This pioneer from the 1930s, a feet-in-the-sand bed-and-breakfast, has sling-back chairs on the beach. Amenities such as air-conditioning, satellite TV, phones, and in-room Wi-Fi have updated this simple six-room inn. The hotel retains some of its original French windows and doors, patterned tile floors, and a fieldstone bar. The beachfront creole restaurant is one of the island's best, and the only one with live entertainment. The weekend and longer packages are a good value. Oualiri's owner, Theodore, an English-speaking tourism veteran, is most accommodating and makes sure that guests enjoy his simple inn and his authemtic, albeit simple island, by arranging scooter and car rentals, fishing, scuba, and sightseeing excursions. He also has villas and apartments in St-François for short-term rental.
Beausejour, La Désirade, La Désirade, 97127, Guadeloupe