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Introducing Grande-Terre

The southern coast of Grande-Terre, with its reef-protected waters, is Guadeloupe’s main resort area. The eastern side of the island is largely open to the Atlantic, with crashing surf, and in comparison with the southern coast is barely touched by tourism. Northern Grande-Terre doesn’t have much in the way of accommodations but it’s probably the best place to spend a day driving around – sea cliffs on one side and swaying fields of sugarcane on the other. Pointe-à-Pitre, the island’s biggest city, is in the southeastern corner of Grande-Terre.