Discover life in Guadeloupe
A paradise island to explore
Guadeloupe, located in the Caribbean, is a dream destination for nature lovers and adventurers in search of discoveries. With its white sand beaches, turquoise waters and breathtaking tropical landscapes, the island offers a true haven of peace. Whether you are looking for relaxation, adventure or culture, Guadeloupe has everything to seduce you.
Heavenly beaches as far as the eye can see
Guadeloupe is renowned for its magnificent and varied beaches. From fine, soft sand that slips between your toes to impressive rock formations, each beach offers a unique setting. Whether you want to tan in the sun, swim in crystal clear waters or practice water activities, you will find what you are looking for on Guadeloupe's beaches.
The unmissable beaches of Guadeloupe:
- Grande-Anse beach in Deshaies
- Grande-Terre beach in Sainte-Anne
- Bois Jolan beach in Sainte-Anne
Popular water activities:
- Scuba diving
A rich and diverse culture
Guadeloupe is a melting pot of cultures, mixing African, European and Indian traditions. This diversity is reflected in the island's art, music, dance and cuisine. During your stay in Guadeloupe, don't miss out on discovering the customs and artistic expressions that make this island so rich.
Guadeloupean customs and traditions:
- The carnival
- Traditional dance, Gwo Ka
- Religious holidays, such as the Feast of the Assumption
Exquisite gastronomy to savor
Guadeloupean cuisine is a tasty blend of flavors and spices. The local dishes are based on fresh produce and seafood, offering an explosion of tastes in your mouth. Don't miss tasting emblematic dishes such as colombo, cod acras, or Creole blood sausage. The island's colorful markets are full of tropical fruits and fresh vegetables, perfect for discovering new tastes and flavors.
Typical dishes of Guadeloupe:
- Chicken Colombo
- Cod fritters
- Creole blood sausage
Water activities for adventurers
Guadeloupe offers many water activities for thrill-seekers. Whether you are passionate about scuba diving, surfing or sailing, you will find what you are looking for in the warm, crystal clear waters of the island. Explore the colorful seabed, surf the waves or sail along the coasts of Guadeloupe to experience unforgettable adventures.
Popular water activities in Guadeloupe:
- Scuba diving
An enchanting tropical climate all year round
Guadeloupe benefits from a tropical climate which will allow you to enjoy the sun and heat all year round. With pleasant temperatures and sunny days, the island is an ideal destination for those looking to escape the cold and winter. Whether you prefer the drier months of December to April, or the wetter months of May to November, Guadeloupe will offer you a pleasant climate for your stay.
The seasons in Guadeloupe:
The island's colorful and lively festivals
Guadeloupe is renowned for its many colorful and lively festivals which punctuate life on the island. From carnival, with its extravagant costumes and wild parades, to religious festivities, Guadeloupe knows how to celebrate life and its traditions with joy and enthusiasm. Attend these festivals to immerse yourself in the heart of Guadeloupean culture and experience unique and festive moments.
The unmissable festivals of Guadeloupe:
- The Guadeloupe Carnival
- The Feast of the Assumption
- The Cooks’ Festival
A warm and welcoming population
Guadeloupeans are renowned for their warm welcome and friendliness. The island is known for its smiling and hospitable people, ready to share their culture and traditions with visitors. Don't be surprised if you are invited to participate in a friendly meal or a dancing evening during your stay in Guadeloupe. The people of the island are always ready to make you feel welcome.
Welcome and Guadeloupean traditions:
- Conviviality and sharing
- The hospitality of Guadeloupeans
Explore the exceptional flora and fauna
Guadeloupe is full of exceptional fauna and flora, which make it a true paradise for nature lovers. Explore the island's nature reserves, national parks and botanical gardens to observe a wide variety of species, some of which are endemic. From colorful birds to tropical fish to majestic trees, Guadeloupe will amaze you with its biodiversity.
Natural sites to discover:
- Guadeloupe National Park
- The Petite-Terre nature reserve
- The Deshaies botanical garden
The fascinating history of Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe has a fascinating history, mixing Native American, African and European influences. Over the centuries, the island has been the scene of colonial struggles, slavery and liberation movements. Explore museums, historic sites and monuments to delve into Guadeloupean history and understand the roots of current culture.
Historical sites to visit:
- The ACTe Memorial
- Fort Napoleon in Le Gosier
- The House of Cane in Port-Louis
Lively markets for shopping enthusiasts
Do you like shopping? Then Guadeloupe is made for you! The island is full of colorful and bustling markets where you can buy local produce, handcrafted souvenirs and exotic spices. Stroll through the stands, discover local artisans and discover unique treasures to take home. The markets of Guadeloupe are a true paradise for shopping enthusiasts.
Markets not to be missed:
- The Pointe-à-Pitre market
- The Sainte-Anne market
- The Basse-Terre market
An ideal destination to recharge your batteries and relax
Guadeloupe is an ideal destination to recharge your batteries and relax. Whether you choose to lounge on the sandy beaches, meditate in the botanical gardens or enjoy the benefits of thermal water in the hot springs, the island offers many opportunities for self-care and relaxation.
Relaxation activities in Guadeloupe:
- The hot baths of Bouillante
- Spas and wellness centers
- Botanical gardens and peaceful parks