The town of Sainte-Anne is on the coast of the island of Guadeloupe, which is owned by the country of France and is actually classified as a part of the European Union. This is because it is considered to be one of the departments of France and the citizens of Guadeloupe enjoy the same rights as the French people on the European mainland. Should you choose to spend your holidays in Sainte-Anne, you will have many great places to visit close by, as well as a plethora of activities to enjoy in the local area.
With so many stunning beaches on your very own villa’s doorstep, there is plenty to keep you entertained during your holidays in Sainte-Anne. The Caribbean Sea laps the shores of these white sandy beaches and this is the perfect ‘paradise-like’ environment in which to simply relax, sip a cocktail or two and watch the world go by. For when you fancy a little more action, why not enjoy activities such as swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, paragliding, banana boat rides and fishing. There are also some great beaches on Guadeloupe for avid surfers and there is a good choice of golf courses if you intend to work on that handicap
There are quaint and typically Caribbean seaside villages and ports to discover in Guadeloupe and it is very safe for you to hire your own car and get out and about to explore this fascinating island. There are two towns that you should definitely include as places for you to visit on your holidays in Sainte-Anne and these are Pointe-a-Pitre and Basse-Terre. The latter is actually the capital of the island and where you will find a great range of attractions to visit. Some of the most popular include the 19th century Cathedral of Sainte-Pierre and Sainte-Paul; a zoo and botanical gardens; and the city’s main square.
The weather is very likely to be one of the best parts of any holiday in Sainte-Anne. This is because Guadeloupe enjoys a typical sub-tropical climate with temperatures hardly varying throughout the year. The average maxima range from a low of 29 degrees Celsius to a high of 32. The overnight lows are a sticky 20 degrees to 23. August to November are the wettest months of the year and a time where you will need to be aware of the threat from hurricanes within the region.
The nearest airport for your holidays in Sainte-Anne will be Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport (PTP). This is served through Air France, but no British carriers fly directly to Guadeloupe. Complete packages can be arranged from the UK which will include travelling via Paris and this can be booked from several UK departure points: such as Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN) and London Heathrow (LHR).