DaveZ... Can't say I've had issues with holding at Deshaies but then I did have a good anchor and lots of heavy chain. That didn't do me any good the first time I anchored in Isles des Saintes though as Jeannius moved a long way on one occasion when a squall came through!

Take a look at Noonsite if you haven't seen it before... https://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Guadeloupe_/Deshaies Lots of good info for cruisers.