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Top Choice Seafood in Plage de Malendure & Pigeon Island

La Touna

This superfriendly, stylish place on the seafront has a sumptuous Creole menu with a French twist and specializes in fresh seafood (there’s a lobster tank here where you can choose your dinner). The terrace has grea…
Top Choice International in Deshaies

La Table du Poisson Rouge

This elegant restaurant within the Tendacayou Ecolodge & Spa is an atmospheric place just perfect for that special meal. And you could lose yourself in the homemade moelleux au chocolat (chocolate cake) that arr…
Nature Reserve in Plage de Malendure & Pigeon Island

Réserve Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau brought Pigeon Island to international attention by declaring it to be one of the world’s top dive areas. The waters surrounding the island are now protected as an underwater park. The majority of t…
French in Deshaies

La Savane

Ignore the tacky gorilla sculpture at the entrance – this restaurant wins plaudits for its high-quality cuisine and divine location right on the seafront, with a terrace from which to drink it all in. Classic French…
French-Creole in Deshaies


Unmissably orange on the outside, refined and stylish inside, this is a Deshaies favorite. The interesting menu takes in seafood and swordfish and combines French tradition with an eye to local flavors. Downstairs t…
Creole in Deshaies

Le Coin des Pêcheurs

This colorful one-story beach restaurant has a great position overlooking the bay. With such breathtaking surroundings, many alfrescoholics would go back to this breezy veranda by the sea for the location alone; but…
Creole in Deshaies

La Kaz

La Kaz is Creole for ‘house,’ and this red-painted wooden shack is certainly homely. A wide range of Creole cookery awaits and there’s live music here on Saturday evening, when it becomes one of the jumpiest joints …
International in Deshaies


Down the road from the Domaine de la Pointe Batterie hotel, this new place has unbeatably good views of the bay and a terrace that’s a treat to dine on as long as the wind isn’t too strong. The whole place exudes st…
in Northern Basse-Terre

Maison du Cacao

in Deshaies

Les Hibiscus