Îles des Saintes - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Îles des Saintes
The islands of Saintes or Les Saintes, in Guadeloupean Creole Lresent , are an archipelago of volcanic islets in the French Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. Divided between the municipalities of Terre-de-Haut and Terre-de-Bas, the Saintes are administratively attached to Guadeloupe. Their inhabitants are called the Saintois. It is a beautiful picturesque location where you can spend your holidays.
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Ilet a Cabrit
2.16km from Îles des Saintes
I let a Cabrit is a small and beautiful uninhabited island which was located in the Saintes archipelago, in the French Antilles. It has a beautiful fort on it and also a beautiful beach where you can have scuba diving, snorkeling and the views from here are truly breathtaking. It is also one of the main places where the sailing ships that visit Terre-de-Haut were anchoring.
2.75km from Îles des Saintes
Terre-de-Haut is one of the largest of the eight small islands that make the Les Saintes discovered by Christopher Columbus. It has a little more than 1800 inhabitants and their main source of income is tourism, fishing, and crafts. It is one of the beautiful and tourist-friendly locations where you can spend some beautiful time by enjoying nature.
Fort Napoléon des Saintes
3.16km from Îles des Saintes
Fort Napoléon is located on Terre-de-Haut Island, in the Îles des Saintes, Guadeloupe Perched some 400 feet above Les Saintes Bay. It was restored in the 1980s and houses a museum showcasing the history of Les Saintes. This superb fortress did not serve as a fortress either but as a penitentiary. On the ground floor, the four rooms of the main building are located above an enormous 350,000m3 cistern, designed to provide water autonomy in the event of a siege.
Plage de Pompierre
4.05km from Îles des Saintes
The Pompierre beach is a beach of sand of Terre-de-Haut Island, one of the two islands of the archipelago of the Saintes. The Bay of Pompierre is a natural site classified under the law of May 2, 1930. The entry and mooring of motorboats, as sailing is strictly prohibited. It was one of the beautiful locations where you can spend a nice time and also can experience some water adventures too.
18.48km from Îles des Saintes
Bassin Bleu is a natural water site of three pools along the Petite Rivière de Jacmel made up of seven waterfalls naturally carved into the cliffside along with some caves. It is also one of the nice trekking destinations and also swimming and other water activities are appreciated here. A beautiful p[ool which was surrounded by the mountains and forests. This place will rejuvenate your mind and body and it is one of the favourite weekend spots of the locals.
18.8km from Îles des Saintes
The Grand Etang Lake is a naturally water-filled crater of one of Grenada’s extinct volcanoes. This area was very rich in its diversity of flora and fauna. Evidence suggests that the Grand Etang Lake is connected to Kick 'em Jenny, an active submarine volcano to the north. It is also one of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend some nice time in the middle of greenery.
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Guadeloupe is also known as the Butterfly Island, on account of the shape of two of its major islands, and is a overseas region of France in the Caribbean.