In a flower-filled, relaxing setting in the heart of the island, in the commune of Petit-Bourg, Le domaine Damouw is the ideal base for visiting Basse-Terre, with its walks in the National Park, river bathing at the Cascade des écrevisses, and Grande-Terre, with its white-sand beaches, lagoons and coconut palms!
1040 chemin de Fontarabie, 97170 Petit-Bourg
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You'll find a wide range of restaurants to tempt your palate, from Caribbean flavors to Italian and French cuisine.
You can also discover dishes typical of the Guadeloupean islands, as well as local street food favourites such as Bokit à tous les parfums.
If you want to broaden your horizons, you're just 10 minutes from Jarry and 15 minutes from the Marina du Bas-du-Fort, where your choice will be multiplied, and your culinary delights will take you to the Orient, Africa and the Indies.
Cascade aux Écrevisses : This waterfall plunges you into the heart of the Guadeloupe National Park, right in the middle of the rainforest. A ten-minute walk from the parking lot, this waterfall offers an excellent opportunity for a swim. 1h, easy. Take the D23, known as the "Route des Deux Mamelles".
Le Petit Cul-de-Sac Marin : This magnificent bay is located between the south coast of Grande-Terre and the east coast of Basse-Terre. Basse-Terre, is a paradise where you can indulge in a whole range of water sports, as well as relaxing on the islet Caret with a delicious Ti Punch (in moderation).
Pointe à Bacchus : A remarkable 40-hectare site of land and mangrove swamps, developed by the Conservatoire du Littoral through beautiful walking and discovery trails, bordered by the Lézarde River and the Petit Cul-de Sac Marin. The tour starts next to the Lycée des Droits de l'Homme in Petit-Bourg.
Plage de Viard (just south of Petit-Bourg): A magnificent beach of volcanic black sand at the mouth of the Sarcelles and Moustique rivers, shaded by coconut and almond trees.
Petit-Bourg, "Ville Verte", the regional capital of hiking and mountain biking. On foot or by bike, with family or friends, to suit your mood and pace.
It's the perfect place to discover the true nature of the islands of Guadeloupe.
Domaine de Valombreuse Cabout: 5 km west of Petit-Bourg, in Cabout. Created in 1990, it covers 5 hectares. Numerous themed or self-guided tours lasting one to two hours. Open daily from 8am to 6pm, including public holidays. Tel: 05 90 95 50 50. Situated on the edge of the rainforest, the domaine de Valombreuse is a must for anyone interested in tropical vegetation. It offers a botanical trail with a wealth of information.
C’est un des plus beaux parcs des îles de Guadeloupe qui a été récemment entièrement rénové.
Distillerie de Montebello One of the many distilleries on the Guadeloupe islands that produces some of the finest rums in Guadeloupe, winning several medals at various agricultural competitions each year. You can visit the distillery and take part in tastings by making an appointment on 05 90 95 43 82.
Manioquerie : In the past, cassava was the main source of nourishment for the Caribs (the original inhabitants of the Guadeloupean islands). Today, at the manioquerie in Morne-Bourg, you'll discover the different stages in the production of kassav, a manioc-based cake filled with grated coconut, ham or cheese. This galette is a real treat for the taste buds, and has the added advantage of being gluten-free. The manioquerie is open all day Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
One of 4 island breweries in Guadeloupe that launched in 2018.
It offers a whole range of classic beers (dark, lager, amber), as well as island flavors (SIKAKO, ANANAS, MANGO, MALAKA, MELON etc.).
It offers tours during the day, and every evening, depending on the program of the moment, themed evenings combining the flavors of the islands of Guadeloupe, culture and, of course, beer (to be consumed in moderation).