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The most beautiful anchorages in the Guadeloupe Islands

The Guadeloupe Islands comprise an archipelago of six inhabited islands and numerous deserted islets and islets. For sailing enthusiasts, this offers the allure of the entire Caribbean in one destination. The ports and anchorages are celebrated for their comfort and stunning scenery. Each one boasts shallow waters, ensuring a delightful anchorage experience. Once you've settled in, you'll be captivated by the diverse landscapes and atmospheres found throughout this archipelago.



Our top anchorages in Grande-Terre

The anchorage at îlet du Gosier is undeniably one of the most renowned spots in Grande-Terre. Nestled between the equally famous Datcha beach and a deserted islet, this anchorage is fully sheltered by the coral reef, offering a comfortable and stable experience.

Here, you can admire the islet and its lighthouse while indulging in a relaxing drink at one of La Datcha's beach bars.

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The second charming nautical paradise we highly recommend for your visits is Anse Champagne in Saint-François. This stunning turquoise lagoon is a haven for water sports enthusiasts. After anchoring, you can easily dinghy back to the marina for dinner or drinks.

The lagoon is also an ideal spot for paddleboarding, kayaking, or windsurfing on windy days. While the beaches are easily accessible, the best way to enjoy the area is to take advantage of the shallow waters near the barrier reef for swimming, snorkeling, or simply relaxing.

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Our top anchorages in Basse-Terre


"L'Anse à la Barque" is situated on the border of the towns of Vieux-Habitants and Bouillante. Upon entering this nearly enclosed bay, you'll feel as though you're stepping into a lush green haven, with crystal-clear waters allowing you to see the shadow of your sailboat on the sandy bottom.

This tranquil sanctuary offers the kind of comfort befitting an anchorage in the serene Caribbean Sea. As dusk approaches, you'll be treated to a breathtaking sunset, with the tiny lighthouse illuminating the scene.

The tranquility of this spot is truly a delight, and the swimming is simply divine.

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Deshaies is a stunning anchorage. Across from the town, you'll find charming traditional huts, many of which have been transformed into restaurants and boutiques. This spot is renowned for its breathtaking sunsets, considered among the most beautiful in the area.

Some visitors even claim to have witnessed the elusive green flash... Anchoring here is done on a sandy bottom. To reach the village by dinghy, utilize the pontoons. Alternatively, you can swim to the beach.

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Our top anchorages in Les Saintes


Les Saintes Bay is recognized as one of the most breathtaking bays in the world, making it a must-see! Terre-de-Haut boasts two renowned anchorages: the bay anchorage and the Pain de Sucre anchorage.

To preserve the area, 82 buoys have been installed in the bay. Upon arrival, announce your presence on VHF channel 8. Terre-de-Haut provides various amenities for sailors, including a dinghy pontoon located to the right of the main quay.

Craving a culinary treat? Indulge in Tourment d'amour, a local specialty that promises to tantalize your taste buds.

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The second recommended anchorage in Les Saintes is on the island of Terre-de-Bas. This island is a hidden gem, perfect for those seeking a tranquil getaway. We've been captivated by the beauty of the Anse Fidelin anchorage.

The crystal-clear waters and serene atmosphere make this anchorage a hidden treasure that we hesitated to divulge... Anchoring here is done on sand, providing a peaceful setting. Snorkeling in these waters promises an unforgettable experience.


Our top anchorages in Marie-Galante

Les écrevisses "La Galette," or Marie-Galante, is renowned for its authentic charm and vibrant colors. The turquoise hues of the lagoons, the lush greenery of the cane fields, and the golden glow of the windmills create a picturesque landscape.

Our first recommended anchorage on this island is Saint-Louis. This quaint fishing village exudes authentic Caribbean charm, offering a welcoming atmosphere. Drop anchor to the right or left of the jetty, with miles of pristine white-sand beach to explore. The serene ambiance and friendly hospitality of the locals in Saint-Louis make it an enchanting destination.

Be sure to indulge in an aperitif at Chez Henri, where live concerts often overlook the sea and the neighboring Saintes islands.

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Marie-Galante's second anchorage is Anse Canot, often likened to the Maldives or the Seychelles in terms of beauty.

The turquoise waters, pristine sandy beach, and verdant surroundings create a uniquely enchanting atmosphere. This renowned anchorage is popular, so it's advisable not to arrive too late to secure a spot to drop anchor.

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Our favourite 'La Désirade'

Les écrevisses La Désirade is the easternmost island in the archipelago, situated furthest out into the Atlantic.

While it may be challenging to reach by sailboat, the commune of La Désirade boasts a hidden gem: the islets of Petite-Terre.

These two deserted islands nestled within a single lagoon are nothing short of paradise! Mooring is permitted by buoy only, as the area is designated as a reserve.

Be sure to make reservations in advance, as the number of buoys is limited. We won't spoil the surprise any further, as words cannot fully capture the indescribable beauty of this anchorage!

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