Destination guide

Wild and dramatic scenery in Sante Rose

Basse-Terre might translate to 'low land', but it has the some of the most dramatic and wild scenery of any of the Guadeloupe islands. If you're lucky enough to bag one of the Sainte Rose vacation rentals which hug the northern coast, you'll be ideally placed for exploring the island. Whether you want to just amble through the market, dive down into a colorful underwater world or hike up the nearby volcano in search of hot springs or wildlife, it's all waiting on Basse-Terre. Of course, this is your vacation. If you want to spend it kicking back on the golden sand, no one's going to stop you.

Things to do

Remembering the past in Sainte Rose

If you're going to visit just one beach, make it the Grande Anse near Deshaies. This magnificent stretch of golden sand is one of the longest in the country and is backed by swaying coconut palms and sea grapes which provide natural shade. If you can tear yourself away from the ocean, you can swing by the Deshaies Botanical Garden, a lush space with hanging bougainvillea, colorful hibiscus and lily ponds filled with koi carp. For a look at Guadeloupe's history, try to make some time for the Memorial ACTe which features exhibits on the story of the slave trade.

Activities

Hike an active volcano near Sainte Rose

It'll come as no surprise that most of the activities near your beachfront Sainte Rose vacation rental are centered around the sea. Though it's tempting to spend your whole vacation basking on the sands, those who make the effort can spend their days kayaking along the coast, scuba diving among coral or taking glass-bottom wildlife cruises. If you're looking for even more adventure, you can spend the day hiking up the active volcano, La Grande Soufriere. Along the way, you'll pass hot springs, tumbling waterfalls and one of the biggest mountain lakes on the island.

Weather

Bright skies during winter in Sainte Rose

If you're looking for the perfect weather, make a beeline for Guadeloupe between December and May when the skies are bright and the temperature warm. It's the busiest season, so be sure to book up your Sainte Rose vacation rental early. That said, if you don't mind the odd spot of rain and you're looking to save a few bucks, try to nab a rental between June and July or October and November. Other than the occasionally tropical downpour, the temperature soars during these months and there will be far fewer tourists to contend with on all the beaches.

Natural features

Tropical sights in Sainte Rose

Though there is little in the way of wildlife in the town itself, none of the Sainte Rose vacation rentals are far from the Guadeloupe National Park on Basse-Terre. The lush rolling mountain scenery is fed by a series of cascades which tumble into turquoise pools. The tropical forest floor teems with colorful exotic orchids and a surprising number of resident birds like black woodpeckers and lesser Antillean pewees inhabit the canopy. If you stay on Guadeloupe at the right time, you can hop on one of the daily whale-watching charters to see these gentle giants crash their tail fins in the calm waters around the bays.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Sainte-Rose

The nearest airport is in Pointe-a-Pitre (PTP-Pointe-a-Pitre Intl.), located 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Sainte-Rose?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,430 vacation rentals near Sainte-Rose. From 296 Bungalows to 309 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sainte-Rose for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Sainte-Rose?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sainte-Rose. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bis: 18 vacation rentals
  • Sofaia Waterfall: 1,770 vacation rentals
  • La Boucan: 923 vacation rentals
  • Ecomusee Creole de la Guadeloupe: 1,859 vacation rentals
  • Bouillante: 879 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Sainte-Rose! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Sainte-Rose?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sainte-Rose:

  • La Boucan: 923 rentals
  • Bouillante: 879 rentals
  • Saint-Francois: 1,956 rentals
  • Deshaies: 851 rentals
  • Le Gosier: 2,155 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Sainte-Rose?

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

  • Sofaia Waterfall: 1,770 rentals
  • Ecomusee Creole de la Guadeloupe: 1,859 rentals
  • Guadeloupe National Park: 1,982 rentals
  • Ste-Anne Beach: 2,857 rentals
  • Caribbean Cove Beach: 1,622 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sainte-Rose listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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