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Things to do in Basse-Terre

Some suggested activities:

-A few minutes north of the villa is Malendure beach with La Reserve Cousteau and a whole range of nautical and aquatic activities:

-Several diving clubs.

-Rental of kayaks to discover the Pigeon islet, swim with the turtles….

-Excursions in jet ski, flyboard with

-Discovery boat excursions.

-Canyoning and hiking in the forest.

-Whale watching outings for cetaceans, dolphins and whales.

-Fishing, beginner and confirmed.


North of the villa, in Pointe-Noire, Deshaies and Sainte-Rose:

-Charming table d'hôte "L'Habitation La Manon" in the heights of Gros Morne Acomat Thomy in Pointe Noire. Small eco-museum to taste their homemade coffee or hot chocolate facing a splendid view of the valley. Small shop with their homemade products; cocoa bean jam, etc. Reservation required . 0690 619404 or 0690 950292.

- chocolate lovers, the Maison du Cacao in Pointe-Noire.

-Perfect for families The Habitation Côte sous le Vent in Pointe-Noire with its Piracy Museum, hundreds of orchids, its mini-farm and butterfly greenhouse.

-At Sainte-Rose The Rum Museum and its exhibition of 5000 of the rarest and most curious insects.

-Departure from the fishing port of Sainte Rose excursions in small groups from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 'Les Amis de la Mer'; . Snorkeling at the coral reef and wrecks, visit of the mangroves, delicious lunch on the Caret islet.



Suggestion for a nice day:

-Visit the Botanical Garden (former property of Coluche), in Deshaies in the morning, and then

- spend the afternoon at the largest beach in Basse-Terre, Grande-Anse Deshaies which is a few minutes from the Garden.

Choice for lunch either at the restaurant in the Botanical Garden, or on the beach several restaurants, we prefer Koté Lagon, good food, but "tourist prices".

-At this Grande-Anse Deshaies beach you can book your "chill space" at Karacoli Beach & Spa through their website ;  Deckchairs at €10 a day, cabanitas at €40, lounge, poufs, jacuzzi areas, massages, cocktails and tapas.


On the Crossing:

-If you have children (but nice even without children) The Mamelles Zoological Park on La Traversée, and opposite Le Tapeur accrobranche with 500 meters of Zipline.

-Visits of La Cascade at Les Ecrivisses


South of the villa:

- At 2.7 km the restaurant 'La Tortue' feet in the water

-At 3 km the small charming beach of pebbles and a little sand Petite-Anse Bouillante, the seabed is magnificent for snorkelling (pmt).

- the former La Grivilière plantation in Vieux-Habitants.

- in the morning visit to the Rum Distillery Bologna and its shop in Basse-Terre; closes at 1:00 p.m.

- visit of the Basse-Terre covered market.

- Departure from Trois-Rivières take the ferry in the morning for a day in Les Saintes, we get around by renting a golf cart on this island, no cars.

-In Capesterre the Carbet Falls.


At your villa:

The snorkelling (pmt) is as magnificent at the bottom of the villas on the right as at the Reserve Cousteau. However, do not enter the water if the sea is too rough.

The Bains Chauds Thermale de Thomas are a 4-minute swim to the left, or a 10-minute walk, or a 3-minute drive.

The Blue Haven Villas are by the Caribbean Sea, on the Leeward Coast at Bouillante in Guadeloupe.

Near the village, all shops, restaurants, diving clubs, and theReserve Cousteau Malendure beach.


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