The Carib Indians called their island Karukéra – Isle of Beautiful Waters. The title is just as true today as it was then. The two butterfly-wing islands that make up Guadeloupe, Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre, are surrounded by the clear azure waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Jacques Cousteau traveled here on some of his most rewarding explorations. Basse-Terre, the western island, is truly the isle of beautiful waters. Ten miles south of Basse-Terre is the small group of islands named Iles des Saintes. The little archipelago has such delightful weather and fine scenery that many Guadeloupians have vacation homes here. Terre-de-Bas and Terre-de-Haut are the two largest populated islands. All of the walks described here are on the main island of Terre-de-Haut. Regularly scheduled ferry service connects Iles des Saintes with either Trois-Rivières on Basse-Terre or Pointe-à-Pitre on Grande-Terre. There are also air connections between Pointe-à-Pitre, the city of Basse-Terre and Terre-de-Haut. All of this service means that you can arrive on Terre-de-Haut early in the day, take a couple of the walks listed, have a delicious lunch and a leisurely swim, complete all of the other walks listed, and arrive back on the mainland in time for your evening meal. This eTrail includes 5 walks on Iles des Saintes.