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La Desirade

Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe
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A small island full of big discoveries

Be prepared for a rather rough ferry crossing, as the waters past Pointe des Chateaux are pretty... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
skyisblu
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Montreal, Canada
Very nice island

La Desirade is not a part of Grande-Terre, it's a small island about 20km away from St. Francois... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2016
Ray21521
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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For those people who really want to get away from it all, this former leper colony is the least visited island in the Guadeloupe archipelago.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Be prepared for a rather rough ferry crossing, as the waters past Pointe des Chateaux are pretty bad. If you experience motion sickness, make sure to ride up top, where you can see the horizon - it might make the crossing more bearable. Once you...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2016

La Desirade is not a part of Grande-Terre, it's a small island about 20km away from St. Francois, and it takes about 45 min to get there by boat (27 Euro per person). It's a good place to hike, watch iguanas, and spend time at...More

1  Thank Ray21521
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Guadeloupe presents 3 choices of short break away trips: Les Saintes on the south, Marie-Galante east and La Desirade north-east, the latter being the smallest 22 sq.km rocky piece within 45 min boat trip from Saint-Francois. Prepare your company for some troubled waters on the...More

8  Thank Tema A
Reviewed 19 August 2013

I've been living out here for a little while and it's so so beautiful. Unlike the other islands, it is no so touristy, and so I feel like you get a much better impression of true Guadeloupean life. The wildlife is also excellent, with huge...More

6  Thank Jeannette S
Reviewed 19 August 2012

We took the ferry from and to Saint-Francois on the new Babou One which took about 45 minutes. This island has mainly one 11-kilometre departmental road that runs along the south side of the island. Other than being picked up and dropped off at the...More

9  Thank RumRunner65
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