Attractions on Marie Galante

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Marie Galante has a rural appeal that allows its guests to keep things simple. Most visitors spend their days on the beaches, or taking advantage of a number of local hiking trails, but you can also spend some time learning about how this island has flourished over the years by checking out local museums and landmarks that pay particular focus to agricultural advances. 


Plage de Folle Anse

There are a large selection of beaches to enjoy on the island. Just click on the name of each beach for detailed information about that part of the coast.

Anse Canot: Anse Canot is a crescent-shaped beach located in Gosier, near Pointe-a-Pitre.

A second location for beach-goers to consider is Plage de Folle Anse. When on the island of Marie Galante, simply follow the coastal road D-206. Plage de Folle Anse is located between Anse La Frais and Ansa Ballet.

Petite-Anse: Soak up some sun on the beach or head out to deeper waters for a magnificent scuba diving excursion. Scuba trips depart from the shores three times each day.

Luckily, you will find plenty of other choices for beaches on the island. To read our full guide to beaches, visit this page.


Assuming you like to explore other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation on Marie Galante.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Ecomussee de Marie Galante. It is located in southern Marie Galante. Learn everything you need to know about one of the quieter islands in Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, at this cultural and history museum.

The table directly below offers a few details concerning a museum on the island.

Museums On Marie Galante
Name Phone Location Island
Ecomussee de Marie Galante (059) 097-4868 1.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Grand-Bourg Marie-Galante

Historical Sites

Enjoy exploring the history of the places you visit? If so, you should consider visiting a historical site while on vacation on Marie Galante.

Historic Sites On Marie Galante
Name Type Phone Location Island
Delices de Siblet Sugar Factory Historical Site (059) 097-0287 0.6 mi. North of Central Grand-Bourg Marie-Galante

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Visitors may explore some other interesting places to visit on Marie Galante.

The table just below enables you to learn more details on other kinds of sites of interest to vacationers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Marie Galante
Name Type Location
Distillerie Poisson Distillery 0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Grand-Bourg
Rhum Belle Distillery Distillery Central Marie Galante

Botanical Gardens

Travelers can spend some time in one of the botanical gardens on Marie Galante.

If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Jardin de Buckingham, which is located on Marie Galante. Discover the island's tradition of a garden hike with the Vinbatamarin family as you explore these beautiful and flourishing grounds.

The gardens worth looking into can be seen below.

Gardens On Marie Galante
Name Type Location
Jardin de Buckingham Botanical Garden 0.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Grand-Bourg
Jardin de l'Habitation Murat Botanical Garden 0.1 mi. South of Central Grand-Bourg

Despite being the largest of Guadeloupe's outer islands, Marie Galante has  small town feel.  You can play off this and keep your sightseeing at a minimal, or go for it and squeeze them all in.  


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