Pointe a Pitre Attractions

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One of the best things about staying in Pointe a Pitre is that there is no excuse not to stay busy.  Attractions are quiet varied, whether you prefer to spend your days hiking to remote and picturesque waterfalls, lying on the beach, or touring local landmarks. 

Beaches

You will discover a large number of beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, for those who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on each beach name to read a detailed article concerning that particular location.

If you are hoping to go snorkeling, a beach where that's an option is Ilet a Cochons. Located right across Pointe-a-Pitre, this beach offers wonderful views of the city without all of the crowds. Guests will be free to claim there spot in the sand and spread out, while the playful can go out in the water.

Another good option for snorkeling fans is Bas-du-Fort. Avoid all of the crowds of the city and plan to visit the beach at Bas-du-Fort, where the beaches are hardly ever crowded. This is one of the best places to stay if you'd like to be near but not in the capital city, and it is conveniently located near the international airport.

Creole Beach: Creole Beach features shallow water and is backed by the Creole Beach Hotel.

Fortunately, the area is home to a wide range of beaches in and around the area. To read more about beaches available, navigate to this page.

Landmark Attractions

St John Perse Museum: The first floor features manuscripts and personal items of St. John Perse, while the ground floor is a reconstruction of a 19th century home.

Another landmark worth visiting is Schoelcher Museum. It is found within downtown Pointe A Pitre. Museum Schoelcher stands today to honor a man who fought fervently for the abolition of slavery, not only in Guadeloupe, but in the whole of the Caribbean. The museum was originally opened in the 19th century with the intent of displaying artwork, and it still does to some extend, with much of Schoelcher's donated personal collection on display.

Église Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul: Listed as a historic monument in 1978, this cathedral has had its ups and downs since it was first erected in 1817, over 10 years after construction began. Later, earthquakes and storms would cause damage, but it was never truly down for the count.

That's not all -- there are additional sites to visit. Use this link to view our page regarding other interesting places to visit in and around Pointe a Pitre.

Natural Attractions

Place de la Victoire is one of the natural attractions that's popular with visitors. The place where a guillotine stood during the French revolution, this square was later named Victory Square and is now a place for a nice stroll as well as a common gathering place.

Another attraction to consider is Aquarium de la Guadeloupe. One of the best rated French aquariums, visitors at the Aquarium de la Guadeloupe have the chance to experience more than 60 species of tropical fish. Snorkeling tours are even available with members of the staff.

These examples are only a few of the options worth consideration Click here to visit our page about natural attractions in and around the area.

Casinos

Guadeloupe Casinos

Vacationers don't generally go to Pointe a Pitre for its gambling opportunities, but there is one such venue nearby, Casino du Gosier. <p>More than just a casino, this is a full service entertainment complex where even those who don't necessarily like to gamble will find plenty keep them busy.</p>

Whether you're one who likes to keep busy, or relaxing on the beach day after day sounds just right to you, Pointe a Pitre is a destination with attractions to please a diverse crowd. 

 

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