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Destination guide

Sea, sand, and smiles on this forested isle

Basse-Terre won big in the natural beauty stakes, even by Caribbean standards. The western wing of Guadeloupe's butterfly-shaped main island, it's jam-packed with a variety of landscapes that make walkers weep: soaring peaks, rocky mountain paths, dense forest, and lush banana plantations. In fact, the entire center of Basse-Terre is covered in thick rainforest, making up the dramatic Parc National de la Guadeloupe. But this doesn't mean you have to miss out when it comes to beaches. There are some gorgeous stretches of sand here, as well as luminous Pigeon Island, one of the Caribbean's top dive sites.

Things to do

Basse-Terre: the island with a totally tropical taste

From the island, set sail for the Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve just off the coast of Basse-Terre. A group of teeny coral islets along a 15.5-mile-long coral wall, the reserve is home to unique ecosystems including mangrove forest, diverse birdlife, and reefs crammed full of tropical fish. Basse-Terre vacation rentals are never far from the forest either. Deep inside Basse-Terre's verdant mountain landscape sits the 74,000-acre Parc National de la Guadeloupe, where stunning walking trails lead to impressive waterfalls and the summit of La Soufriere volcano. Basse-Terre's prettiest beach has to be Grande Anse, whose wide golden sands are free from hotel development.


Thrills and spills above and below the water

Sun worshippers come here for the secluded bays and sandy shores, while active types looking for an outdoorsy thrill can find awe-inspiring scenery and challenging hiking trails. Meanwhile, divers can make their way to Pigeon Island, whose waters are protected as an underwater park. The diving here is fantastic, with huge schools of fish and healthy colorful reefs that are shallow enough for you to get out that snorkel. Looking for some nighttime action? Head out and savor aromatic Creole cuisine at a local restaurant or enjoy a night of zouk (African-influenced Caribbean music) at a bar.


Come for sunny highs, take a pass on stormy skies

The best time to visit Guadeloupe is from December to May, when it's warm and dry and the water is clear for diving and snorkeling. However, December is busy, and your Basse-Terre vacation rental will be at peak rates. July to November is the wettest period, with high humidity and a risk of hurricanes from August through September. What's more, August coincides with the French school vacation and brings with it higher prices and bigger crowds. If you don't mind a spot of rain, October and November, toward the end of the wet season, are a good bet. The weather is improving, and you'll find reduced prices and fewer travelers.

Natural features

A beguiling mix of forest, mountains, and beach

Guadeloupe's mainland is made up of 2 distinct islands: Basse-Terre, which is also the name of the region's capital city, and Grande-Terre, home to the majority of high-end resorts. Together they create the shape of a lopsided butterfly, with Basse-Terre occupying the western wing. There's also a cluster of surrounding islands, including Marie-Galante, La Desirade, and Les Saintes. Basse-Terre itself has a forested interior capped off by the dramatic La Soufriere volcano, and your Basse-Terre vacation rental will offer excellent access to the island's sparkling beaches and calm, clear blue waters.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Basse-Terre

Fly into Pointe-a-Pitre (PTP-Pointe-a-Pitre Intl.), the closest airport, located 23 mi (37 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Basse-Terre Island?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 2,138 vacation rentals around Basse-Terre Island. From 1,355 house rentals to 711 studio vacation rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.