Guadeloupe Attractions

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.


La Desirade Beach

You will discover a large selection of beaches to visit in the area. Regardless of whether you prefer people watching, or you prefer a quieter stretch of sand, you should be able to find just the right beach. You can click on the beach names to get additional information about that beach.

If you like to snorkel, a beach worth considering 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 top pick for snorkeling fans is Plage Leroux. The sand is white, the water is a deep blue, and the vibe is laid back. Rough storms have left the local vegetation in shambles, but things are beginning to grow back nicely.

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.

Guadeloupe is home to a nice selection of beaches. To get more information on beaches available, see this page.

Landmark Attractions

Fort Napoleon

An interesting landmark worth visiting 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.

Many travelers also choose to visit 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 main exhibit of the museum takes you through three centuries of history about the art of making rum, using the distillery next door as their main focal point. After viewing a video you can taste the varieties of rum, then move on to the fully reconstructed cooper's shop, view over 5,000 insects, and view other artifacts that are important to the natural history of Guadeloupe.

The area has a full range of interesting landmarks. For a more thorough discussion of other sites worth seeing this specific topic, read this guide to other interesting landmarks in this area.

Natural Attractions

One of the more popular natural attractions is Parc Aquacole de Guadeloupe. 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.

Aquarium de la Guadeloupe is a second place you might like. 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.

Guadeloupe has quite a few other nature attractions. Go to this article about natural attractions in this area if you'd like to discover more details.


Guadeloupe Casinos

Feeling Lucky? Travelers interested in trying their luck in some gaming action will discover a handful of venues where they can do so in this area.

Casino du Gosier has a restaurant, so you can grab a bite to eat before or after you hit the gaming floor. The gaming floor features seven table games including poker, plus 180 slot machines. In addition to this, they often host live entertainment, plus an on-site movie theater and a great bar and restaurant.

The chart just below shows more information about the gaming venues in Guadeloupe.

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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