Lying to the east of Guadeloupe, Marie-Galante evokes the lazy ambience of a tropical island, renowned for its laid-back atmosphere and its rum. It is a charming spot where the inhabitants still work primarily in the sugar cane industry. Its landscapes are similar to those of Grande-Terre, with the rural feel of an island which is slowly being discovered by tourists. Superb beaches, peaceful villages and welcoming restaurants all add to the appeal.
Address:Rue du Fort, 97112 Grand-Bourg-de-Marie-Galante
[visitor centre 14 Jul-13 Aug and 1 Dec-31 May: 9am-4pm, weekends and Bank Hols 9am-noon; rest of year: daily except weekends and Bank Hols 9am-1pm]