The Island of so many desires! - is just off the Pointe des Châteaux! Seen from afar, its form evokes an overturned boat.
La Désirade lives beyond the reach of time. Calm and simplicity characterize this fabled and rugged island, sodifferent from the others. Indeed, nothing seems to perturb the tranquil atmosphere that reigns here" or modify the authenticity and warm welcome of the inhabitants.
7 miles long and 1 mile wide, the island possesses magnificent white sand beaches and long coral reefs that will delight swimmers and divers. Only the southem coast is p()pulated. One rectilinear road exists on the island and connects the main town of Grande-Anse to the different neighborhoods including Les Galets, Le Souffleur and Baie-Mahault...
La Désirade, like the other deserted, untamed islands of Petite-Terre, offers an astonishing diversity of vegetation. Also found here are beautiful and interesting colonies of endangered animals such as the iguana, agoutis, and paille en queue, etc.
Little by little, the island is becoming more modernized and developing tourism on its own scala with beaches, marked hiking trails, overnight stays in bungalows, and wonderful restaurants. . . By sea you can get to La Désirade from Saint-François in 45 minutes and by air, from the Pôle Caraibes airport in 15 minutes.