Iles des Saintes Guadeloupe is a tiny cluster of islets off the southern coast of Guadeloupe is what the doctor ordered. No duty-free, no big hotels, no casinos. It is what much of the Caribbean used to be like. Stroll around the little town of Bourg de Saintes. Shop for real French cosmetics from the sidewalk vendors. Grab a seat and a beer and revel in the weather and the pace of the past.