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Why visit Guadeloupe


The island of Guadeloupe is actually the ISLANDS; seeing as it is made up of the two main islands (Basse Terre and Grand Terre) as well as the tiny islands of Marie-Galante,  La Desirade and Iles de Saintes. The islands are a department of France and as such are part of the European Union. If you’re looking for the perfect blend of African and French culture then this is  Why you must visit Guadeloupe.

 

why visit guadeloupe

Guadeloupe National Park

Located on the island of Basse-Terre, the national park includes tropical rainforest, mangrove and coastal rainforest. Due to excessive hunting, the animal life is limited but the waterfalls and dramatic landscape more than make up for it.

Terre De Bas Island

If you are looking to avoid crowded beaches them Grand-Anse is for you; it is arguably one of the best beaches in Guadeloupe and if you feel like a bit of history then visit the last known Salako (a traditional hat peculiar to the Saintes) makers.

Pays de la Canne

Visit this refurbished sugar plant that is now a center for technical and industrial culture that features an educational theme park where you can learn about the history of sugar in the region.  

Museums

  • Musee Schoechler
  • Edgar Clerc Archaeological Museum

 

The Beaches

Arawak Beac Anse de la Gourde La Plage de Cluny Plage de Malendure Pompierres

Places To Stay

Langley Resort Fort Royal La Creole Beach Hotel and Spa Hotel Amaudo La Metisse Les Petits Saints Fleurs des Iles

Best Time To Visit

The most popular months are December-April, though any time outside of that will get you better rates.

 

General Travel Tips

  • Few Places will accept US dollars so exchanging them for Euros is best.
  • The official language is French though French creole is widely spoken.

  For More information Contact

Comité du Tourisme des Iles de Guadeloupe
5 sq. de la Banque,
Pointe-à-Pitre, 97166
Guadeloupe.
Wesbite: www.lesilesdeguadeloupe.com

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