Top things to do

Top Choice Waterfall in Kaieteur National Park

Kaieteur Falls

You may have been to Salto Ángel or Iguazú Falls, seen Niagara or not even be particularly interested in waterfalls, but it doesn't matter: go to Kaieteur Falls. Watching 30,000 gallons of water shooting over a 250m…
Top Choice French in Cayenne

Les Palmistes

The best place to people-watch on the palm-tree-lined Place des Palmistes also serves up perfect Caribbean-French ambience. Sit on the wooden terrace with its wrought-iron balustrade to dine on fantastic salads, cre…
Top Choice Historic Site in St Laurent du Maroni

Camp de la Transportation

The eerie Camp de la Transportation, where prisoners arrived for processing, was the largest prison in French Guiana. Convicts arrived by boatfuls and it took 20 days to cross the Atlantic. The tourist office offers…
Top Choice Market in Cayenne

Central Market

Inside Cayenne's market, shoppers will find a vibrant jumble of Amerindian basketry, African-style paintings and carvings, piles of exotic spices at great prices, and soup stalls that serve up the best Vietnamese ph…
Top Choice Indian in Georgetown


For more than a half century, Shanta's has been filling Georgetown's bellies with the best roti, curries and chokas (roasted vegetables) this side of India. It's unbelievably inexpensive considering how delicious th…
Top Choice Javanese in Paramaribo


Family-run Javanese eateries line this laid-back residential street about 10 minutes by taxi from downtown Paramaribo. Rena, Mirioso, Pawiro and Saoto are some of the better known spots but any one will serve cheap…
Top Choice Fusion in Paramaribo


The food here – delicious daily soups and mains like duck leg confit in masala to an amazing pesto pasta topped with home-smoked bang bang (freshwater fish) and sundried tomatoes – would stand out anywhere in the wo…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Cayenne

Couleurs et Saveurs de Jo le Glacier

Choose from a huge assortment of delicious ice cream flavors such as patawa (a palm fruit), citronella, moka and passion fruit. The menu changes seasonally. Take it away (which is cheaper) or enjoy at cozy tables in…
Breakfast in Cayenne


One of the only places in town serving a complete breakfast. Come back again for a lunch of salads, sandwiches, sweet and savory crepes and fresh juices.
Chinese in Cayenne


One of the best of a slew of affordable Chinese restaurants. This friendly place has plenty of vegetarian options and a wide variety of meat and seafood dishes.