A cruise in the fall : the Guadeloupe and its islands

You are already tired of the gray skies and cold autumn ? In the west Indies, November sounds at the end of the hurricane season. Just before the start of the tourist season, it is time to take a look at the listings of boats for you to prepare a cruise of dream, between crystal clear waters and paradise beaches ! Where to go for a dream cruise in the fall ? Of Guadeloupe to the Saintes, passing by la Désirade and Marie-Galante, put the cap on the Caribbean !

Cape on the island of Guadeloupe for a cruise aboard a sailboat occasion

By renting a sailboat or a catamaran used in Pointe-à-Pitre, you can start by exploring the Caribbean coast of Basse-Terre, and visit the Cousteau Reserve to admire the richness of the underwater life in these latitudes. Then head to an anchorage of choice : the bay of Grande Anse, perfect to enjoy a swim in paradise and a picnic on a beautiful beach.

As a family, you will then go to discover the Botanical garden of Deshaiesand then the Parc des Mamelles where it is possible to observe many local species (raccoons, monkeys, birds, etc). On the way to Grande Terre, do not miss to stop at the warm market of Saint-Antoine, for you to refuel. Cap then on to the lovely beach of Bois Jolan. If you have small children, it is the ideal place : the place is protected by a lagoon and the trees provide shade benefactor on the shore. For a beach dotted with swaying palm trees, head to la Caravelle, Sainte Anne, where you can enjoy close to the town a bokitor a delicious chicken boucané. The last step before the crossing to la Désirade island, the Pointe des Chateaux, east of Saint Francis. The place is magical and looks like a brittany… the cold and the clouds at least !

Take off to the wild island of La Désirade island, catamaran hire

The swell is likely for the trip to la Desirade, located 8 km from the Grande Terre. You’ll appreciate being on board of a catamaran, is more stable in navigation. Once on site, you can expect a pleasant change of scenery : if, at first glance, the landscape seems the same, the place is different. Here, infrastructures are few and the tourism industry is still virtually absent. Only one road crosses the island from one end to the other and most of the land are uninhabited. It is even said that here, iguanas are more numerous than human beings… to the great delight of boaters in search of authenticity ! Has Beausejourthe main village, the small fishing harbor and its colorful boats provide a certain charm to the island. From your boat, you can enjoy watching a beautiful sunset. You will have understood, tranquillity and relaxation will be the watchwords of this leg of your cruise in Guadeloupe.

Let yourself be charmed by the beautiful and authentic Marie-Galante

Then join, after being ironed by Saint Francis, the famous and still wild Marie-Galante. Just as picturesque as its neighbor, The Désirade, it offers more places and anchorages to explore. This is the case of the beach of the Feuillère, long stretch of white sand lined with palm trees, great place to come and relax. You will find anything to taste the local cuisine, made up mainly of fresh fish – and maybe even will you have the chance to fish it yourself, since your sailboat rental ! After a coconut sorbet or a “Floup” in a straw hut for the more timid, in the direction of Saint-Louis, to swim with the turtles. Distilleries in plantations, you will also be able to survey the interior of the island, the time of day. The opportunity to discover the history of Marie-Galante and you push into his lands, in an enchanting promenade among the old mills.

Last step of this cruise in Guadeloupe : the wonderful Holy

It is not for nothing if this archipelago of 8 small islands sees some of its beaches to be among the most beautiful bays in the world ! Only Terre-de-Haut and Terre-de-Bas are inhabited, but thanks to your yacht rental, you will be able to explore the coves and the most remote. If you want to paddle or snorkeling, then this is the place ! For a swim, visit the beach of Pompierre or Petite Anse. Then take the time to rent a scooter to ride to admire the fantastic panorama from the Fort Napoleon, where you will then be able to discover the botanical garden, harboring most of the endemic species of the island. Before going back aboard your boat, go down rue Benoit Cassin, to enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants of the island.

Do not wait more and book now a ship for your next cruise in Guadeloupe !

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