Fodor's Expert Review Domaine de Vanibel
Guadeloupean coffee is considered some of the best in the world. Joel Nelson will tell you all about it if you take one of his tours around the grounds of his estate. Dress comfortably as you will be going into the bush, picking vanilla and coffee beans from the trees. His enthusiasm and passion for what he grows and produces makes what could be a ho-hum walk through the woods a pleasurable learning experience. After some 30 minutes or more you will be brought back to the stone cottage that is the Habitation Sucrerie for a coffee tasting and fresh tropical fruits. You might want to buy a bag or two of Mr. Nelson’s coffee. And the precious vanilla beans and vanilla powder are also for sale. Also, there are simple gites for two to four persons on the estate.