A Swiss national and his French wife, both professionals from the Tourism sector, decided to settle down on a hill overlooking the "Ilets Pigeon" after a long journey around the world. Alex, Lausanne Hotel School Alumi (EHL) and Véronique, both passionate divers and underwater photographer, are inviting you to discover the wonderful "lee side coast" and the Cousteau Marine Park.
"Il n'y a d'homme plus complet que celui qui a beaucoup voyagé,
et qui a ainsi changé vingt fois la forme de sa pensée et de sa vie."
Alphonse de Lamartine
Ideally located in a quiet residential area, at the center of the Basse-Terre region, only 1 km off the sea, halfway between Deshaies (35 min) and the town of Basse-Terre (40 min). Close by the road crossing the island (10 min), you are 5 minutes off the "Cousteau Marine Park" and about 40 minutes off the main excursion sites: volcano "la Soufrière", waterfalls of Carbet, waterfalls of Matouba, ...
In our neighbourhood:
Within 1-3 km: 2 supermarkets, pharmacy, bakery, butchery, fruit and vegetables market, doctor and dentist, several restaurants, laundomat.
Within 30km: most of the hiking sites such as the volcano "la Soufrière", Carbet and Matouba waterfalls, several beaches, the Cousteau Marine Park (4km), and much more. Visit our activities page for the details.
A car is mandatory to visit the Basse-Terre region and move around, as we are in the country side (no decent public transports). Check our partners' websites on the right handside of this page for good car rental offers.
How to find us?
We are located about 8 hours direct flight away from Paris Orly. Several companies fly to Guadeloupe from Paris-Orly:
Ask for a free quotation with our partner: Go Voyages
Other flight from Pointe-à-Pitre airport, check: www.guadeloupe.aeroport.fr
From Canada: Montreal (2 direct flights per week)
From the US : Miami (direct flight or via San Juan Porto Rico)
Locating us by car from the Airport:
The Chalets "Sous-le-Vent" are located 40 Km away from the Pointe à Pitre Airport. The car rental will give you a free map of the island.
Getting out of the Airport, follow directions to Basse-Terre until the Versailles crossing, then follow the D23 road (route de la Traversée) towards Bouillante.
After the "col des Mamelles" (615m alt.), at the Bouillante/Pointe-Noire crossing turn left. Drive another 7 km to reach the Malendure beach, facing the Cousteau Marine Park. Continue for about 3 km and pass the petrol station, then at Pigeon after the street bumpers cross the small bridge, then turn left right after the Post Office. You can see "Sous-le-Vent" advert boards along the Post office.
Climb the Poirier road for 1 km, the Chalets "Sous-le-Vent" are on your left, 200m above the signboard "Restaurant le Paradis Créole". View on the Map
Websites about Guadeloupe:
- Guadeloupe on wikipedia
- Distances between cities in Guadeloupe
- An independent illustrated guide about Guadeloupe: Guadeloupe Karukeravisit