Basse Terre Attractions

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One could say that the entire island of Basse Terre is a natural attraction all itself, what with is volcano, waterfalls, and forested lands.  But visitors should make themselves away of the other sites that exist including a few landmarks and museums, and of course, the coast which is lined with fantastic beaches.

Beaches

You will find several beaches to visit, though all of them are found nearby. Click on the name of each beach to read a detailed article concerning that section of the coast.

Anse Duquery: Tucked away and isolated to the extreme south of Guadeloupe, Anse Duquery offers the privacy and undisturbed views that one can often expect from natural beaches. And while the beach my not be the stereotypical tropical beach, it offers its own take on what a Caribbean beach can be.

A second alternative for beach-goers to consider is Anse Salee. Located right off Highway N-1 between Basse Terre and Capesterre Bella Eau, Anse Salee is easily reached by anyone via a rental car or taxi. However, the beach does not normally serve people from outside the area, so parking may be limited.

Anse St Sauveur: The beach may be away from tourist, but it can still get crowded. Anse St. Sauveur servers the adjacent residential area and can be a popular place to spend free time on hot days, as the many trees offer some shade while the cool water can refresh.

Nearby areas have a nice selection of beaches. Read this extended discussion if you want to find out some more facts.

Landmark Attractions

La Bonifière is a museum just on the edge of Basse Terre. A historic mill today serves as the largest coffee grinder on the island. The property dates back to 1760 and although tours are currently on hold, visitors are still welcome to stop by and explore on their own.

If you want to observe the distillery process, another landmark you might consider visiting is Distillerie Bologne Tours. Named for the Bologna family that migrated from the Netherlands in the 17th and 18th centuries, Distillerie Bologne is a major rum producer on the island to this day, and encourages visitors to tour the property and see how the popular beverage is made.

Aqueduc et Réservoir de Petite Guinée: This unique historical site was registered as a historical monument in March of 2003 and consists of a network of pipes used to draw water from its source to the neighborhood of St. Francis.

These examples are just some of the available options. Visit this page which is all about other interesting places to visit in and near Basse Terre if you'd like to find additional specifics.

Natural Attractions

One of the worthwhile local attractions is Le Mangofil. At its heart, Le Mangofil is a zip-lining adventure park, but the activities available here for adults and children alike are endless and include everything from miniature golf to ATV courses.

Luckily, you can find a wider range of choices. Click this link to find our extended discussion of natural attractions in and around the area.

Casinos

Guadeloupe Casinos

Travelers don't usually stay in Basse Terre to gamble, but there is one option, Karubbean Poker.

A few days spent on Basse Terre should be a few days spent outdoors, but it doesn't have to be.  With several options existing in each category, the sites you see can certainly be catered to fit into the type of vacation style you desire to achieve. 

 

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