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Guadeloupe is a little bit of France miles away from St. Tropez. Afro-influences are more pronounced here, especially in the potpourri of spices that perfume the island's plentiful outdoor markets. Although Guadeloupe is spoken of as one island, it's actually several, each with its own personality. "The mainland" consists of the Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre, where rain forests, black- and gold-sand beaches, craggy swimming holes, and charming villages await. The outer islands—Les Saintes, Marie-Galante, and La Désirade—are unique and unspoiled travel destinations in their own rights.

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Guadeloupe Hotels

Most of the island's resort hotels are on Grande-Terre: Gosier, St-François, and Bas-du-Fort are generally considered major resort areas, as is Ste-Anne...read more

Restaurants

Guadeloupe Restaurants

Creole cooking is the result of a fusion of influences: African, European, Indian, and Caribbean. It's colorful, spicy, and made up primarily of local seafood...read more

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