Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Bois Joli

Terre-de-Haut, Iles des Saintes, 97137, Guadeloupe

The newest seafront section of Bois Joli, which was completed in 2014 and sits apart from the main hotel, houses Terre-de-Haut's best guest rooms (other than those in some luxurious private villas). The architecture and design suggest a luxury yacht, including dark wood accents and portholes; large rooms have quality bedding and contemporary baths and are just a bit more than regular rooms (and so worth the upgrade); corner rooms have the best views. Seafront bungalows are a better choice for families, where bunk beds and the proximity to the pool and beach offer kid appeal. Breakfast is pleasant, and the restaurant turns out generous portions of French-creole food. The village is almost 3 km (about 40 minutes) down the hill; most guests learn that they do not want to walk back.

PROS

  • fairly close to some of the better beaches
  • the attractive pool is traversed by a diminutive bridge
  • the hotel is organized, clean, and well-serviced

CONS

  • you'll need a car or scooter to get around
  • no bellmen and no elevators in the new section
  • English is lacking throughout (a manager or two is bilingual)

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
ViewsFamily
Quiet
On the beach
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0590-99–50–38 | 0590-99–55–05

HOTEL DETAILS

22 rooms, 8 bungalows
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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