Find the best place to stay — Basse-Terre

Where to stay around Basse-Terre?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 942 vacation rentals near Basse-Terre. From 246 villas to 185 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Basse-Terre for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Basse-Terre?

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

  • Deshaies: 617 vacation rentals
  • Guadeloupe National Park: 1,437 vacation rentals
  • Trois-Rivieres: 22 vacation rentals
  • Bouillante: 632 vacation rentals
  • Plage des Caraibes: 1,164 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Basse-Terre! 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 Basse-Terre?

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 Basse-Terre:

  • Deshaies: 617 rentals
  • Bouillante: 632 rentals
  • Trois Rivieres: 181 rentals
  • Petit Bourg: 925 rentals
  • Sainte Rose: 533 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Basse-Terre?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Basse-Terre are:

  • Baillif Airport (BBR): 647 vacation rentals
  • Terre-de-Haut Airport (LSS): 216 vacation rentals
  • Le Raizet Airport (PTP): 2,774 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Basse-Terre?

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

  • Guadeloupe National Park: 1,437 rentals
  • Plage des Caraibes: 1,164 rentals
  • Grande Anse Beach: 960 rentals
  • Plage de la Malendure: 1,172 rentals
  • Leroux Beach: 965 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Basse-Terre 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.

Sea, sand, and smiles on this forested isle

Basse-Terre won big in the natural beauty stakes, even by Caribbean standards. The western wing of Guadeloupe's butterfly-shaped main island, it's jam-packed with a variety of landscapes that make walkers weep: soaring peaks, rocky mountain paths, dense forest, and lush banana plantations. In fact, the entire center of Basse-Terre is covered in thick rainforest, making up the dramatic Parc National de la Guadeloupe. But this doesn't mean you have to miss out when it comes to beaches. There are some gorgeous stretches of sand here, as well as luminous Pigeon Island, one of the Caribbean's top dive sites.

Thrills and spills above and below the water

Sun worshippers come here for the secluded bays and sandy shores, while active types looking for an outdoorsy thrill can find awe-inspiring scenery and challenging hiking trails. Meanwhile, divers can make their way to Pigeon Island, whose waters are protected as an underwater park. The diving here is fantastic, with huge schools of fish and healthy colorful reefs that are shallow enough for you to get out that snorkel. Looking for some nighttime action? Head out and savor aromatic Creole cuisine at a local restaurant or enjoy a night of zouk (African-influenced Caribbean music) at a bar.

Basse-Terre: the island with a totally tropical taste

From the island, set sail for the Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve just off the coast of Basse-Terre. A group of teeny coral islets along a 15.5-mile-long coral wall, the reserve is home to unique ecosystems including mangrove forest, diverse birdlife, and reefs crammed full of tropical fish. Basse-Terre vacation rentals are never far from the forest either. Deep inside Basse-Terre's verdant mountain landscape sits the 74,000-acre Parc National de la Guadeloupe, where stunning walking trails lead to impressive waterfalls and the summit of La Soufriere volcano. Basse-Terre's prettiest beach has to be Grande Anse, whose wide golden sands are free from hotel development.

Come for sunny highs, take a pass on stormy skies

The best time to visit Guadeloupe is from December to May, when it's warm and dry and the water is clear for diving and snorkeling. However, December is busy, and your Basse-Terre vacation rental will be at peak rates. July to November is the wettest period, with high humidity and a risk of hurricanes from August through September. What's more, August coincides with the French school vacation and brings with it higher prices and bigger crowds. If you don't mind a spot of rain, October and November, toward the end of the wet season, are a good bet. The weather is improving, and you'll find reduced prices and fewer travelers.

A beguiling mix of forest, mountains, and beach

Guadeloupe's mainland is made up of 2 distinct islands: Basse-Terre, which is also the name of the region's capital city, and Grande-Terre, home to the majority of high-end resorts. Together they create the shape of a lopsided butterfly, with Basse-Terre occupying the western wing. There's also a cluster of surrounding islands, including Marie-Galante, La Desirade, and Les Saintes. Basse-Terre itself has a forested interior capped off by the dramatic La Soufriere volcano, and your Basse-Terre vacation rental will offer excellent access to the island's sparkling beaches and calm, clear blue waters.