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La Guadeloupe

7 islands in ONE, That Why It Called "The Island Of Beautiful Water"

    Basse-Terre Island (French: île de Basse-Terre or île de la Basse-Terre) is the name of the western-half of Guadeloupe proper, in the Lesser Antilles. It is separated from the other half of Guadeloupe proper, Grande-Terre, by a narrow sea channel called the Rivière Salée (in English Salt River). 

   La Grande Soufrière, the tallest mountain in the Lesser Antilles, is located on the island. It rises to 1,467 m (4,813 ft) high. It is an active Volcano. The surrounding area of Basse-Terre has a rough volcanic relief fertile land. The surrounding areas of Basse-Terre consists of forest, Grassland and Sugar, Coffee, Banana and Cocoa plantations. There are so many Rivers and Waterfalls.

   Tours to ascend the Soufrière can be arranged.

Grande-Terre island is separated by Basse-Terre Island by a salt river.

Grande-Terre's northernmost point, Pointe de la Grande Vigie, is also the northernmost point in Guadeloupe.

Grande-Terre's indented coastline is surrounded by coral reefs and the island itself is a limestone plateau.

Its surface is a series of rolling hills, white sand beaches and cliffs. The island's beaches consist of both white and black sands, as well as beaches of golden sand. Of the two islands, Grande-Terre is home to the majority of Guadeloupe's farmlands and tourist resorts.

   La Désirade is located about 8 km off the coast of Grande-Terre also includes the uninhabited Petite Terre Islands.

   Petite Terre Islands (French: Îles de la Petite Terre, literally "Islands of the Small Land") are two small uninhabited islands located about 10 km (6 miles) to the south-east of the island of Grande-Terre. 

   The two islands and 842 hectares (2,081 acres) of sea around them were declared a nature reserve, the National Nature Reserve of Îles de la Petite-Terre.

   Marie-galante, the island is more commonly known as "La grande galette" (Big Cookie) due to its round shape and almost flat surface (its highest peak, the hill Morne Constant, rises to 670 ft). Once counting over 106 sugar mills, it is also called the "Island of a hundred windmills", or the "Grande dependence" (the biggest island depending on Guadeloupe).

    The northern coast is characterized by a high cliff. A fault called the "Bar" separates the northern quarter from the remainder of the island.

    To the west beaches and mangroves extend along the Caribbean Sea. The rivers of Saint-Louis and the Vieux-Fort run out there after having crossed the insular plate originating at the center of Marie-Galante.

    In the east and the south, the plate becomes dull to rock inclined towards a littoral plain. This one skirts the Atlantic from which it is protected by a coral barrier.

The Îles des Saintes are a group of islands.

   Only Terre-de-Haut Island and Terre-de-Bas Island are populated, with Terre-de-Haut Island having the central place and a natural harbour, guarded by the Fort Napoléon. Terre-de-Bas Island is dominated by agriculture, including coffee, cotton, pepper, and bananas.

  There are seven additional, uninhabited islands comprising the Îles des Saintes.

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Saint Barth and Saint Marteen

Saint Barthélemy Often abbreviated to Saint-Barth in French, or St. Barts in English. The collectivity is one of four territories among the Leeward Islands in the northeastern Caribbean that comprise the French West Indies, along with Guadeloupe (200 km southeast), Martinique and Saint Martin.

   St. Barts, a volcanic island fully encircled by shallow reefs. The island is a popular tourist destination during the winter holiday season. Located approximately 250 kilometres (160 mi) east of Puerto Rico and the nearer Virgin Islands, St. Barts lies immediately southeast of the islands of Saint Martin and Anguilla.

   It is separated from Saint Martin by the Saint-Barthélemy Channel. It lies northeast of Saba and St Eustatius, and north of St Kitts.

Marine areas

   St. Barts forms, with St. Martin, Anguilla, and Dog Island, a distinct group that lies upon the western edge of a flat bank of soundings composed chiefly of shells, sand, and coral. There are as many as 22 public beaches of which 15 are considered suitable for swimming. They are categorized divided into two areas, the leeward side (calm waters protected by the island itself) and windward side (some of which are protected by hills and reefs). The windward beaches are popular for windsurfing. St Jean beach is suitable for water sports and all facilities have been created for the purpose. On the north coast, on the far eastern side of the island, there are two lagoons called the Anse de Marigot and Anse du Grand Cul-de-Sac.

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