Marie Galante Island Travel and Tourism

Vacation, Holiday, Honeymoon
by Cole Gabriel
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Publisher: Global Print Digital

Publication Date: October 12, 2017

ISBN: 9781912483327

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Marie Galante Island Travel and Tourism. Vacation, Holiday, Honeymoon. Ever since Christopher Columbus caught sight of Marie-Galante and named the island after his ship, the Maria Galanda, visitors have been captivated by this enchanting isle. Today, Marie-Galante's unspoiled scenery can be found everywhere, from its quaint chateaus to its isolated sands. And its rolling hills frosted with powdery sands, sugar plantations, and 19th-century windmills add to its rustic ambiance. Your first stop should be Grand-Bourg, the island's main settlement (located at the southwestern tip of the island) where you'll find a helpful visitor center. From there, head south to tour the Ch√Ęteau Murat, a famed 18th-century plantation that features an exhibit detailing the island's history of sugar cane cultivation and rum-making. The chateau welcomes visitors from around 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and admission is free. From here, continue south to Petite-Anse, a golden beach sheltered by sea-grape trees and Le Touloulou, a favored Creole restaurant