It takes just 45 minutes to reach this much 'desired' island, thus appropriately named by Columbus' crew. If you go there, make sure to try the food prepared by Chantal at Lagranlag in Beauséjour, between the pier and 'Fifi' Beach. It is an unpretentious local shed, but serves excellent cuisine prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
The fish menu displays French and Creole dishes with gourmet flavours. Specialties not to be missed include such creations as conch fricassee or lobster with a renowned gratin of vegetables grown on La Désirade.
Remember to order the house dessert, too: it is called Lagranlagaise, and inspired by the local specialty: coated ice syrup with cashew fruit, which only the islanders know the secret to. You can also taste another local specialty - ti'-punch with local olives. There is a whole host of Désiradien flavours to discover here!
97127 La Désirade
+590 (0)5 90 20 01 00
Menu: around 18 EUR