For 10 days with the two of us, it was a nice experience. Staff was friendly and helpful. Good command of the English language. Changing bed sheets and towels every day. The food was excellent. Some bungalows need to have some maintenance.
Traveller from St. Eustatius
The hotel Fort Royal is situated on the North-East of Basse-Terre island, 40 km from the airport, at the entrance of the …More
After some conflicting information about whether our room would be available for the first night of our stay, (it wasn't and upon arrival we had to walk to another establishment) we had a thoroughly pleasant stay in a clean, comfortable apartment in lovely surroundings. We were 5 minutes stroll from a great beach -part of a busier resort with bar, shop, reception and excursions available-so had the best of both world's really. The on site pool was excellent with plenty of space and loungers available and no need to worry about reserving space etc. We had breakfast on the first morning which was good. The humming birds, chickens, cats and birds were an additional bonus as were the well tendered grounds with ample parking.
Unless you are happy just to lie by the pool or spend each day on the beach, a car is essential.
Although its name means low land, Basse-Terre actually has the highest peak of all the islands, Le Grande Soufriere, an active volcano that sits at 4,813 feet. The land consists of forests, grassland, and beaches, and houses sugar, coffee, banana, and cocoa plantations. Tour the island by vehicle or spend some time in nature looking at the waterfalls and rivers that adorn the island.
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