The beautiful volcano island of Basse Terre
Basse Terre is one of two largest islands on Guadaloupe and constitutes what is called “le papillon” or the butterfly. To the west is Basse-Terre, a volcanic mountain island, which despite its name (basse means low) is the highest on Guadaloupe with the volcano La Soufrière covered with dense lush rainforest and tropical vegetation and with its own Guadeloupe National Park.
To the east but close to the two islands are connected by a bridge, is Grande-Terre, a giant limestone plateau surrounded by beautiful white beaches and a fashionable tourist resort. South here lies La Désirade, a little private and untouched by the “tooth of the time”. Here it is the harmless iguana who is king. Les Saintes, is a petite island with one of the world’s most beautiful bays, and finally, Marie-Galante who again has beautiful sandy beaches and a welcoming population, also worth visiting.