Saint-François Travel Guide

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Saint-François Restaurants

  • by sh_rey_rey Updated Jul 16, 2005

    My friend and I went their at least once a day to either eat their ice cream or other desserts. The waiters were very nice to and we came to know them pretty well. However, since Guadeloupe is owned by France they have a lot of manerisms like France, for instance, they are very relaxed and in my opinion somtimes too relaxed on quick service and giving you your check. They take their time as not to rush you which is their style, but just one difference in all restaurants I went to in Guadeloupe in
    comparison to the United States.
    Friendly staff speaks english which is wonderful. Delicious desserts!!!!

    Favorite Dish: Chocolate Crepes, Ice Cream

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Saint-François Tourist Traps

  • by sh_rey_rey Updated Sep 4, 2011

    My friend & I took a boat fm La Marina n Saint Francois to Iles de la Petit Terre (isl. w/ the iguanas.) We got extremely nautious on the way. So if you get sick this may not be the right trip for u. After we got to the isl. (we payed 55 Euros, that's $74 US) we layed down & slept cuz we were so sick. When we got up we went on a walking tour. The tour guide spoke 1 sentence to us in eng & the rest of the time she spoke n french so we couldn't understand. Some french people on the tour noticed this so they tried to translate w/ the small amount of eng. that they knew (which was very nice). The tour guide pointed out some plants & brought us to a light house so it was quite uninteresting. The captain & the other crew did speak eng. to us while we were around them. Alcohol was huge on this trip. We were told before we went that we had all you could drink, any type of drink (alcoholic or non). That is not true. They offered iced tap water & also fruit juice w/ alcohol. After the spiked fruit juice they served alcohol shots w/ brown sugar & lime. They lightheartedly kept offering it to us but we kept declining. The meal was good. It included tomato cous cous & some bbq chicken. Very good & filling & for dessert, grilled bananas. However that too was spiked! So if you love to drink this would be a fun experience for you. The people love to have a good time. If you are not a drinker it's still fun but keep in mind that it's harder to get something to drink w/o alcohol. Also I saw a good amount of iguana's but it was nothing like I imagined. We did get to see a baby shark & hold a sea urchin. There were kayacks & snorkels for use. On the way back others looked through the glass bottom on the boat but we declined cuz we didn't want to get sick. Everyone on that trip was great. A great group. Overall was very good. Just be aware of the things I mentioned. Sea sickness, lack of non alcoholic beverages, no translation for the walking tour, & not tons of iguana's. However the people were wonderful.

    Unique Suggestions: Take Dramamine or Boneing.
    Bring your own bottled water and non-alcoholic beverages to drink if you're not a drinker.

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