Îles des Saintes

Exploring Îles des Saintes

Îles des Saintes was the one stop on our Caribbean cruise with which I was not familiar. (Are you?) It’s a small cluster of islands in the French Antilles that is a dependency of Guadeloupe and an overseas department of France. So yes, it is very French.

Iles des SaintesRight down to the beaches where we might have been the only ones in suits…

Iles des SaintesDid you actually think I was going to post a photo of nudies sunbathing? Not on this site, my friends! Instead, you get abandoned beaches that we discovered en masse.

Iles des SaintesÎles des Saintes might have been my favorite port on our Star Clippers cruise. It was just so darn charming, it was authentic and, well, there were goats running rampant everywhere you looked!

Iles des Saintes goatsWe arrived on Îles des Saintes with no plans, so after a wander up and down the main drag, which was peppered with shops and European-style cafes, we knew how we would spend the rest of our day.

Îles des SaintesSVV has his motorcycle license, and so we rented a scooter and explored the tiny island on our own schedule.

Îles des SaintesIt was the perfect way to do so, I might add. We went down every single public road (and maybe some not-so-public ones, too) and were able to stop for dips in the sea or photo opps when the mood struck.

Îles des SaintesThis is definitely one of those sleepy Caribbean spots where you come for a week or two just to chillax.

Îles des SaintesI immediately felt my stress level lower a few notches by just being here for one quick day.Iles des SaintesWhile this is definitely not the place to vacation if you like a lot of action, I could definitely spend an extended period of time here.

Iles des SaintesJust enough to do so you don’t grow bored, but not so much going on that you come back from your vacation more exhausted than you left.

Îles des SaintesOne thing to note if you find yourself on this French isle is that most places don’t take credit cards or U.S. dollars like the majority of other Caribbean nations, so be sure and carry Euro on you. We found this out the hard way after we had already eaten lunch!

Iles des SaintesHow about you: What’s your favorite Caribbean island?


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