Attractions in Basse Terre

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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.


There are a large selection of beaches to choose from, although they are all found in neighboring areas. Click on the beach names for a detailed guide to that particular stretch of sand.

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.

Another place that beach-goers can consider is Anse Salee. Surrounded by trees and homes, Anse Salee is neither tropical looking nor remote. However, the cool waters are still perfect for anyone looking for a quick dip.

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.

Of course, you can find some other beaches nearby. Click here to see our guide to beaches for Basse Terre.

Landmark Attractions

La Bonifière is a museum on the outskirts 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're intrigued by 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 merely a few of the options that are available. Make your way to this extended discussion regarding other enjoyable places to visit in and near the area if you want to find some more information.

Natural Attractions

Vacationers who like being outside will typically have a pleasant time visiting Le Mangofil. <p>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.</p>

Basse Terre has a nice selection of choices. If you want to get more details about natural attractions in and near the area, can learn more by going to this page.


Guadeloupe Casinos

Vacationers don't usually come to Basse Terre for its gambling opportunities, although there is one such place, 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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