Geography



Gwo Caillou is located in Pigeon-Bouillante, a small town on the coast of Basse Terre, half way between North and South and facing the world renowned Commandant Cousteau Reserve Located between the sea and the mountains, Gwo Caillou is within easy reach of wonderful river walks with the Bourceau, Losteau et Malaisé rivers which will allow you to discover the wonderful vegetation and jump into the many pools (river water varies between 24° and 26° according to the season) unless you prefer jumping into the sea which is also minutes away.

The very pretty black sand beach of Malendure and its many activities is located 2km away while the Beach de l’Anse is only 800m away. 200m from our gîte, you will find grocery shops as well as a baker and a post office. Supermarkets, restaurants and petrol station are slightly further, about 800m away. BOUILLANTE Located 4km south of Pigeon, Bouillante is the ideal spot to discover typical local scenery and offers easy access to many sightseeing destinations North of us, you can reach Grande Terre in 35 minutes via the stunning Route de la Traversée. You will also reach Deshaies and Sainte Rose in 30 minutes where you will discover the Mangrove South of us, also about 30 minutes away, you can find Vieux Fort, the Carbet Waterfalls, the volcano as well as ferries from Trois Rivières to Les Saintes.
 

 

How  to get to the gîte from the airport

Here are the directions to get to us. We strongly recommend printing them out and bringing them with you.

Have a safe trip!From Pointe à Pitre airport to Gwo Caillou Upon leaving the airport, go through several round-abouts. Follow the Basse Terre signs. You will then come onto a 4 lane road, keep to the left on the Basse Terre lane until you reach the exit “Bouillante – Pointe Noire – Route de la Traversée”. Take this exit and keep going straight for several kilometres until you reach the next crossroads where you will take left then right to take the “D23 – Route de la Traversée”. Follow the Route de la Traversée for about 20 kilometres until you reach the coat road. The Route de la Traversée is a stunning road during the day but be careful at night, particularly if it is raining or in a mountain cloud as it is often the case high in the mountains. It may actually remind you of Brittany in the winter so watch out. Once you have reached the stop sign leading onto the coast road (N2), turn left and follows Pigeon – Bouillante direction. You will go through Mahault, and will pass Malendure Beach and the Rocher de Malendure Restaurant on your right. You will also see on your right the Match supermarket which is located directly across a petrol station. The road veers to the right with several restaurants on the left. Then the road veers to the left and follows the sea front. You will see Tichou shop on your right and the Louisilia restaurant on your left. You are almost there. Watch out for the little bridge which goes over the Bourceau River. Go over the bridge and take the road on the left immediately after the bridge. The road is directly opposite the 2 Coquilles restaurant and at that point “Gwo Caillou” is signposted. You are now on the Route de la Glacière. Go straight for about 150 metres, leaving 2 small streets on your right. Stop at the first street on your left and you will see the green gates of Gwo Caillou.If we are not in the carpark, do not hesitate to park your car inside and follow the signs to the reception.

If you are lost, no matter the time, you can reach us on

00590 (0) 5 90 98 99 97

or on our mobile

00590 (0) 6 90 36 37 26

See you soon

Jeanne et Luc

 

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