Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Guadeloupe, America

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Guadeloupe, America

Guadeloupe is an overseas territory of France situated in the Leeward Islands of Caribbean, made up of many smaller islands such as Marie-Galante, La Desirade, and the Iles des Saintes along with Guadeloupe Island. Guadeloupe belongs to the European Union and the Eurozone, as part of France and Euro is its currency.

Basse-Terre is the capital of Guadeloupe holding major administrative offices of the territory, and the official language of Guadeloupe is French.


Geography of Guadeloupe:

Guadeloupe is situated in the far south of the Leeward Islands group at 16°15′ N 61°35′ W with a total area of 1,628 sq. kms.


History of Guadeloupe:

As per the historical records, Arawaki people were the ingenious inhabitants of Guadeloupe, settled around 300 AD/CE who named it ‘Karukera’. Italian explorer and navigator, Christopher Columbus was the first European to visit Guadeloupe in 1493 during his second voyage to America and called it ‘Santa Maria de Guadalupe de Extremadura’. French takes the control of Guadeloupe in 1674 along with other Caribbean Islands.


How to reach Guadeloupe?

Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport is the major airport of Guadeloupe, served by Air Caraibes, Air Antilles Express, Air France, XL Airways France, Corsair International and many other national and international airlines with scheduled flights to and from the major European and American locations. It is situated around 60 kms away from the capital city, Basse Terre.

Guadeloupe is also accessible through the seaway by ferry services, catered by Windward Islands and Canadian Sailing Expeditions.

Buses are irregular and cars can be hired at Pointe-a-Pitre Airport.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Guadeloupe:

Guadeloupe is home of many internationally renowned poets, novelists, essayists and journalists and the popular music of Guadeloupe is Kadans, Cadence-lypso and bouyon. Football is very famous sport all around the territory.

Pointe-a-Pitre is the major urban area of Guadeloupe housing most of the larger shopping malls and retail outlets of the territory.


Places of interest in Guadeloupe:

Fort Napoleon:

The Fort Napoleon was initially constructed for protection purpose during the middle of the 19th century and was also used as a jail during the 2nd World War. It presently receives a large number of tourists for its historical significance.


Carbet Falls:

The Carbet Falls is the icon of Guadeloupe, drawing more than 400,000 visitors from all around the globe annually. It was noted and liked by Christopher Columbus during his voyage in 1493.


Cousteau Reserve:

Cousteau Reserve is sited around Pigeon islands boasting different natural sites such as aquarium, swimming pool, and the Japanese Garden. It is a haven for divers and snorkelers.


List of other places of interest in Guadeloupe includes:

  • Climbing La Soufriere
  • Terre-de-Haut
  • Trace des Cretes
  • Le Chameau
  • Les Saintes
  • Pointe des Chateaux
  • La Griveliere Plantation
  • Pain de Sucre
  • Petite-Terre Islands
  • Deshaies Botanical Garden
  • Saint-John Perse Museum
  • Gosier Island
  • Porte d’Enfer
  • Beauport – le Pays de la Canne
  • La Grande Vigie


Ideal time to visit Guadeloupe:

Guadeloupe enjoys a relatively dry climate throughout the year and from December to May will be the ideal time to travel Guadeloupe.


Where to stay in Guadeloupe?

Guadeloupe houses all the sorts of accommodation centers categorized as resorts and spas, clubs, hotels and guest houses. Generally star hotels charge around €85 per night and a list of the prominent hotels in Guadeloupe include:

  • Hostellerie des Chateaux
  • Hotel Amaudo
  • Caraib’Bay Hotel
  • Fleurs des Iles
  • La Metisse
  • Le Jardin Malanga
  • Les Relais de l’Ilet
  • La Rose du Bresil
  • Club Med La Caravelle
  • Le Rayon Vert
  • La Toubana Hotel & Spa
  • Ti’Village Creole
  • Habitation Tendacayou
  • LoBleu Hotel
  • Le Manganao Hotel Club Paladien

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