Jardin botanique de Deshaies
Bourse des Vols
Beauport new
Paradoxe
Autolagon

Olive Bay

All round view - Saint-François

This exceptional natural setting and important place of pilgrimage was once inhabited by Amerindians. It features a small cove with emerald (or olive) green waters frequented by fishermen. The bay is best enjoyed from the top of the cliff, as it is not safe for swimming, due to a strong current. The area, with its many “arbres à savon“ (soapberry trees, whose fruit contains saponin), is a very scenic hiking destination, offering beautiful views. According to legend, the Virgin Mary appeared on one of the cliffs. A shrine may be found near the sea. The chapel erected on top of the cliffs receives many visitors, primarily at Easter (14th station of the cross) and on January 1st (tradition of the “bain démarré” - New Year’s dip). Further east, a trail along the rocky coast leads to Plage des Rouleaux at Sainte-Marie Bay, an isolated beach popular for body-boarding. Caution: currents can be strong.

Guadeloupe - Saint-François. Olive Bay Chapel
Guadeloupe - Saint-François. Olive Bay Chapel
Beach Cove
Beach Cove
Guadeloupe, city of Saint-François. L'anse à la Baie
Guadeloupe, city of Saint-François. L'anse à la Baie
Baie olive - Saint-François. During the Easter procession
Baie olive - Saint-François. During the Easter procession
Les Heures Saines
Stand Up Paddle
Randonnée quad

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