Top 10 things to do in Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe

A French possession since 1635 except for the years 1813-1814 when it came into Swedish possession as a consequence of the Napoleonic Wars.

Guadeloupe is a country.

Seen from the sky, the islands of Guadeloupe look like a huge butterfly surrounded by 6 fireflies, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Guadeloupe, the biggest island in the archipelago, is divided in two by a sound, the salty river. The west of the island, known as "Basse-Terre," is the green paradise where adventurers can explore 42,000 acres of tropical forest. On the other side, "Grande-Terre" is the real center of living in the archipelago. A tour of Pointe-à-Pitre is a must, to admire the typical island architecture. As if by magic, the gentle trade winds, mixed with the subtle scent of spices, will lead you to this green paradise. A land of conservation, the archipelago is home to 4 nature reserves, and as you walk along the 300 km of hiking trails, you will see waterfalls, rivers, and tropical flowers all hidden in a lush forest, dominated by the Soufrière volcano.

Overall rating: 4.5
Country
Address: Basse-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
Typical length of visit: 4 days

Top 10 things to do in Guadeloupe

Marie-Galante

Marie-Galante
Spoil your taste buds in this gastronomic center of the archipelago

La Désirade

La Désirade
Find your inner peace on huge white sandy beaches

Les Saintes

Les Saintes
Discover what exactly is the Torment of Love