The SpaceWooden villa. Ideal for 3 couples or 2 couples with up to 4 children. Solar hot water. Natural ventilation of rooms. The house is crossed by the trade winds and did not need air conditioning (traditional arrangements of old Creole houses) Guest AccessGuests have access to all the wooden part of the house completely independent from the bottom flat occupied by tenants in the year. Interaction with GuestsMarie-Aimée welcome you on arrival and will be at your disposal during your stay (cleaning, tourist boards, regional products, ...) The NeighborhoodTOP THINGS TO DO IN GUADELOUPE. Visit the islands of Guadeloupe, and experience the Caribbean with a French flair.
Like the rest of the Caribbean you’ll find miles and miles of sandy, white beaches, coconut trees and everything else you’d expect from a tropical paradise here. But there’s so much more to the islands of Guadeloupe. The impact from French culture and cuisine has left these tropical gems with that certain “je ne sais quoi” – those extra little details that add to a truly special experience. Located between Antigua and Dominica, this stunning French archipelago and premier island hopping destination is comprised of 5 unique islands; Grande Terre, Basse Terre, Marie Galante, Les Saintes and La Desirade, closely strung together by beautiful waters and efficient ferry services, flamboyant preserved nature, exquisite cuisine, a diverse cultural heritage, "Art de Vivre", and more than 250 sun-warmed beaches in shades of white, black, gold, ochre and pink sand.
A friendly rainforest and a paradise for green activities
The Guadeloupe National Park located in Basse-Terre is the largest rainforest of the Lesser Antilles and recognized for its biological diversity as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1992.The forest offers 256 miles of marked hiking trails and more than 20 waterfalls, including the spectacular three tumble "Carbet Falls". Active visitors can try rappelling, jeep safaris or even climbing to the summit of La Soufriere, Guadeloupe Islands’ mildly active volcano, affectionately referred as La Grande Dame by Guadeloupeans.
Habitation La Grivelière at Vieux-habitants (in the neighborhood of your house)
Deep inside the valley, dive into the heart of tradition. From stone to stone, discover building constructed through the ages, lulled by the clear waters of the beautiful rivers of Vieux-Habitants and let you ennivrer by bonifieur coffee , on the field of Habitation La Grivelière “House Coffee”. “L’Habitation” will stir up your taste buds with its excellent host table and intoxicating coffee flavors.
Réserve Cousteau. Malendure beach & Pigeon Island in Bouillante
Jacques Cousteau brought Pigeon Island to international attention by declaring it to be one of the world’s top dive areas. The waters surrounding the island are now protected as an underwater park. The majority of the dive sites around Pigeon Island are very scenic, with big schools of fish and coral reefs that are shallow enough for good snorkeling. It’s only a 10- to 15-minute boat ride to the dive sites. Go dive into the beautiful coral and rock pools of Jaques Cousteau Underwater Reserve, by many regarded as one of the world's top diving areas. You can snorkel along the shallow water reefs, scuba dive or view the coral from a glass-bottom boat.
Jaques Cousteau Underwater Reserve
There’s also a statue of Cousteau 15 feet down. Want some good luck, perhaps? Then all you have to do is swim down and touch his head.
La Soufrière (our Volcano)
There are a couple of ways to get to La Soufrière, the active 1467m volcano that looms above the southern half of the island.
The most direct route is to follow the N3 from Basse-Terre in the direction of St-Claude. From St-Claude, signs point to La Soufrière, 6km to the northeast on the D11. The road ends at Bains Jaunes, which is the trailhead for a couple of walks, including one to Chute de Galion, a scenic 40m waterfall on the Galion River. For an adventurous 1¾-hour hike to La Soufrière’s sulfurous, moonscapelike summit, a well-beaten trail starts at the end of the parking lot. It travels along a gravel bed and continues steeply up the mountain through a cover of low shrubs and thick ferns. In addition to a close-up view of the steaming volcano, the hike offers some fine vistas of the island. Start early in the morning.
Riding a horse is the perfect way to discover the archipelago while staying in harmony with nature!
The Guadeloupe Islands offer many sites for horseback riding, among the best is: the “Ranch des Deux Ilets” in Deshaies.
Ferry to Les Saintes
Spend an unforgettable day in Les Saintes! Take the 9 am ferry and discover this paradise island!
Reach the top of the hill and visit Fort Napoleon, where you can be soldiers for a day, in the middle of well-preserved fortifications and cannons. You also will enjoy the spectacular view and will make friends with the local iguanas! Island hopping is a must when you go to the Guadeloupe Islands. Located a short 20 minutes ferry ride away from Basse-Terre, a visit to Les Saintes is simply not to be missed.
Bay of Les Saintes
Discover Terre de Haut with its bistro lined streets and a stunning bay which is included in the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club. The culinary specialty of Les Saintes is a product of passion: do not leave without having savored the traditional “Tourment d’Amour”, the lover’s sweet cake treat - a perfect way to top off a romantic escape.
Finish your day with a picnic at the magical Pompierre Beach, a cherry on top!
Pointe-à-Pitre, The New Orleans of the Caribbean
Located in front of the harbor overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Pointe à Pitre is the heart of Guadeloupe Islands . Soak up the magical atmosphere of the city! Admire the colonial buildings such as the Place de la Victoire or the Marché Saint-Antoine where you will be taken away by the smell of spices, fruits and vegetables.
Colourful Market at Sainte-Anne
The daily colourful market of Sainte Anne is located in front of the small fishing port. After the beach, go for a walk and visit the 15 stores of the art craft village. Between souvenirs, local and fresh products, you will easily find a gift to take home.
Pointe de la Grande Vigie
The island’s northernmost point, Pointe de la Grande Vigie offers scenic views from its high sea cliffs. A rocky path – walkable in flip-flops but better in tennis shoes – makes a loop from the parking lot to the cliffs and has some fantastic views. On a clear day you can see Antigua to the north and Montserrat to the northwest. both about 75km away.
You have kids ?
A child will never be as happy as on a beach, and the ones of the Guadeloupe Islands are magical.…be ready for an unforgettable adventure!
Guadeloupe Zoo- Parc des Mamelles.
Located in the middle of the National Park, Parc des Mamelles is dedicated to the conservation of the rainforest and of different endangered species.
A true Noah’s ark of modern times, it shelters 85 species originating from the Caribbean and Guyana: mammals, birds, reptiles and arthropods.
Your children will have the chance to meet Victor the Jaguar, and they will discover Kaz a Tarzan, a network of bridges, slides and secret passage ways!
The only problem is that you will have a hard time to convince them to leave…
Sainte Anne Beach
Illuminated until midnight, St Anne Beach is a lively place that your children will love!
They can easily spend the entire day making sand castles, playing ball or exploring the water.
And once they get hungry they will be able to enjoy a coconut sorbet, a chocolate churros or a “sinobol”.
A great natural playground for your little ones!
Jardin de valombreuse
Jardin de Valombreuse is a floral garden that features many activities: water slides, monkey bars, horse riding…a paradise for kids!
Adults will appreciate a walk among the tropical plants, as well as the restaurant that offers many creole dishes.
Once at the beach, you will understand why the Arawak Indians called Guadeloupe "karukera", which means “island of beautiful waters”.
Crystal-clear waters and exciting water sports await along dazzling beaches of either black, golden, pinkish or white sand.
Premier dining experiences
There’s simply so much to pick from that it would be unfair to name just a few restaurants. With a rich culinary heritage and over 200 restaurants throughout the islands, Guadeloupe is a premier dining destination.
Dining in Guadeloupe
The local cuisine is French and Creole, but you’ll find restaurants and bars offering several international cuisines as well. Getting AroundParking: Space for 3 cars in front of the entrance
House located 45 minutes drive from the international airport Pole Caribbean. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps and Waze links will be sent to access at home independently
Bus station 2 minutes walk Other Things to NoteThink of the tenants of the lower when moving in the house
For your security thank you not to lean against the wooden railing of the terrace.
Fires banned because wooden house (candles, cigarettes, ...)
Ensure conserve and save water but also electricity (precious and scarce resources on the island)
To prevent pollution of the septic tank, thank you not to throw your sanitary pads in the toilet.
That's all..... ;-)