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The Top 10 Things To Do And See In Le Gosier, Guadeloupe

Picture of Sophia Mills Francis
Updated: 9 February 2017
Located in Guadeloupe in the Caribbean, Le Gosier is the third-most populated commune of France in the overseas region. Here, you can do many exciting and fascinating things, and have an exhilarating experience on the island. From ilets to markets to beaches and even aquariums, you can relax and explore in this beautiful part of the world. Take a look at the top 10 things to do and see in Le Gosier.

 

Îlet du Gosier

This beautiful island – complete with tropical beaches and even a lighthouse –  is a great location in which you can relax or swim in the lagoon. It is a kilometer long and it is very close to Le Gosier, Guadeloupe. Although uninhabited, it is popular with the local people on the weekends and the environment is naturally beautiful with its reefs. There is a five-minute ferry ride to the ilet, and you can go for a snorkelling session to see elkhorn corals. The area is protected by the Coastal Conservancy in addition to the National Forestry Office, to preserve the area.

Îlet du Gosier, Guadeloupe

Aerial Circuit Tours

Departing from Canella Beach in Le Gosier from the end of Pointe de la Verdure, the aerial circuit tours are an exhilarating experience. Take the lead as you fly over the ilets and enjoy an unusual perspective. Get a fantastic overview of the small, uninhabited islands, as well as the coral and the blue lagoons. There is excellent visibility from the aircraft and the doors can be opened for the perfect photographs without reflections from the glass.

Fort Fleur d’Epee

This fort is located on a large hill in Grande-Terre in Guadeloupe. It was constructed in the 1700s, above Le Gosier, by Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, a Marshal of France. The several small buildings and rooms below are connected by underground tunnels and battlements. It was seized by Britain in the late 1700s, but recaptured by a French battalion lead by Victor Hugues. The British forces were then ejected from Guadeloupe in 1794. The fortification now hosts several art exhibitions.

Bas du Fort, Le Gosier 97190, Guadeloupe
+590 590 90-9461

Gosier Market

On Friday nights you can find a lively market, with lots of people shopping, which sells arts and crafts, small trinkets, as well as tourist gifts. You can also purchase traditional, exotic fruits and vegetables that are found on the island. The market opens from 5pm and can be found on the two main streets of the town, right down on the watefront. Immerse yourself in a joyful, relaxed atmosphere, whilst purchasing keepsakes from your travels.

St Anne Beach

A little outside of Le Gosier, a picturesque, clean, white sandy beach awaits you. St Anne is the perfect place in which you can relax and soak up the exotic atmosphere or go for a swim amongst the fish. It is an amazing and exhilarating place with restaurants nearby. There are palm trees under which you can sit in the shade, or recline in the sun on the soft sand. The market is also within walking distance from St Anne, making it the perfect location to experience the local, exotic vibe.

Le Gosier Aquarium

A really exciting aquarium can be found in Le Gosier, Guadaloupe. It displays a lot of the sea life that is native to the area. Navigate your way through the aquarium and find the big shark and turtle tank, which is a must see for those who want to learn more about the animals of Gosier. Here you can also learn more about the wildlife and the coral reefs of you missed out on the snorkelling opportunities that the island has to offer.

Place Créole, La Marina, 97190 Gosier Guadeloupe
+33 5 90 90 92 38

Jet Ski

Have an absolutely awesome experience on the jet skis and then explore the mangrove, one of the largest lagoons on the entire island. You can hike around the area, which is less touristy than the areas of the island with hotel inhabitants, and you are also accompanied by an informative guide. Take in the beautiful scenery from the water, see the small waterfalls and enjoy this truly exhilarating experience in Le Gosier.

 

Musee Costumes et Traditions

This museum is perfectly organized, tracing the evolution of Caribbean clothing, costume and culture through the ages. It was created and designed by the owner and her husband, who are extremely knowledgeable. Listen to explanations and watch a documentary film about the history of Creole clothing as well as a whole range of other information and stories. It is the perfect place to brush up on your history and culture of this island.

1 Perinette, Gosier, Grande-Terre
+33 0590/83-21-70

La Rose Des Vents

For an unforgettable meal in Le Gosier, eat out in La Rose Des Vents. The price is very reasonable and the dishes are exquisite. Sample from the menu the meat or fish dishes: the tuna with spices is delicious as well as the beef carpaccio or swordfish. Soak up the warm atmosphere, enjoy indisputably delectable food – come hungry and prepare to leave full.

Marina du Gosier, 97190 Le Gosier
+33 05 90 90 89 5

 

Le Jardin Alexina

For a truly beautiful botanical garden, explore the wonders of Le Jardin Alexina. Here you can find a large variety of trees and plants, international as well as Caribbean varieties. Find out about the island’s heritage of flora and fauna. You can also sample some fruit punch from the garden on your visit. Have a look at the hives, which produce delicious, quality honey. The botanical gardens should be high on your list of places to visit in Le Gosier, Guadaloupe.

62 rue Nicolas Ballet | Quartier de l’Enclos, Le Gosier 97190, Guadeloupe