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  • To the north of Basseterre, the area reputed to be the wildest area on the island, Deshaies is a tiny village of Creole huts installed against the cliffs, facing the Caribbean Sea. It is conveniently located a few dozen minutes by car from the beach of Grande Anse, deemed the most beautiful of Basse-Terre....
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  • Deshaies is located in Basse-Terre and is a peaceful little village where the natural surroundings have been preserved.
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  • Tucked quietly away in the middle of a cove, the botanical gardens are among the attractions Deshaies has to offer.
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  • The village is home to some typically Creole houses.
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  • You should definitely visit the picturesque church of Deshaies if you are passing through the village.
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  • You will find three beaches close to Deshaies, including the beach of Grande Anse, which is known for being the most beautiful one in Basse-Terre.
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  • Deshaies is a charming little fishing village that is typical of Guadeloupe.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination The islands of Guadeloupe

To the north of Basseterre, the area reputed to be the wildest area on the island, Deshaies is a tiny village of Creole huts installed against the cliffs, facing the Caribbean Sea. It is conveniently located a few dozen minutes by car from the beach of Grande Anse, deemed the most beautiful of Basse-Terre.

Deshaies: what to do?

The trips that are offered the most often is a mini-cruise for a whole day to the island of Marie Galante. On Basse-Terre : one day in 4X4 on the theme of nature (rain forest, excursion to the foot of the Soufrière volcano, the Carbet waterfalls, bathing in a waterfall); a day by 4X4 (visit a rum distillery and a banana grove). And for sports: canyoning, rambling, horse-riding in the forest.

To the north of Basse-Terre, the area reputed to be the wildest area on the island, Deshaies is a tiny village of Creole huts installed against the cliffs, facing the Caribbean Sea. It is conveniently located a few dozen minutes by car from the beach of Grande Anse, deemed the most beautiful of Basse-Terre.

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Deshaies: the key figures

Surface area : 1704.0 km2

Population : 444515 inhabitants

  • The nature very close by.
  • The authenticity of a Creole village.

Reminders

Remember to be careful on the roads. Do not forget your sunscreen lotion and a hat.

To avoid

The hurricane season (September-October) should be avoided .

Deshaies: what to eat?

The main dish is the colombo. You will eat a lot of chicken. For a starter, accras cod, Creole blood sausages. Coconut milk is also part of Caribbean cuisine.

Deshaies: what to buy?

You can bring back some rum, punch, madras fabrics, spices, exotic flowers, latania crafts and a CD by zouk.

Deshaies Reviewedhotels
  • 7.65 /10
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    Le Rayon Vert
    Deshaies - The islands of Guadeloupe
    Hotel Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    The Rayon Vert has charm and tranquillity. A small isolated hotel ...

  • 7.5 /10
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    Fort-Royal
    Deshaies - The islands of Guadeloupe
    Hotel Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    The Fort-Royal hotel has a great location: a beautiful park between ...

  • 7.35 /10
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    Fleur des Îles
    Deshaies - The islands of Guadeloupe
    Hotel Hotel 2 Etoile(s)

    The Fleur des Iles is a residence formed of bungalows suitable ...

  • 7.35 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Caraibes Bonheur
    Deshaies - The islands of Guadeloupe
    Hotel Hotel 4 Etoile(s)

    The Caraibes Bonheur is a small, charming hotel residence located ...

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