Deshaies Attractions

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Visitors in Deshaies will find that the attractions they have the easiest access to reside along the coast in the form of several beaches with vary in style.  To find other attractions, like landmarks, museums, and waterfalls, you'll have to travel outside of town, but these sites are never too far off that it is a hassle to make it happen.


You will find a large selection of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for those who enjoy the underwater scene. Just click on the beach names for a detailed review of that particular location.

Anse Tillet: A bit of a rough journey to go with the rougher waves, Anse Tillet is a less visited beach that is perfect for a private getaway with the entire family. People who want to relax can do so with the privacy of a forest blocking any signs of civilization, while those looking for some activity can ride and fight the waves.

A second place that beach-goers can consider is Anse du Grand Bas Vent. Overlooking the beach is the abandoned hotel. Other than that, the beach is clear of structures, and the line of trees block the views of the small town the beach is located in.

Anse Riffiet: As the main Northern Coastal Highway: N-2, passes through Riffiet, a road to the West will take you right to the beach. If staying in Riffiet, you could probably walk, though anywhere else a care will be needed.

Needless to say, you will find many other beaches to choose from in and around the area. To reach our detailed page about beaches, click here.


Assuming you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Deshaies.

A landmark worth visiting is Ecomusée CréoleArt. It is situated 4.7 mi. Southeast of central Deshaies. Operating hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Musee du Rhum. It is situated at Distillerie Reimonenq and situated 6.0 mi. East-Southeast of central Deshaies. The museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The chart just below offers some details concerning a few the available museums nearby.

Museums Near Deshaies
Name Phone Location
Ecomusée CréoleArt (059) 028-6798 4.7 mi. Southeast of Central Deshaies
Musee du Rhum (059) 028-8255 6.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Deshaies

Historical Sites

Like learning about the history of foreign countries? If yes, you should consider visiting a historical site while vacationing in Deshaies.

Notre Dame des Larmes is a historical site just outside of Deshaies. A beautiful shrine atop a mini canyon with small pools that are open to swimmers, this site has a sense of healing and spirit about it that takes leaves guests feeling in awe of their surroundings.

Historic Sites Near Deshaies
Name Type Phone Location Island
Notre Dame des Larmes Historical Site -- 1.6 mi. South of Central Deshaies Basse-Terre

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Travelers may experience some other worthwhile places worth visiting close to Deshaies.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Deshaies
Name Type Location Island
Domaine de Severin Distillery 7.7 mi. Southeast of Central Deshaies Basse-Terre


Even though most visitors are attracted by the beautiful water and coastline, that isn't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. One such example is Le Saut Acomat. It is situated 7.4 mi. South of central Deshaies.

Botanical Gardens

Guests can also spend some time in one of the botanical gardens nearby.

If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, consider visiting Jardin Botanique de Deshaies, which is found 3.2 mi. South-Southwest of central Deshaies. Discover all of the natural beauty of the island's natural flora and fauna with just one visit to this peaceful and well-maintained botanical garden.

The gardens you'll be able to find are provided in the following table.

Gardens Near Deshaies
Name Type Location
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies Botanical Garden 3.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Deshaies
Jardin Créole Botanical Garden 4.8 mi. East of Central Deshaies

If you've got a few days to spare in Deshaies, you can plan your getaway so that you'll be able to see almost all of the important attractions in the area.  Of course, sending your time sunk into the sand is a perfectly acceptable way to spend every moment of your vacation as well.  


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