Activities in Guadeloupe

From dawn until dusk, each day of your Guadeloupe vacation can be packed full of activity

Photo credit: © Slidepix | Dreamstime.com
 

A vacation in Guadeloupe can be spent entirely in a beach chair, with your feet in the sand, the sun warming your skin, and an icy drink cooling you off.

You can also plan to fill each day with as many activities as you can without going completely overboard. Whichever route you choose to take, Guadeloupe can accommodate your every desire.

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you are thinking about sightseeing at your own pace, there are a couple of rental agencies that can help make it happen. Those wanting to obtain more information about this topic can do so here.

Diving

Guadeloupe Diving

You'll find 18 dive operators and at least 28 different dive sites in the area. For more in formation concerning diving in this area go to this page.

Events and Festivals

Some vacationers take a trip to Guadeloupe specifically to attend an event such as the annual Carnival celebration, which takes place before Ash Wednesday. Even if you don't plan your trip around an event, chances are there will be one going on while you are there. Make sure to check the paper while you're in the country, or ask the concierge at your hotel. Attending an event or festival is a great way to mingle with locals, pick up some handmade crafts, and sample great food. Read more about Guadeloupe's events and festivals.

Fishing

Guadeloupe Fishing

Many vacationers come to Guadeloupe specifically to participate in at least one of three very specific sports: fishing, snorkeling, and diving.

Anglers have their choice of fly fishing and deep sea fishing, snorkelers have 150 miles of coastline at their disposal, and divers will not want to miss a chance to dive out by Pigeon Island, an area that Jacques Cousteau called one of the top ten dive spots in the world.

Like to go fishing? There are two fishing charters that operate in this area. Take advantage of this extended discussion concerning fishing in the area if you want to get more information.

Golf

Guadeloupe Golf

Hoping to play golf during your vacation? Guadeloupe isn't necessarily a golfing paradise, but there's one golf course to know about. The only course in the area is Golf de St-Francois. For a more detailed look at this specific topic, go to this guide, which discusses golfing throughout the Caribbean.

Sailing and Boating

Guadeloupe Sailing and Boating

The chart below provides more information about area firms that can enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In Guadeloupe
Name Phone Location Island
Azimut Croisiere (069) 041-8808 Baie-Mahault, Northwestern part of Guadeloupe Grande-Terre
Bleu Blanc Vert (069) 063-8243 Ste. Rose, Northwestern part of Guadeloupe Basse-Terre
Blue Lagoon (069) 034-9969 0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Ste. Rose Basse-Terre
Coco Mambo (059) 047-8841 0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Ste. Rose Basse-Terre
Gwadaventure (069) 099-6954 0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Ste. Rose Basse-Terre
Keila Yacht (069) 040-2660 1.5 mi. South West of Central Cafeiere Basse-Terre
Le Nautilus (059) 098-7034 1.7 mi. South of Central Mahaut Basse-Terre
No Limit Excursions (069) 065-5760 0.6 mi. East of Central Saint-Francois Grande-Terre
Paradoxe Croisieres (059) 088-4173 Saint-Francois, Northeastern part of Guadeloupe Grande-Terre
Whale Watching Guadeloupe (069) 030-0991 1.7 mi. South of Central Basse Terre Basse-Terre

If you're interested in learning about local marinas and charter options navigate to this page.

Shopping

Shopping in Guadeloupe

A Guadeloupe vacation isn't complete without a few extra items being stowed away in your luggage. Some of the best souveniers are the most unique ones, items that you won't be able to find anywhere else. Your best shot at finding something like this is by visiting craft booths at open air markets and during festivals. Here you'll be able to find woven clothing and rugs, pottery, woodworking, and more. There are also plenty of high-end, luxury items directly from France available at low rates in local shops. Click here to read more about shopping in Guadeloupe.

If you have some people who enjoy exploring new shops in your group, they might be interested to know that the area has more than 22 retail stores just waiting to be explored. To read our full guide to shopping in Guadeloupe, visit this page.

Sightseeing

Fort Napoleon

Sightseeing is also a great way to spend some of your time in Guadeloupe. Sights of interest to visitors include historic sites and some distilleries. Nature lovers can enjoy the area's waterfalls, outdoor parks, and botanical gardens. To reach our detailed guide to sightseeing attractions and opportunities, check out this page.

The following chart offers some details regarding a firm that will help you have a great time sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services In Guadeloupe
Name Type Phone Location Island
Bel'Mangrov Kayaking Service (069) 036-6030 3.5 mi. West of Central Morne a l'eau Grande-Terre
Canopee Guadeloupe Canyoning Nature Tourism Service (059) 026-9559 9.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Basse Terre Basse-Terre
Clear Blue Caraibes Kayaks Kayaking Service (069) 065-7981 0.9 mi. West of Central Grand Anse Terre-de-Bas
Guadeloupe Explor Travel and Tour Operators 590.690.268.111 2.3 mi. South of Central Le Moule Grande-Terre
Jacky Action Sport Nature Tourism Service (059) 026-0234 Baie-Mahault, Northwestern part of Guadeloupe Grande-Terre
Mobilboard Guadeloupe Travel and Tour Operators (069) 052-0902 2.0 mi. West of Central downtown Pointe A Pitre Grande-Terre
Patou Excursions Nature Tourism Service (069) 085-7142 Ste. Anne, Central Guadeloupe Grande-Terre
Rando Passion Kayaking Service (059) 028-9873 Ste. Rose, Northwestern part of Guadeloupe Basse-Terre
Safaricaraib Adventures Excursions and Sightseeing Service (069) 056-1703 Gosier, Central Guadeloupe Grande-Terre
TamTam Pagaie Kayaking Service (069) 075-7002 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central Morne Rouge Basse-Terre
Ti-Evasion Kayaking Service (059) 082-8706 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Grande-Terre
Vert Intense Nature Tourism Service (059) 099-3473 3.9 mi. East of Central Saint Claude Basse-Terre
Yalode Kayak Canyon Kayaking Service (069) 056-5810 3.8 mi. West of Central Morne a l'eau Grande-Terre

Snorkeling

TamTam Pagaie

If you are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Guadeloupe. Those interested can find out more concerning opportunities to go snorkeling by visiting this page.

Spas

Le Centre Spa et Masssage du Parc aux Orchidées

Enjoying a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, considering that there are 6 spas that operate in this area. To navigate to our full guide to spas, check out this page.

Sports

There is no better place than an island in the Caribbean to immerse yourself in watersports. You can take it simple, and spend some time swimming and body surfing in the waters of Guadeloupe's beaches. Kayaking, windsurfing, jet-skiing, and sailing are options as well.

Hiking and horseback riding are a few other excellent activities that will both allow you to get your heart rate up, as well as tour the country and see the sites. You can even catch a few spectator sports that are popular in Guadeloupe, such as football (soccer) and cricket.

Tennis

Karibea Beach Resort Gosier

If you like playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below may help with your planning. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In Guadeloupe
Property Location Island Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Karibea Beach Resort Gosier The vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, Central Guadeloupe Grande-Terre 2 check
Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal 1.7 mi. North of Central Cafeiere Basse-Terre 4 check
La Cocoteraie 0.8 mi. East of Central Saint-Francois Grande-Terre 2 check
La Caravelle Ste. Anne, Central Guadeloupe Grande-Terre -- check

For instance, Karibea Beach Resort Gosier is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

Jet Force

Details concerning many other activities can be seen here:

Other Activities In Guadeloupe
Name Type Phone Location Island
Atmosphere Watersports Operator (059) 088-0862 The vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, Central Guadeloupe Grande-Terre
Atmosphère Jet Ski Rental Service (059) 088-0862 Central Guadeloupe Grande-Terre
Caribean Kite School Windsurfing Operator (059) 056-5206 2.9 mi. East of Central Grand Anse Terre-de-Haut
Centre Nautique Watersports Operator (059) 090-4659 The vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, Central Guadeloupe Grande-Terre
Charly Jet Jet Ski Rental Service (069) 000-5999 1.8 mi. Northwest of Central downtown Pointe A Pitre Grande-Terre
Cinema Rex Movie Theater (059) 082-0764 Downtown Pointe A Pitre Grande-Terre
Ferme Ti'Bou Amusement/Theme Park (059) 095-2694 3.3 mi. South of Central Baie-Mahault Grande-Terre
Fun Kite Academy Windsurfing Operator +590 690 65-4324 Gosier, Central Guadeloupe Grande-Terre
Guadeloupe National Park Scenic Road Scenic Trail -- 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Bragelogne Basse-Terre
Guadeloupe Plonge Evasion Jet Ski Rental Service (059) 095-1620 9.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Basse Terre Basse-Terre
Gwad Bowling Pool Bowling Center (059) 024-3509 1.8 mi. West of Central Pointe A Pitre Grande-Terre
Jet Force Jet Ski Rental Service (+590) 690 69 36 03 The vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, Central Guadeloupe Grande-Terre
Kite Surfing School Windsurfing Operator (069) 051-7949 Central Guadeloupe Grande-Terre
Sail & Surf at Fort Royal Watersports Operator (059) 068-7670 1.7 mi. North of Central Cafeiere Basse-Terre
Sun Jet Jet Ski Rental Service (059) 090-8511 Bas-du-Fort, Central Guadeloupe Grande-Terre
Suping'Gwada Windsurfing Operator (059) 082-9948 0.4 mi. South of Central Le Moule Grande-Terre
Turkoise Kite's Cool Windsurfing Operator (069) 043-1551 0.4 mi. South of Central Le Moule Grande-Terre
UCPA de Les Saintes Watersports Operator (059) 099-5494 3.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Grand Anse Terre-de-Haut
Wave Riding School Watersports Operator (069) 015-2829 Ste. Anne, Central Guadeloupe Grande-Terre

And there is more to discover as you make your way through each day. Your vacation in Guadeloupe can be as relaxed or action packed as you want it to be. Simply being aware of your options is a great way to begin planning the trip of a lifetime.

 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.