On your Guadeloupe Charter – Twin Islands you will visit paradise. The main territory of Guadeloupe consists of the twin islands of Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre. They are in reality only separated by a narrow channel, the Salée River. While connected by a bridge., the two islands are notably different from each other. Basse-Terre is mountainous and volcanic with rich forests, rivers, and waterfalls. In contrast, Grand-Terre is practically flat, except for an area called Grands Fonds.
By all means, you should explore Basse-Terre. It is set on a volcanic range. Topped by the very mildly active La Grande Soufrière. In fact, a 17-000 hectare rainforest with dense tropical vegetation covers the heart of the island. At the present time, managed by the National Park. It features preserved gardens, parks, and waterfalls. As well as lakes, marine reserves, and many sites reflecting cultural diversity.
Places to See and Things to Do Basse – Terre
Basse-Terre is bordered by pebbled and sandy beaches in ochre, brown, black, and pink shades. Your Guadeloupe Charter-Twin Islands will certainly take you to the renowned Jacques Cousteau Underwater nature reserve. Situated off Pigeon Island, Bouillante
- The National Park – France’s 7th largest National Park.
- Pigeon Islets and the Cousteau Reserve – in Bouillante.
- Spectacular Carbet Falls – and their source in Capesterre-Belle-Eau.
- Cascade aux Écrevisses Waterfall – on the Route de la Traversée.
- Grande-Anse beach – in Deshaies.
- La Soufrière Volcano – in Saint-Claude. Indeed the highest summit in the Lesser Antilles.
- Grand-Cul-de-Sac Marin Nature Reserve – Dotted with islets between Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre.
- Basse-Terre, the town – above all described as a “Town of Art and History”. With its historic districts and the famous Fort Delgrès.
- Vieux-Fort – The embroidery and textile arts center.
- La Grivelière Plantation in Vieux-Habitants – A former residence and 18th-century plantation famous for its coffee besides cocoa.
- Engraved Rocks Archaeological Park – in Trois-Rivières …More about Basse-Terre
- Fort Delgrès – a 17th-century fort in the town of Basse-Terre
Gastronomy Highlights Basse-Terre
- La Table Creole – French, Caribbean
- Le Relais des Saintes – Caribbean
- Pizzeria de la Gare – Italian, French
- Restaurant Habitation Desmarets – Caribbean, local cuisine
Guadeloupe Charter -Twin Islands, visit Grande-Terre
Places to See and Things to Do Grande-Terre
- Basilica of St Peter and St Paul – Pointe-à-Pitre.
- Fort Fleur d’Épée – on the heights of Gosier.
- The Schoelcher Museum. In fact, dedicated to the man who instigated the decree abolishing slavery. Located in Pointe-à-Pitre.
- The Canal des Rotours – an unusual as much as a well-kept secret. Set in the privacy of the mangrove at Morne-à-l’Eau.
- Beauport – An old sugar cane factory in the sugar cane region of Port-Louis. While today it is a Technical and Industrial Centre for Scientific Culture. As well as a park explaining the sugar cane trade and Guadeloupe’s history as a sugar producer. Also featuring a tourist train.
- The cemetery at Morne-à-l’Eau – With its surprisingly black and white checkerboard vaults. Surprisingly situated in an amphitheater,
- Pointe de la Grande Vigie and Porte d’Enfer – Indeed they offer an unforgettable view over the huge cliffs.
- Snorkel – in the crystal clear turquoise sea
- Diving – The islet of L’îlet du Gosier boasts new features. Such as a marked scuba diving trail. In addition, visitors can set off in search of tropical underwater flora and fauna here.
- Surfing – best on the northside of the island
- Sunbathing – pristine shaded beaches of white sand, ideal for sunbathing
- Golfing – 18-hole international golf course in Saint-François. By all means golf at this exceptional seaside location. Significantly, Robert Trent Jones Jr designed this golf course in Saint Francois
- Hiking – Above all, Pointe-des-Châteaux is recognized as a unique area for biodiversity and archaeological riches. Also, this site has received the distinguished title of a “Grand Site de France
Gastronomy Highlights Grande Terre
Grand-Terre has many restaurants and hotels serving traditional Creole dishes. Your Guadeloupe boat charter will surely guide you to the best restaurants for a delightful evening on land. It is especially famous for its warm alluring Caribbean nights.
- Le Grand Bleu – poolside dining at this fantastic hotel restaurant
- Le Mabouya dans La Bouteille – sophisticated menu
- Chez Coco – dining under the trees right on the beach
- La Table des Gourmets – French
- Marmite et Tire Bouchon – French, European
Marinas and Anchorages Basse Terre and Grande Terre
- Port Caraïbes – located on the island of Grand Terre. Pointe-à-Pitre is located immediately to the north of the marina
- Gosier Marina
- Marina de Bas-du Fort
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