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.
If you are considering exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, there are 10 rental agencies that can help make it happen. Those wanting to learn more about this topic can do so by clicking here.
There are 25 dive operators and at least 28 good dive sites in the area. To get more information on scuba diving in this area check out this page.
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.
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.
If you have some fishing fanatics vacationing with you, they'll be pleased to know 5 charter fishing services are located in this area. To visit our detailed guide to deep sea fishing, click this link.
Enjoy playing golf? Guadeloupe isn't overloaded with golf greens, but there's one place to be aware of. The only course in the area is Golf de St-Francois. To learn about more golf throughout Caribbean, follow this link.
The chart below shows more details concerning area firms that can help you spend some time on the open water.
|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|
|Jean Luc et Marie Laure Tours||(059) 028-3961||Ste. Rose, Northwestern part of Guadeloupe||Basse-Terre|
|King Papyrus||(059) 090-7171||Bas-du-Fort, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|La Paillote Boat||(069) 061-5985||0.6 mi. East of Central Saint-Francois||Grande-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|
|(069) 698-1730||Downtown St. 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'd like to read about local marinas and charter options click here.
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 there are some people who enjoy exploring new shops in your group, they're not completely out of luck -- at least 33 retailers are located in this area. For information on opportunities for shopping in Guadeloupe, go to this article.
Yet another popular activity is seeing the area's interesting sights. Among other sights, the area has historic sites and some distilleries. Those visitors who enjoy the natural environment will frequently enjoy visiting the area's waterfalls, outdoor parks, and botanical gardens. For more about available sightseeing attractions, see this page.
Information concerning a firm that will help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be found directly below.
|Kayaking Service||(069) 036-6030||Morne a l'eau, Northern part of Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Canopee Guadeloupe Canyoning||Nature Tourism Service||(059) 026-9559||9.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Basse Terre||Basse-Terre|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(059) 022-5115||2.7 mi. East of Central Grand Anse||Terre-de-Haut|
|Clear Blue Caraibes Kayaks||Kayaking Service||(069) 065-7981||0.9 mi. West of Central Grand Anse||Terre-de-Bas|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(069) 026-5245||Ste. Anne, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Jacky Action Sport||Nature Tourism Service||(059) 026-0234||Baie-Mahault, Northwestern part of Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(059) 085-0468||Gosier, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(069) 052-0902||2.0 mi. West of Central downtown Pointe A Pitre||Grande-Terre|
|Molem Gliss||Kayaking Service||(059) 023-0272||Le Moule, Northern part of Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Nature Tourism Service||(069) 085-7142||Ste. Anne, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Kayaking Service||(059) 028-9873||Ste. Rose, Northwestern part of Guadeloupe||Basse-Terre|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(069) 056-1703||Gosier, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|TamTam Pagaie||Kayaking Service||(059) 028-1385||0.4 mi. North of Central Ste. Rose||Basse-Terre|
|Nature Tourism Service||(059) 025-7970||Lamentin, Western part of Guadeloupe||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|
|Kayaking Service||(069) 056-5810||6.5 mi. South of Central Cafeiere||Basse-Terre|
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. Use this link to see our extended discussion of local snorkeling opportunities.
Relaxing in a spa might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 7 spas that operate in this area. For a better look at this specific topic, see this guide, which discusses your options for visiting a spa in this area.
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.
If you want to play some tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The table below may help with your planning. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn more about the property.
|Property||Location||Island||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Karibea Beach Resort Gosier||The vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre||2|
|Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal||1.7 mi. North of Central Cafeiere||Basse-Terre||4|
|Le Meridien La Cocoteraie||0.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Saint-Francois||Grande-Terre||2|
|Club Med - La Caravelle||Ste. Anne, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre||6|
For instance, Karibea Beach Resort Gosier is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.
Take a moment to read the chart below for details on other activities.
|Jet Ski Rental Service||(069) 065-3372||Saint Louis, Southern part of Guadeloupe||Marie-Galante|
|Anbadlola Guadeloupe-Plongee||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(069) 047-1161||6.5 mi. South of Central Cafeiere||Basse-Terre|
|Aqua Zen Plongee||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(069) 065-9726||Ste. Anne, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Archipel Plongee||Snorkeling Tour Operator||--||2.2 mi. South of Central Mahaut||Basse-Terre|
|Watersports Operator||(059) 088-0862||The vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Atmosphère||Jet Ski Rental Service||(059) 088-0862||Ste. Anne, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Snorkeling Tour Operator||(059) 098-8730||9.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Basse Terre||Basse-Terre|
|Snorkeling Tour Operator||(059) 092-8576||1.9 mi. South of Central Mahaut||Basse-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|
|Watersports Operator||(059) 095-8178||3.4 mi. Southeast of Central Bragelogne||Grande-Terre|
|Centre de Plongée des Ilets||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(059) 041-0961||1.9 mi. South of Central Mahaut||Basse-Terre|
|Jet Ski Rental Service||(069) 000-5999||1.5 mi. South West of Central Cafeiere||Basse-Terre|
|Movie Theater||(059) 082-0764||Downtown Pointe A Pitre||Grande-Terre|
|Watersports Operator||(069) 065-7981||Isle de Saintes|
|Ecotour Snorkeling Guadeloupe||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(059) 090-9238||Gosier, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Snorkeling Tour Operator||(059) 022-8727||0.4 mi. West of Central Port-Louis||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||(069) 030-2928||Gosier, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|GPM Caraïbes||Jet Ski Rental Service||(069) 073-0962||Saint-Francois, Northeastern part of Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Scenic Trail||--||1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Bragelogne||Basse-Terre|
|Jet Ski Rental Service||(059) 095-1620||9.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Basse Terre||Basse-Terre|
|Bowling Center||(059) 024-3509||0.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Baie-Mahault||Grande-Terre|
|Jet Force||Jet Ski Rental Service||(+590) 690 69 36 03||The vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Jet Ski Rental Service||(069) 075-0823||Ste. Rose, Northwestern part of Guadeloupe||Basse-Terre|
|Kite Surfing School||Windsurfing Operator||(069) 051-7949||Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|La Rand'eau||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(069) 032-1379||6.9 mi. Northwest of Central Saint Claude||Basse-Terre|
|Les Heures Saines||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(059) 098-8663||1.8 mi. South of Central Mahaut||Basse-Terre|
|Snorkeling Tour Operator||(059) 097-7524||0.0 mi. South West of Central Saint Louis||Marie-Galante|
|Snorkeling Tour Operator||(059) 089-2651||Gosier, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
|Watersports Operator||(059) 068-7670||1.7 mi. North of Central Cafeiere||Basse-Terre|
|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|
|Go-Cart Raceways and Rentals||(059) 099-1331||1.6 mi. West of Central downtown Pointe A Pitre||Grande-Terre|
|TropicalSub Diving||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(059) 028-5267||1.5 mi. South West of Central Cafeiere||Basse-Terre|
|Turkoise Kite's Cool||Windsurfing Operator||(069) 043-1551||0.4 mi. South of Central Le Moule||Grande-Terre|
|Watersports Operator||(059) 099-5494||2.8 mi. East of Central Grand Anse||Terre-de-Haut|
|Wavevasion||Jet Ski Rental Service||(059) 048-8049||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.
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