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

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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, countless species of fish, and colourful houses.

Located 30 minutes by boat from Basse-Terre, Les Saintes are composed of nine small islands, of which only two are inhabited: Terre-de-Haut relies on fishing, and Terre-de-Bas is rooted in agriculture. Undoubtedly the best-known is Terre-de-Haut, with its breathtaking bay, among the most beautiful on our 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, including kite surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and much more! 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 Grande Anse beach: usually at dusk from May to July.

Finally, if you still have some time, take the boat to Terre-de-Bas, smaller and more hidden away, but just as enticing as its big sister.

Terre-de-Haut Tourism Office
18 rue Jean Calot
97137 Terre-de-Haut
Les Saintes

+590 (0)5 90 94 30 61