Fodor's Expert Review Pointe des Châteaux
A National Grand Site, the island's easternmost point offers a breathtaking view of the Atlantic crashing against huge rocks, carving them into shapes resembling pyramids. A rocky arm reaching out to the ocean, it is a spectacular display of sea versus land. A 9-ton crucifix can be seen for miles out at sea and was erected for the centennial of the Catholic diocese in 1946. There are spectacular views of Guadeloupe's southern and eastern coasts and the island of La Désirade. The beach has few facilities now that vendors have been relocated to Petit Anse Kahouanne, about a mile up the road, so bring your own food and drink. The Village Artisanal is open every day, and in high season taxis run every hour.