Guadeloupeans maintain that the beguine began here, and for sure, the beguine and mazurkas were heavily influenced by the European quadrille and orchestrated melodies. Their merging is the origin of West Indian music, and it gave birth to zouk (music with an African-influenced Caribbean rhythm) at the beginning of the 1980s. Still the rage here, it has spread not only to France but to other European countries. Many resorts have dinner dancing or offer regularly scheduled entertainment by steel bands and folkloric groups.

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  • 1. Bar de la Vieille Tour


    The atmospheric piano bar with its planters' chairs and whirring fan blades is as memorable as Rick's Café in Casablanca. The terrace tables...Read More

  • 2. Casino de St-François


    The small Casino de St-François has a contemporary élan that makes you want to dress up and come on out. There's a dramatic water installation...Read More

  • 3. Casino du Gosier


    For the higher-stakes gambling at this casino, you'll have to change at least €100 into chips to be part of the action. However, the blackjack...Read More

  • 4. Club Med By Night


    Club Med sells night passes that include all cocktails, dinner with wine, and a show in the theater, followed by admission to the disco. Go...Read More

  • 5. Eden Palm Theater Spectacles


    The jazzed-up Eden Palm Theater for years was the stage for Cuban-influenced Caribbean musical reviews on Saturday nights. Now, though it still...Read More

  • 6. La Rhumerie Bar & Lounge


    Something is always happening at La Créole Beach Hotel. The entertainment is often bands playing beguine and zouk, or piano with bass, all of...Read More

  • 7. Acapulco

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    Acapulco is an intimate spot with zouk and other types of music; it has different themes nightly. ...Read More

  • 8. Le Cheyenne

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    Le Cheyenne is a dramatic, Native American–theme disco that continues to draw the crowds. Look for the sculpture of a Cheyenne chief over the...Read More

  • 9. Zenith

    Dance Clubs

    If you like salsa music, Zenith is one of your best bets. There's a view of the sea and a terrace with a pool. (Call first as it has been under...Read More

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