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Introducing La Désirade

La Désirade is Guadeloupe’s least-developed and least-visited island. Even the nicest beaches are nearly deserted; for the ultimate do-nothing vacation it’s a place that’s hard to beat.

Looking somewhat like an overturned boat when viewed from Guadeloupe, La Désirade is only 11km long and 2km wide, with a central plateau that rises 273m at its highest point. There are only three settlements, at Beauséjour, Le Souffleur and Baie Mahault. You can overnight at Hôtel Oasis.

There are regular ferries to/from St-François, Les Saintes and Marie-Galante.