Experiences in Basse-Terre
Basse-Terre is set on a volcano range, topped by La Soufrière at the heart of dense tropical vegetation. The 17,000 hectares of rainforest that cover the mountain range form part of the National Park, which inlcudes many signposted hiking trail.
Follow one of the many waymarked hiking trails – some of which are easily accessible – and discover a rich ecosystem with an impressive number of endemic species. In this lush setting with breathtaking waterfalls, a thousand and one friendly species begging for your attention, Basse-Terre has a wealth of natural charm.
It is also bordered by pebbled and sandy beaches in shades of ochre brown, black and pink.
Are you ready for the adventure?
Habitation la Grivelière, Vieux-Habitants
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.
Our National Park, South of Basse-Terre
Our National Park located in Basse-Terre includes the largest rainforest of the Lesser Antilles and is recognized for its biological diversity. Hiking trails lead to two popular waterfalls: the Chute du Carbet and the Cascade aux Ecrevisses. The most adventurous visitors can try rappelling, a jeep safari or even climbing to the summit of La Soufriere. La Soufriere volcano is affectionately referred as La Grande Dame by Guadeloupeans.
The cocoa House, Pointe-Noire
Located in the heart of the old cocoa region, the Cocoa House will guide you through the discovery of the original flavor of CHOCOLATE. Born in 17th century Guadeloupe cocoa cultivation takes its roots in the heart of the story of the men of this country, it has a rich past in tradition dating back to the birth of chocolate.
Grande-Anse Beach, Deshaies
The Grand Anse beach is certainly one of the most majestic beaches of Guadeloupe islands. With its golden sand and coconut palms, the contrast of the colors truly make this beach a breathtaking site. With more than a kilometer of fine sand, it is also the longest of the Guadeloupe archipelago.
Botanical Garden, Deshaies
Nature in all its splendor … Plants, waterfall, ponds, sun … Everything to make you dream! From the beginning of your visit, you can admire a magnificent collection of water lilies, among whom Carpe Koï change. Experience the village of parrots and lorikets , majestic palm ” Tallipot ” unique in Guadeloupe Islands! Having lunch at the Botanical Garden is a real treat with its panoramic view!!
During your visit you can use the new Botanical Garden mobile app available on Google Play, Apple Store and Windows Store. With this app, you could scan the content of the different QR Code placed in the Garden.
Surrounding the Pigeon Islands, the Cousteau Reserve is a protected underwater reserve with vibrant coral reefs and gardens, a protected marine life, and several wrecks heavily covered with sponges. There are many outfitters at Malendure beach offering dive packages for beginners and seasoned divers alike.