Tainos Cottages

Plage de Grande-Anse, Deshaies, Basse-Terre, 97126, Guadeloupe

The globe-trotting Frenchman who designed these seven Indonesian teak cottages resembling Guadeloupean cases from the 1920s that overlook a long unspoiled beach, Plage de Grande-Anse, has passed on, and his son has now taken charge of this small paradise. The raised, open-air bungalows have wool and silk carpets and four-poster beds with mosquito netting (some have private outdoor hot tubs). You can lounge on elevated Indonesian beds, get a massage, or dip into the pool just steps from the sea. If you want to watch TV or go online, you will have to go to the reception area, where both are free. Dinner is available both for guests and the public with 24-hour reservations. Flavorful creole meals with French overtones are what to expect. In the summer rates drop by half.

PROS

  • from the smallest to the largest, the cottages are spacious
  • a discount is available for online bookings
  • family-owned, it is informal with caring service and English spoken

CONS

  • the mosquito netting's there for a reason—bring repellent
  • bungalows could use some updating
  • the rustic experience is not for everyone

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0590-28–44–42

HOTEL DETAILS

Rate Includes: Closed late Aug.–late Oct.7 bungalows Breakfast

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