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: 4.8
Country
Address: Basse-Terre Island, Guadeloupe
Typical length of visit: 4 days

Top 10 things to do in Guadeloupe

La Désirade

La Désirade
Find your inner peace on huge white sandy beaches

Marie-Galante

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

Les Saintes

Les Saintes
Discover what exactly is the Torment of Love