Les Saintes Terre-de-Bas

 

 

Les Saintes – Terre de Bas

Wild and timeless

Much less frequented than its neighbour, Terre-de-Bas is the 2nd inhabited island of the Saintes archipelago. Approximately 1000 inhabitants spread over 2 villages: the towns of Grande-Anse and Petite-Anse. Mountainous and steep Terre-de-Bas retains a wild and timeless aspect. The activity of the island is limited to fishing and handicrafts, in particular the manufacture of Salako, the famous Saintois hat whose shape reminds us of those of Indochina.

The colors of nature

Terre-de-Bas has something for nature lovers! Bathing fun, snorkelling, diving and magnificent walks on land. 4 hiking trails across the island (Trace des Falaises, Trace du dessus de l’Etang, Trace du pied de l’Etang and Trace du Morne). The tracks cross in the center of the island at the orientation table of the cistern. An extraordinary point of view on Guadeloupe, Terre-de-Haut – Marie Galante – Désirade, Dominica! All along these hikes nature offers a palette of intense colours. Warm tones of the savannah, deep green of the Indian wood forests, shades of blue of the sky and the sea, a delight! Beginners will find a 45-minute trail and the more experienced can choose the cliff track in 3 hours!

Always equip yourself with good shoes, a bottle of water per person and sun cream.

The Grande Anse beach is very famous, 1km of white sand bordered by coconut trees. It is little frequented. Swimming is not recommended. The beach overlooks the ocean and its powerful waves. It remains ideal for a moment of idleness and relaxation. At 10 minutes from the landing stage, it is easily accessible.

plongée sous marine aux Saintes

 

A unique diving spot!

The Grande Anse beach is very famous, 1km of white sand bordered by coconut trees. It is little frequented. Swimming is not recommended. The beach overlooks the ocean and its powerful waves. It remains ideal for a moment of idleness and relaxation. At 10 minutes from the landing stage, it is easily accessible.

For diving enthusiasts, there is the Grand Bay beach. A small black sand beach nestled in the heart of the vegetation. Snorkel and flippers essential to discover the magic of the colours of the underwater fauna and flora.

If you want a quiet swim, near the village of Petite Anse, not far from the fishermen’s landing stage, a black sand beach stretches out its arms. Exposed on the Caribbean Sea side, the waters are calm.

The best fishermen of Guadeloupe

The fishermen of Terre-de-Bas are reputed to be the best in the Guadeloupe archipelago! Their return after a day at sea is a moment to discover!

The colours of nature

Terre-de-Bas has something for nature lovers! Bathing fun, snorkelling, diving and magnificent walks on land. 4 hiking trails across the island (Trace des Falaises, Trace du dessus de l’Etang, Trace du pied de l’Etang and Trace du Morne). The tracks cross in the center of the island at the orientation table of the cistern. An extraordinary point of view on Guadeloupe, Terre-de-Haut – Marie Galante – Désirade, Dominica! All along these hikes nature offers a palette of intense colours. Warm tones of the savannah, deep green of the Indian wood forests, shades of blue of the sky and the sea, a delight! Beginners will find a 45-minute trail and the more experienced can choose the cliff track in 3 hours!

Always equip yourself with good shoes, a bottle of water per person and sun cream.

The Grande Anse beach is very famous, 1km of white sand bordered by coconut trees. It is little frequented. Swimming is not recommended. The beach overlooks the ocean and its powerful waves. It remains ideal for a moment of idleness and relaxation. At 10 minutes from the landing stage, it is easily accessible.

plongée sous marine aux Saintes

 

A unique diving spot!

The Grande Anse beach is very famous, 1km of white sand bordered by coconut trees. It is little frequented. Swimming is not recommended. The beach overlooks the ocean and its powerful waves. It remains ideal for a moment of idleness and relaxation. At 10 minutes from the landing stage, it is easily accessible.

For diving enthusiasts, there is the Grand Bay beach. A small black sand beach nestled in the heart of the vegetation. Snorkel and flippers essential to discover the magic of the colours of the underwater fauna and flora.

If you want a quiet swim, near the village of Petite Anse, not far from the fishermen’s landing stage, a black sand beach stretches out its arms. Exposed on the Caribbean Sea side, the waters are calm.

The best fishermen of Guadeloupe

The fishermen of Terre-de-Bas are reputed to be the best in the Guadeloupe archipelago! Their return after a day at sea is a moment to discover!