Welcome to Grande-Terre
By comparison the eastern side of the island is barely touched by tourism: it's largely open to the Atlantic's waves, and instead of beaches has crashing surf off much of its rocky coastline. It is popular with surfers, however, who converge on the town of Le Moule.
Northern Grande-Terre is one of the most scenically impressive parts of Guadeloupe, but its tourism industry is very undeveloped. It's a wonderful place to spend a day driving around – towering sea cliffs on one side and excellent beaches on the other make it a great choice for those wanting to avoid the crowds elsewhere.