Guadeloupe Off The Beaten Path

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    Gustavia Lighthouse and cross on the...
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    Gustavia Lighthouse with no parking sign
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Guadeloupe Off The Beaten Path

  • Saint-Kitts

    Directly north from Basse-Terre you'll find the volcanic island of Montserrat, and a little bit further north there is the independent state of Saint-Kitts and Nevis. From Guadeloupe you can book flights to the island Saint-Kitts via Antigua, taking about 45 minutes in total (if you don't have 14 hours of delay as I had).The country Saint-Kitts and...

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  • Saba

    If you really want to visit a special island in the Caribbean, you should not miss Saba. From Guadeloupe you'll need to fly to Saint-Martin first to get here, but the reward is amazing. From Saint-Martin it takes a 2 hours boattrip or a 12 minutes flight to get here.Saba is a teeny tiny island that is part of the Netherlands Antilles, and that...

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  • Saint-Martin

    About a 50-minutes flight to the north from Guadeloupe, you'll find two more islands that officially are part of the governmental unity "Guadeloupe". These islands are Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthelémy. Saint-Martin is the one I visited; a special island. This is the smallest piece of land in the world that is shared by two countries: the northern...

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  • Dominica

    Guadeloupe is a fantastic island, and there is a lot to see and do there. But it is also a great experience to visit an island that is completely different. An easy island to visit from Gwada is Dominica; just a 2 hours boattrip to the south.Dominica is an independant country that is part of the British West Indies. It has only 70.000 inhabitants...

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  • Morne Morel walk - Les Saintes

    A nice and easy walk just before going on a beach...From the Marigot bay, take the path going up the hill and follow the well indicated trail that will lead you to the top while you can admire the views of all the island. Follow up until you reach the Caroline battery ruins with great views of the Pompierre beach and Dominique island. Than retrace...

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  • Premiere Chute du Carbet

    First waterfall on Carbet. Often in the clouds, the first Carbet waterfall is a good 3 to 4 hours walk there and back from the second one. It is a very pleasant, even if demanding hike in the jungle along a well worn path. Your rewards? You should be alone for the most of your trip, cross small streams and a small river, have a few showers and...

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  • Indian petroglyphs

    Definitely not the first thing one would look for in Guadeloupe, but you can find very interesting indian petroglyphs on the island of Basse Terre, heritage of caribbean culture.This one is on the Grande Pointe trail, near a small source and a beach and represents a woman giving birth in water.You will find much more petroglyphs first in Trois...

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  • Grande Pointe walk

    Not very far from Trois Rivieres is this small coastal walk. While well indicated once you are on it, it is not at all frequented. So you are sure to be alone, have wonderful views, see ancient fortifications, ruins of a windmill, indian petroglyphs and an empty beach with a view of Saintes and sand like belouga caviar... To reach the start of the...

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  • the beach where everyone stands

    it was quit an hilarious to see all these people just standing up on the beach, one of them even reading standing.This beach is called Grande Anse ( i think, not sure now)and is not far from Dehais. You will find a few restaurants and shops nearby

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  • little hide-away creek

    beautiful little creek only known by a few people, even i was was .........willing .........to tell you where it is, it would be direction like: cross the field then turn left at the bush, then cross this other field and turn right at the third tree.............As you can see, my brother has got a real hard life there ;-)

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  • praying Ganesh in Guadeloupe

    Surprised to see an Indu temple in Guadeloupe?In this caribbean island the principal religion is Catholic but you can find some Rastafari and Indu. Here you can see an Indu temple in the Basse Terre

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  • Off the Beaten...

    Off the Beaten TrackTerre-de-HautSmall, unhurried Terre-de-Haut is French in nature, Mediterranean in appearance and, all in all, one of the most appealing islands in the Caribbean. It's a tiny package with a lot to offer, including a beautiful landscape of volcanic hills and deep bays, though it can get overrun with tourists on weekends and in the...

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  • THE HIGHEST POINT ON THE...

    THE HIGHEST POINT ON THE ISLAND IS LA SOUFRIERE. ELEVATION: 1467 METERS. HERE IS A DESCRIPTION FROM THE NET: For those whose ship docks in Basse-Terre, a hike to the summit of La Soufriere Volcano is convenient and the rare opportunity to see the awesome power of nature at first hand. The drive to La Savane a Mulets, the plateau from where the...

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  • All of Guadeloupe is off the...

    All of Guadeloupe is off the beaten path. Even on a popular hike like to the Chutes du Carbet (see picture) we had some time by ourselves. Eventually 3 other families joined us there, one of them the only group from the U.S. we ran into on our whole trip. This is not the place to go, especially in the low season, if you want to shop til you drop or...

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Guadeloupe Hotels

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  • Hotel Fort Royal

    I worked at this place for 6 months. It was a Club Med, and was later closed. Lbelieve it is still...

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  • Grand Case Beach Club

    We stayed here in 1999 and it was the best vacation we ever had. Grand Case Beach Club was clean,...

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  • Mercure Simson Beach Saint-Martin

    Our stay: January 6 - 13 , 2007. It turned out to be miserable. 1. DIRTY: Not only did the room...

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  • Hotel-Residence Canella Beach

    If you don't know the first thing about french this is an excellent hotel to stay at. At the front...

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  • Hotel Le Christopher

    Point Milou, GUSTAVIA, 97133, GP

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Le Meridien La Cocoteraie

    Avenue de l'Europe , Saint Francois, 97118, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • La Toubana

    Bp 63

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • L'Oasis

    97112 Grand-Bourg de Marie-Galante, , Guadeloupe, 97127, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Village Soleil

    Marina bas du Fort , Gosier, Pointe-à-Pitre, 97190, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

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Saint Martin Hotels
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Marigot Hotels
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Terre-de-Haut Hotels
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Saint-François Hotels
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Sainte-Anne Hotels
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Pointe-à-Pitre Hotels
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Marie-Galante Hotels
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Les Abymes Hotels
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Le Moule Hotels
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