A day in Marie-Galante, the island of a hundred mills

Opposite La Toubana Hotel & Spa is Marie-Galante, the quiet and authentic island of the entire Lesser Antilles arc.

Over there, the sugar cane fields stretch as far as the eye can see, paradise beaches follow one another, underwater flora and fauna surprise… Welcome to Île aux Cent Moulins, also called the Grande-Galette, which is worth the detour for a journey rich in discoveries.

Many see Marie-Galante as the Guadeloupe “of yesteryear”. Indeed, life is preserved there, rurality is preserved there so that authenticity is perceived in every corner of the island. Come along the coastal road where you will come across these cabrouets, wooden carts pulled by oxen …

Marie-Galante marks by its natural sites such as Gueule Grand Gouffre, an open pit dug by the sea 50 meters in diameter and 30 meters in height! The beauty of the site is exceptional. If you are looking for a spot for a little relaxing break, you are spoiled for choice of beautiful white sand beaches… Anse Canot, Feuillère Beach, Vieux Fort Beach… they stretch as far as the eye can see. with water with infinite shades of blue.

It is also and above all the island of rum culture! As you stroll through the sugar cane fields, you will come across one of the three distilleries still present on the island. During the tastings, don’t be surprised, Marie-Galante’s rum is reputed to be the strongest of all the islands of Guadeloupe, no less than 59 °…

The visit to the island ends with the Habitation Murat, a former colonial house, now home to an eco-museum of the island’s traditions and folk arts. Between calm, paradise and authenticity, come and appreciate the beauty of Marie-Galante, an island out of time.

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