Le Robert is an authentic fishing village tucked into the back of a bay, protected by two stretches of land: La Pointe Larose and the Pointe Rouge. From the coastline, you’ll see the shapes of the ten islands that you can explore while enjoying an outing from the Robert Marina. Many fisherman or day-trippers offer “island discovery” (“découverte des ilets”) tours put together with the traditional rum christening on the sandbars. During this sea visit, you’ll get off the boat to visit the small island of Chancel that is home to an iguana colony, native to the lesser Antilles, the “Iguana Delicatissima.” Careful! If you don’t see them, they’re watching you from the campéches branches.
The outings generally include lunch on one of the small islands, most often Madame island or Oscar island which both have a floating dock for you to climb off the boat and onto the island. After a lunch of local flavors, get on your flippers, snorkel and mask to explore the surrounding coral reefs. If the ocean isn’t too rough, the captain will bring you to visit Loup Garou island, nine kilometers from the center of Robert. This long strip of sand in the middle of the sea, made up of coconut palm trees, is one of the landmarks for laying turtles.
If this big day is still not quite enough, we recommend a stop at the ice cream shop, Fruity Boul, in downtown Robert. The hardest part? Choosing among all the flavors! Peanut, guava, local citronella, Julie mango, passion-orange…of course, all homemade!