Fodor's Expert Review La Suite
This classy boutique is something that you might expect to find in St. Barth or St. Martin, not on the out-island of Marie-Galante. It is a mélange of cosmetics, perfumes, beachwear, vintage island cards and art, sea-grass baskets, and coffee-table books on the island's history and culture. Products are all natural from Guadeloupe and St. Martin—glamorous cosmetics to essential oils such as bug spray and baby-bug off (which you will need on this island). And then there are some stylin’ accessories like French sunglasses, flip-flops with wedges and utilitarian ones with recycled rubber from Kenya, beads and original jewelry by island designers like Nathalie Julan. And if you are lucky you may come on a day when an evening soiree is planned, something literary, with a guitarist and flutist performing or a beauty makeover.