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 intrigued by the idea of sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, you will find 10 places that can help you. To read our complete page about bike or scooter rentals, follow this link.
There are 25 dive operators and at least 28 different dive sites in the area. To navigate to our complete guide to diving opportunities in this area, use this link.
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.
Plenty of fishermen frequent the area, as suggested by the existence of 5 charter fishing services located in this area. For more about this specific topic, see this article concerning fishing in this area.
Want to play some golf on vacation? Guadeloupe isn't exactly flooded with golf greens, but there's one golf course to know about. The only course in the area is Golf de St-Francois. If you're interested, obtain more information concerning golf throughout Caribbean can do so by clicking here.
Check the following table to learn more about area firms that can help you get out on the 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're interested in reading about charter operators and local marinas go to this article.
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 love to shop vacationing with you, they're not completely out of luck -- more than 33 retail stores are located in this area. To visit our guide to shopping in Guadeloupe, go to this page.
Another good way to spend some of your vacation is to enjoy the area's interesting sights. Area sights include historic sites and some distilleries. Nature lovers may enjoy spending some time at the area's waterfalls, outdoor parks, and botanical gardens. To learn about more area sightseeing attractions, visit this page.
Information concerning a firm that will help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be seen in the following chart:
|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|
|Guadeloupe Explor||Travel and Tour Operators||590.690.268.111||2.3 mi. South of Central Le Moule||Grande-Terre|
|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||(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|
|Safaricaribi Adventures||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 enjoy snorkeling there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Guadeloupe. For more details about local snorkeling opportunities, click here.
Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be the highlight of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 7 spas in this area. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, visit this article about 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'd like to play some tennis during your visit your best bet is to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The information that follows can help clarify your options. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to learn about other aspects of 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|
|La Caravelle||Ste. Anne, Central Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre||--|
For instance, Karibea Beach Resort Gosier is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.
Be sure to look through the table below for information concerning other activities. for information concerning one other option. for more options.
|Jet Ski Rental Service||(069) 065-3372||Saint Louis, Southern part of Guadeloupe||Marie-Galante|
|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|
|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|
|Charly Jet||Jet Ski Rental Service||(069) 000-5999||1.8 mi. Northwest of Central downtown Pointe A Pitre||Grande-Terre|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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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