Welcome to Les Saintes
These tiny islands 10km to the south of Basse-Terre are many people’s highlight of Guadeloupe, as they allow visitors to enjoy a slice of the old Caribbean, far from the development and urban sprawl that has affected the mainland. As mountainous charmers with great beaches, Les Saintes may not exactly be a secret to the many Basse-Terre day-trippers, but they are still probably Guadeloupe's least explored corner, and easily one of its most beautiful. As well as splendid beaches, there's first-class diving and some wonderful restaurants.
Terre-de-Haut is where nearly everyone means when they speak of coming here, though some also visit next-door Terre-de-Bas, the only other inhabited island in the chain. Do not miss this charming corner of Guadeloupe.