ok, so this year I intended to save a bundle on vacations but still travel and enjoy my time, so I decided to go to Guadeloupe and rent chalets instead of staying in a Hotel. This was my first shot at this kind of vacations. I am used to eating out, having the beach right at my font door and having breakfast included. So I start off stating the obvious: you need a car to go to the beach, dont even think about walking!!! its a huge way up to the chalet on returm. You have to buy your own groceries, and you also need a car to have lunch or dinner if you decide to eat out. Buy shampoo and soap. The chalets are (at least mine) very small, but you have a very nice private balcony to sit and enjoy (no ac on my unit also). If this is ok for you, than you will love chalets sous le vent. Great owners, listen to their advice, they offered us a bottle of rum to try the ti punch and a fruit basket from their garden. they also lent us flippers for snorkeling. The pool is nice, but used it for 5 minutes at most. All chalets have bird "houses" and its very nice to watch them. Pigeon is great for diving and snorkeling, and although I am no expert, it is considered the best diving spot in guadeloupe. I can honestly say that without question it is more confortable to stay at a resort, but staying at Sous le vent allowed us to have a much more genuine (rustic) experience, and to learn more about the culture.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Véronique & Alex welcome you in their fully equipped cottages located in a 2'300sqm tropical garden with a swimming pool and sea view, facing the "Réserve Cousteau" marine park in Guadeloupe. Diving spots and beach 5 min. away by car.Swiss owners and alumni of the Lausanne Hotel Management School.Special offers for scuba-divers on our websiteAccommodations:- Cottages 2+1 pers- Bungalow with aircon 2-3 pers- Twin cottage 4+2 pers (2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms) with a covered terrace for groups up to 10 persons ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chalets Sous-Le-Vent Guadeloupe/Bouillante