Guadeloupe Travel Guide


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Plan Your Guadeloupe Vacation

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.


Guadeloupe Hotels

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


Guadeloupe Restaurants

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

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Guadeloupe Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Creole Flavors: Guadeloupe's restaurants and hotel dining rooms highlight the island's fine creole cuisine. Small Inns:... Read more

  • More than Basic Creole Cooking

    The young chefs coming out of the Lycee d'Hotellerie et du Tourisme de Guadeloupe are taught how to refine local dishes and to value... Read more

  • The Life of the Lambi

    The lambi (lam-bee) by any other name is a queen conch or a Stombe Geant. Stingrays consider them a delicacy, as do hermit... Read more


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