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Les Saintes

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Tourist trap at the height of the season

Overall quite disappointed by our day-trip to Les Saintes. We booked a ferry from St François which was our first mistake. The boat journey is very very long, almost 2 hours and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Overall quite disappointed by our day-trip to Les Saintes. We booked a ferry from St François which was our first mistake. The boat journey is very very long, almost 2 hours and half the people on board were sick between St Anne and the stopover in Marie Galante because the sea was rough. The crew is obviously used to it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

When going to les saintes, go with Beatrix boat, they sell tickets in the harbour and offer great service. They also have many transfers a day. Whatever you do, do not choose valferry, the boat was a wreck and you can only return from les saintes at 4 pm or 6 am. We chose to go back with another company... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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77 reviews 77 reviews
63 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

You go by boat to Les Saintes. The waves are high and the water splashes, so perhaps you want to sit indoors. On the island the houses are picturesque and nice to look at. You can walk and visit the old French fortress Fort Napoléon, which is worthwhile to see.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

After a very shaky and bumpy 20 minutes boat ride, you arrive on these cute tiny tropical islands with a quaint nice little village and 2 or 3 beaches. The view is fantastic and you can find a few good restaurants on the main street of the village. Except the beach "Plage du Pain de Sucre" don't expect calm waters.... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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66 reviews 66 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Small idyllic island south of Trois-Rivieres. We stayed for 5 days which is OK if you are looking for a peaceful place, otherwise 3 days is enough. It's like a small village in south of France an you will find a handful good restaurants. The beaches are OK, not excellent. If you are looking for crystal white beaches you need... More 

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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509 reviews 509 reviews
193 attraction reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a charming place to wander around with a pleasant French touch especially in the way of cafes and restaurants. Goats, iguanas and sheep wander about on the hillside. A walk to Fort Napoleon is either the hike.

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Brookline
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Don't go for one day only, you would only see other tourists. Stay for few nights and enjoy how cool are these islands! Drink a T-punch in front of the sea and relax...

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Timisoara, Romania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

we have booked to come here only for one day, as in august was closing season, no noise, no crowding... It is very beautiful location. We booked a scooter for a few hours, it is enough to spend one day here. If you want to stay more than 1 day, then you need no transport as you can walk (of... More 

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Diest, Brabant, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

After a wobbly boat trip we did the van/bus trip for 10 euros. I wouldn't recommend this because we could visit everything without the van actually. We lost time in the narrow streets. It would have been a slightly hard walk tot the fort Napoléon, though, because of the hot weather. Visit the 'left' side of the island (fort Napoléon... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I've read some of the reviews of cruise ship passengers who thought that this would be an exciting excursion. If you want relaxing, a feel for the French Caribbean, a history lesson, or just to relax this is the place. You can wander the streets, walk the beach, shop a little, go to the fort...it's an amazing place to just... More 

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