Attractions in Guadeloupe

The French-Caribbean region of Guadeloupe has plenty of things to see and do

 

Guadeloupe is at the center of the Caribbean's Creole culture, and is a well-known tourist destination. The island is loved for its spectacular beaches, where sands range from powdery white to rich ebony.

Not only does Guadeloupe have great beaches, but this French-Caribbean archipelago is full of exciting attractions and sights, so vacationers will have plenty of options when it comes to things to see and do in the area.

Beaches

La Desirade Beach

You will discover several beaches to enjoy in the area. Regardless of whether you prefer being around other people, or you enjoy relaxing in a secluded area, you're likely to find what you want. Just click on the beach names for a detailed guide to that part of the coast.

If you want to go snorkeling, a beach where that is an option is Plage de la Malendure. Plage de la Malendure is located on the west side of Basse-Terre, which is also the more peaceful side.

Another good choice for snorkeling fans is Plage Leroux. A quiet little beach with sand so soft that children immediately feel obligated to run through it, visitors must still keep an eye on the surf since this is not a protected cove.

La Grande-Anse: The beach at La Grande-Anse is made up of calm blue waters and grand palm trees which create a wonderful exotic ambiance on this big beauteous beach. The sands at this beach slope steeply into the water, so take head when heading out to sea.The road leading to the southern end of the beach is long and very rocky and, although the rocks are small, be prepared for a bumpy ride.

These examples are merely a few of the options that are available. If you're interested, you can find out more by going to this page.

Landmark Attractions

Fort Napoleon

One popular destination is Museum at Fort Napoleon. It is Terre-de-Haut, in southwestern Guadeloupe. Although Fort Napoleon was built for military purposes, not a shot was every fired from the fort. Today, it stands as the home of the Museum of Fort Napoleon, where visitors can view pictures, maps, and other historical artifacts from the age when the fort was built.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Ecomussee de Marie Galante. It is Marie-Galante, in southern Guadeloupe. Learn everything you need to know about one of the quieter islands in Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, at this cultural and history museum.

Musee du Rhum: The museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

But that's not all -- you'll find many other landmark attractions. You can get more details concerning other sites worth visiting in Guadeloupe by clicking on this link.

Natural Attractions

Parc Aquacole de Guadeloupe

Parc Aquacole de Guadeloupe is one of the outdoor attractions that's popular with visitors. A popular nature park on the island, Parc Aquacole de Guadeloupe invites guests to take a closer look at the local habitat and the flora and fauna that it promotes.

Another attraction to consider is Aquarium de la Guadeloupe. One of the best rated French aquariums, visitors at the Aquarium de la Guadeloupe have the chance to experience more than 60 species of tropical fish. Snorkeling tours are even available with members of the staff.

These examples are just a few of the choices you'll find. To read a more complete discussion of natural attractions in this area, click here.

Casinos

Guadeloupe Casinos

Looking for a bit of action? Vacationers wanting to try their luck will discover a few opportunities to do so in this area.

Casino du Gosier offers dining on-site, which provides added convenience before, during or after the gaming action. More than just a casino, this is a full service entertainment complex where even those who don't necessarily like to gamble will find plenty keep them busy.

The gaming choices in Guadeloupe are displayed here:

Gambling In Guadeloupe
Name Type Phone Location Island
Casino de la Marina Casino (059) 088-4131 Saint-Francois, Northeastern part of Guadeloupe Grande-Terre
Casino du Gosier Casino (059) 084-7972 The vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, Central Guadeloupe Grande-Terre
Gosier les Bains Casino (059) 084-1836 Gosier, Central Guadeloupe Grande-Terre
Karubbean Poker Gambling Site (069) 060-8080 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Basse Terre Basse-Terre
 

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