Anse du Souffleur Beach (Port Louis, Grand-Terre) – this is one of Guadeloupe’s most beautiful beaches, nestled in the authentic little village of Port-Louis. Anse du Souffleur Beach offers golden sand and azure waters, as well as a vast picnic area complete with public barbecues that is typically less crowded during the week.
Bas-du-Fort (Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre) – this district’s two shopping areas are the Cora Shopping Center and the marina – over 20 shop and some restaurants are located there. Some of them are right on the water.
Américano Café (2 Ave. Hégésippe Ibene, Sainte-Anne, Grande-Terre) – this is a lively beachside bar that plays various forms of music – even from the American 1960s.
Auberge Les Petits Saints aux Anacardiers (Terre-De-Haut, Îles Des Saintes) – this is a local hotel restaurant which serves various French, Caribbean and seafood dishes, along with Asian noodle items. Among regular diners, this restaurant is best known for its smoked kingfish dish. The only pitfall is that the hotel and restaurant are closed in […]
Deshaies Botanical Gardens/Jardins Botanique de Deshaies (Deshaies, Basse-Terre) — Spread out over two and a half acres of property formerly owned by the famed French comedian Coluche, the incredible local flora sits against the backdrop of the stunning Caribbean Sea. Along the flora, there are pink flamingos and parrots on site, as well as a […]
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe (Place Crêole – Marina, Le Gosier, Grand-Terre) – this small aquarium represents the biodiversity of the Caribbean, from sea tortoises to sharks, stingrays, and a variety of tropical fish. Admission: €11 (adult), €7.50 (students and children ages 5-12), Free for children (ages 4 and under) Hours: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm. […]
Destreland (Abymes, Grande-Terre) – located just outside of Pointe-a-Pitre’s airport, this is the largest, most modern shopping mall found anywhere in Guadeloupe (a piece of Miami in this part of the Caribbean). It has over 180 boutiques, restaurants and shops, some of which are French establishments like Carrefour supermarket. See its website for more details: […]
Bar La Rhumerie (Le Mahogany Hotel, Le Gosier, Grande-Terre) –located near “Le Zawag” restaurant, this bar, with fine lounge furnishing, serves home-made “Accras” (fritters) and rum-infused cocktails to a multi-national crowd during the late afternoon and evenings.
Bar Glacier (Deshaies Botanical Gardens, Deshaies, Basse-Terre) – this restaurant, which already scores points for its eco-friendly locale, serves a variety of seafood dishes, as well as vegetarian meals – served with basmati rice and French Fries. It also has available a variety of chocolate, coconut and assorted fruit desserts.
Engraved Rock Archaeological Park (Trois-Rivières, Basse Terre) — Inhabited by the Arawaks and the Carib people before being discovered by Christopher Colombus in 1493, Guadeloupe still bears many signs of these ancient civilizations. The archaeological park in Trois-Rivières is home to many of them and offers a stunning peek at pre-conquest Guadeloupe, not to mention […]