Dreaming of tropical sunshine and some R&R on a white sandy beach? Get a taste of France in the Caribbean in the idyllic Guadeloupe islands. Here’s a tip on where to stay. Created in 1989, Des Hôtels & Des Îles is one of the rare independent hotel chains in the French Caribbean, whose key strengths are the variety and authenticity of its products.
1. la Toubana Hôtel & Spa ****
This 33-bungalow boutique hotel has an exceptional location in Sainte-Anne. La Toubana Hôtel & Spa has become “the place to be” in the Caribbean thanks to its setting and elegant design using bright island colours.
2. La Créole Beach Hôtel & Spa ****
On Grande-Terre, this four-star hotel is situated in the heart of a magnificent tropical garden facing the sea, surrounded by palm groves, bougainvillea, lilies and hibiscus. The creole atmosphere of this place will seduce you. It is ideally located to discover the Islands of Guadeloupe: Marie-Galante, les Saintes, La Désirade… and of course Basse-Terre. A perfect place for your next family holidays.
2. Mahogany Hôtel Résidence & Spa ****
Located in the heart of a vast tropical garden of exotic colour, on the same site as La Créole Beach Hôtel & Spa, the Mahogany Hôtel Résidence & Spa allows you to enjoy the independence of a seaside residence, while benefiting from the best in hotel services. The rooms and duplexes all have a kitchenette on the patio, while the suites are equipped with a full kitchen. With its exceptional views over the bay, the Mahogany is the perfect place to watch the sun go down.
4 le Jardin Malanga ***
Coffee trees, cacao trees, cinnamon trees, pine, banana trees, orange, lemon and grapefruit trees grow in this luxuriant 6 hectare tropical garden. The colonial house dating back to 1927 and its three magnificent cottages make this hotel the jewel of the charming hotels of the French West Indies. Nature lovers looking for authenticity will fall in love with this exceptional residence.
5 Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf ***
Grande-Terre welcomes you with its beaches, its listed site of the Pointe des Châteaux and many other places to discover. The Bwa Chik Hôtel & Golf will seduce you with its charm in a stylish atmosphere. This is a trendy, eco-chic hotel.
Set in an ideal and privileged location, the hotel stands in the heart of the Saint-François village, next to the most beautiful lagoon in Guadeloupe, between the marina, the international 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, and the beautiful beaches of Grande-Terre.
6 Langley Resort Fort Royal ***
Nestled between a luxuriant mountain landscape and a splendid white sand beach, the hotel offers a taste of tropical living with unmatched sunsets as a cherry on top. The hotel is located in Basse-Terre on the Caribbean Sea, overlooking of the Kawan Islet and the Tête à lAnglais (English man’s head), a few kilometres away from the fishing village of Deshaies.
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