Petite Terre, the iguanas island
A day at Petite-Terre ...
Little land is a national nature reserve. It is a protected area. Petite-Terre consists of two uninhabited islands, Terre de Haut and Terre de Bas.
Only 200 people at a time can be present on the largest island. Many birds on the island, some rare, and the beaches are nesting sites for sea turtles. The other small island is closed to visitors.
We were lucky that day there was only one boat of tourists, (ours), 40 people.
We started with "Awak" of St. François. LAll very well organized, a nice day! 60 euros per person, including meals
Morning departure from the Marina of Saint-François
After 40 minutes by boat (quite rough crossing) we arrive at Petite Terre
To land ... the choice: either by motorboat or swimming .... there is no dock.
Where the boat anchors, there are about 1,5O meter of water ... 27 °.
Wild appearance of the island
The beach and coconuts...
Walk to the lighthouse, the best place to see many iguanas
An iguana in a tree, very quiet in the sun
Petite -Terre, 99O hectares, .... between 9 000 and 10 000 iguanas
La partie rocheuse de l'île...
Back to the beach...
The cook is in the kitchen :)
Its time to eat...
Au dessert, bananes flambées
In the afternoon we went diving and snorkeling
You can see many colorful fish , turtles, barracudas and even sharks? We regretted not having waterproof camera !
There is a place called " the aquarium " that really deserves its name , it was like being in a giant aquarium, it's really beautiful.
The day ends
Bye bye Petite-Terre
On the return , we saw dolphins. Our driver cut the engine , and we could see the dolphins some minutes , magical moment !
Back to saint-François
We will return !