Located on the north coast of Basse-Terre, on the edge of the Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin, the municipality of Sainte-Rose was long geared towards sugar production and had as many as seven sugar refineries. While the centre of the town and its picturesque fishing port can easily be seen on a short tour. Sainte-Rose is an excellent starting point for a boat or kayak trip in the Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin nature reserve. This protected area will delight nature-lovers with its mangrove swamps, islets and coral barrier.From Sainte Rose, discover The Lagoon of the “Grand Cul du Sac Marin”, the marsh, the desert islands, the coral reef, tropical fish, sea birds … while sea kayaking! This will be the most ecological way to enjoy the pleasures of sailing and discover the turquoise waters of Guadeloupe. Discover the lagoon and its islets, and observe the fauna of seagrass (sea urchins, starfish, conch, sponges … etc.).