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La Desirade

Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe
+590 590 20-0614
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“la desirade” (3 reviews)
“small island” (2 reviews)
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Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe
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"la desirade"
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"small island"
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"saint francois"
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"plateau"
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"baie"
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"fifi"
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"stops"
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"swimming"
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"iguanas"
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"town"
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Reviewed 22 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

4  Thank skyisblu
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Reviewed 22 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

3  Thank Ray21521
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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

11  Thank Tema A
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Reviewed 20 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

7  Thank Jeannette S
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Reviewed 20 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

10  Thank RumRunner65
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