6 Best Hotels in Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe

Hôtel Bois Joli

$$ | Rte. de Bois Joli, Terre-de-Haut, 97137, Guadeloupe

The seafront section of Bois Joli, which sits apart from the main hotel, houses Terre-de-Haut's best guest rooms—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 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 cuisine. The village is almost two miles (3 km, about 40 minutes by foot) down the hill; most guests learn that they do not want to walk back.

Pros

  • Fairly close to nice beaches
  • An attractive pool traversed by a diminutive bridge
  • Organized, clean, and well-serviced

Cons

  • You'll need an electric car or scooter or take the shuttle
  • No bellmen and no elevators in the new section
  • Few staff speak English
Rte. de Bois Joli, Terre-de-Haut, 97137, Guadeloupe
0590-99–50–38
hotel Details
30 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Le Paradis Saintois

$ | 211 Rte. des Prés Cassin, Terre-de-Haut, 97137, Guadeloupe

You'll feel like the king of the hill as you rock yourself to sleep in a hammock on the terrace of your apartment or gaze down on the sea below. The apartments (for four to six people) with terrace kitchens are appealing and well-maintained. Couples should ask for the newest studios, which have handcrafted stone and tile work. Tricolor bougainvillea surrounds the pool, and the beach is a 10-minute walk away. Guests share the barbecue grills and picnic table—the English-speaking manager has a fresh fish and lobster connection. Bicycles are rented out.

Pros

  • Lots of fun here
  • Bicycles available for rent
  • Discounts for longer stays

Cons

  • No phones or TVs in some rooms
  • A hike uphill from town
  • No hotel services
211 Rte. des Prés Cassin, Terre-de-Haut, 97137, Guadeloupe
0590-99–56–16
hotel Details
8 units
Rate Includes: No Meals, 3-night minimum

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Les Petits Saints

$ | 480 Rue de la Savane, Terre-de-Haut, 97137, Guadeloupe

This charismatic landmark inn, which draws both couples and families, has simple, tile-floor rooms with enviable hillside views overlooking the bay. The main building has the charm of decades past, with dormers and gingerbread fretwork. The lobby is painted in whimsical colors—white, avocado, mango, and chocolate on the window trim. The pool and deck make up the hotel's center and have their own views of the beautiful bay. Dinner here is one of the best options on-island. 

Pros

  • Free airport and ferry port transfers
  • Village just down the hill
  • TV has international channels

Cons

  • Not particularly luxurious
  • Breakfast and check-out are both early
  • Reminiscent of a 1970s island guesthouse
480 Rue de la Savane, Terre-de-Haut, 97137, Guadeloupe
0590-99–50–99
hotel Details
5 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Sept., Free Breakfast

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Lô Bleu Hôtel

$ | Fond de Curé, Terre-de-Haut, 97137, Guadeloupe

This small, cheerful beachfront hotel is painted sunset orange with marine-blue trim; dramatic nightlights illuminate the beach area, which is furnished with chaises. The waterfront terrace is an ideal place to be at sunset, with a tropical daiquiri or planter’s punch in hand. Imaginative artwork decorates the guest rooms, which evoke faraway places like India and Africa. Soundproof double windows block out the annoying drone of the motor scooters. Breakfast (not included) offers eggs, cheese, fresh breads, homemade jams, coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

Pros

  • Right on the bay
  • Large front rooms with sea view and balconies
  • Family-friendly, with baby monitors and some bunk beds

Cons

  • No resort amenities
  • Bar but no restaurant
  • Not all front desk staff speaks English
Fond de Curé, Terre-de-Haut, 97137, Guadeloupe
0590-92–40–00
hotel Details
10 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Résidence Anse Caraïbe

$ | Emmanuel Laurent St., Terre-de-Haut, 97137, Guadeloupe

This small, quiet apartment complex is perched on a hill right in the village, a five-minute walk from the ferry dock. The six apartments include studios and two- and three-bedroom flats; two studios and the larger apartments have private terraces. All are moderately priced, furnished simply but with good French taste, filling a niche for the budget traveler who does not mind self-catering. They are also comfortable enough to appeal to retirees, who stay for weeks. A wooden gazebo offers a respite for those units that do not have a terrace. Management is the same as for Les Hauts de Grand Anse.

Pros

  • English-speaking, helpful manager
  • Not all apartments have private terraces
  • Wi-Fi in all units

Cons

  • No phones or cable TV
  • Up a steep hill
  • No cushy creature comforts
Emmanuel Laurent St., Terre-de-Haut, 97137, Guadeloupe
0690-46–29–19
hotel Details
6 units
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Résidence Grand Baie

$ | Rte. du Figuier, Terre-de-Haut, 97137, Guadeloupe

This luxe hilltop, four-unit apartment building offers privacy and a seafront location, 15 minutes from the village. Well equipped with everything from hair dryers to high chairs, the units have kitchens outfitted for serious cooking, including dishwashers. Accommodations have terraces for admiring the views, and the garden has chaise longues for relaxing. Provisioning means a trip into town, so you'll need transportation, but a rental scooter will work, an electric car even better. The caring, bilingual French managers assist guests with the logistics, even transportation from the mainland.

Pros

  • Everything feels new
  • Outstanding water views
  • Quiet and private

Cons

  • Not in town, so transportation is a necessity
  • No hotel or resort services
  • Strictly self-catering
Rte. du Figuier, Terre-de-Haut, 97137, Guadeloupe
0690-57–68–13
hotel Details
4 units
Rate Includes: No Meals

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