Itinerary: The Sand and Sun of the Guadeloupe Islands

Itinerary: The Sand and Sun of the Guadeloupe Islands Sainte-Anne gp
Day 1

 Arrival at Pointe-à-Pitre Airport Toubana Hotel & Spa****

Sainte Anne, Guadeloupe

Tel : +590 (0) 5 90 90 46 46

http://www.toubana.com

Late afternoon          

Get your first feel of the Guadeloupe Islands by watching the beautiful sunset in the town of Sainte Anne. Visit the town’s artisan village, local market and taste the delicious “bokit” or conch brochettes sold in the food truck! Welcome to Guadeloupe Islands!

Sainte Anne is bursting with flavors and colors. The markets along the beaches and in the center of towns are an essential part of Guadeloupean life, selling a variety of artisanal products including: local coffee from the “Bourbon Pointu”, cocoa and an array of spices.

Dinner & Night at La Toubana Hotel & Spa****


Day 2

Departure for Basse Terre

Morning                    

Visit the National Park: Hike the majestic and mildly active La Soufrière Volcano with a guide. Visit the naturally therapeutic Yellow Baths and the waterfalls “Les Bassins Bleus”.

Lunch at traditional French Creole restaurant “Les Bananiers” in Caspesterre-belle-eau on the Plage des Bananiers black sand beach

Afternoon

Visit Basse Terre – The capital city – Fort Delgres at sunset

Dinner at La Toubana Hotel & Spa****


Day 3

COOKING LESSON AND LUNCH in Saint François at Popots-Maison 

 Learn how to make our “Dog Sauce”, Guadeloupeans “go-to” sauce that locals use to enhance their dishes

Popots Maison-Galerie

Quartier Sèze Galeries de Crystal Beach

05 90 91 05 75

http://popots-maison.com/

Afternoon

Visit the most eastern point on Grande Terre “Pointe des Châteaux” – Saint François

Dinner at La Toubana Hotel & Spa****


Day 4

Transfer to Pointe-à-Pitre to take the morning ferry to the island of Marie Galante and discover our authentic Caribbean paradise.

Marie Galante Tourist Board : www.ot-mariegalante.com

Tour the island in a traditional oxcart and the sugarcane fields in a traditional bull carriage

Visit the Rhum Bielle Distillerie

 Rhum Bielle Distillerie

97112 Grand Bourg de Marie Galante

Tel: +11 (0)590 97 93 62

http://www.rhumbielle.com/

Afternoon

Visit two of our pristine white sand beaches: La Plage Vieux Port and La Plage Feuillère and discover Le Trou à Diable- a must-do for any sightseeing tour of Marie Galante.

 Return to Grande Terre via the Ferry

Dinner & Night La Toubana Hotel & Spa****


Day 5

Departure for 3 Rivières to take the ferry to Les Saintes

Les Saintes Tourist Board: http://www.lessaintes.fr/

Morning

  • Tasting of Les Saintes pastry specialty: “Le Tourment D’Amour”
  • Check-in at Les Petits Saints
  • Visit Fort Napoleon overlooking Les Saintes Bay, one of 10 most beautiful bays in the world as designated by UNESCO.

Lunch                        

Bistro/Restaurant Ti Kaz la

10, rue Benoit Cassin

97137 Trois-Terre de haut, Les Saintes, Guadeloupe

Tel. +11 (0)590 99 57 63

http://www.tikazla.com/

Afternoon

Discover Les Saintes by foot, Pain de Sucre Beach, Cemetery

Dinner & Night Auberge les Petits Saints

 Auberge Les Petits Saints

La Savane, 97137 Basse Terre, France
+590 590 99-5099

http://www.petitssaints.com/ 

 

Day 6

Morning                    

Sailing in Les Saintes Bay, one of the 10 most beautiful bays in the world

Lunch

 Au bon Vivre restaurant 

31 rue Jean Calot 
97137 Terre de Haut
http://www.aubonvivre.com 
+05 90 94 19 84

Afternoon      
Visit Bourg, the main shopping street and tour the colorful bistros along the road

Depart for Basse-Terre

Check in and dinner at Auberge de la Vieille Tour, Gosier, Grande Terre      

Located in Gosier, the largest resort in Guadeloupe, L’Auberge de la Vieille Tour invites guests to a relaxing holiday. Distinguished by its exceptionally elegant colonial architecture and decoration, which evoke the charm of another era, the hotel also features one of the best restaurants in Grande Terre. Always looking for new creations and using many local ingredients, the Chef combines talent with classic and exotic flavors.

Auberge de la Vielle Tour

Montauban

97190 Gosier Guadeloupe

http://auberge-vieille-tour.fr/?lang=en

(+590) 59 08 42323

After dinner: Mixology experience at Auberge de la Vieille Tour’s renowned bar 

 

Day 7

Step back in time with a visit to Guadeloupe’s coffee plantation at la Plantation La Grivelière

La Grivelière 
Vallée de la Grande Rivière 
97119 Vieux Habitants 
Guadeloupe
http://habitationlagriveliere.com 

Guadeloupe Islands is the oldest coffee growing region in the Americas. In 1726, Gabriel Mathieu de Clieu (former Governor of Guadeloupe) introduced Arabica Typica coffee seeds to Guadeloupe, originating from the Royal Botany Garden in Paris. This variety of Arabica Typica has remained pure with no mixing with other varieties. While coffee production is very small today, the product is high-quality and original to the first taste of coffee.

Lunch & Visit of the Botanical Garden in Deshaies

Botanical Garden

Jardin Botanique de Deshaies
97126 Deshaies

Tel: +11 (0)590 28 43 02

http://www.jardin-botanique.com

Afternoon

Relax at the awe-inspiring, golden sand Grand Anse beach

Deshaies Tourist Board: http://www.tourisme-deshaies.com/

Sunset Tea time at the terrace of Tendacayou, Eco Lodge Boutique Hotel & Spa 

Beneath the shade of a palm and a mango tree, Sylvie and Georges built their own home out of wood and then painted it in many colors. They also tamed the running waters from the natural sources and worked to preserve the surrounding rainforest so that the flora and fauna could continue to thrive. In the branches of an old tree, they built cabins and tree houses for their children and friends to stay in. They later added a wellness spa in the middle of this nature-inspired world.

 Eco Lodge Boutique Hotel & Spa

Matouba – 97126 Deshaies, Guadeloupe

Tel: +11 (0)590 28 42 72

http://www.tendacayou.com/en/

Dinner & Night at Auberge de la Vieille Tour, Gosier, Grande Terre   

 

Day 8

Check out hotel 8.30 am

Discover Lively Pointe-a-Pitre with its colorful market, shopping street, musical performances and churches (Saint Paul Church, St John Perse museum)

Lunch “on the go” at a traditional food truck, taste our famous “bokit”

2pm depart for Airport

4:05PM                       Flight from Pointe-à-Pitre to Miami

7:05PM                       Arrive Miami

 

 

 

 

 

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board: www.guadeloupe-islands.com

France Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France: http://us.rendezvousenfrance.com