Marie-Galante (island) — Marie-Galante’s culture and environment are still untouched by tourism. A.K.A. “Island of a Hundred Windmills”, this island is known for its beautiful beaches. Nicknamed “La Grande Gallette” (the big pancake) because of its round shape, the sugar cane and rum industries have dominated the lives of its residents—the island’s rum is the […]
Musée Schoelcher (24 rue Peynier, Pointe-à-Pitre, Grande-Terre)—this museum in Pointe-à-Pitre’s is in honor of the Alsace, France native who was behind the movement to abolish slavery in the French West Indies during the 19th century. This museum ‘s exhibit traces his life and work, as well as displaying some of his personal possessions. Admission: €2 […]
Pays de la Canne (Ancienne Usine de Beauport, Port-Louis, Grande-Terre) — Port-Louis, the storied capital of Guadeloupe’s sugar cane industry, is home to Pays de la Canne—a refurbished sugar cane plant where all the mysteries behind transforming cane into sugar are revealed. Take a fun and educational tour of the cultural and scientific centre, sample […]
Rum Museum and Insect Collection (Belle Vue, Sainte-Rose, Basse-Terre) – visitors can go to the Reimonenq Distillery and the Rum Museum to learn the secrets behind making this world-renowned, history-rich spirit and why not wet your whistle while you’re at it! This is a “must see” destination for rum lovers everywhere. This distillery makes various […]
Séverin Estate / Domaine de Séverin (Sainte-Rose, Basse-Terre) — the Séverin family has been distilling rum in Sainte-Rose, north of Basse-Terre, since 1927. Their 50-proof white rum earned Gold at Paris’s Concours Général Agricole in 2007. Open to the public, the estate is a great place to learn about how local rum is made—from growing […]
Windsurfing – visitors interested in this watersport activity are often advised to visit Galion Bay (Saint Martin) from November to May – which reputedly offers some of the best windsurfing conditions on the island. Such travelers can contact for further details: Wind Adventures (www.wind-adventures.com) and Windy Reef (www.windyreef.com).
Windsurf — se recomienda a los visitantes interesados en esta actividad de deportes acuáticos que visiten la Bahía de Galion (San Martín) de noviembre a mayo, que supuestamente ofrece algunas de las mejores condiciones de windsurf en la isla. Dichos viajeros pueden contactar para obtener más detalles: Wind Adventures (www.wind-adventures.com) y Windy Reef (www.windyreef.com).
Simpson Bay (Sint Maarten) — Skirting the runway of Princess Juliana International Airport and the picturesque fishing village of Simpson Bay, this undeveloped strip of fine sand runs to the foot of the “Pointe Burgeaux” rocks.
Bahía de Simpson (Sint Maarten) — bordeando la pista de aterrizaje del Aeropuerto Internacional Princesa Juliana y el pintoresco pueblo pesquero de Bahía de Simpson, esta franja no desarrollada de arena fina corre al pie de las rocas “Pointe Burgeaux”.
Scuba Diving — along the coasts of Saint-Martin / Sint Maarten, over 55 sites are currently listed and visited daily by dive centers, which welcome every year a growing number of passionate lovers of the subsea. From beginners to masters, all levels can find here welcoming structures to start discovering the island´s largest playground: its […]