Just returned from Guadeloupe where there was a general strike throughout our stay - fortunately we moved on to Les Saintes before the rioting and looting started in Sainte-Anne! I don't think anyone should go to Guadeloupe for a few months in the circumstances.
I pretty much agree with everything said about the hotel and Thierry and Valerie. Its lovely, they're lovely and the breakfast is lovely although I paid over E300 for a sea view room and breakfast and would normally expect for that good towels, bathrobes and reasonable quality soap and such like which you don't get.
The main problem is Sainte Anne. While the beach is very nice and there is one ok restaurant - the Kon Tiki (I think) - open during the day I would say that there are no decent restaurants within walking distance of the hotel in the evening - so if you want a nice meal you'll have to hire a car and do whatever is appropriate about drinking and driving. Equally its not a town you really want to walk about in in the evenings. I think the Lucullus is pretty bad by any standards and not cheap for indifferent food. We actually preferred the pizza joint on the main street which provides an honest well-cooked pizza but that's not what you want every evening. (By the way, we did find nice places in Les Saintes and we did like walking about in the evenings there although it was pretty quiet because of the strike.)
I understand there are nicer towns such as St Francois. I'm not sure why the owners of Le Diwali picked Sainte Anne to set up in.
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