Excursion by minibus, archaeological park, market, national park, falls of the carbet, Dumanoir alley. Schedule 7:30 am -8:30 pm Departure of the hotels 10:00 am Visit of the engraved rock park Three rivers (volcanic rocks engraved by the Amerindians with the symbols of their civilization inside a botanical garden). 10:45 Photo stop on the southern tip of the Basse Terre At the level of the lighthouse, with an beautiful view on the Saints (possibility to go swimming). 11:15 am Basse Terre Market 12:30 pm Lunch traditional restaurant 2:00 pm 2nd water fall of the carbet (45 minute walk) 3:30 pm Photo stop Dumanoir alley (beautiful street lined with palm trees) 4:30 pm-5:30 pm Back to the…
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Discover the Pigeon Islands of the Cousteau Reserve and enjoy the most beautiful seabed of Guadeloupe. 3 bathing sites to explore with snorkel gear
malendure beach, bouillante, guadeloupe
This site is full of history from over the hundreds of years of import and export of the sugar and rum trade. A really rich culture full of original artifacts still in it’s natural state.
beauport le pays de la canne, port louis, guadeloupe
The exhibition allows the public to rediscover the work of Edgar Clerc on the sites of Grande-Terre such as Morel, and the exceptional discoveries he has uncovered. The exhibition shows how his pioneering work helped to redefine the Amerindian chronology in Guadeloupe and to address certain aspects of the daily life of Native Americans during the early pre-Columbian period (200 BC – 800 AD)
the Villa Venusia invites you to an idyllic stay in an enchanting setting where everything is charming, peaceful and sensual. With its serene atmosphere and zen decoration, it appears as the ideal address to spend a dream vacation
chemin de juston, petit bourg, guadeloupe
Ti Evasion kayak Guadeloupe lets you discover the Grand Cul de Sac Marin with it’s beauty and landscapes along with the richness of fauna and flora
Port de Vieux-Bourg, morne a l'eau, guadeloupe
Swim, jump, slide, follow the whims of the river. Immersion in the heart of the tropical forest, to discover a preserved nature. Accessible from age 7 for water hiking, the difficulty increases for Level 2 and Level 3 canyoning reserved for more seasoned athletes. For your comfort and safety, green-intense equips you with long-lasting overalls with specific protections for canyoning.
Vert Intense Guided Excursions And Activity’sAquatic Hiking, diving, fishing, kayaking, Whale Watching and Canyoning
vert intense, saint claude, guadeloupe
Located in Grande Terre, Guadeloupe, the house of coconut is halfway between Saint-François and Pointe des Châteaux, along the only road serving this tourist site.
Cousteau Marine Park Visit 3 different kinds of landscapes, 3 snorkeling spots including the sea turtles area.
malendure beach, bouillante, guadeloupe
easy kite, Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe
In 1650, Charles Houël, then governor, lord and owner of Guadeloupe, built a fortified house on a hill overlooking the town of Basse-Terre, capital of the island at that time. This building is a secure place but especially the symbol of its power over the population. It bears the name of Fort Saint-Charles
Canyoning is travelling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rappelling), and swimming
canyoning canopee guadeloupe, malendure, guadeloupe
This adventure will allow you to discover our playground in several stages and three sessions of snorkeling. Discovery of the lagoon with explanations
The museum Schœlcher is a museum located in Guadeloupe in the old quarter of Pointe-à-Pitre, 24 rue Peynier. It houses a collection of objects that belonged to the journalist and the French politician Victor Schoelcher who was the defender of the definitive abolition of slavery in France.
The Coquille House or House Turlet is a building located at No. 4 Rue du Nègre-Sans-Peur in Basse-Terre. Built in the late eighteenth century, it is one of the oldest buildings in the city and the archipelago. It was listed as a historical monument in 1987 and classified in 1990.
Ferry boat that takes you in between islands and places close by. Dominica, Martinique, The Saints, Marie Galante and many more islands
route de poirier, bouillante, guadeloupe
The tower was built at the beginning of the year 1703, at the request of Governor Auget to protect the south the island from English attacks, at the tip of Pères north of the city of Basse-Terre near the river des Pères.
diving center, bouillante, guadeloupe
Shuttle to the West Indies. Jeans for Freedom is the first low cost shipping company in the Caribbean. It allows you to discover privileged destinations and you discover the Caribbean environment aboard its boats, all at unbeatable prices.
port, pointe a pitre, guadeloupe
The aqueduct and reservoir are remnants of the water supply system, set up around 1725, to supply Basse-Terre. These buildings are located in the district of Petite Guinée. The ensemble was registered as a historic monument by order of 20 March 2003
rue melvil bloncourt, basse terre, guadeloupe
The Basse-Terre courthouse is an architectural building located in the city of Basse-Terre. Built in 1934 to become the seat of the courts of justice (public prosecutor’s office, court of appeal and court house), it has been classified as a historical monument since 1997.
The high school Gerville-Reaache is a school located in the town of Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe, named after the Guadeloupean politician, Gaston Gerville-Reaache. It is registered as a historical monument since January 15, 1979
Lycée Gerville-Réache, basste terre, guadeloupe
marina, pointe, a pitre, guadeloupe
The diving-center « Les Heures Saines » is located at Malendure, Bouillante, in Guadeloupe. Join us for the ride on the Caribean’s leeward cost and discover our awsome spots: all around the Pigeon’s islands in the Cousteau Reserve, more in south at « Les Saintes »,or up on the north at Deshaies, …
heures saines, bouillante, guadeloupe
The house Liensol is a building located rue de la Republique in Basse-Terre. Built in the late eighteenth century, it is one of the oldest buildings in the city and the island. It was listed as a historical monument in 2002
Try the experience of scuba diving in Guadeloupe, in the heart of a national park, in the famous “Cousteau Reserve”. You will have nothing to wear, all equipment is on board. Share our passion and enjoy our experience of diving in Guadeloupe
ppk plongée guadeloupe, bouillante, guadeloupe
Cote Caraibes is a Villa management agency focused on tourism rental management, service and hospitality
route touristique, guadeloupe
Small archipelago 15 km south of Guadeloupe, Les Saints will enchant you! Bay of the Saints is a member of the Club of the most beautiful bays in the world!
val ferry, trois rivieres, guadeloupe
Stand up paddle is a simple and enjoyable way to walk on the water. It is the most suitable way for discovering and observing the mangrove
Plage Babin Vieux-Bourg Morne-à-l’eau, GUADELOUPE
With a capacity of 20,000 kg, the cooler was built between 1829 and 1833 by Piollet, Poulain, Pedemonte and Picard. “Built with care in masonry, with vaults of stone, its shape is octagonal inside and irregular outside, because of the staircase and a forearm built outside,” to store ice imported by boat from the United States.
Passionate about nature since my childhood, I quickly realized that climbing, canyoning and caving (since 1989) gave me unparalleled sensations difficult to find elsewhere. Predisposition to the professions of the sport but also to the teaching, the life naturally pushed me to become guide-trainer
This beautiful private residence has 4 identical apartments all furnished for rent with a common pool is next to all the commodities and only minutes away from all the best beaches and spots in Guadeloupe. We do house rentals, car rentals, boat tours, kitchen courses and more.
impasse delauzenghein, route de coma beausoil, abymes, guadeloupe
Three adjoining studios in front of a pool of 12 meters by 6 meters. Each studio has a private covered terrace of 15 meters. The terraces are equipped with a kitchenette with all the necessary kitchen items. Each studio can accommodate two people.
Visiting Guadeloupe then come over and discover the adventure park of accrobranche The Tapeur in Guadeloupe, located in the heart of the tropical forest of Bouillante, in front of the Zoo Park of Mammals towards Pointe-Noire right on the main road of the crossing. On more than 5 tracks gathering all the different levels to satisfy you from 3 to 78 years old.
le tappeur, bouillant, guadeloupe
Alizee Diving offers you the unique experience of diving of the coast of Guadeloupe and the Reserve Cousteau.
Plage de Malendure, Bouillante, GUADELOUPE
The Galion Bridge is a bridge overlooking the Galion River located near the Fort Delgrès in the town of Basse-Terre. It is located by the D25. The bridge was registered as a historic monument by decree of March 6, 1979
3 Quai Montmain, Saint Anne , Guadeloupe
In the heart of the islands of Guadeloupe, the botanical garden of Deshaies offers a peaceful stroll through the surprising flora of the Caribbean! This 7-hectare park offers a great diversity of plants and remarkable trees.
Jardin Botanique, Deshaies, guadeloupe
The Monument To The Dead is about six meters high and is a form of obelisk, whose pyramid looks like a shell
Our agency proposes personalized excursions for hotel cruise lines and local clients in Guadeloupe and the surrounding islands
Aeroport Sud Raizet, Abymes, Guadeloupe
The house La Lise is a sugar farm located at a place called Pigeon in Bouillante Basse-Terre in the department of Guadeloupe in France. Founded in 1667
Suitable both for visitors wishing to stroll at their own pace and those seeking more knowledge, La Grivelière offers a journey in the heart of the Creole garden and discover the knowledge and know-how related to coffee and cocoa.
Surfing Guadeloupe is an ideal place to learn how to surf and paddle board in a safe environment and in turquoise waters at 30 ° all year round.
Base Nautique, ancien UCPA 97118 Saint-François
Kayaking for discoveries. Several types of kayaks (sea, unsinkable, transparent shell) are at your disposal to satisfy all your desires. Located in Guadeloupe, KRISTAL KAYAK offers free hiking or guided kayaking, as well as canoe rentals.
plage, Bouillante, guadeloupe
Team Rando is a hiking club with a lot of active members that go out every weekend and go hiking for a few hours and for some the whole day.
vieux bourg, abymes, guadeloupe
At Noa Dive Center Guadeloupe, you are welcomed by a friendly, enthusiastic and competent team. ‘Dive in Good Company’ is the club’s motto. We have a wide range of extraordinary dive sites: Bench of Vessels, Petite-Terre Nature Reserve, Point des Chateaux and Désirade. Unforgettable dives await you in the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.
noa plongee, saint françois, guadeloupe
Site seeing by airplane, excursions to other islands and airplane rentals for anyone who is interested in taking an airplane to view the many different little islands that surround the mainland of Guadeloupe.
aerodrome, saint françois, guadeoupe
The palace of the General Council is an architectural ensemble located in the city of Basse-Terre. Built in 1935 to become the headquarters of the General Council of Guadeloupe, it has been classified as a historical monument since 1997.
Matis House is a building currently located at number 52 (or 256) Amédée-Fengarol Street at the corner of Bossant Street in Basse-Terre. Built around 1770, it is one of the oldest buildings in the city and on the island. It was listed as a historical monument in 2008.
Arsenal was successively a Jesuits convent and an artillery barracks. Today it is a residential residence. It is located in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, near Fort Delgres, the Church of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel and Gerville-Reaache High School. The whole is registered in 2005, then classified as historical monuments by decree of April 12, 2007
The coffee culture in Guadeloupe. Formerly a major agriculture staple of Guadeloupe, coffee has experienced since the second half of the nineteenth century an inexorable fall … but not irreversible.
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Tamtam Pagaie, offers various walks and hikes from the half-day to the day, with the relaxation of nature.
This wonderful 2 bedrooms is at 99-128 € night respectively and can be rented out together or individually.
Chemin Palmiste, Cocoyer Gosier, guadeloupe
eglise saint jean babtiste, baie mahault, guadeloupe
Located in Petit Bourg, between sea and mountains, in a particularly hilly area of Guadeloupe, Les Jardins de Valombreuse offers various leisure activities. Created in 1990, they are a veritable haven of greenery conducive to relaxation and well-being.Our park, for both children and adults, is open every day from 8 am to 6 pm.
Chemin Valombreuse - 97170 - PETIT BOURG - Guadeloupe
This is particularly interesting for Rums & Punchs, because in Guadeloupe taxes are much lower than Metropolitan France, prices are much lower
Villa Thomana private pool, sea view, giant hammock and beach at 100 meters ! Admire the sunrise over the sea, cool off in a pool overlooking the sea, lay in a giant hammock and discover all the shades of blue sea before you go to the beach on foot in less then 2 minutes,
Chapp House is a building located at No. 42, Cours Nolivos in Basse-Terre. Built in the late eighteenth century, it is one of the oldest buildings in the city and the island, and was listed as a historic monument on February 2 1987.
The Glass Bottom Boat. Some Information About The New Nautilus Glass Bottom Boat. Year of construction of boat: 1999 Name: Le Nautilus
Plage de Malendure, Bouillante, Guadeloupe
Kayaking, Canyoning, Parachute, Paragliding, surfing and kite lessons … Everything is there to make your stay unforgettable. I also offer car and boat rentals.
centre escales plongee, marina, saint francois, guadeloupe
The building was built between 1932 and 1935 under the direction of Ali-Georges Tur, architect of the Ministry of the colonies, to serve as residence to the governor of Guadeloupe
Only 200 meters walk and you are in the backyard beach called Curé which is beautiful white sand beach bordering the small village
terre de haut, les saintes, guadeloupe
The Saint-Antoine monastery is a former charitable institution located in Basse-Terre. Founded in 1897 in front of Notre-Dame-de-Guadeloupe Cathedral at , rue de l’Historien-Lacour, it is listed as a historical monument since 2007
We offer short or long-term rental vehicles. All our cars are equipped with air conditioning, electric windows, central locking, power steering, radio …
We will tell you about the best places to visit in Guadeloupe and all of the exciting addresses to see when you are on vacation or traveling to Guadeloupe
Top 5 Things To Do In Guadeloupe This Summer
Summer has arrived, although with all this heat you would think that it’s been here for a while already, and it’s time to plan out your vacation program for this summer. That’s why we have put together a small list of must do’s in Guadeloupe while your here. This will give you an overall feel for the island and let you discover the different fascinating aspects and faces of Guadeloupe. Kayaking Kayaking has to be one of the eaisest and most fun activities to do when your visiting Guadeloupe. There are so many different places to visit that you really have a hard time deciding which one to go to and visit first. So what’s really cool about kayaking is that you can visit and discover all these different habitats and natural spots all on your own. You can go on guided tours and discover some of the most beautiful hidden places that only a local guide can show you. Or, you can adventure on your own through the mangroves and coral reef lagoons. There are many different cities and locations to choose from and natural sites that are all breathtaking. Cities like Saint Francois, Morne a l’Eau, Bouillante and […]
The Slave Market, Between History And Memory
In Petit-Canal are located the slave steps. An emblematic monument of the territory which has been the subject of a real mystification and heritage since the 1970s-1980s. At the bottom of the village of Petit-Canal, the site called Slave Steps is a very visited place whose history is unknown. “There is no history,” says one historian. This staircase is made of 54 stone steps. A number that would correspond to the dwellings present during the slave trade. According to legend, these steps were built at the time of the release of slaves, offered by the houses and the factory. “The name Slave Steps is recent and abusive, continues the historian. An unsuspecting public gives it a story related to the sale of slaves. “ A Useful Construction The sources about the steps are not the most explicit about the circumstances of their realization. But several historians agree that the construction is linked to the sale of slaves. “The only mention we have comes from a parish priest evoking a building in 1853,” says one of the historians. This was said about five years after the abolition of slavery. On the other hand, according to historians, the structure testifies to […]
Reimonenq Rum Guadeloupe’s Hidden Treasure
While Guadeloupe is better known for is pristine crystal clear warm waters and white sandy beaches you can’t help but notice a drink in most people’s hands. It’s not just any old drink either. Most of the people are appreciating the local alcoholic drink called “ti punch” which is a mix of rum, sweet honey and freshly squeezed lime juice. But for the rum experts in the quality alcohol domain they know that in Guadeloupe they produce a very high number of quality rums that are well known all over the world. We are going to be talking about one of Guadeloupe’s best quality rums that is out on the market. With that being said, it brings us to a rum from one of Guadeloupe’s venerable distilleries called Reimonenq. So there are rums, there are special high grade rums and then there are rums for the real expert rum drinkers like this one. This third category isn’t for everyone though. This category is filled with quality rums of unique character, sometimes a little too much strength of uncanny yet sweet personality. Reimonenq has been putting out great agricole rum expressions for well over a century and its products tend to be a […]
The Beach Of Grande-Anse Is Ranked Among The 25 Most Beautiful Beaches Of The Caribbean
The Grande-Anse beach has been ranked 23rd most beautiful beach in the Caribbean in a ranking by the Travelers Choice Awards, which places Guadeloupe in the top 10 destinations preferred by tourists. Guadeloupe was already highly ranked last year as well. The Grande-Anse beach is ranked 23rd out of 25 in the Caribbean. Varadero in Cuba, Eagle Beach in Aruba, and Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caiques are on the first three steps of the podium. This is virtually the same ranking as the year before, according to the site specialized in business info in the Caribbean-Guyana, VTA Magazine. Closing the list of the most beautiful beaches, Cable Beach in 24th position is located in Nassau, and Bahia de las Aguiles in the Dominican Republic in 25th position. Guadeloupe in the Top 10 More generally, Guadeloupe is ranked 9th in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards ranking of the favorite 2019 destinations. It is one place higher than in 2018. Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Aruba are respectively 1st, 2nd and 3rd. To emphasize that currently no official classification of the most visited tourist sites in Guadeloupe is available. Source : RCI.FM | 22/05/2019 at 18:18 by Stéphanie Sérac
Scenic Road Trip Through The Rain Forest
Among the many special places to visit on the lush and tropical island of Guadeloupe, there is one place that really isn’t a “place” to visit but a road to drive on that can fulfill just about all your adventurous needs.The Route de la Traversee was opened in 1967 and is still up to this day the only road that crosses over the basse terre side of the island and goes from Petit Bourg to Pointe Noire in about 35 to 40 minutes depending on traffic. This unique tropical scenic road cuts right though the mountain and rain forest at its lowest points cutting time from the long crossings of Guadeloupe. It has a major economic role as it lets people living in the cities located on the west end of the island a possibility of getting to the east end in shorter time then going all around the north or south ends of the island. The Route de la Traversee is also call the Route de Mamelles. It gets it’s name from the two suggestive dome mountain tops that look like a pair of women’s breasts. (I’m not kidding) At least that’s what they say. The second highest altitude […]
Doing Things Out Of The Ordinary
There always seems to be a new thing to do when you just finished doing something that you never done before. It seems as though your body always craves the adrenaline rush and the excitement of it all. That’s why I tried out this new activity this weekend called Delta Wing at the aerodrome of Saint Francois. With its low speed and flying qualities, the pendulum ULM allows short take-offs and landings, which in particular allow for short and slow landing in an open field. To ensure optimum safety, flights are always at a sufficient altitude to be able to land by hovering to the aerodrome or on practicable grounds. The characteristics of the new generation wing, without mat and with rigid and profiled uprights, improve the comfort of flight and the distance that can be covered by hovering engine. At a 100 meters altitude you can hover over 1 kilometer. Fling under a Delta Wing and gliding gently over the lagoons of Saint Francois was a real trill for me. I discovered the softness and stability of the flight with an exceptional panoramic view of the the whole east side of the island of Guadeloupe. It was so comfortable that even in the […]
Tremors On The Volcano The Soufriere
There has been more and more tremors on the active volcano the Soufriere in Guadeloupe. Cities that are located just around the volcano like Basse Terre, Saint Claude and even Petit Bourg are feeling the effects of these small but very frequent tremors. The scientific community says that we shouldn’t be to worried about it but the inhabitants of these cities are asking more questions about their security. There has been more poisonous gas activity with sulfuric gas seeping from the cracks and fissures along the dome slope. Which in return is making it kind of impossible to go all the way to the crater now. That is why the local government has taken the precautionary measures to close the top tier of this hiking trail that climbs up the slope of the Soufriere all the way to the crater. We will provide you with more information on this but as of right now going to the crater of the Soufriere is off limits. A sequence of volcanic earthquakes began this Saturday in the Soufriere area but the security level remains yellow. Since Saturday, the scientific community observatory of Guadeloupe recorded 88 earthquakes of very small magnitude (M <1). Luckily this […]
The Carbet Water Falls And Ponds
On the east side of the majestic Volcano The Soufiriere, you can find a variety of spectacular waterfalls that have a reputation of being the most beautiful in all of the Caribbean. With a total of 3 large and over flowing waterfalls they have become the emblem of Guadeloupe. This is how Guadeloupe got it’s nickname, the island of beautiful waters, given by the native Indian american people. The first of the three waterfalls which has a 115 meter drop, falls in to two parts. The first water fall falls into the second waterfall which has another 110 meter drop and is more widely known. This has an amazing look and feel when your standing in front of it and have the tropical lush background and the huge waterfall falling right in front of you. The third waterfall is quite modest with it’s 20 meters of height, but still is a magnificent sight to see. The first two of the three waterfalls are located inside the Guadeloupe National Park. There are many guided tours and excursions on this part of the island. Many of the guided tours always take in to consideration the water fall visits and surrounding mountain lakes. […]
Why I Like Saint Francois So Much
In the last couple of months I have been going to the blissful picturesque city of Saint Francois more often then I can count. It’s not that I live close by or that its on my way home or anything. It’s just that I can’t help feeling so relaxed and away from it all when i’m on this side of the island. Out of all the unique beach spots that I can go to, I always end up going to Saint Francois because there is so much more to do then just laying down on the sand or swimming. Although the most beautiful beaches on the island are located here, I usually come to do a wild and crazy activity and do something that I haven’t done before. What To Do Saint Francois has a lot of different things to do starting from it’s very big marina with it’s many restaurants and different activities that are located on the pier. One of my favorite tour operators that I like to check out is Authentic Excursions because I know that they always have the best new deals on different tours available at the moment. They have a stand that is located […]
Getting Around Easily In Guadeloupe
By car, by airplane or by boat you have a lot of different and fun options to get around in Guadeloupe. It is possible to choose a different option for each one of your different adventures that you want to do around the island. By Car Renting and getting around by car is the simplest and easiest way of getting around in Guadeloupe. You have a great sense of liberty and freedom in your options and timing. You can rent a car from just about anywhere on the island from the airport to areas where you are staying or renting your villa. Car rental agencies are located in just about every marina, beach and city on the island. You have different price ranges depending on which vehicle you choose. Caraibes Auto in Gosier has really cheap car rental prices for short and long term rentals. I highly recommend giving them a call whenever your planning to visit Guadeloupe and they can drop the car off at the airport for you and pick the car back up from the airport as well. Really great service and great prices. By Bus Your other options for getting around in Guadeloupe is using the […]
Best Tips On Discovering The National Park Of Guadeloupe
From sea to land, the incredible richness of Guadeloupe is available for all to see and enjoy who can respect it. With that being said that does not mean that this unique environment is without danger. Most people that come on vacation or visit the savage wilderness of Guadeloupe underestimate it’s potential dangers. In order to really fully enjoy each area that you wish to visit you have to take in consideration certain security measures. This will allow you to really be able to benefit from all the wonderful and unique experiences that you would like to live out in Guadeloupe. Follow this guide line that we have put together for you and you will get a better understanding of this beautiful environment that needs respect and protection. Diving And Aquatic Adventures Before you throw yourself overboard and decide to go scuba diving, snorkeling or any thing else marine related, there are a few environmental and safety rules that you have to get to know first. Starting by Not throwing your anchor on to the coral reefs or on any plant life. You should not throw anything overboard for any reason into the tranquil and protected waters. You should check […]
Islet Kahouanne & Islet Tete Anglais
In the grand marine cul de sac that is located in between the islands of Basse Terre and the Grand Terre you can find a very long stretch of coral reefs. This grand bay is about 24,000 acres of pure beauty and savageness. You can find all kinds of translucent lagoons, rich mangroves and isolated islets and all kinds full of unique marine life. This coral reef belt is 29 kilometers long and makes up the longest stretch of mangroves in the smaller Antilles. This land is a reservoir of biodiversity and consists of 60 % of all coral life in the French Antilles. 3,500 acres of land and ocean are since 2009 considered part of the national park. In 1992 this zone was classed as a zone of high importance for marine birds. Islet Kahouanne This island is a beautiful piece of land 20 acres of cliffs, waterfalls and pristine beaches. it’s composed of an extremely rich biodiversity perfectly conserved with a dry forest. Lots of dense mangroves surround this island as well as all kinds of sea turtles are found in it’s waters. This is a very beautiful area to come visit and see what a true Caribbean island looks […]
The Pigeon Islands In Guadeloupe
These tiny islets were first named ” islet of Goyave ” and it’s only in the 17th century that the islands get the name “Sieur Pigeon” from it’s original owner and pioneer of the sugar cane industry in Guadeloupe. The savage island is situated at about 1 kilometer in front of the beach and shore line of Malendure beach in Bouillante Guadeloupe. It has a total of 8 acres and it split into 2 islets that make up the Pigeon Islands today also know as the Cousteau Reserve. The diverse vegetation on the islands are very dry and are dominated by the deadly tree the Manceniller. There are other trees like the local pear tree and the frangipanier. Most of the biodiversity are very robust here and have very thick leaves. It is such a wonderful experience walking around and snorkeling in these waters. There are so many unique things to see that it doesn’t compare to what you see on the main land. The Pigeon Islands form a very unique environment. There is a very diversified marine a land life that is completely unique to this area. Made from volcanic rocks this rugged land is home to many different unique […]
Stand Up Paddle Boarding Is The New Trend In Guadeloupe
There is a new hit craze that are hitting the warm turquoise lagoon and mangrove waters of Guadeloupe. it’s called Stand Up Paddle Boarding And it’s a new sport that is designed for everyone to enjoy. This old school way of riding the waves that originated in the pacific has hit the Caribbean islands, especially Guadeloupe. Surf is one of the highlights when coming to Guadeloupe on vacation. Everyone enjoys the beautiful weather and the warm trans-lucid waters that surround this beautiful island. Many people just lay back and enjoy the sun but the real benefits of these beautiful and secluded areas are for the adventurous ones. One thing that you notice in the background of every horizon is someone is always doing a water sport and now a days you can see paddle boarders everywhere. Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Guadeloupe is one of the most fun and relaxing sports to do when your looking for some fun. This sport is usually done with small groups that go around the lagoons and mangroves just gliding on the flat waters. This activity is recommended for everyone of all ages from young and old. It is not to hard to do like in surfing which is a little bit more difficult where you […]
Guadeloupe’s Active Volcano The Soufriere
The volcano the Soufriere, Guadeloupe’s active volcano is most commonly known as “the old lady’ in the traditional local French/Creole talk. But in reality this “old lady” is really a young teenager. This “young” ( in geological terms) active volcano, has only had it’s dome since 1530 and it did not exist when Christopher Columbus Landed in Guadeloupe in 1493. An Active Volcano The volcano the Soufriere is one of the most inhospitable places in the world to visit. As it may scare a few people, it fascinates others to go and visit the sulfuric crater of this magnificent natural feature. The Soufriere is monitored 24 hours a day 7 days a week for observation and data collecting by teams of national and international scientists. The scientists are always analyzing the data in order to try and maybe one day, understand these kinds of natural disasters. The unique environment around the slopes and especially at the dome part of the volcano the Soufriere is completely unique. One of the major differences with this volcano compared to others around the world is that it rains about 10 meters a year at the top of it’s dome. Which makes this place one […]
Guadeloupe Canyon River Tours
There is no need to be a great sportsman to practice this beautiful discipline in the canyons and rivers of Guadeloupe. But it does take a minimum of stamina and swimming skills. This helps develop balance and self-confidence. Especially for discovering the rich and beautiful secret landscapes, that no one can discover otherwise. This out door sport, river tours in Guadeloupe, is for the youngest ages and for the less young. The canyon will awaken the kid in you. The Basse Terre part of Guadeloupe is very mountainous. The area contains a large number of rivers that are called “Ravines” here. These ravines are essentially located along the leeward coast between Deshaies and Gourbeyre. They rivers are accessible to the greatest number of practitioners and water temperature is always between 22 and 25 degrees Celsius. The rivers are bathed in tropical vegetation, completely exuberant. These ravines run all year round. What period can we go canyoning or aquatic hiking ? In short, you can go canyoning or aqua trekking every day of the year except when it’s raining or going to rain. Canyon Guadeloupe offers a great selection of the 12 most beautiful canyons of Guadeloupe. The majority of these canyons are accessible to all […]
Natural Hot Springs In The Bay Of Bouillante Guadeloupe
In the middle of the village of Bouillante Guadeloupe, on an illuminated lake, it is possible to take a warm invigorating natural hot spring bath. The site is now acclaimed by residents and tourists who are more likely to visit at night. The city of Bouillante offers several sites with hot springs where it is possible to take a natural hot baths. This is the case of the Baie du Bourg, which has been experiencing an exponential increase in attendance since August. Geoffroy Nabal, manager of the restaurant Aux Sources Hot, has seen this trend since the last Tour of Guadeloupe and also thanks to the broadcast of a report in the newscast of Guadeloupe The first. Visited more often then the hot water spring of Thomas Previously the bay, yet very accessible from the main road, did not attract many crowds. Hot bath enthusiasts then preferred to go to the source of Thomas, located a few kilometers away, despite the disadvantages being the small size of the pool, the lack of lighting and quick access. Also, this bathing area, near the geothermal power plant, gradually supplants the traditional dip at the hot spring of Thomas. In the evening, […]
Diving In Guadeloupe National Park & Reserve
When ever your visiting the “Cote sous le vent” as they say here in Guadeloupe (which translates to the coast under the wind) you can always be amazed by the real beauty and ruggedness of this luxurious green landscape. There are quite a few beautiful natural sites to go around and visit and discover on this part of the island and if you like wild adventures you are going to love the city of Bouillante and it’s beach called Malendure. This is where the famous marine biologist and sailor Jaques Cousteau made anchor back in the 50’s and 60’s and discovered the richness and unique bio diversity of the Pigeon Islands which are also called the Cousteau Reserve. This magnificent pristine and tranquil bay is full of aquatic marine life that is unique to this area and some species are specifically adapted to this island. This is one of the best bay’s in Guadeloupe and in the world to go diving in and get to see all the different marine life especially the different species of sea turtles. I have visited the Malendure bay and beach many times before and have done many excursions to the Cousteau Reserve but nothing beats going diving and […]
All Inclusive Excursions In Guadeloupe
When your going on vacation to Guadeloupe or just staying on the island for a while you can’t help but stare and gaze at the country side and escape mentally to a secluded refuge far away from where you are at the present moment. There is a lot of advantages when your living on this beautiful and savage island, always being not to far from a perfect getaway and going back to nature for a refuel or spiritual check up from time to time. Knowing that the idea in itself of going out side and enjoying your self is a good one, you have to remember that going out hiking for an adventure in to the wilderness takes a few measures of precaution and you need to be prepared for some certain eventualities. That is why it is always good to be either really prepared for everything that you would like to do, or choose to go with a tour local operator in Guadeloupe who has many years of experience in the rugged terrain of this back country and knows the exact spots where you would want to go. See what I mean? I’m not saying that you can’t […]
Guadeloupe Water Waterfalls And Rivers
The waterfalls and rivers of Guadeloupe offer an abundance of vivifying freshness and exuberance. Surprisingly lush “Island of beautiful waters”, Guadeloupe with abundant rains throughout the year, feeds a network of rivers from Basse Terre like waterfalls and basins that dash on fiery slopes in successive stages. From the water falls of the carbet to the water falls of the crayfish along the way of the jump of the crack, are some true windows opened on to the sky. The island of Guadeloupe offers to whom that pierces its secrets full of unforgettable torrents of emotions. While searching the different areas around the forest a little bit, you will find that there are many other water points, rivers, waterfalls or hot springs to discover … In the heart of the rain forests and “savannas” at an altitude of about 180 meters above sea level at the top of the Soufriere are the two species of hemicode endemic of Basse-Terre, the hylode of Barlagne and the hylode of Pinchon. A host of insects also live near ponds and rivers: Trichoptera, Ephemera, beetles, dragonflies … Of the 39 dragonfly species recorded so far, five are subservient to the rivers of Basse-Terre. […]
Get Ready For Carnival Guadeloupe 2019
As the new year begins, so does this years wild & crazy 2019 Carnival Guadeloupe season and with a whole lot of enthusiasm. Just like every year, the local Carnival tradition in Guadeloupe starts off with a bang, and since this morning from around 8 am, you can hear the banging and ringing of the steel and plastic drums going in and out of all the city streets letting everyone around know that the Carnival season has officially kicked off. This years season is not going to be a 4 month long show like it was last year but rather a shorter but more intense 2 to 3 month event that will change energy themes every Sunday starting from the mid afternoon until late into the night and into the early hours of the early morning. This is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year in Guadeloupe and also, mostly all of the other Caribbean nations. Every country has there own Carnival culture, but in Guadeloupe it’s like a professional national sport taken as serious as any major league football championship game. There is going to be people competing and evaluating all types of criteria like […]
Take A Vacation In The Saints
The archipelago of The Saints has to be one of the most beautiful vacation spots in the world. This is a little known island of about 15 square miles of sheer rugged beauty and peacefulness. This special tiny island has a long and unique history. It is only attached to the Guadeloupe mainland administratively. It has a culture that is a little bit different. These warm hearted fishing people have been revered to be very nice and hospitable. Guadeloupe also has one of the top 3 most beautiful beaches and bay’s in the world to swim, snorkel and dive in. Sure enough any spot you go to when visiting and discovering the Saints is pure tropical, pristine paradise! There is also one bay that is dominated by the old naval fort of Napoleon. He rained with an iron fist when he was emperor here. This is where is one of the most magnificent views in the world is located. This small unique one of a kind Caribbean island is one of the best kept secrets of the Caribbean. Only few know about it’s secret beauty and laid back and secluded lifestyle. One of the best advantages to this ideal […]
Swim With Sea Turtles In The Cousteau Reserve
One of the best things I like about going to the beach in Guadeloupe is the naturalness of the sites and the fact that you can always find something else to do other then just tanning and swimming. The one thing that I like to do that is really easy and that you can do either by yourself or with someone else is kayaking. Kayaking has to be one of the best ways to discover different places that are not accessible by land and having fun at the same time. Especially knowing that Guadeloupe has some amazing and savage natural sites that are so beautiful that it’s well worth the time and effort doing. From the many different places to choose from the beach of Malendure in Bouillante is world famous for it’s protected waters and the Cousteau Reserve. This natural reserve is where you can find the most variety of marine life especially sea turtles and other specific exotic sea life. Caraibe Kayak is located right on the beach of Malendure in Bouillante and is one of the best rental agencies that has really wild Aquatic Adventures for discovering this part of the island. It takes about 15 minutes paddling to get […]
Guadeloupe In The Top 3 Worldwide Destinations Most Popular At Christmas
At the end of the year, the United States, Thailand and Guadeloupe are the most popular destinations for travelers, according to a study by the specialized platform, Travelport. Guadeloupe and its tourism professionals can rejoice. Once again, Guadeloupe stands out in a positive way, internationally, according to TourMag. The island with beautiful waters as it is nicknamed, appears in the top 3 of the most popular destinations during the holiday season. According to a study conducted by Travelport, a platform specializing in the purchase and travel management experience, the United States, Thailand and Guadeloupe form a magical trio, the target of travelers on holidays departing from France, from 21 to 30 of December 2018. Three overseas departments in the top 10 According to figures released by the TourMag tourism magazine, no less than 17,300 flight bookings were made in France at the beginning of December, via “all global distribution systems (GDS) for scheduled flights to the United States, programmed from 21 to 30 December 2018. “ Whatever you say, the country of Uncle Sam is always dreamed especially during the Christmas holidays. One can imagine that a New Year’s Eve in New York is something to be done in his […]
Discover Guadeloupe Through Hikes And Off Roading
One of the best ways to really experience the authentic local life when on vacation in an unfamiliar but beautiful area, you go discovering! Vacations aren’t all about laying around the sun or shade not doing anything. Sometimes you have to go out and live life a little in order to get a real feel for things. That’s why I say you should go on an outdoor hike or excursion when your visiting an area that is well suited for this type of activity. Sometimes we don’t take the time to really enjoy ourselves to the fullest when we can, instead of just laying on the sand of some beautiful beach. Once in a while it feels good to go out on an adventure and go discover a place that you don’t know, have never been too, and probably will never see again in your life. Otantik Tours invites you to think outside the box and discover Guadeloupe in a friendly atmosphere and by small groups to better communicate with the local population. They go through the banana plantations, sugar cane fields, lush thick rain forest vegetation and beautiful beaches. You will discover the island of adventure under all of it’s different facets. This […]
Beautiful Coastal City Of Moule
The Moule is pronounced Moul in Guadeloupian Creole and is a French city that is located in the north eastern Atlantic coast region of Guadeloupe that is mainly a agricultural and tourist area. The city center is located on the left bank of the Audouin River and on the right bank of the Audouin River is the beach and the district of l’Autre Bord. Further east, the city center is bounded by the North-West Ravine, leading to the North West Bay. The city is crossed on a north-west / south-east axis by two main streets, rue Saint-Jean and boulevard Rouge and going east of the city center, the Lucette Michaux-Chevry Maritime Boulevard leads to the towns of Morne-a-L’eau, Petit-Canal, Les Abymes and Pointe-a-Pitre. The climate is tropical savanna type with dry winter. The winter is dry and cooler, while the summer is wet and warmer. The town is exposed to the trade winds, coming from the Atlantic Ocean. The hurricane season runs from June to November. The town takes its name from the pier which means ‘a pier protecting the harbor entrance’. The Moule hosted residences of the colonial aristocracy in the early eighteenth century. Throughout its history, the city has suffered numerous […]
Get Your Vacation Villa Rental For The Week
When most people think about renting out a vacation villa or home they often think of renting for one night or just for the weekend and letting loose for a little bit. But when your out of town and on vacation it’s a different story and you are more or less looking for better prices and better accommodations. So that’s where the vacation villa rental gets interesting. When you rent out a beautiful vacation villa for at least a week or so you end up paying for this unbelievably amazing vacation home a lot cheaper and with more options then just renting it out for one night or weekend. A lot of vacation home owners are also less likely to rent out just for one night or two. So it’s worth taking into consideration when thinking about coming to Guadeloupe and taking your vacation on the beautiful white sand beaches and swim in the warm Caribbean waters, think about getting the best bang for your buck and getting that superb vacation villa with all options. One of the nicest places that I have seen is the beautiful private residence called The Emeralds that has 4 identical apartments all furnished for […]
Guadeloupe In The Top 3 Of The Favorite Islands Of Travelers
Guadeloupe is third choice of travelers after Cuba and Bali according to the Guide of The Routard. Two other French overseas departments are part of this list as well. On November 9, the Guide of the Routard published the list of the destinations that had the highest rating on its website in 2018, based on its 5.6 million unique visitors per month. According to our colleagues in France, the archipelago of Guadeloupe is third in the ranking of favorite islands. In this ranking, we find Cuba in first position. Bali in second and Guadeloupe completes this podium for best vacation spots. Several overseas departments also appear in this top 10 of the favorite islands of travelers. The island of Reunion thus ranks in 4th position and Martinique is in eighth place. It must be said that the American zone is popular among all travelers. All sections combined, whether on guides or via community on social media pages, the United States is the favorite destination of travelers in 2018 on Routard.com. In the top ten countries of this zone, Cuba, Mexico and Canada are also found on this list. Another region that is particularly popular among travelers is Southeast Asia. Thailand […]
The Difference Is In The Diving Spots
When it comes to deciding which outdoor activities to do when visiting Guadeloupe there is one in particular that most people don’t think about but is one of the most exciting and inspirational things to do. Most people when going on outdoor excursions usually think about doing land hikes or mountain hiking because that’s what they see in front of them and is the easiest to do. Also there is lots of unique landscapes and rugged terrain to visit in Guadeloupe. But what not a lot of people think about is the water and what is going on underneath all that warm ‘blue’ liquid. Going on diving excursions and aqua hikes while discovering what is hidden from everyone’s view is not maybe the first thing you think about when deciding on which activity to do because of the preparation it entails but is definitely an activity worth thinking about when visiting or on vacation in Guadeloupe. There are protected National Rain Forests in Guadeloupe just as mush as protected marine areas as well full of unique and specific wildlife to this area. Among the different dive centers that are in Guadeloupe you can find one that is in a very cool spot […]
Route Du Rum Is Under Way
This years 40th annual Route To Rum from Saint Malo, France to Point a Pitre, Guadeloupe is well underway and the skippers have been out to sea since 4 days now and are now expecting the winner to arrive in the next couple of days. There is just one major problem, the winds and storms in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean are not giving these navigators any rest and are disrupting their navigating program. We have already had a Guadeloupean skipper lose control of his boat and run upon a small island off the coast of France just six hours after the start of the historic race. This years wild race has been a very difficult and will probably be a long one with some unfortunate contestants waiting out the storm before continuing on with the course. Point a Pitre is all ready to celebrate the arrival of the first skipper to finish the Route Du Rum race that is an long standing tradition that has been turned into an event. In the 17th and 18th centuries the French, Spanish and English navigators would leave the west coast of their European countries and sail to the Caribbean and pick […]
5 Cities Of South Grand Terre
In this article you will get to know the 5 major cities that make up the south Grand Terre of Guadeloupe. This part of the island is where you will find the best beaches of Guadeloupe, the biggest community of this side of the island, and the main cultural figure of Guadeloupe with it’s 500 hundred years of history. This is where there is the most populated areas and the most amount of urban areas. The Abymes This major city is home to a grand center place that is surrounded by different cultural and administrative buildings and brings together all walks of different styles of artistic architecture in one Place. You can find a cultural monument dedicated to the deceased, the old and new City Hall’s and in front of those City Halls you can find a middle school with a lot of people passing around this area. This is an area with a lot of people living in and around the main center. The Gosier The islet of Gosier is a historic monument in itself. Anchored at about only 300 yards from the shore line and the downtown area of Gosier, it preserves an old American Indian Village. It […]
5 Cities Of North Grand Terre
The northern part of the grand terre is made up of 5 cities and a lot of open space. There are a lot of cultural and historical places to visit and discover in this area. We will discover the importance and wonderful things to see in these beautiful cities. Anse Bertrand The Port d’Enfer is a magical place situated in the northern most point of the island of Guadeloupe facing towards the open ocean. This environment is very special with it’s very high cliffs and very steady and strong breeze that blows the sand on the amazing white sand beaches. You can find lots of different hike trails that range from all levels from starters to expert and with different distances as well. Port Louis The beach of the Souffleur is probably one of the best kept secrets of Guadeloupe in terms of beautiful beaches with blond yellow sand and a transparent blue turquoise warm water that gives you a breathtaking view overlooking Basse Terre and the big marine cul de sac. You can also find great hiking trails and mangrove kayak trails too. A real hikers delight. The Moule One of the most iconic and well know places in […]
Guadeloupe The Archipelago
The island of Guadeloupe is really an archipelago made up of 5 different islands. The Basse Terre, The Grand Terre, Marie Galante, The Saints, and The Desiraide. Each one of these islands is different and has it’s own unique ecosystem. By visiting Guadeloupe it’s like you were taking 5 vacations in one. The Basse Terre With 848 square kilometers of beautiful, well preserved land, this island is the biggest in the whole archipelago of Guadeloupe. Full of mountains and not forgetting the active volcano, The Soufirere, this part of the island is full of precious natural resources. This is where France has it’s 7th greatest national park with it’s luxurious rain forest and it’s unique environment that has been preserved for hundreds of years. The volcano The Soufriere, which has a summit of 1,467 meters, is the highest point on the lesser Antilles and is full of unique wild life that can only be found here. Basse Terre will surprise you with it’s wonderful water falls, it’s wild rivers, it’s black sand beaches and geo-thermal hot springs that give you a sensation of finding the fountain of youth. The Grand Terre Is a fascinating island with a total of 586 […]
Top Spots To Hang Out In Guadeloupe
Here is a full list of awesome spots that we have compiled for you. These are our favorite spots to go to and hang out for some drinks, food and some fun in Guadeloupe. Some of these establishments are open during the day and others are open only at night but one thing is for sure is that all of these spots are a real trend in the area and have a very good reputation for having a really good time! Le Petit New York Only a few feet away from the fishing harbor in Saint Felix in the city of Gosier, this trendy place is full of American and Caribbean music to put you in the cool Caribbean vibes. You can enjoy good pizza and local drinks while listening to good music and just hanging out with friends. Location : Saint Felix, Gosier Opening Hours : 7 pm to 3 am Phone : 0590 038 530 L’appart 971 In the heart of Jarry the industrial city in between Pointe a Pitre and Baie Mahault is a beautiful hang out spot with 2 different choices of screaming fun, a dance floor and a full bar. Location : 325 rue Becquerl […]
Go Explore Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe has a lot of different features from its tropical lush western side called Basse Terre to it’s more arid dryer eastern side called Grande Terre. Both of these areas are full of diversity and many colorful contrasts. Most of the time the hardest part is locating the special spots because some are very well hidden and not very easily accessible. The most amazing part of driving around the island of Guadeloupe is that there is so much to see and so much to do that you almost never get bored. There are a lot of natural places to see and visit like waterfalls, hiking trails, volcano hikes, rain forest hikes that are available to everyone and are the authentic way to discover the real face of Guadeloupe. One of the best options to be able to discover all the best places on the island without getting lost or driving around for a long time looking for hidden spots is to go on a guided tour with a professional guide that will show you around and take you to those amazing spots. Safari Caraib Tours are specialized local tour operators that have very exciting tours that vary from volcanic hikes to […]
Take A Tour Of The Guadeloupe Islands
There has got to be something about flying that almost makes everyone happy, especially when it’s a once in a life time type of event. I’m talking about going site seeing from above and using a small engine air plane or gyro copter to get a 360 panoramic view of Guadeloupe. Most people notice these kind of planes when there laying on the beach tanning and happen to look at the sky and notice a small red plane whizzing by going from one place to another with people snapping up pictures and videos along the way. This has to be one of the best ways to visit and discover the surrounding islands and get a beautiful panoramic view of the whole region. This is also the best way to see the amazing active volcano The Soufriere and the white sand beaches of Guadeloupe all at the same time. ULM Caraibes is a plane rental agency with an outstanding number of planes for rent by the hour. Really low rates that are at around 100 euros an hour where you can go and visit The Saints, Marie Galante, The Desiraide all in the same hour. They have different circuits and tours […]
Not Your Average Hotel Room
We all know that when traveling it is very important to book your hotel room or vacation rental beforehand in order to get the best prices. But, there are other ways of getting cheap and attractive hotel room rates or different types of lodging all together. One thing is for sure is that you need to know where to look to in order to get the best information and the hottest deal. Most people refer to booking sites and reserve classic hotel rooms with very high prices and good commodities like a nice pool and for most hotels an artificial beach that was created for the well being of the visitors. By doing this, it also takes away from the charm and beauty of this savage and preserved Caribbean island. Guadeloupe has so much more to offer to vacationers other then just nice hotel rooms with beautiful designed interiors. The point of being in the Caribbean is to enjoy the climate, the sun, and of course, your surroundings. One of the best ways to enjoy your stay and especially get a beautiful nights sleep is at the marina where you have an amazing choice of lodging at very competitive […]
Guadeloupe And Martinique Among The 25 Most Attractive Islands In The Caribbean
The magazine Business Insider has just published its 2017 ranking of the 25 most attractive islands in the Caribbean. A special ranking based on specific criteria. Among the 25 lucky ones elected, Guadeloupe and Martinique the sister islands. A very nice publicity for these two Caribbean, overseas departments. Temperature of the air and the water is between 25 and 33 ° Celsius. The panoramic views are breathtaking. As you can see here, we are talking about the beautiful white sand beaches of the Caribbean islands. Business Insider magazine ranked these islands based on hotel booking costs, accessibility and the wide range of land and aquatic activities they have to offer. Their goal ? To establish a ranking of the best 25 islands to discover and take a vacation is an absolute. In the end, the top 3 islands that are on top of the list this year, are in number 1 is none other than Cuba followed by Puerto Rico and in third place the Dominican Republic. Note that the very beautiful 4th place spot goes to the island of St. Martin in front of the Bahamas. Now, what about the French islands ? These islands already acclaimed in 2016 […]
Diving In Bouillante
Diving in Bouillante is a very special and unique experience. Bouillante is a coastal city of the western part of the island of Guadeloupe. It is a sleepy, vacation town mixed of local tradition and lots of different touristic activities like kayaking, snorkeling and diving. This beautiful, tropical, picturesque town is squeezed between the active volcano The Soufirere and the unbelievably lush tropical forest beach with it’s natural park and the Reserve Cousteau. This wild and protected area attracts world wide recognition for it’s outstanding biodiversity and it’s ultra preservation of it’s unique wildlife. It attracts people for all walks of life that enjoy spending most of their time enjoying nature and doing physical activities. One of the most exciting aquatic activities to do while on Malendure beach in Bouillante is to go diving. Diving has to be one of the best ways to discover this beautiful bay along with the National Park, the Pigeon Islands and The Cousteau Reserve. This magical, natural place makes this protected marine area a unique vacation spot for anyone looking for authenticity and eco-friendly vacation activities to do. PPK Diving is one of the first and best diving centers that offer really amazing underwater […]
Kayaking To The Cousteau Reserve
The beautiful western coastline of Guadeloupe is called locally the “Coast under the wind”. There are lots of beautiful natural places to visit with a lot of history in this tropical area. One of those cities is Bouillante, literally translates to “Boiling” with it’s natural geothermal heating process, is a spectacular place squeezed in between the volcano “The Soufriere” and the Caribbean Sea with a lot of different things to see and activities to do. This is where you will find amazing lush tropical wildlife everywhere you go. You are literally walking in a preserved rain forest along with it’s inhabitants animals and all. This town is different then the other beautiful vacation beach towns on the island with there white sand beaches like Gosier, Saint Anne or Saint Francois. In Bouillante the beach sand is black because of the volcano that is a few kilometers away that dominates the wild and savage landscape. This is why Bouillante is one of the best vacation spots in the Caribbean due to it’s amazing diversity in such a short distance. A city that sits between the ocean and beach with the rain forest and volcano in the background not to far away. […]
Hiking To The Volcano The Soufriere
Hiking to and on the volcano the Soufriere is an amazing experience. This is a world class site with an outstanding lush flora full of vibrant life. This protected environment is well preserved and is part of Guadeloupe’s culture and heritage. Lots of islanders forget that there is an active volcano on the island and that it is still as dangerous as any other active volcano in the world. This massif piece of savage nature sits above the low lying clouds and is a spectacular view from it’s crater. It is the highest point of the lower Caribbean and is a well know landmark for hikers and people around the world who enjoy nature in all its splendor. Hike on the Soufriere on the roof of the lesser antilles and discover a real active volcano. With Vert Intense they have professional guides that will explain volcanism of the Soufriere and its amazing influence on the island of Guadeloupe. The Volcano Soufriere is an explosive volcano and its ascent allows you to discover the most active area of the Volcano. With lots of smoking fumaroles and continual gas vents, it’s a real special experience. The weather is often very variable on the height of the Basse-Terre which […]
Go For The Guided Tours
Every one knows that the hardest part of a vacation is finding something to do when your supposed to be spending most, if not all of your time, doing basically nothing. In between waking up late, eating, going for a swim, napping and eating again, you could be going out and about and go out site seeing. I know how most of you must feel when your in a different country and you don’t know the roads at all and getting directions is not always the easiest thing to do, especially when you don’t speak french very well (or at all). So, keep in mind that there are many different options available for you to be able to go out and see the best spots in Guadeloupe without having to put on all that responsibility on to your self to get to those places and locate the right areas. That’s why in those type of situations you should consider going for a guided vacation tour with a certified tour guide that will show you around from one side of the island to the other, and who speaks English. Prestige Services 971 is a top leader in the guided tours around […]
Discover Guadeloupe By Air
I know what you might be asking yourself. Your asking yourself what might be the best way to site see and visit Guadeloupe in order to get the big picture of places to visit and different things to see. There are many different ways to do this but there is a way that stands out from the rest and seems to be the best way to get a very good vantage point on the whole, vast island. By airplane. This might seem as an obvious pick to you that overlooking the island from high up is the best way to get a good view of different landscapes from the volcano to the beaches, but were not talking about jet liners or regular commercial planes here. Were talking about personal planes with about 100 horse power that will allow you to glide over the hills and enjoy the beautiful view of Guadeloupe. This simple airplane is very easy to use and is the perfect activity to do when on vacation. Ulm Caraibes, located in the aerodrome of Saint Francois, is a certified plane rental company with many years of experience in touristic panoramic flights around the island. It’s the perfect activity […]
Find The Best Vacation Rentals
When looking for somewhere to stay in Guadeloupe it’s normal to be a little bit confused. There are so many wonderful choices and your probably having a hard time choosing whether to stay next to the beach or on the other side of the island, next to the volcano La Soufriere. One thing is for sure is that you want to be close to it all and be able to get any where on the island fast, like the most famous beaches, shopping, site seeing and all this only a few minutes from each other. Well the city of Gosier is your best vacation choice. Gosier is only 15 minutes away from the airport and has the best hotels, casinos, and beaches on the island. There are a lot of things to do in this city and there is a great night life too that you can enjoy when your out in town. The city of Gosier attracts a lot of tourists and is a very populated area with lots of different activities and restaurants. It is very convenient to be close to it all and be not far from the different areas to visit and all of the main roads. One […]
New Nonstop Guadeloupe Flights From Norwegian Airlines
New Nonstop Guadeloupe Flights From Norwegian Airlines Norwegian airlines, the low-cost European carrier is launching a new route to the French Caribbean this fall making a lot easier to travel to Guadeloupe. Starting this October, Norwegian airlines will have a full rotation of three weekly nonstop flights between Canada, Montreal and Guadeloupe. The flights will be operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and will run all the way through March 2019. This is according from Guadeloupe tourism officials. These unique flights will add six weekly nonstop flights from New York to Guadeloupe and three weekly flights from Fort Lauderdale to Guadeloupe. All of this between October 2018 and March 2019. This is going to be awesome! This is also the fourth season that Norwegian has operated flights to the French Caribbean archipelago. Its has really opened up the market for Canadian and American tourists alike and has made Guadeloupe a great destination for its cuisine, beaches, forest and activities. A real treasure in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. Maybe you should plan your next vacation to Guadeloupe.
Top 5 Best Beaches In The Saints, Guadeloupe
It is true that one of the most valuable assets that Guadeloupe has is it’s beaches. They have to be the most ideal and most beautiful areas on the island and many people from all over the world come and enjoy there vacations on the white sands and clear waters of these beaches. But not all the best beaches are on the main land of Guadeloupe. Some are off the coast of Guadeloupe and you can find many different islands that are not to far away. We are going to be talking about the island of The Saints which is part to Guadeloupe. These are 9 small islands and have only a few thousand inhabitants year round and enjoy a calm lifestyle with a very comfortable life. One of the beaches located here was voted “Best Beach And Bay” of the year last year and the year before. We will take you to the 6 best beaches on this island and help you locate and enjoy this wonderful paradise. Pompierre Beach One of the easiest beaches to get to from the center of the city of Terre de Haut. This beach is the most famous and is well indicated to get […]
What Is Guadeloupe About ?
Guadeloupe has a very beautiful and tropical climate. It has a tempered climate with an average of 85 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. It mainly has 2 seasons. The first season that starts the year off from January to August is called locally “Careme” where temperatures are a lot milder and the air is drier and less humid. Then the second season is called “Hivernage” is from August to January and the atmosphere is a lot more hot and humid. Which makes going to any of the amazing beaches ever so better when you know that the water temperature is at warm 85 degrees all year round. The size of Guadeloupe is about 1,632 square miles with a population of about 400,000 inhabitants for 32 municipalities. There are about 5 islands that make up the archipelago with the highest point on the island at about 1400 meters above sea level with about 22,000 hectares of protected national parks. It is about 6,700 kilometers away from France. Traditions And Festivities There are many different traditions and festivities that go on during the year. Starting with the world-famous Carnival that is not to miss and is held like a religion in the hearts of […]
Going Back In Time With The Edgar-Clerc Museum In Moule
The departmental museum of archeology Ameridian, the museum Edgar-Clerc, offers an incursion to the time of the first men who populated the territory of Guadeloupe. “We really have a museum implanted in an important landscape environment,” explains Isabelle Gabriel, public director at the Edgar-Clerc Museum in Moule. Even before entering the building we are surrounded by the environment and the garden is over 3 hectares. There’s a wonderful breeze going through and we can see the sea in the distance. “The seafront was very important to the Amerindians because they fed off the sea and how they made things and they could migrate from island to island and from the Americas to the Antilles. A Garden of 300 Medicinal Plants We pass in front of the museum to find the garden of medicinal plants. “It’s an open pharmacy,” says Joseph Angebert, the gardener. “We have nearly 300 medicinal plants scattered throughout, mostly Native American, plants that are said to be for food, medicinal, decorative, ornamental or aromatic. Native Americans are a true well of science that transmits their knowledge with passion and generosity, if you have the chance to meet them. An example of a Native American plant? “The calabash […]
Go On A Sugar Cane And Rum Tour
Why not explore Guadeloupe on an ultimate full-day private tour? Experience island life through the eyes of a local as you visit Grande-Terre, with its white sand beaches, urban centers and sugar cane fields. Or you can visit Basse-Terre, a pristine land of mountains, with a volcano, rain forest terrain with lots of rivers and waterfalls. Immerse yourself in the local culture and visit historical sites while enjoying encounters with locals. The North of Grande-Terre is also known as the land of sugar cane. Originating in New Guinea and brought to the Antilles in the 17th century, sugar cane, a perennial plant and member of the grass family grows up to five meters tall and is now the second most common crop in Guadeloupe after the banana. Guadeloupe Advisor has the ultimate tours to experience what Guadeloupe’s food culture is all about. Rum and Sugar being a very long and old tradition in Guadeloupe, Guadeloupe Advisor has put together a tour that you can take and book directly though there web site and go on the fantastic voyage and taste first hand what the local rum industry is all about. To start off, you will be hiking through a sugar cane field […]
Where To Take The Kids In Guadeloupe
A child will never be as happy as on the magical beaches of the Guadeloupe Islands. What child doesn’t want to play for a day? Well, Guadeloupe has all that and more and can make dreams come true…be ready for an unforgettable adventure on Guadeloupe the Island of Adventure ! Ferry to Les Saintes Take a ferry boat ride and spend an unforgettable day in The Saints! Take the ferry boat from 8 or 9 am and discover this paradise island! Go to the top of the island and visit Fort Napoleon, where you and your children can be soldiers for a day, in the middle of well preserved fort with cannons. You can also enjoy the spectacular view and they will make friends with the local wildlife ! Finish your day with a picnic at any of the magical beaches ! Ferry Boat Operators : Jeans For Freedom, L’Express Des Iles, CTM Deher, Beatrix, Iguana Beach, Valombreuse Garden Valombreuse Garden is a floral garden that features many different activities for kids like water slides, monkey bars, horse riding…a real paradise for the kids! Adults will also appreciate a relaxing stroll among the tropical plants. You can visit […]
Saint Francois’s Famous Beaches
Saint-François occupies the southeastern tip of Grande-Terre, which faces Desirade island and the Petite-Terre Islands. Its beaches are protected from the currents of the Atlantic Ocean by a coral reef. Saint-Francois was the site of the Hamak summit, a historic meeting of four heads of state at the hotel Le Hamak in 1974, organized at the initiative of Valéry Giscard d’Estaing for France with Jimmy Carter for the United States, Helmut Schmidt for the Federal Republic of Germany and James Callaghan for the United Kingdom. During this meeting, they decide to abandon the Shah of Iran thus favoring the accession to power of the ayatollahs. Saint-Francois has an aerodrome, an 18-hole golf course by Robert Trent Jones, a modern marina with room to park 220 boats and yachts, a casino with a game room, Texas hold em poker, slot machines and of a nautical base. Resorts including a 4-star hotel, tourist residences, lodgings, furnished rentals, renowned restaurants provide the town an important tourist activity. Saint-François is particularly famous for its beaches, which constitute the main tourist activity of the town. Among these beaches, are Plage des Raisins Clairs, one of the most famous in Guadeloupe Lagoon Beach Beach of the […]
Go Site Seeing
The best things in life are free, or at least that’s what they say. But it’s true that going site seeing doesn’t really cost that much but it all depends how you do your site seeing. Whether it’s hiking or by car, or going out a little further to the surrounding islands it might not cost you that much. But one thing is for sure is that certain places are really worth visiting no matter how much the cost. In the end, it’s not all that expensive and you end up having the time of your life. There are many things to do and different areas to choose from. If your a beach person then you will love this destination. Guadeloupe is know for it’s beaches and it’s rain forest. It has the most beautiful beaches in the world and little know that the best ones are not on the main land but on the small islands that are located just off shore. There are different islands like Marie Galante, the Desirades, and the Saints. The islands of the Saints which sits about an hour away from Pointe a Pitre and only 15 minutes away, by boat, from Trois Rivieres […]
Getting around is quite easy and hard at the same time. Although your on a island so you would think that everything is close by and not to far away, some things are not to easy to find and to get to. You can find lots of cool things close by to where your staying like places to eat and get food, and where to go to get some new things. For those quick outings you can always use the public transport system to save you money or you can choose to rent a car and go everywhere. If you choose to rent a car you can choose to get one from just about anywhere starting from the airport when you arrive to the area where you are staying at. Chances are the cars that are available at the airport are more expensive then the ones that you can rent out more in land. Prices vary from category of cars, the grade of vehicle and the time of reservation if it’s high or low season. You can get a car anywhere from 25 euros a day to 50 euros a day and up. In the low season you can probably […]
Go On A Coffee And Chocolate Tour
There are so many things to to on the island that it is hard to pick and choose what to do. Besides the normal tourist attractions and site seeing monuments there are also culinary tours that are very interesting and full of flavor. Some are done in the most respected traditional ways in order to keep the tradition going. Chocolate has been in Guadeloupe culture for a very long time and has since declined from it’s original economic force. But we can still find some of the best cocoa grains in this world here in Guadeloupe with a small amount reserved for the local manufacturing products. Guadeloupe Advisory offers tours and bookings that are in line with the local traditions. They have one of the best chocolate tours available in Guadeloupe with full booking and reservations. Here’s an example of there tour they offer, Driving along the coastline you will enjoy many amazing views. After a local lunch by the beach, cocoa and chocolate awaits for you upon your return. We will start by a tour in the garden of the Cocoa House, within the different variety of cocoa trees and flowers. It is the beginning of your invitation to the […]
Moule’s Vacation Spots
During the first half of the 19th century with its numerous refineries and plantations, at first about 30, then about 100, the planters lived a self-sufficient lifestyle farming sugar cane, coffee, cotton, cocoa, spices and other essential food products, thus dominating Guadeloupean economics during the 1850s. After that, they experienced many financial collapses because of failed crops, abolition of slavery, the production of better sugar in Europe and the very strict “colonial pact”. Shared farming has become necessary as well as industrial modernization, and steam machines replaced traditional windmills. The sugar crises forced a new decision. In 1901, only four refineries survived: Duchassaing, Zévallos, Marly and Gardel. Le Moule’s port lost its place of dominance to Pointe à Pitre, the center of commerce shifted and the city fell into solitude. Le Moule was a sugar port in the 17th-18th centuries. Now tourism has boomed and there are some seaside resorts on nearby beaches. There are two distilleries nearby. Agriculture is predominantly spread around Le Moule with fields growing bananas, sugarcane and livestock rearing. It is very easy to get around and enjoy one of the best beaches in the world and also one of the top surf spots for world champion surfers. You can […]
A Drive Through The Rain Forest
The 17 kilometer long Traverse Road is the only road that crosses the Basse-Terre Massif right through. It connects the town of Petit-Bourg to that of Pointe-Noire by the mountain range. This road allows to penetrate in the heart of the dense forest and to discover it thanks to several sites: The Sites The Mamelles: 2 pitons of a particular form The peak of Petit-Bourg: 716 m above sea level The peak of Pigeon: 768 m of altitude Col des Mamelles: 686 m above sea level Sites To Discover The Crayfish Waterfall, a low fall, but with a high flow Corossol River (Picnic area) The Forest House and its discovery trail The site of Bras David with its lush vegetation (Picnic area) The Morne at Louis (743 m above sea level, offers an interesting point of view) The Petit Bras David (Picnic area) Good To Know Access to all sites is free The House In The Forest The House in the Forest is located on the Traversée Road, in the heart of the National Park. It gives access to an exhibition on the Guadeloupean forest, a discovery trail, a picnic area along the Bras-David River. […]
The Best Way To Discover Guadeloupe
The hike is undoubtedly the best way to discover the natural environment of Guadeloupe. The National Park develops and maintains a network of approximately 300km of trails in the heart of the forest and along the coast of Grand Cul-de-Sac Marine. Remember that in the wild you must keep great caution and vigilance at all times, especially as Guadeloupe is subject to natural hazards and those related to hiking in a tropical environment like, – the weather evolves very quickly, and sudden and violent rain may occur – rivers can experience very fast floods at many crossings – holiday periods often correspond with the winter rainy season – night falls early between 5:30 pm in December and 7:00 pm in June – dusk does not last more than 30 minutes Adopting a responsible behavior is essential so that the hike remains a pleasure The “traces” is the name given to the forest hike trails in Guadeloupe) and were created for some strategic purposes in the late eighteenth century like the trace Delgrès. Local people made others to move on the island between domains for example. Many of them are attached to the history of Guadeloupe; they are part of the […]
Visit The Beautiful Waterfalls Of Carbet
Visit The Beautiful Waterfalls Of Carbet The Falls of the Grand Carbet River are among the most impressive waterfalls in the Lesser Antilles. This river probably owes its name to the Amerindian village, made of carbets which are large open huts used as shelters which was installed not far from its mouth. The Grand Carbet River has its source in the eastern flank of Soufrière. Its Sulphur infested waters run clear after the three water falls to then empty themselves in the sea, on the Atlantic facing side of the island, 11 km below. It is said that Christopher Columbus, when he landed in Guadeloupe in November 1493, saw the first two falls from the shore of Capesterre Belle-Eau. The Site The first 2 falls are in two stages and a free fall of 115 meters. A 3-hour hike from the parking lot.The second waterfall of 110 meters is the best known and is about a 45-minute hike from the parking lot. The third water fall ends at a height of about 20 meters in a beautiful circular pool. It is especially impressive by its enormous volume of water. There Are Two Trails By Capesterre Belle-Eau (Routhiers), 1 […]
The Best Trails To Visit The Volcano Soufriere
The Volcano Soufriere The Soufriere, the highest point of the Lesser Antilles at 1467 m, is the most prestigious site of the Guadeloupe National Park. Its dome has no real crater, but eruptive mouths, chasms, and deep gashes. It is an active volcano of the Pelean type, of relatively recent formation (about 100 000 years), its activity manifests itself by numerous releases of vapors, fumaroles, hot springs in different points of its flanks and its dome. At the top, spiky peaks and deep gashes give the Soufriere, in the mist that envelops it most of the time, the strange look and feeling of a lunar landscape. Since its last eruption in 1976-77, which had motivated the evacuation of more than 30,000 people, the crater of the South remains the most spectacular site of the activity of the volcano. Soufriere Its altitude is 1467 meters and is still an active volcano with fumaroles, sulphur vapors and hot springs on the flanks of the dome. With low and fragile altitude vegetation its climate is cool between 15 to 22 ° Celsius very humid with frequent rainfall and fog Yellow Baths There altitude is at 950 meters and is […]
Check Out The Amazing Events And Festivals In Guadeloupe
Different Events and Cool Festivals Carnival A week before Ash Wednesday, islanders dress in colorful and extravagant costumes and parade the streets. The main events are held in Basse-Terre and Pointe-a-Pitre. On the day before Ash Wednesday, people are dressed as white and black devils and go outdoors to dance. La Desirade Goat Festival Held in April, this event is a fashion show for goats. The animals are fit for fancy dresses that are normally worn by humans. Participants can also sample goat dishes cooked in a variety of ways. French Surfing Competition More than 200 delegates come to Guadeloupe in May to participate in surfing events held in Saint-Francois, Grande-Terre and Anse-Bertrand. Dates vary by year, so check the official competition calendar. Guadeloupe International Zouk Festival This internationally renowned festival honors the zouk music genre and is held in July. Spectators can enjoy local performances by renowned artists and traditional musicians. Fete des Cuisinieres The Festival of Women Cooks in August is one of the most spectacular events on Guadeloupe. Contestants serve a banquet of French and Creole foods, and everyone is welcome to participate and sample the dishes. Parades and dances also take place, and the attendees […]
Helpful Information While Visiting Guadeloupe
Very Useful and Helpful Information French is the official language, although Guadeloupean Créole (very different from French) is the native language. Everyone speaks French but few people understand English. Most people working in the tourism industry will speak English and sometimes Spanish or German. Vaccinations There are no vaccinations legally required to travel to Guadeloupe. There is one exception though. You need a yellow fever vaccination if you have travelled to a country (7 days or less before entering Guadeloupe) where that disease is widely prevalent. It’s a good thing to get your vaccinations in order before travelling to Guadeloupe. The general vaccination against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (DTP) is recommended. Also a hepatitis A vaccination is recommended and vaccination against hepatitis B and typhoid are also sometimes recommended for stays longer than 3 months. Dengue sometimes occurs as well. There is no vaccination, so buy mosquito repellent (preferably with 50% DEET), and sleep under a net. Also wear long sleeves if possible. Finally, other possible health issues include diarrhea and other general travellers’ diseases like motion sickness. Watch what you eat and drink and in case you get it, drink plenty of fluids (to prevent dehydration) and bring […]
A Little History On Guadeloupe
A Little History First During his second trip to America, seeking fresh water in November 1493, Christopher Columbus became the first European to land on Guadeloupe. He called it Santa María de Guadalupe de Extremadura, after the image of the Virgin Mary venerated at the Spanish monastery of Villuercas, in Guadalupe, Extremadura. The expedition set ashore just south of Capesterre but did not leave any settlers ashore. Named ‘The Island of Beautiful Waters’ by the Carib Indians who inhabited it at the time of its discovery, Guadeloupe’s ‘beautiful waters’ are now the island’s major attraction for overseas visitors. Whether you want to relax on the beach, enjoy a swim in the warm Caribbean, or test your surfing skills on one of the island’s first-rate surfing spots, you should basically count on spending most of your time in, on, or next to the water. Of course, a hiking excursion to the summit of La Soufrière, Guadeloupe’s active volcano, is a must. And Guadeloupe’s interesting mix of cultures (the people are a hybrid of French, African and East Indian) makes for a varied and unique people group. But nothing beats the Caribbean attraction. After a successful settlement on the island of St […]
Activities And Site Seeing
Reserve Cousteau Jacques Cousteau made Pigeon Island world famous several decades ago by declaring it to be one of the world’s top dive sites. The waters surrounding the island are now protected as the Reserve Cousteau. The place is an underwater paradise teeming with fish and coral reefs to explore. Naturally, snorkelling and diving are the main activities here but the island itself is just as nice to relax a bit and enjoy the sun. Le Moule Le Moule once was an early French capital of Guadeloupe. Besides that, it was an important Native American settlement before the colonial period. It is one of the most authentic provincial towns on Guadeloupe and has a bustling main street, fish market and a scenic harbor. There have been archaeological excavations in the region and Guadeloupe’s archaeological museum, on the outskirts of town, is well worth a visit. The town square has several historic buildings, including the town hall and a Neoclassical Catholic church. Along the river are some ruins from an old customs building and a fortress dating back to the French colonial times. Nearby is tranquil beach with reef-protected waters at L’Autre Bord, about one kilometer out of town. Baie […]
Rum Pere Lebat
A Little History On The Rum Pere Lebat The rum of Père Labat is an agricultural rum produced in Grand-Bourg on the island of Marie-Galante in Guadeloupe. For more than a century, the small distillery of Poisson produces the rum of Father Labat. It produces around 300,000 liters of rum each year1 of which 3 agricultural rums. One rum at 40 °, one at 50 ° alcohol and the other at 59 ° alcohol, unlike other rums from Guadeloupe which are generally 50º or 55º2. Since 2014 the distillery has increased its annual production to 400,000 liters.
A Little History Of The Rum Bellevue The rum of the Bellevue estate is an agricultural rum produced in Capesterre-de-Marie-Galante on the island of Marie-Galante in Guadeloupe. The Rum of the Bellevue estate is produced by the Bellevue Agricultural Rheumatics S.A directed by Hubert Damoiseau. Acquired recently by the Bardinet Group, the distillery was entirely built with high-performance equipment, while fully respecting the current requirements of environmental preservation. It is currently the only ecopositive field in the world: its energy consumption is fully offset by the production of renewable energy through the installation of solar panels. This white farm rum at 50 ° or 59 ° is produced at the Bellevue estate plantation in Capesterre-de-Marie-Galante.
A Little History On The Rum Damoiseau The Damoiseau Distillery is located in the town of Moule in Guadeloupe (French West Indies). They produce Damoiseau agricultural rum The agricultural estate and the corresponding industrial plant of Bellevue, located in the town of Moule in Grande-Terre, were founded in the late nineteenth century by a certain Rimbaud, a native of Martinique. Mr. Damoiseau father acquired them in April 1942 and founded the eponymous distillery. In the course of its history, the Damoiseau Frères company has been led, in addition to cane production, to the first transformation of sugar cane and the production of agricultural distillates. Engaging in activities as different as banana manufacture of candies or jams. Its main activity has always been the cultivation of sugar cane and its first transformation by grinding for the production of agricultural distillates. The estate, which has always been in the family’s bosom, has been distilling since 1942 the Damoiseau agricultural white rum at 40 °, 50 ° or 55 °, as well as old rum. He is now headed by Hervé Damoiseau the grandson. Since the foundation, the main events related to the distillery are 1942: foundation of the Damoiseau house […]
A Little History On The Rum Severin The rum Séverin is an agricultural rum from Guadeloupe, produced by the distillery Séverin, founded in 1928 by Henri Marsolle, located in the town of Sainte-Rose in the north Basse-Terre At the beginning of its history, the agricultural domain was called Habitation Bellevue. That’s when round the 1800s Mr. Severin made his acquisition. In 1920, Madame Beauvarlet (an aunt of the Marsolle family) bought the estate, which had become a pineapple canning factory for a few years, with the help of Viscount Novion de Tourcoing. Madame Beauvarlet calls the help of one of her nephews which is Henri Marsolle, who leaves the family distillery of La Lise in Bouillante to rehabilitate the Domaine’s distillery and relaunch the rum production. In 1928, Henri Marsolle acquired the Domaine de Séverin distillery and developed different types of production. Later, he is helped by two of his sons, Joseph and Edward. Unfortunately, Edward returned to the premises to rescue a deaf and dumb worker who had heard nothing of the explosion of the boiler and died tragically in 1964 as a result of his burns. In 1966, Joseph Marsolle took over the distillery gradually passing the […]
A Little History On The Rum Longuteau Longueteau rum is an agricultural rum produced in Sainte-Marie, district of the municipality of Capesterre-Belle-Eau in Guadeloupe in the French West Indies The Longueteau distillery was founded by Henri Longueteau in 1895 on the “Domaine du Marquisat” in Sainte-Marie by the exploitation of the surrounding sugar cane fields. In 1927, Henri Longueteau (son) succeeds his father, then Henri-Henri Longueteau Henry’s eldest son, takes over the distillery in 1988. In 2005, it is François Longueteau, fourth son of Paul-Henri, who bought from his father the entire Domaine du Marquisat. Production Since 1895, the distillery Longueteau is the oldest still active distillery in Guadeloupe distilled agricultural rums under the name Longueteau. The production currently includes four white rums, one amber rum, one spicy rum and four old rums, as well as many fruit punches Agricultural white rum Longueteau 40 °, 50 °, 55 ° and 62 °; Amber agricultural rum Longueteau (18 months) 40 ° and 40 ° “Spicy”; Old agricultural rum Longueteau VS (3 years); VSOP (4 years); XO (6 years old) and “Cuvée 120 ans”.
A Little History About Montebello Rum The rum distillery Montebello was created in 1930 by the Dolomite family. It was then called the Carrère Distillery, the name of the area in which it is located, near Petit Bourg. The period of the Second World War is difficult for this distillery, whose activity declined slowly until 1966, when it fails to be transformed into a cinema. This project did not succeed, and in 1968 Jean Marsolle, coming from a family present in Guadeloupe since 1650, and whose brother Henri is the owner of the Distillery Séverin, bought the distillery with his son Alain. At that time, the grinding mill did not exceed three tons per hour. The grinding shop can now swallow 15 tonnes of cane per hour and a bottling line is created. Between 1968 and 1974, Jean Marsolle managed to refill the distillery. In 1974, his son Alain decided to leave the Gardel candy factory, where he worked in the service of the Huyghes-Despointes family, to put into practice the know-how and the experience he acquired there. He bought with his brother Emmanuel the distillery of his father. He then sold to his sons the company whose grinding […]
The History Of Rum Bologne The Bologne distillery has kept the name of the owners of the sugar factory of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It was a family of Protestants, named De Bologne, who was originally from Dauphine and who emigrated to the Netherlands in the sixteenth century and then became Dutch. Some members of the family settled in Brazil between 1580 and 1654. At that time, the Portuguese and Spanish crowns had merged in favor of the Emperor of Spain who neglected Brazil. De Bologne established sugar factories there and prospered in cane growing and the sugar and rum trade in the direction of Europe and the North-West. But in 1640, Portugal again became independent wanted to recover its lost colonial territories and, with the help of the Brazilians, declared war on the Dutch. The latter were defeated, they had to capitulate and leave. A fleet of several ships, after an unsuccessful installation attempt in Martinique, arrived in Guadeloupe at the beginning of the year 1654. There were 1200 refugees on board. The royal regulations forbade the installation of Protestants in the French colonies. This is what had forced Du Parquet, governor of Martinique, to repel them. […]
The Pigeon Ilets & The Cousteau Reserve
The Pigeon Ilets The Pigeon islets are two small islands1 located off Malendure, in the municipality of Bouillante, in Guadeloupe. This site is part of the Cousteau Reserve. The name “Pigeon” is that of a landowner of the seventeenth century. The islets were also called “îlets in Guava”, although there is no trace of the fruits on these islands. The Pigeon islets are owned by the state and are managed by the National Forestry Office. They are protected in various ways like making it a natural area of ecological interest since 1996. Both islands are listed as natural sites and are part of the National Park of Guadeloupe. As such they are recognized as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The islets are of volcanic origin, the rocks are mainly composed of andesite The islets have about twenty species of trees. The dominant species is the pear-country. Also common but to a lesser extent, Ficus citrifolia, the manceniller a very deadly tree. The only native mammal is the common black rat that has invaded the islets. The reptiles are the anole lisard of Guadeloupe, and the native green iguana. The site is frequented by tourists who practice the PMT (Palmes-Mask-Tuba) in […]
The Road Of The Traverse
The Road Of The Traverse It’s called the RD23 or also called the road of Mamelles and is a very beautiful road of Guadeloupe. It is the only road crossing the island of Basse-Terre from east to west. It connects Pointe-Noire and the coast-under-the-wind to Petit-Bourg and the agglomeration of Pointe a Pitre, Baie Mahault to Vernou. 17 km long, it crosses the massive mountainous of Basse-Terre and the national park of Guadeloupe via the Col des Mamelles. There is also the Guadeloupe Zoo, the house in the forest and the crayfish waterfall. The Traversée route was inaugurated in 1967, when it was not even possible to drive around Basse-Terre and Pointe-Noire was accessible only through the commune of Basse – Terre. The Crayfish Waterfall Located near the road of the two Mamelles or Traversée road at the confluence between the river crayfish and the Corossol river in Petit-Bourg the crayfish waterfall is accessible by a marked path that leads to at the waterfall A wooden observation area is located at the bottom of the trail allowing a safe observation of slipping, within the reach of hikers accompanied by their family. Picnics are allowed, as well as […]
The Big Etang Is a lake located on the territory of the municipality of Capesterre-Belle-Eau in Guadeloupe in the French West Indies. Part of the Guadeloupe National Park, it is the largest natural body of the Lesser Antilles and is accessible by the road D4 on a map that leads to the Carbet Falls. It is visited by about 30,000 to 50,000 people a year. What It Looks Like The lake bordering Trois-Rivières for its southern half is on the island of Basse-Terre. It is 400 meters above sea level on the eastern flanks of Soufriere and 1.7 km from the Carbet Falls. It is fed by the waters of three gullies, from the pond “As de Pique”, forming an area of 1.8 km22, as well as by the sources of the Crête à Bambous. It empties into the Bananier river, which helps regulate the level during heavy rains or drought. Elongated in shape with a length of 400 meters and a maximum width of 180 meters, it extends, depending on the season, on an area of approximately 5 to 6 hectares of open water and potentially up to 10 ha in its maximum expansion in its […]
Carbet Water Falls
The Water falls of Carbet are three waterfalls produced by the Carbet. They are located in the town of Capesterre-Belle-Eau of Basse-Terre in the Guadeloupe National Park, in the rainforest at the foot of the volcano Soufriere. In 1493, Christopher Columbus describes them in his logbook, The island of Caloucaera “Karukera” the name given by the Caribbean people “the island of the beautiful waters” was renamed “Santa Maria de Guadalupe of Estremadura”, to honor a promise he had given that he would name an island with the name of their monastery. They are one of the most visited sites on the island with about 400 000 visitors a year. The first fall, the highest, is 115 meters high and is reached by a long steep path. The source of Carbet is located two kilometers upstream of it, at 1300 meters altitude. From the top of its 110 meters, the second fall is the most touristic of the three, because of its accessibility. It is joined by a concrete path and very well laid out. The last fall is 20 meters high. Only experienced hikers can enjoy this fall which has the highest flow of Guadeloupe. As a result from […]
The Volcano The Soufriere
The Soufriere The Soufriere, nicknamed “vié madanm la” in Guadeloupean Creole, literally “la vieille dame” in French or ” the old lady ” in english. It is a active volcano located on the territory of Saint-Claude in Guadeloupe in the national park on the south end of the island called Basse-Terre. The town of Basse-Terre, the capital of Guadeloupe, is about ten kilometers southwest of the waterfalls of Carbet Falls on its eastern flank. It is the only active volcano on the island that is currently in a state of uneasy rest. The Soufriere is part of a volcanic territory comprising several eruptive mouths which, in addition to the main lava dome, has formed several other domes, cones. Morne Carmichael, the Cistern, and others to name a few have craters with hot springs and fumaroles that have appeared in the most active areas. The summit of Soufriere, called La Decouverte, culminates at an altitude of 1,467 meters and it is also the highest peak in Guadeloupe and the Lesser Antilles. This lava dome takes the form of a truncated cone 900 meters in diameter at its base. There is no real crater but several eruptive mouths, chasms from which […]
New Record For Passenger Traffic At Guadeloupe’s International Airport
New Record For Passenger Traffic At Guadeloupe’s International Airport Abymes International Airport has broken its monthly passenger traffic record, with more than 241 thousand passengers welcomed last February. With 241,317 passengers welcomed in February 2018, passenger traffic at the Pole Caraibes International Airport grew by + 7.1% year-on-year and broke a monthly record, mainly due to the strong growth in passenger traffic. France-Guadeloupe axis, which rose by 9.5% in February 2018. The Paris-Charles De Gaule line continued to increase (+ 116.5%) while Paris-Orly fell -2.2% % due to a reduction in the number of flights compared to last year. North America and Europe also increased with + 24.1% and + 16.0% respectively. Similarly, growth remained very strong in destinations in the Caribbean zone (+ 8.8%). Overall decrease in traffic on the regional network Antilles-Guyane On the regional network, traffic to St-Martin Grand Case and St-Barth recorded a + 1.4% increase due to the numerous displacements for the reconstruction of the islands following the hurricanes. On the other hand, the Fort de France-Cayenne route fell by -5.8%, penalized by the Fort de France axis (-6.9%), a consequence of the new commercial policy of Air Caraïbes and Air Antilles, […]
Guadeloupe Voted 2nd Place For Best Destination In The Caribbean To Eat
It’s official! Guadeloupe is part of the Top 3 destinations the most delicious of the Caribbean. The results from this survey ? Guadeloupe took 2nd place !! According to the web site 10best which did a survey a couple of months ago, they asked participants to vote on the best Caribbean islands that had the most delicious foods and a lot of voters came out in support for Guadeloupe. Dominican Republic took 1st place and Martinique took 10th place. Noting also that the hurricane devastated Island of Saint Martin got a respectful 8th place on this list. The List 1. Dominican Republic 2. Guadeloupe 3. Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago 4. San Juan, Puerto Rico 5. Willemstad, Curacao 6. Bridgetown, Barbados 7. Anguilla 8. Saint Martin 9. Nevis 10. Martinique Congratulations to everyone on this list and especially to the chefs in the kitchens of Guadeloupe who brought home 2np place!
What Beaches To Go To In Guadeloupe?
There are many, many beaches to choose from when your on an island. But here in Guadeloupe you really have a variety of choices and there not all the same. The fact that on one side of the island there’s a volcano La Soufriere the beaches are of black sand. Very fine black powder sand is what you will find on Guadeloupe’s Basse Terre ( Low Land) side. And a totally different contrast on the other side La Grande Terre (The Big Land) with pristine tropical beaches with fine coral sand. This side of the island is where you will find the surf spots, the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and all of the major hotels. La Grande Terre ( The Big Land) Gosier Bourg About 10 minutes away from Point a Pitre you have the beach of Gosier Bourg which is really nice and full of local shops and things to do. Lots of restaurants and different activities to choose from. The tiny island just of the coast of Gosier called Ilet of Gosier is about 500 yards offshore and is just a quick swim away if your a good swimmer. Better take your snorkeling gear too! […]
Taking The Public Transpost in Guadeloupe.
Taking the bus is easy for the patient It is very piratical and cost efficient to take the bus to some of your destinations while your visiting Guadeloupe. Although it doesn’t prevent you from renting a car for those really out of the way destinations, taking the bus can save you some money to go to some close places like the beach, grocery shopping or just site seeing. There are no public transport system like you can find in France or even like in Martinique with Moziac. Here in Guadeloupe the transport system is a private company called Karu’lis and the buses are nice with full air conditioning and flexible schedules. There lines are expanding and are able to take you from the airport to down-town Point a Pitre and from there you can go in any direction whether it be to Gosier, Saint Anne or Saint Francois. Go to the beach Go to any other city and makes stops along the way Good way to do site seeing Go to and from the airport Very cheap and efficient Air conditioned and comfortable Enjoy your free time. Focus your energy on discovering places and going on adventures. We […]
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