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La Desirade

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Address: Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe
Phone Number: 05-90-20-06-14
Activities: Fishing
Description: For those people who really want to get away from it all, this former...
For those people who really want to get away from it all, this former leper colony is the least visited island in the Guadeloupe archipelago.
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Wild rock with a personal French touch

Guadeloupe presents 3 choices of short break away trips: Les Saintes on the south, Marie-Galante east and La Desirade north-east, the latter being the smallest 22 sq.km rocky... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Guadeloupe presents 3 choices of short break away trips: Les Saintes on the south, Marie-Galante east and La Desirade north-east, the latter being the smallest 22 sq.km rocky piece within 45 min boat trip from Saint-Francois. Prepare your company for some troubled waters on the way as the counter-current is quite strong here. Once on the island, you have a... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I've been living out here for a little while and it's so so beautiful. Unlike the other islands, it is no so touristy, and so I feel like you get a much better impression of true Guadeloupean life. The wildlife is also excellent, with huge iguanas across the island, hummingbirds and a montain covered in almost untouched forest and undergrowth.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We took the ferry from and to Saint-Francois on the new Babou One which took about 45 minutes. This island has mainly one 11-kilometre departmental road that runs along the south side of the island. Other than being picked up and dropped off at the ferry by hotel staff and doing an organized tour, we decided to walk and hitchhike... More 

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