The Jacques Cousteau Marine Reserve is an underwater wonderland. It’s named after the famous filmmaker-come-conservationist who was known for his love of diving. Black-sand Malendure Beach on westerly Basse-Terre marks the start of the tour. Here, you’ll set off on a glass-bottom boat ride that’ll give you a glimpse of the brightly-coloured sea life – think neon brain coral, stripy surgeonfish and luminous parrot fish. If you fancy getting up close and personal with the critters, you can grab snorkelling gear and go for a swim off the boat. After the boat trip, we’ll head back to the ship – but not before stopping off at Crayfish Falls. A 10-minute stroll will take you to where the waters plunge into a crystal-clear pool.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.