Where are the Les Saintes located?

Where are the Les Saintes located?

archipelago of Guadeloupe
The Îles des Saintes ([il de sɛ̃t]; “Islands of the Female Saints”), also known as Les Saintes, is a group of small islands in the archipelago of Guadeloupe, an overseas department of France. It is part of the Canton of Trois-Rivières and is divided into two communes: Terre-de-Haut and Terre-de-Bas.

How to get to Les Saintes Guadeloupe?

The only way to get to Les Saintes, Guadeloupe is by ferry! While there is an itty-bitty airport on Terre-de-Haut, no commercial airlines fly there. Luckily, Les Saintes aren’t too far from the main islands of Grande-Terre or Basse Terre. If you’re based in Grand Terre, ferries leave the port at Pointe-à-Pitre.

How to get to Terre-de-Haut?

TERRE-DE-HAUT — It’s not hard to get here. But it’s hard enough. It’s a short, twice-daily ferry ride from the tall cliffs of Trois-Rivieres on Guadeloupe’s island of Basse-Terre. There are flights here, very small flights, into a very small airport.

What country is Terre-de-Haut?


Coordinates: 15°52′00″N 61°35′00″W
Country France
Overseas region and department Guadeloupe
Arrondissement Basse-Terre

How do you get from Terre-de-Haut to Guadeloupe?

The quickest way to get from Guadeloupe to Terre-de-Haut Island is to ferry which costs $22 and takes 2h 15m.

Why are the Virgin Islands named after saints?

Columbus named the beautiful islands ‘The Virgins’ in reference to the legendary beauty of St. Ursula and her 11,000 virgins. The period after Columbus’ visit was quiet as far as exploration and colonization is concerned.

Is Antigua in the Caribbean?

The tropical islands of Antigua and Barbuda are located in the heart of the Caribbean about a thousand miles to the east of Jamaica and half that distance from Trinidad on the coast of South America. We are at 17- N latitude, about the same as the Cape Verde Islands and Bombay and 61- W longitude.

Is Guadeloupe a safe place to live?

Crime rates have historically been low on the island. Petty theft like pickpocketing or purse snatching are the crimes most likely to affect travellers, including in Pointe-à- Pitre; walking alone at night in isolated areas or on deserted beaches is not recommended.