Destination guide

A Caribbean crush

Perched on Guadeloupe's western shores, Bouillante is fringed by golden beaches, towering sea cliffs and aquamarine bays. It sits on the island of Basse-Terre, which is dominated by the verdant Parc National de la Guadeloupe. Throw in a vibrant Creole culture and Bouillante is a Caribbean dream come true. Unlike other parts of the French Antilles, Bouillante keeps things simple. In place of luxury resorts, you'll find rustic jungle houses and breezy villas painted in a rainbow of colors. This makes Bouillante vacation rentals a top choice for travelers in search of a local, laid-back experience.

Things to do

Lose yourself in Parc National de la Guadeloupe

Occupying much of Basse-Terre, Parc National de la Guadeloupe is a utopia of emerald green rainforest, cascading waterfalls and exotic birds. It's dominated by La Soufriere, an active stratovolcano that towers over the island. The park is laced with secret swimming spots like Cascade aux Ecrevisses, a tumbling waterfall that spills into a crystal-clear lagoon. If you'd rather relax with a good book, why not escape to a secluded Bouillante vacation rentals villa? Surrounded by luxuriant banana ferns and orchids, you'll be immersed in the sights and sounds of the rainforest without having to lift a finger.

Activities

Chasing waterfalls on Basse-Terre

Basse-Terre boasts some of the best dive sites in the Caribbean, including the world-famous Reserve Cousteau. Pigeon Island is the reserve's showpiece, surrounded by kaleidoscopic coral reefs and schools of tropical fish. For some of the best views on the island head up to the Chutes du Carbet lookout. A well-trodden hiking trail leads to a pair of cascading waterfalls that plunge down a vertical mountain face. At the end of the day Guadeloupe champions laid-back vibes, which means relaxing on the deck of a Bouillante vacation rentals villa will often be a top priority.

Weather

Winter beach days in Bouillante

Winter is high season in Guadeloupe, with visitors peaking from December to May. Humidity is low and temperatures hover around the mid-80s. The water is also crystal-clear and ideal for diving and snorkeling. Whether you want to stroll to the beach or cool off in your private plunge pool, Bouillante vacation rentals make it easy to maximize the sunshine. If you're dreaming of deserted beaches try August and September. There's a higher chance of afternoon rainstorms but towns like Bouillante feel wonderfully empty.

Natural features

Biospheres and birdwatching in Bouillante

From pristine beaches to lush rainforests, Basse-Terre is Guadeloupe's bona fide beauty queen. Bouillante is located on its western side and backed by Parc National de la Guadeloupe. It's a birdwatchers' paradise, with the chance to spot hummingbirds, flycatchers, endemic Guadeloupe woodpeckers and a host of other species. Nearby, Valombreuse Floral Park is also bursting with life, from its rare palm trees to its exotic flowers. Diverse underwater ecosystems have won sites like Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin Unesco Biosphere Reserve status. The coral islets sit just off the coast of Basse-Terre and are brimming with tropical fish.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Bouillante

Fly into Pointe-a-Pitre (PTP-Pointe-a-Pitre Intl.), the closest airport, located 17.5 mi (28.1 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Bouillante?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 796 vacation rentals near Bouillante. From 185 Houses to 200 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bouillante for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Bouillante?

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 Bouillante:

  • Dampierre: 77 vacation rentals
  • L'Houezel: 110 vacation rentals
  • Périnet: 126 vacation rentals
  • Bas du Fort: 132 vacation rentals
  • Dunoyer: 65 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 Bouillante?

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

  • Plage de la Malendure: 1,476 vacation rentals
  • Guadeloupe National Park: 1,786 vacation rentals
  • Grande Anse Beach: 1,164 vacation rentals
  • Caribbean Cove Beach: 1,462 vacation rentals
  • Plage de Gosier: 3,007 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bouillante 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 Bouillante?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 185 Houses in Bouillante. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bouillante include:

  • Bungalows: 200 rentals available
  • Villas: 202 rentals available
  • Cottages: 200 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bouillante?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 374 vacation rentals with pool available in Bouillante. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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