Hotel Ker Alberte
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Ker Alberte Cayenne
Travel Blogs from Cayenne
... limitations meant that meal options were restricted to the nighttime food stalls operating in perfect competition within the main square.
Not willing to blow a month's budget and struggling to remember much French, we were quite content eating fresh croissants and relaxing in our hotel across from the sea.
Onward bus to Kourou, 1 hour.
... trees, black rocks leading into the ocean & a pounding turquoise sea. Spent the remainder of my time on the island resting in the shade overlooking the sparkling sea & watching agoutis (like large guinea pigs) chasing each other. The journey was far calmer on the way back so many of the group decided to nap. Shortly after swapping places with Adam to allow him to stretch out I was pelted by a massive wave in the very seat he kindly vacated for me. Arriving back ...
... just occasional glimpses of jungle and water. I got some direct routings to shorten the flight, arriving at Cayenne at about the expected time. I flew the approach into runway 08 under a broken layer at about 2500 feet.
Cayenne is a little piece of France, and once inside the Cayenne FIR it was all French or French-accented English. They have a daily flight from Paris and a lot of local shuttle flights to small ...
... but all the descriptions are in French. The path around the island is reasonably flat but the steps up to the summit are very irregular and steep so not for the disabled. There are no beaches and because of the treacherous currents no swimming is allowed. It is easy to see why the prisoners did not escape or if they did they died in the attempt. We however, escaped back to our air conditioned ship for a lovely ...
... follow around the island so off we went. There were many ruins of the old prison, hospital, solitary cells, and mental institution. Very sobering. Other sights were the swimming hole that the prisoners constructed for the guards to protect them from the sharks which are prevalent in this area, a remains of a pig house with the butchery beside it, a bakery, and a forge workshop. Surrounding all of these reminders of the harsh conditions of the penal colony are ...