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Top Choice International in Deshaies

La Table du Poisson Rouge

This elegant restaurant within the Tendacayou Ecolodge & Spa is an atmospheric place for destination dining. And you could lose yourself in the homemade moelleux au chocolat (chocolate cake) that arrives at the …
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…
French in Deshaies

L’Amer

Unmissably orange on the outside, refined and stylish inside, this is a Deshaies institution. The interesting (and pricey) menu takes in seafood and swordfish, and combines French tradition with an eye to local flav…
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…
Beach 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 entire place is no secret though, and you won…
Seafood in Deshaies

Mahina

Overlooking the bay and boasting a great terrace as well as a second-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 se…
Creole in Deshaies

Les Hibiscus

This joyous, welcoming open-air eatery overlooking the beach serves classic Creole fare, and it serves it done right: rich, filling and more compellingly seasoned than in its nearby competitors.
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…
International in Deshaies

Hemingway

Down the road from the Domaine de la Pointe Batterie hotel, this appealing venue 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 e…
Creole in Deshaies

La Kaz

La Kaz is Creole for ‘house,’ and this wooden shack is certainly homely. Nothing fancy, just good homestyle cooking in snug surrounds. It has a few outdoor tables but no sea views.