About Desirade Petite Terre
Island located about 8 km off the est coast of Grande-Terre, la Desirade has a land area of 7.97 sq. miles. It is the oldest island in the Lesser Antilles with its most ancient rocks, at 145 million years old. The island is in pristine condition, and is partly under the National Natual Reserve of La Désirade which provides a good opportunity to see varied and often rare wildlife. While on the long white sand beaches you will appreciate to laze, tan and snorkeling. Main city : Beausejour with its community’s church, which is famous for its altar carved out of locally grown pear tree wood.