The island of a hundred mills is 40km from Guadeloupe.
Its area is about158 km2, and it has 16 000 inhabitants.
Marie-Galante is virtually a round island, offering different landscapes: beaches, cliffs, fields of sugar cane.....
In Marie-Galante time seems to have stopped, there are oxcarts and colored boats all over the island, witnesses to a past long ago.
You will be surrounded by beaches and lagoons of turquoise blue green water, among the most beautiful of the little French Indies.
The “Gueule du grand gouffre” will seduce you with its natural arc cut in the cliff opening onto the ocean.
Marie-Galante offers a tropical climate with warm temperatures throughout the year, eased by the breeze of trade winds.
A real living museum, this island will surprise you by the legendary kindness of its inhabitants and the sweetness of its living.
It was during his second journey, on November 3rd, 1493 that Christopher Columbus discovered Marie-Galante.
According to his journals, the island of Marie-Galante owes its name to the Colombus boat “Maria-Galanda”.
The Arawaks had initially named it " Kallina ".
This island of the small French Indies has always aroused controversy.In fact for more than three centuries, the Caribbean Indians, the French and the Dutch quarreled over it.
In the 19th century the island, which almost became French, found its peace and rest faithful to a sugar tradition.
The hotel LA COHOBA is situated on the magnificent sandy white beach “Folle Anse”, between “Grand Bourg” and “Saint Louis”.
La Cohoba Hotel is the only leisure activity hotel on the island.
Inaugurated in 2000 ( 100 standard rooms, three star French standard), the Hotel Cohoba carries the name of a plant particularly appreciated by Indian Tainos.
On certain occasions, the magician and the leader of the village gather the people to celebrate Cohoba...
Thanks to a tube called “the tobacco”, the Tainos inhaled by the nostrils a powder of the seeds of the Cohoba tree, roasted and mixed with lime, which they made with burned and crushed shells.
It is then that the “witch” plant produces its effect : the Tainos say " to steal and to see houses back to front ".
The word "tobacco" exists today with the sense we know it, because the Spanish confused the tube intended for the cohoba " the tobacco " with a herb which they smoked as a cigar.