Destination guide

Petit Bourg is ideally placed on Basse-Terre

The charming commune of Petit Bourg lies on the east coast of Basse-Terre, one of the 2 largest islands that make up the Guadeloupe archipelago. There's much more to this little spot than you might think. Within a short distance of your Petit Bourg vacation rental, you've got the mighty Guadeloupe National Park, sugar cane rum distilleries, hiking trails and more water sports than you can shake a paddle at. Whether it's the turquoise pools fed by the tumbling waterfalls or the shallow waters of the Caribbean Sea, there's always a place to cool off nearby.

Things to do

Botanical gardens in Petit Bourg

It might be difficult to drag yourself away from the golden beaches, but those who do will be rewarded with plenty of fascinating things to do. Try to make some time to visit the charming little village of Deshaies whose biggest draw is the vast botanical garden that exudes color from the bougainvillea and heliconia. While you're there, take a peek in the aviary to see the exotic birds. You can't miss a visit to Memorial ACTe, a museum dedicated to the history of Caribbean slavery. And, while you're in Pointe-a-Pitre, you can go on an amble through the colorful local market.


Watery adventures in Petit Bourg

When you bag a Petit Bourg vacation rental, you'll be moments away from the beach and the countless opportunities for water sports. Other than the world-class snorkeling and scuba diving, you can get your adrenaline kicks racing across the sea on jet skis or launch either a kitesurf or windsurf to glide on wind power alone. Hikers shouldn't miss a day on the Grande Soufriere, an active volcano whose trails wind up through tropical forests, waterfalls and hot springs to a lunar-like landscape at the top. When you reach the summit, you'll be treated to some of the finest views across Basse-Terre.


Escape the winter blues to Petit Bourg

There's no better time to visit Petit Bourg then December, when the freezing temperatures back home are in stark contrast to the bright skies and sunshine that beats down on the beaches of Guadeloupe. While everyone else huddles around fires elsewhere, if you score a Petit Bourg vacation rental, you'll be floating in the warm Caribbean Sea. However, the winter does mark the high season. If you visit between June and July or October and November, you might experience the odd tropical downpour, but the temperature will be hotter, the crowds will have thinned out and you can nab a rental at a fraction of the cost.

Natural features

Dive down or climb up in Petit Bourg

The waters around Guadeloupe have long been known to snorkelers and scuba divers for their colorful marine species. A dive down reveals all sorts of fauna including magnificent green turtles. If you're not looking to get wet, you can hop on one of the daily charters to get face-to-face with gentle humpback whales and playful bottlenose dolphins. Try to make a little time for the Guadeloupe National Park which sits near your Petit Bourg vacation rental. This dramatic landscape of tropical forests and waterfalls teems with all kinds of dazzling birdlife.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Petit-Bourg

Fly into Pointe-a-Pitre (PTP-Pointe-a-Pitre Intl.), the closest airport, located 11 mi (17.8 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Petit Bourg?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,550 vacation rentals near Petit Bourg. From 335 Houses to 295 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Petit Bourg for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Petit Bourg?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Petit Bourg:

  • Circuit 1C1: 52 vacation rentals
  • Bas du Fort: 143 vacation rentals
  • L'Houezel: 123 vacation rentals
  • Saint-Felix: 105 vacation rentals
  • Bis: 19 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Petit Bourg?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Petit Bourg. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Guadeloupe National Park: 1,950 vacation rentals
  • Ste-Anne Beach: 2,801 vacation rentals
  • Caribbean Cove Beach: 1,597 vacation rentals
  • Grande Anse Beach: 1,284 vacation rentals
  • Plage Caravelle: 2,825 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Petit Bourg listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Petit Bourg?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 335 Houses in Petit Bourg. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Petit Bourg include:

  • Bungalows: 295 rentals available
  • Villas: 251 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 493 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Petit Bourg?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 627 vacation rentals with pool available in Petit Bourg. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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