Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 306

La Désirade PC: Olivier Marie-Joseph PC: S. Gustin PC: S. Gustin PC: S. Gustin 5 miles from Guadeloupe’s southern coast is the island La Désirade which many visitors consider to be the ideal place to relax and unwind. Delightful beaches, quiet and secluded is one of the reasons to visit and Grande Montagne, the highest point on the island is a great place to get panoramic views of the surroundings. The island has an abundance of cacti and you will also see iguanas lazing around while you explore. Photo Credit: Anki L. PC: Denis Bourez Photo Credit: Anki L. PC: Michael McKechnie Guadeloupe The French Caribbean Archipelago Les Saintes - Heavenly! Basse Terre - Majestic! Lush vegetation, mountainous with a rich ecosystem and the home of La Soufriere volcano. Marie Galante - Authentic! The largest of the islands, the place where rum reigns and sandy beaches beckon Consisting of nine islands, two of which are inhabited (Terre de Haut and Terre de Bas), the bays are beautiful and the food is delightful. Grande Terre - Fascinating! Beautiful beaches, resorts and restaurants adorn this island of rich heritage. La Désirade - Pristine! Relatively untouched with quiet simplicity, lovely beaches and spectacular coral reefs. Photo Credit: Anki L.