This is such a well-cared for property! This was our first trip to Guadeloupe, we had no idea what to expect, or how to choose a place to stay. It is so hard to choose from a photo, I will try to write this from the point of view of my own questions...and yes the garden setting others mention is just beautiful! We had a wonderful breakfast every morning on the outside patio. A brilliant start to every wonderful day, shaded, with the light wind blowing to keep you cool.
1. The Gites Acajou is in a suburb outside Saintes-Anne, in a very nice suburban setting, so you would need to have a car to get around. It is not on a beach, which also means it avoids all the traffic and noise issues -- and each beach is a different experience, we far preferred to try several different ones. We toured all around both Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre, returning "home" here each night, the location is central in the sense you can do it all from here. The traffic is awful around Gosier, no turn lanes make a bottleneck, but we also ran into heavy traffic coming from Basse-Terre...there is no way to avoid it. That said, points east of this property don't have that issue, we often went to Sainte-Francois for excellent restaurants, and we loved going out to Antes des Chateaux for incredible sunsets. We liked Sainte-Anne very much as it is very quaint, with real local outside vendors -- I think the best city to be near to, Sainte-Francois is more upscale and much more touristed -- we always were glad to return to our beautifully private quiet base.
2. Our apartment was scrupulously clean, the apartment looks new, and plumbing works faultlessly, with a well-appointed kitchen.
3. Claude is a perfect host, totally reliable and caring. We had problems accessing the Internet (the code is crazy long, that is the standard. Both my husband and I tried over and over and assumed the code was wrong...Claude arrived with his wife who speaks excellent English -- to enter the code themselves into our devices. Lovely people!) FYI, the Internet in the unit is state of the art for Guadeloupe, if slower than back home. The signal is strongest at the back of the unit.
The Gites Acajou was the perfect choice for us, and a remarkable value as well.
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