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. 


You'll discover a large number of beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at several locations, for people who are so inclined. Just click on the name of each beach to get additional information concerning that section of the coast.

One beach where you can go snorkeling is Ilet a Cochons. The beach stretches across the entire coast of Ilet a Cochons, so as the coast turns and twists, so does the beach. In some areas you will find the forests more invasive and in other places you'll find smooth soft sand, while in other place you might not find sand at all.

Another good choice 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: There is a water sports center on-site, so Creole Beach's visitors can enjoy an array of activities in and on the surf, as well as traditional swimming and sunbathing. The Creole Beach Hotel bar provides tasty drinks to cool guests down on hot days.

Pointe a Pitre and the surrounding areas have many other beach choices. To see our detailed guide to beaches, visit this page.

Landmark Attractions

St John Perse Museum: St-John Perse Museum is both historical colonial home and tribute to poet and Nobel laureate Alexis Léger, who was also known as Saint John Perse. He grew up just down the street from this home, and today, his collected works as well as a recreation of his home can be found at the museum.

Many travelers also choose to visit Schoelcher Museum. It is located in 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.

These examples are just a sample of your options. Navigate to this extended discussion which is all about other sites worth seeing in and near Pointe a Pitre if you want to get additional information.

Natural Attractions

One of the more popular natural attractions is Place de la Victoire. 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 local attraction that needs mentioning 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 are only a few of your options. Go to this page dedicated to natural attractions in and near the area if you're looking for more specifics.


Guadeloupe Casinos

Feeling Lucky? Those who'd like to try their luck on the slots can find a handful of places to do so nearby.

Casino du Gosier has dining on-site, which provides added convenience before or after you hit the gaming floor. 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.

The gaming venues close to Pointe a Pitre are listed in the table below.

Gambling Near Pointe a Pitre
Name Phone Location
Casino du Gosier (059) 084-7972 2.7 mi. Southeast of Central Pointe a Pitre
Gosier les Bains (059) 084-1836 Gosier, 3.4 mi. Southeast of Central Pointe a Pitre

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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