Fodor's Expert Review Tendacayou Ecolodge & Spa

Basse-Terre, 97126, Guadeloupe

The result of a remarkable 10-year saga, this quirky and inventive rain-forest resort consists of both tree houses and ground-level bungalows, as well as a wonderful restaurant—Le Poisson Rouge—and a moderately priced spa. Owners Sylvie and George Carreyre built the tree houses first for their family and then for paying guests. The newer accommodations are more upscale, romantic, wildly colorful bungalows with gingerbread fretwork, but all of the bungalows and tree houses have a funky, rustic charm. The restaurant, which serves both lunch and dinner from Wednesday through Sunday, specializes in inventive preparations of the freshest seafood; the menu changes daily. The spa, like everything else here, has a magical, Zen quality and offers treatments in addition to yoga, tai chi, and some spiritual training. 


  • boardwalks rather than scary ladders access the tree houses
  • ample homemade breakfast
  • a boutique jammed with wonderfully exotic treasures from around the world


  • no air-conditioning
  • isolated location, with no beach, phones, TVs, or in-room Wi-Fi
  • prices are expensive for what you get


Pet Friendly


Phones: 0590-28–42–72


14 bungalows
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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