Villas of a star, listed sites, tailor-made services, panoramic views, you dreamed of it? Des Hôtels & des Îles takes you to the most enchanting of all Biguines. Follow the guide!

Many of us still have this memory—like a “Proustian memory” today!—postcards that made us dream so much and where Baudelaire’s trilogy “Luxury, Calm and Pleasure” suddenly became a reality simply by relieving the mail! A cliché, yes. But what a cliché! Long white sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, a blue sky where the sun reigns supreme. To the backwash of our imagination, we were “feet in the ocean” nestled in Hollywood villas overlooking the Big Blue, with a breathtaking view, private swimming pool and staff taking care of us. Stop dreaming about it… Go! Because the postcard is in Grande-Terre. In Sainte-Anne exactly, in the heart of the hotel La Toubana Hôtel & Spa, an unspoilt setting, where hummingbirds have also established a residence, standing oblige. Welcome to Heaven! 

Specialist in the Caribbean, Des Hôtels & des Îles has completely renovated this rough diamond that is La Toubana Hôtel & Spa. It is in this boutique hotel, hidden in the heart of a tropical garden dotted with bougainvilleas and hibiscus, that 12 sumptuous suites, 32 private bungalows and 3 sublime dream-like villas await you. Private beach for lovers of idleness, massages and spa treatments, fitness under the guidance of a coach. After the effort, soon, the comfort: there’s the restaurant… The lobsters—that have made their renown—the Creole cuisine, the fresh dishes by the pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, facing the island of Marie-Galante, we would almost forget that it is necessary—really—to make a detour to visit or stay in another little jewel in Basse-Terre, at Trois-Rivières, in this timeless hotel: Le Jardin Malanga. 

For the aficionados who love old fashioned houses, not far from the volcano La Soufrière, Le Jardin Malanga hosts a colonial house dating back to 1927 and 3 magnificent cottages. For lovers of the crazy charm of tropical America, from blinds to discreet jealousies, you will experience a waking dream in the middle of a sumptuous verdant tropical garden overlooking one of the most beautiful bays in the world: the Bay of the Saints. The 9 rooms (including a suite of 2 double rooms and 2 triple rooms) are an enchantment and the warm colours that surround the luxuriant nature guarantee a change of scenery. Le Jardin Malanga will also be the starting point to discover the island’s nature: canyoning, hiking in the Guadeloupe Islands National Park, walking on the black sandy beach of Trois-Rivières, a breath of fresh air at Carbet Falls or on a catamaran to the Saintes: you can enjoy the endless variety of landscapes in the Guadeloupe Islands. Have a good trip!

Le Jardin Malanga à Trois-Rivières

Le Jardin Malanga à Trois-Rivières

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At La Toubana Hôtel & Spa

  • The sumptuous private villas
  • The 2 Master suites of 153 m2 with private swimming pool and covered terrace
  • The 5 Patio suites of 126 m2 and the classic suites of 108 m2, ideal for families
  • The magnificent “infinity” swimming pool and its exceptional view on the island of Marie-Galante
  • The coach for customised sports sessions 
  • A cook or a masseur on request for an optimal comfort stay

At Le Jardin Malanga

  • A yoga class transcended by the view of the Saintes
  • The colonial house and its tropical garden with the view on the Saintes
  • The Panga and its exceptional table d’hôtes

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