Top things to do

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Ste-Rose

Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin

This Unesco Biosphere Reserve just off the coast of Basse-Terre makes for a superb day trip. A chain of small coral islets sitting atop a 25km-long coral wall, the reserve supports unique ecosystems including mangro…
Creole in Ste-Rose

Chez Clara

Across the road from Ste-Rose's small fishing harbor, this casually gracious place has sea views and serves up classics such as tuna tartare, veal cutlet and lamb steak. Don't come here in a hurry – this is the clas…
Seafood in Ste-Rose

Le Poulpe

This small place is a local institution and locals tell you it is the place to go to for the best Creole take on seafood dishes. Do not miss their excellent fricassé de chatroux (octopus stew).
Museum in Ste-Rose

Musée du Rhum

Those who want to understand how the ambrosia called rum starts in the sugarcane fields and ends on their palates should really head to this excellent museum, which has thorough explanations in English. It’s at the …