We stayed at the HGA right after the Christmas holiday season. The accomodations are fair, but very basic. The furnature inside the unit looked as if it was used furnature from the 1970's put on a ship from the old country and installed into the apartments at the club. Very spartan, and I would say 1 starish..
The biggest problem we found was the air conditioning. Non existant.. The unit could only be set at "fan" mode as the air conditioner did not at all cool down the room. It just moved the air a bit, as I think the owners of the residence could somehow block the temperature of the air and you could not get the room cooler than 27°C. It was very humid and almost impossible to sleep each night. There are also lots of mosquido's that linger on the kitchen balcony, and each night right after dinner you have run into the hot non air conditioned room to get away from them.
In addition, there were also rats that would hid in kitchen cupboards and get into your food and garbage at night. The idea of an outside kitchen is also not practical at all, as finding rat feces in your cookie box does not make a great breakfast..
The beach is nice, but be very aware who and what is happening around you. The locals are not friendly, and at times the young men and boys on the beach were intimidating. One day on the beach a few local children approached our 8 year old child that was playing in the water, only to knock him down and run off with his snorkling mask. We tried to run after them to get it back, but 5 very large shady characters came out from no where and advised us to let the boy have our sons mask. We did not want to argue with them, but that was last time we went on Grand Anse Beach after such intimidation. So be very careful on this beach.
One last thing to mention is the weather.. On this side of the island it rains each day and for many hours. In 2 weeks time we only had 2 days of sun, as if you want sun, hit St. Anne and Club Med and there you will find paradise you thought was HGA..
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- Also Known As:
- Habitation Grande Anse Deshaies
- Habitation Grande Anse Hotel Deshaies
- Habitation Grande Anse Guadeloupe/Deshaies