Îles du Salut, 3 in number, are located about 7 NM NE of Pointe Charlote.Ile du Diable, the northernmost, is 40m high. Ile Royale, 66m high, is the largest and westernmost, while Ile Saint-Joseph, only 30m high, is the southernmost.
On a clear day, the islands are visible at a distance of 15 miles.
The anchorage at Iles du Salut is the most important anchorage along the coast of the Guianas, this being due to the few ports along this coast capable of affording shelter
to ships of moderate size.