Fodor's Expert Review Domaine de Bellevue
Marie-Galante Winery/Brewery/Distillery Fodor's Choice
If time allows just one distillery here, choose the modern Domaine de Bellevue, whose rum has taken home the gold during official French competitions. Free tastings are just one inviting element. There are award-winning, pure rums (50%–59%) and also excellent tropical liqueurs (punches). Bellevue is the top rum exporter of Guadeloupe/Marie-Galante with the only eco-positive distillery in the world. Down from one of only two restored windmills (c.1821) on-island is a boutique offering everything made from natural materials, such as calabash gourds, as well as coffee-table books.