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Les Saintes: one of the most beautiful bays in the world


South of Guadeloupe, Les Saintes archipelago is an irresistibly beautiful paradise, with turquoise waters, multi-coloured fish, and colourful houses.

Located 30 minutes by boat from Basse-Terre, the Saints are composed of nine small islands, of which only two are inhabited: Terre-de-Haut relies on fishing, and Terre-de-Bas is more agrarian. The best known is Terre-de-Haut, with its breathtaking bay that is among the most beautiful on the planet. A paradise of 15 square kilometres, it has a charming car-free village lined with multi-coloured wooden houses that are inhabited by fishermen with blue eyes and fair skin, descendants of the small Breton colony that landed there in the 17th century.

An enchanting place for hiking, particularly around Fort Napoleon, or for snorkelling activities to discover exceptional underwater seascapes, the island is full of diverse and varied water activities. Those seeking relaxation can also enjoy the many island beaches and may have the chance to attend the laying of eggs or the birth of sea turtles on the beach of Grande Anse usually at dusk from May to July.

Finally, if you still have some time, take the boat to Terre-de-Bas, smaller and more secret but equally as attractive as its big sister.

Terre-de-Haut Tourism Office
Place du Gouverneur du Lion
Les Saintes
97137 Terre-de-Haut

+590 (0)5 90 94 30 61

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