One of the French Caribbean islands, Guadeloupe is a series of islands tightly packed together. Visitors enjoy hopping in between these different islands to explore every nook and cranny of this beautiful island. With mountains to hike, tropical forests to explore, and a seemingly endless coastline, there’s something for everybody. And lovers of crime drama shows, the popular Death in Paradise films on location in Guadeloupe, so who knows, you just might see some filming!


Guadeloupe National Park, Aquarium de Guadaloupe, La Grande Soufrière, Rum Museum, Zoological and Botanical Park of Guadeloupe, Deshaies Botanical Gardens, Zevallos Colonial Estate, Cathedral Saint Pierre Saint Paul, Fort Napoleon, Les Marches des Escalves, Guadeloupe Islands Zoo

Getting There

Getting to Guadeloupe is a bit of a challenge, but the destination is well worth the journey. Board a flight departing from New York City or Miami to get to the islands. You can learn more on Guadeloupe’s tourism website.

 Similar to flights, the cruise options to Guadeloupe are relatively limited. However, many of the cruise itineraries showcase all of the French Caribbean, so you are in for an island-hopping adventure.

Getting Around

Once you get to Guadeloupe, there are several car rental agencies to choose from. Renting a car is the best way to explore the island, and gives you the flexibility to plan your own excursions.


Guadeloupe prides itself on its wildlife and natural beauty. Visitors are welcome to explore the hiking trails through the tropical forest. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of a local parrot or other bird of paradise.

 Heading to the Caribbean for some fun by the ocean? There is a wealth of wildlife within the waters. You can join a whale watching tour or a deep-sea fishing excursion. Or instead, strap on some goggles and go snorkeling!

National Heroes/Museums

Kreol West Indies – Come learn about the history of the island is a relaxed, art gallery-esque setting. With exhibits on display, art to appreciate, all in a beach vibe environment, you’re sure to learn something new about this stunning island.

 Louis Delgrès – (Unknown – 1802) Delgrès was an Afro-Caribbean militia leader who used his influence and power to build up an anti-slavery movement and army on Guadeloupe. While he did not live to see success, his efforts were felt throughout the island. Slavery was abolished in Guadeloupe in 1848.

Eco-Tourism in Bonaire

Guadeloupe’s natural beauty is one of its biggest attractions. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the scenery during your vacation on this French island.

 To enjoy the blue waters of the surrounding ocean, strap on some snorkeling gear and head into the shallows. Or instead, join a guided boat trip that will lead you around the islands.

 Those who would rather stay on dry land, there are several canyons that welcome spelunkers to explore their depths. Or instead join a kayak tour and explore the rich mangroves and seek out the wildlife that hides within them. There are also a seemingly endless list of natural, national, and private parks.

Les Abymes

Capital: Basse-Terre

Population: 395,000

Language: Fresh

Currency: Euro

Religion: Catholic

National Bird: Gallic Rooster

National Flower: Lily

National Dish: Porc Columbo: pork seasoned with various herbs and spices, such as cinnamon and curry powder

Motto: None

The National Flag: Since Guadeloupe is a French colony, they fly the French tri-color flag. The left third of the flag is blue, the middle third is white, and the right third is red. The blue stands for fraternity, the white for equality, and the red for liberty.


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