Eglise Deshaies - Guadeloupe
Jardin Botanique - Deshaies - Guadeloupe
Plage de Grande Anse - Deshaies - Guadeloupe



Charming small fishing village surrounded by verdant hills, Deshaies is without a doubt one of the quietest places in Guadeloupe. It is in the less populated region of the island that you will discover the charm of a traditional village. Deshaies has wooden huts and houses in Caribbean style, restaurants, shops and most importantly, the largest beaches of the archipelago of Guadeloupe.

Today, Deshaies is turning to an ecotourism that actively participates in the development of the commune.

Deshaies takes its name from the cove of "Haye" which served at the time of anchorage to the corsairs.

A small town with a strong tourism potential in the northwest of Basse-Terre, Deshaies has a territory where the sea, mountains, rivers, beaches and valleys form an exceptional landscape. A road along the Caribbean Sea offers magnificent views of the coastline, especially at sunset

Far from the crowds, you can enjoy the scenery of this exceptional site. The wooden houses, the colonial-style dwellings, the gites or the ecolodges make the charm of the commune. Indeed, the city does not lack of friendly addresses to welcome you throughout the year. Take time to taste the Caribbean flavors in one of the ten restaurants in town, you will not be disappointed!

Go to the town, where you can shop and have a drink. The picturesque village of pretty Creole houses, is a traditional seaside village.

At 2 km from Deshaies, you will find the most beautiful beach of Basse-Terre, the famous Grande Anse beach, famous for its red sand and its many coconut trees. Other beaches, more discreet, protected from concrete and mass tourism: La Perle beach, Riflet beach, Fort Royal beach ...

Practical infos

Tourist office

Rue de la Vague Bleue

Tél/Fax: 0590 68 01 48 

Places to visit

  • The botanical garden of Deshaies (5ha): in the heights of Deshaies, garden ranked "Jardin remarquable", one of the main sites of Guadeloupe.
  • The beaches: Grande Anse, the postcard par excellence; Anse de la Perle ...


  • The coastal path of Deshaies (5 km): stroll along the sea about 2h30
  • Scuba diving around Gros Morne, Pigeon Islands, Caret Island
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Savor a coconut sorbet at the entrance of Grande-Anse