Green and blue paradise!
Viewed from the sky, the islands of Guadeloupe form the shape of a butterfly. While the island of Grande-Terre invites you to laze by the turquoise lagoons or dive around the colorful coral, Basse-Terre offers excellent hiking. The islands are ideal for activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking and you can relax on one of the many beaches such as the white sand beaches of Grande-Terre, the black sand beaches of Basse-Terre and the golden beaches of Plage de Grande Anse, Don't forget to taste the typical aged or white rum, a must-do while visiting Guadeloupe. Where the world can't find you...
Waterfalls and volcanoes
Put on your hiking boots and head to the mountainous nature of Basse Terre where, amidst tropical rainforest, you will find three beautiful waterfalls located on the lower slopes of the 1467-meter-high Soufrière volcano. At the top of this active volcano, you will be rewarded with an amazing panoramic view of the entire archipelago. In the basin of this volcano are also the hot springs of Dolé, renamed "Bain des amours" in where you can swim in the lukewarm water. Also be sure to tour the country's many banana and coffee plantations.
Wildlife and snorkeling paradise
Guadeloupe has a rich nature with a wide range of tropical bird species, rare animals such as the Guadeloupe raccoon and animals iguanas and lizards. Discover a breathtaking underwater world and snorkel or dive among colorful coral teeming with species of fish or take a wreck or cave dive.
Creole and colonial culture
Learn about Guadeloupe's local history while visiting, for example, the ACTe memorial museum, dedicated to the memory and history of the slave trade. Explore La Route de l'esclave, part of UNESCO's slave route project, and discover Fort Delgrès, a 17th-century French fortress that guarded the city in earlier times. Immerse yourself in the sounds of the unique Ka drum, on the streets of Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe's largest city and also known as the New Orleans of the Caribbean, while admiring French colonial culture.