I proposed to my girlfriend, Jasmin, in Deshaies, a picturesque seafront town with two churches and a modern- looking centre-ville – a reminder that you are technically in France. There are two busy restaurants that stick out into the sea on plinths: Le Mahina, which is very popular, and L’Amer, where I proposed. We drank champagne there, watching an amazing sunset.
I filmed an episode of the BBC’s Death In Paradise with Neil Morrissey and Sally Phillips on Basse-Terre, which has lush forest and jungle, epic views and amazing waterfalls and cascades. Its centre is uninhabited and offers wonderful hikes and trails. Jasmin, myself and the Morrisseys were taken by one of the locals to a spectacular series of waterfalls and pools, where I did a 12-foot death-defying cliff dive. Then our guide defied far more death by leaping from about 30 feet.