Following the tradition, the fifth TRISTAN conference will be held in Guadeloupe, the butterfly-shaped island in the French West Indies.

Conference Location / Venue


Guadeloupe, the butterfly-shaped island, is a part of an archipelago which includes the islands of St. Barthélemy, St. Martin, Les Saintes, La Désirade, Marie-Galante. Its 530 square miles encompass dramatic rain forests, towering waterfalls, magnificent beaches and picturesque villages. Guadeloupe is actually made up of two islands connected by a bridge over the Rivière Salée. To the east lies Grande-Terre, known for its white sand beaches, rolling hills, cane fields and resort areas. Located here is the economic capital of Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre. To the west lies Basse-Terre, the larger of the two islands. Basse-Terre has a very different topography with its renowned rain forest, waterfalls, mountains and world-class diving. The capital of Guadeloupe, on this western-wing, also bears the name, Basse-Terre. On both sides, friendly West Indian hospitality and delicious cuisine enhance the natural wonders of Guadeloupe.

Conference Venue

All conference activities will be held in the La Créole Beach Hotel in Le Gosier.

Rooms for the meeting should not be reserved directly through the Creole Beach hotel! Reservations for rooms at reduced meeting rates will soon be possible through the TRISTAN V web site.

All conference activities will be held in the La Créole Beach Hotel in Le Gosier.

La Créole Beach Hotel

Venez pour les Iles , restez pour nos hôtels

Like a butterfly resting in the middle of the West Indies, Guadeloupe offers a diversity of landscapes to you. Composed of 2 islands separated by “La Rivière Salée”, you are able to discover many tropical environments. The Carib Indians originally calles Guadeloupe “The island of beautiful waters”

In the heart of an ideally–located tropical park at Pointe de la verdure, surronded by palm trees, bougainvilleas, lilies and hibiscus. Its architecture is integrated harmoniously into landscape and the Créole ambiance will seduce you and rekindle your dreams ...

At Pointe de la verdure
12 Km from the international airport
7 Km to Pointe à Pitre
1 Km to the center of the village of Gosier

Your hotel
218 spacious seaside rooms amidst tropical gardens in 6 buildings of 1 or 2 floors and another building of 5 floors “Les Palmes”. All the rooms are equipped with : direct line phones, air-conditioning, cable television, mini-bar, 220 V current, bathroom and hair-dryer. Cascading swimming pool (500 M2) with children’s area. Deckchairs, parasol and beach towels (with deposit).
Les Palmes : The newest section of La Créole Beach The Resort” has 63 rooms wich included 15 junior Suites, with king beds and small living areas, 25 rooms with 2 standard beds and 23 rooms with king beds. Individual safes and internet connections in the rooms.

Two restaurants, a snack bar on the beach and a bar. At “La Route des Epices”, you can sample a choise of 4 styles : Italian, Chinese, Créole and rotisserie-grill, as well as salad and dessert buffets. You can enjoy your meal outdoors in the air-conditioned comfort. Le ZAWAG, restaurant à la carte at the edge of the sea, with unique wooden architecture integrated into volcanic rock, enabling you to enjoy fresh lobster with the sounds of the sea in the background.
Leisure & Activities:
An ideal place to benefit from the Caribbean sun and the sea at your own place. Water sports with fees :Windsurfing, hobie cats 16 and 21, initiation to scuba (in swiming pool) , water-skiing, sea scooters, kayaking.Free sports : Volleyball, ping-pong, small fitness room, lawn bowling.Mini club for the children “ti moune” (open only during the French school holidays). Outdoor activities and games.
The services:
Credit card :visa, Euromastercard, American Express
Spoken languages / French , English
Safe at the reception, Laundry services,Babysitting on request

For more information about La Créole Beach Hotel, please visit:

La Créole Beach Hotel's web site