Practical information for your holiday in Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe in a few
Surrounded by the Caribbean sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Guadeloupe with its butterfly shape is the type of island you can admire from the airplane, thinking how good your holiday will be. Linked by the city of Pointe à Pitre, we can easily think that Guadeloupe is an island limited to its two parts, Basse Terre and Grande Terre. This is without considering that Guadeloupe is an archipelago composed with 7 islands in total. Les Saintes, Marie Galante and La Desirade are the closest ones but we should not forget also Saint Barth and Saint Martin to the north.
With a tropical climate, Guadeloupe, as most of the Caribbean islands, is particularly green. Giant trees, plants of various types will be your companion during your stay as they are anywhere in Guadeloupe! This extensive vegetation will provide you with the shade you need during your treks, when you want a break. In Guadeloupe, resting has a huge importance! What's better than relaxing next to a beach bordered by coconut trees and crystal clear water? The long white sandy beaches of Saint Anne, but also the darkest ones of Trois Rivieres are waiting for you. You can take advantage of this amazing landscaping to discover the mangrove, the famous volcano La Souffriere or even to follow your first diving course! Guadeloupe has a lot to offer!
On top of this wonderful natural environment, Guadeloupe inhabitants are people to meet, and if possible around the local drink : the rhum. They like dancing and have a huge history to talk about.
How should I get there?
Regular flights for Guadeloupe are provided by four different French airplane companies : Air Caraïbes, Air France, Corsair and XL. Starting from Paris, count approximately 400€ for a full ticket. If you intend to visit Guadeloupe during the school holidays, especially during the winter season, better to organize yourself in advance. Ticket prices raise and can be quite expensive, especially if you travel as a family.
After a 7 to 8 hours flight, you will reach Pointe à Pitre airport, named Guadeloupe Pole Caraibe, located 3 kilometers from Pointe à Pitre centre. To join the city centre, you can obviously rent a car but also use the bus network, that remains quite efficient. Taxi is also an option, but it can be quite expensive too!