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We decided to take a drive to Pointe des Chateaux on our last day in Guadeloupe. So glad we make the trip. The sweeping, dramatic views from the top of the climb are the best we saw on our trip. While the climb up to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GNS174
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

All the way south east on Grand-terre. Parking lot, restaurant, a nice walk up on a hill for great views. About 500m walk. Finish with a swim at anse des salines

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited the place on a rainy day so the colours were quite dramatic. The views were great and it was nice to look at other islands. Good for a short trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mpasnikowski
Reviewed 5 days ago

we drove from Bouillante all the way to the tip of the island at Pointe des Chateaux. the place reminded me of a scene from a medieval movie. barren area, with couple of old timers selling stuff (home made coconut icecream was super) and a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank essemeIndy
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best thing somebody has to visit in Gouadeloupe.View is amazing,you can see the waves on the rocks.Wow!If it is windy i think it will be better while you watching down the angry atlantic ocean!!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ΒΑΛΑ Α
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views from the Eastern end of Grand Terre — steep hill but stairs most of the way up. Coconut ice cream stands at the bottom of the climb.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dsl24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely worth a quick visit. The sweeping panoramic views are spectacular. Trails up the hill are easy, but best done with sneakers. Chez Jeanette coconut sorbet after hits the spot. She is an older lady who works from the back of her truck.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank catherinerM1656OR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove here around midday from Le Gosier as part of a day trip to the east side of the island. Watching the water crash onto the rock formations is incredible the view of the ocean is worth the trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cjwchristine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best places to see the sea in the island, there is place to walk with the children, tou can go to the top of the mountain but is a little risky with children. There is a beach 100 m next...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Juan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pointe des Châteaux was the highlight of our trip. Leisurely hikes with maximum and outstanding views. Make sure to walk along all the paths because each spot offers different and spectacular views. Def try out the buttery coconut sorbet from the older lady in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Viet L
February 10, 2016|
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Response from 255madelinen | Reviewed this property |
We went toward sunset and the colors were unbelievable. However, it meant a drive back in the dark (to Point a Pitre) which wasn't so fun. It would be much easier if you were only driving back to St Francois, or even Sainte... More
March 17, 2015|
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Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
Guadeloupe has bus service to many points, however this particular place...Pointe des Chateaux is at the extreme end of the island and has no bus service. You can however buy a tour from a hotel which will include this... More
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We just returned from a wonderful week in Gwada, our first time there. We were a family of 5 (youngest age 15), later joined by two more family members who planned to stay on longer. Given our number, we chose to rent a villa in Sainte-Anne, which I will review separately. Some impressions: Flights – the new Norwegian Air non-stop from Boston was excellent. Comfortable planes (737s), friendly service, food available (for a price), gate to gate in 4.5 hours. There was a significant...More
January 03, 2016|
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Awesome post! Helps get me pumped up for my arrival at the end of the week! Thanks!
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April 18, 2015|
Response fromradio71|
I just found this older post and would like to thank the original poster. This is a nice report. Of course, some things have changed - it's now much easier to get to Guadeloupe thanks to the Norwegian Air nonstop flights from Baltimore/Washington, Boston, and New York. Also, I really don't think the language issue is that much of a problem - I've stayed at smaller places run by very nice people who have done their absolute best to help, even though their English is as basic as my French....More
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March 26, 2016|
Response fromswimm3r31|
Too bad TA doesn't allow to share image on forum. I would have made a list of Guadeloupe beaches with real pictures. Anyway, other beaches I love : -Port Louis : Plage du Souffleur. One of my favorite. Calm water, turquoise infinite pool, perfect location to watch sunset. You can park few kilometers after cimetière and have a place for yourself ;-) -Anse Bertrand : Anse L'aborde and Plage de la Chapelle. Both great beaches. Few waves but lagoon-protected. Cool snorkeling after the...More