Top ChoiceBeach in Deshaies

Grande Anse

This superb golden-sand beach with no hotel development in sight is just 2km north of Deshaies. This is one of Basse-Terre's longest and prettiest stretches of sand. The place is no secret, though, and you won’t...

Top ChoiceInternational in Deshaies

Le Poisson Rouge

This elegant restaurant within Tendacayou Ecolodge & Spa is an atmospheric place for destination dining. Mains such as tuna tataki in granadilla sauce are delicious and beautifully presented, and you could...

Beach in Deshaies

Plage de Clugny

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

Gardens in Deshaies

Jardin Botanique de Deshaies

Away from the beach, Deshaies' top attraction is its botanical garden, which also has some interesting animal life to keep the kids entertained. Among the well-organised displays of amazing tropical flora (with...

French Caribbean in Deshaies

L’Amer

Ignore the lobster tank at the entrance to this conspicuously orange building, which is actually a refined Deshaies institution. The interesting menu takes in seafood and swordfish, and combines French tradition...

Seafood in Deshaies

Mahina

Overlooking the bay and boasting a great terrace as well as a 2nd-floor dining room with good views, this simple-looking place churns out far more sophisticated food than you might expect. As well as the usual...

French in Deshaies

La Savane

Look past the naff African-animal theme to find high-quality cuisine and a divine location right on the seafront, with a terrace from which to drink it all in. The menu blends classic French such as veal kidneys...

Creole in Deshaies

Le Coin des Pêcheurs

This colorful one-story beach restaurant has a great position overlooking the bay. Many alfrescoholics would go back to this breezy veranda by the sea for the location alone, but the well-priced Creole-eclectic...

Creole in Deshaies

La Kaz du Douanier

La Kaz is Creole for ‘house,’ and the oddly named 'House of the Customs Official' is the grand name for a wooden shack serving good homestyle cooking in snug surrounds. It has a few outdoor tables but no sea...

Creole in Deshaies

Les Hibiscus

This ramshackle but welcoming open-air eatery overlooking the beach serves classic Creole fare done properly. It's arguably the pick of the extensive bunch at Grande Anse. There's often live music at weekends,...