Corossol, this small traditional fishing village, remains the stronghold of the last traces of straw crafts and local costume.
Located a few kilometers north of Gustavia, this small fishing village has retained the soul of this pearl of the Antilles. Corossol still offers an idea of the traditional island way of life. At the heart of this charming bay with a brown sand beach, the small fishing port of Corossol feels like paradise. This is the only place where you can still find traditional boats, dories, and lobster pots waiting to be thrown in the water. The weaving of straw, a local craft tradition, is perpetuated in this village. Hats and other basketry and decorative accessories are also made there with dried latan leaves. It is around the charming little colorful houses of Corossol, that you can discover and visit the International Seashell Museum, opened by an enthusiast. A collection of more than 9,000 specimens collected from seas around the world is gathered there.
Places to visit
- Local craftsmanship with its hats and other basketry and decoration accessories made with dried latan leaves
- Straw braiding
- Traditional boats, dories,
- Lobster pots
- The Fête de Saint-Louis, which takes place there every year at the end of August - Visit the Seashell Museum