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Welcome to the Guadeloupe Islands!

It is my pleasure to invite you on a fantastic journey to discover the Guadeloupe Islands, a unique archipelago, not as far or foreign as you may have thought.

In the very heart of the Caribbean, the place you love to travel to, there they are, the picturesque Guadeloupe Islands basking in the sun: Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, La Désirade, Les Saintes and Marie-Galante, five islands which summarize perfectly all the diversity and natural beauty to be found in the Caribbean.

And since you are planning to come and visit us, just to whet your appetite, let me give you a quick taste of this exciting place: two large islands make up what is commonly known as “le papillon” (the butterfly). To the west, Basse-Terre, mountainous, covered with luxurious tropical vegetation, is home to the Guadeloupe National Park topped by La Soufrière volcano. To the east lies Grande-Terre, a vast limestone plateau bordered with magnificent white sandy beaches and fashionable tourist resorts. South of this ensemble are other Guadeloupean gems such as La Désirade, secluded and somehow immune to the passing of time, where the harmful Iguana reigns superb, Les Saintes, a dainty and tiny archipelago which has one of the most beautiful bays in the world, and finally Marie-Galante boasting dazzling sandy beaches, exquisite rum and welcoming inhabitants.

Apart from their breathtaking natural sites, the Guadeloupe Islands are also well known for their distinctive Créole Art de Vivre which can be observed everyday and all year round in culture, cuisine and celebrations.

Decidedly French … Undeniably Caribbean! … The Guadeloupe Islands stand out from other Caribbean Isles and we would like to share our precious world with you.

There is so much more I could tell you, but why spoil the surprise? Enjoy our new web site and find out what make The Guadeloupe Islands so special. I am almost sure you will find it a good source of information to guide you in making your vacation an exciting and memorable experience.

I am looking forward to seeing you very soon.

Warmest regards,
Hilaire Brudet
President of the Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board

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The Guadeloupe Islands, recognisable on a map by its distinctive butterfly shape, are part of the French Caribbean. Guadeloupe is actually an archipelago consisting of five islands called Grande-Terre, Basse-Terre, La Désirade, Les Saintes and Marie-Galante. More than just a holiday destination, the Guadeloupe Islands offers 5 possibilities to experience memorable moments of discovery, of unbound emotions and pure pleasure!

The Guadeloupe Islands are well known for the diversity of their breathtaking landscapes and their distinctive Creole Culture and Art de vivre.

Popular with beach lovers, the Islands of Guadeloupe are also perfect for divers, golfers and offer an amazing rainforest with miles of trails for hikers.

As for the Gourmet connoisseurs, renowned rums and exquisite Créole Cuisine can be appreciated in the various distilleries, lounge bars and restaurants. The culinary art of the Guadeloupe Islands has become over the years one of the most refined in the Caribbean.

The Guadeloupe Islands hotel plant has a wide range of accommodation to offer. The archipelago is also a destination for well-being, a special place where you can treat yourself and recharge your batteries while enjoying the sun and the Caribbean Sea.

The Guadeloupe Archipelago is a truly Caribbean destination, but it is also a part of France! Due to its original duality, an unforgettable holiday is almost guaranteed.


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