Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Pointe-à-Pitre

Mémorial ACTe

Opening in 2015, this massively important museum of the slave trade and slavery is quite simply a must-see for any visitor to Guadeloupe. Housed in a spectacular silver-latticework structure on the site of the forme…
Top Choice Beach in Terre-de-Haut

Baie de Pompierre

The horseshoe-shaped Baie de Pompierre is perhaps Terre-de-Haut's loveliest: a reef-protected beach with golden sand and a splendid setting. There are even tame goats that mosey onto the beach and lie down next to s…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Ste-Rose

Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin

This Unesco Biosphere Reserve just off the coast of Basse-Terre makes for a superb day trip. A chain of small coral islets sitting atop a 25km-long coral wall, the reserve supports unique ecosystems including mangro…
Waterfall in Basse-Terre Island

Chutes du Carbet

Unless it’s overcast, the drive up to the Chutes du Carbet lookout gives a view of two magnificent waterfalls plunging down a sheer mountain face. From the lookout you can see the two highest waterfalls from the upp…
Volcano in Basse-Terre Island

La Soufrière

For an adventurous 1¾-hour hike to La Soufrière’s sulfurous, moonscapelike summit, a well-beaten trail starts where the road to the volcano ends with a parking lot. The trail travels along a gravel bed and continues…
National Park in Basse-Terre Island

Parc National de la Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe's only national park is an absolute stunner, covering much of the interior of Basse-Terre and including such sights as Les Chutes du Carbet and La Soufrière, the active volcano that soars over the island.…
Museum in Le Moule

Edgar Clerc Archaeological Museum

Following a full renovation, this small but excellent museum is open again, and has a fascinating display of Carib pottery, jewelry and tools made of shells and stone. There is now good lighting, panels in English, …
Beach in Deshaies

Plage de Clugny

Between Grande Anse and Ste-Rose, at the northern tip of Basse-Terre, is this dazzling stretch of golden sand lapped by jade waters that just beg to be swum in. It has views toward a dramatic islet in the bay and, b…
Fort in Terre-de-Haut

Fort Napoléon

Built in 1867, on the site of an earlier fort destroyed by the British in 1809, this impressive defensive installation affords a heart-stopping view of Bourg des Saintes and the surrounding islands. You can walk thr…
Viewpoint in St-François

Pointe des Châteaux

This long peninsula right at the eastern tip of Grande-Terre is a gorgeous stretch of landscape. With some good beaches on both sides, it's popular with locals who head here to escape the crowds in St-François. It's…