Attractions in Deshaies

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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 discover an abundance of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at several locations, if some of the people in your group enjoy this relaxing pastime. You can click on the name of each beach for more information concerning that particular stretch of sand.

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 to consider is Anse du Grand Bas Vent. Those wanting to visit the beach can take Highway N-2 into the small area of Bas Vent. When there, simply head as far north as you can, and you will find the beach.

Anse Riffiet: Encased by walls of trees on three sides, and wavy water on the fourth, Anse Riffiet gives the feeling of seclusion even though you are just feet from neighborhoods and communities.

These examples are just a few of your choices. Click to read our article concerning beaches for Deshaies.


If you like to become more aware of other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Deshaies.

A common landmark for vacationers is Ecomusée CréoleArt. It is located 4.7 mi. Southeast of central Deshaies. Learn all that you can about Guadeloupe in one day when you visit Ecomusée CréoleArt, a living history museum which focuses on natural, historical, and cultural attributes of the island, as well as the ingenuity of the typical Creole garden.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Musee du Rhum. It can be found at Distillerie Reimonenq and found 6.0 mi. East-Southeast of central Deshaies. Although the name of the museum may have you convinced you'll only be learning about rum, there is much more to be seen here regarding the history of the entire country.

The table directly below shows more information on 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

In case you like to immerse yourself in the historical roots of foreign countries, you should consider visiting a historical site while on vacation 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

Vacationers can explore some other worthwhile sites worth visiting nearby.

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


Although most travelers are drawn by the beautiful coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. One such example is Le Saut Acomat. It is located 7.4 mi. South of central Deshaies.

Botanical Gardens

Guests can also experience one of the botanical gardens nearby.

To surround yourself with beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Jardin Botanique de Deshaies, which is found 3.2 mi. South-Southwest of central Deshaies. Set on seven hectare, the garden are flourishing with both local and rare plants. The entire path that travels through the garden is wheelchair accessible so everyone can enjoy this tranquil setting.

The gardens worth considering are shown 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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