This gem is a treasure for travelers interested in a quiet and welcoming personalized experience. The hosts, Savario and Morgane, go out of their way to attend to the needs of each guest – and they speak English. From a lovely welcome breakfast, to the concern and care expressed throughout the visit, this is not just another generic hotel experience. My husband and I were there during the off-season, with another couple, which made the experience that much more special with just two couples staying at Le Cap Malo for the week. In the high season, it could get a bit busy if all of the rooms were full, but there is plenty of space and gorgeous beaches just short walk away.
Savario is a very talented chef, which is particularly apparent for those weary of seafood and chicken and looking for something out of the ordinary. His pasta dishes are authentic and delicious, but his desserts like panna cotta and tiramisu, are to die for. Guests can have their dinner at their private eating area or can enjoy a special set up near the pool.
Having a vehicle is really quite essential for traveling around Guadeloupe. We were warned that public transportation was unreliable and quite honestly, having a car seems to be the best way to explore out of the way places. Saint Anne (the city center) is about a 15 minute drive from Le Cap Malo, so having a car is also quite necessary when staying at Le Cap Malo. In a pinch, Savario is quick to offer a ride into town and is very helpful with suggestions of things to do.
Exploring the national park and spending time at various beaches are essential parts of visiting Guadeloupe. The diving around Malendure beach and the Pidgeon Islands is recommended. Although I would not take a special trip to Guadeloupe just for the diving, the diving is good – not exceptional but quite worth it if you are already visiting Guadeloupe.
All in all, I would highly recommend Le Cap Malo for an intimate and enjoyable experience.
- Also Known As:
- Le Cap Malo Guadeloupe/Sainte-Anne