get there, you will find or see a great of sugar cane plantation. The entrance is free and you can walk on the site at our leisure. Unfortunately, there is no guide on the spot, so you have to be imaginative to understand how it works. A few tables explain the process of rum production. The site is peaceful, perfect for a family outing. At the end, you should normally attend a tasting but no one should get drunk. Now that you have well discover the eastern part of Guadeloupe, You can rush to discover the other side and this takes you to Basse-Terre!
The beautiful garden of Coluche in Deshaies
If there is a place not to be missed, it is indeed the botanical garden of Deshaies. It was the former property of Coluche(French famous comic) . The site is huge and beautiful. You can pass in between some astonishing plants. There is a beautiful walk. You can start by filling the fish pond with fish and fed them with some rissole. It is quite impressive as you throw a few rissoles in the water and the fish arrive in tense and stood on each other! Then you can enter an aviary full of multicolored parrots. The visit continues through the beautiful flowered paths. You pass by an artificial waterfall, very refreshing! The garden also abounds with small exotic hummingbirds.
In the middle of the tropical jungle!
You must cross Basse-Terre road . It is a beautiful road in the middle of the tropical jungle! You can first stop at the Cascade of crayfish. This jungle is very convenient to access as you can park beside the road and take a path to the waterfall. The place is very beautiful and very refreshing. But the waterfall is … tiny!. Well the crayfish have folded their luggage for a long time. In fact, crayfish are just small shrimp, and today there are no more.
Next you can head towards the Mamelles Zoo: it is a perfect exit for the children and those fun of zoos! Personally. You can also walk through the trees using wooden walkways. A bit scary at times … But once engaged, you cannot turn back.
Natural boiling baths!
This place is known for its natural hot water baths. This water is heated by the Soufrière Volcano which later mixes with the cold water of the ocean. Beware Sometimes the water can be very hot to the extent of burning. This place is always filled with people especially the local population. The place loses some of its charms due to too much population!
You can find a small restaurant not far from the beach. A small hut that did not pay a lot but was recommended by the Guide of Routard! The meal is very good and the owner very friendly! You can have an exquisite time!
To finish the day, you can head towards the beach of Grand Anse. This beach still very beautiful. The sand is more orange than on the rest of the island and the sea is a little more jerk.
Where to rent an apartment in Guadeloupe?
During your trip to Guadeloupe, you can rent at the Paillote. Located in Sainte- Anne town, the best area to stay in Guadeloupe. It is a very nice apartment close to the lagoon in the city center, there is a nice terrace, barbecue. It is a beautiful and you will have a great moment at the Paillote.