Départ pour Grand Cul de Sac Marin
Cascade le Saut des Trois Cornes
Musée du Rhum

Sainte Rose

Sainte Rose

Ste Rose is a historically agricultural city with sugarcane plantations and distilleries. Today its tourist attraction is the Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin, a nature reserve, classified as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin Nature Reserve has the longest barrier reef in the Caribbean. This reserve of 15,000 hectares connects the two main islands of Guadeloupe, Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre. It has an exceptional fauna and flora.

The visit of Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin's reserve is unavoidable! Departure is at Ste Rose and you can rent kayaks, boats without a permit, zodiacs or choose a boat trip with a guide.

The Ecomuseum of Guadeloupe located in Ste Rose presents the medicinal plants of Guadeloupe. The Ecomusée also traces the history of the settlement of the archipelago.

To know the industry of sugar cane in Guadeloupe, go to the distillery of the Domaine de Séverin (visit on a small train to discover the manufacture of rum, the estate with the house of the owners and the garden, breeding of Ouassous ...) and the Reimonenq distillery, which includes the Musée du Rhum.

Feeling farniente? You can choose between Amandiers beach, the beach of Nogent and the Cluny beach.

Sainte Rose has several hiking trails including the Saut des Trois Cornes, a beautiful stroll in the heart of the tropical forest with swimming possible.

Practical infos

tourism office

Esplanade de la verdure

Place Tricolore

Tél: 05 90 20 20 48 

Places to visit

  • the islands in the Grand Cul de Sac Marin
  • The beaches: Amandiers beach, Nogent beach, Cluny beach


  • Discover history "Ecomusée de Guadeloupe"
  • visit the Museum of Rhum (distillery Reimonenq) and the Domaine de Séverin"
  • Discover the flora of Guadeloupe during hikes: the Saut des Trois Cornes, the Trace Sofaïa.