Guadeloupe Warnings and Dangers

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Guadeloupe Warnings and Dangers

  • Falling coconuts

    A serious risk you have to think about on Guadeloupe are falling coconuts. It's not really the first thing you think about when you're lying on a beautiful beach with palmtrees over your head: but those big things about you can do serious harm!The first time I was pointed at this risk was on Marie-Galante, at a beautiful beach near Capesterre....

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  • Seasickness

    The great thing about visiting Guadeloupe is the fact that you can visit a lot of different islands from here, and see the big differences between them. The is only problem: these islands are all connected by boats, and since the sea can be pretty rough from time to time, your stomach has to be strong to resist this rough sea.The boattrips I had to...

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  • "Doudou"

    I never had the problems, but I heard enough girl complaining about to write a tip about it: the guys on Guadeloupe can be very annoying when you are a girl! They have a huge reportoire of names for you and they'll use them: "Doudou", "Trésor", "Étoile" and so on...At daytime this can be annoying, but as long as you don't have problems with it, it...

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  • Annoying animals

    Everywhere you come in the world it's always the same problem: there are always these annoying little animals you can spoil your trip in some way. Don't worry: although there are not a lot of dangerous animals on Guadeloupe, there are still some who can badly annoy you. Some examples:- Mosquitos: of course these assholes are always there. No matter...

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  • LIAT Airlines

    When you are on Guadeloupe, of course it is very interesting to visit some other islands in the area. And because the possibilities are limited by boat, the airplane is the most logical option for a lot of destinations. LIAT is the airline that connects almost all islands of the West Indies, and for a reasonable price, but watch out!I used LIAT to...

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  • Driving at night

    If you're driving after it gets dark it can get a little tricky on some roads. There are narrow roads in the mountains with lots of ups and downs and thick vegetation on both sides. And flat out forget about streetlights. So the visibility isn't great, and add to that the speeds that some locals drive at, especially the MC's, and you can have a...

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  • Mancenillier - the toxic tree

    Frequent on the Saintes islands and elsewhere around rocky and sandy beaches, it is in appearance an inoffensive tree, but that can be dangerous. The fluid in the leaves, fruits or under the bark is highly toxic. So better not to touch at all.Also do not go under these trees when it rains - the water falling down from the leaves is also...

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  • Hurricane season

    From june till november lasts the hurricane season in all the caribbean area, with peaks between august and september. Detected far away, so there is a good system of prevention, but nothing stopping it...This boat is in the Saintes, at the Baie de Marigot...

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  • rum

    beware of the effect of the rhum, it is much stronger there, especially the one from Marie-Gallante(59%).now the following should be in local customs:i ve quit often celebrated with locals friends or family and the morning after, they re often offering you a "decollage" which means a "take off" and is a small glass of pure rum..........thanks but...

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  • "P'tit Ponch"

    Stay clear of the "P'tit Ponch" (or some such nonsense) the local tipple - Rum mixed sugar and lemon juice. It is: a) very cheap (always a bad sign)b) foul (unless you are a hardened Meths Drinker)c) lethal (unless you are a polar bear)Only for those who see their future on skid row.

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  • the sun

    for those of you who have fair skin, i ll advice that you get a hat, a good sun protection, and stay in the shade between 12 and 15pm.my friend never believed me but they experienced some really bad sunburns and realised.............imagine having to try to hide from the sun for your all holidays when the temperature in not below 35 degree...

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  • hurricanes

    they re happening mostly between june and october.i ve experienced 3 of them and it s quit a thing.the strongest was Marilyn....stuck in a house for 3 days.........it makes you think...........nature goes wild................i hate it and love it too!!!!!!!!!!!sounds strange? well sorry but that the way i felt.

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  • birds attack

    these little birds called the "sucriers" are very fond of sugar.dont leave your pie to cool down outside, it will be gone in mn.if you click on the picture you ll actually spot them eating sugar from my friend s cap.

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  • sea urchins

    be careful where you put you feet in the water, especially where rocks are, as you could easily walk on a sea urshin ,and like my friend have 15 thorns in your foot and be in pain for a few days. there is not much you can do about it, they usually disolve with time.

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  • This sun is really hot!

    Portugal has lots and lots of beaches, and I'm a beach lover myself, so I'm kinda used to the sun. But THIS Guadeloupe sun is really dangerous.. You have to watch out, or else you'll get badly burned... Protect yourself from the sun at all times.

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  • Camping is free but risky

    As it is free to but a tent almost wherever you want, you can save a lot of costs and awake at the beach.Two times thefes had stolen things out of my tent, when i was away for short, or sleeping inside.I wouldn`t say you could get robbed or hurt, just thefes wait for there chance to steel something.So you should camp in groups and post a night...

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  • No danger

    Dangerous animals: Lizards? Crabs? Tourist!Health risks: Sunburn, diarrhea and intestinal parasites; bilharzia (schistosomiasis) is found in fresh water throughout Grande-Terre and in much of Basse-Terre.There is no cholera, no malaria - in fact, there are no poisonous animals or plants. You won't be sleeping out in a hammock under a mosquito net...

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  • If you are of white...

    If you are of white skin...tell every local you are NOT a metropolitan French (coming from mainland France), since they don't like them. And I can understand their feelings....Anyway, generally speaking I did not find the Guadeloupe people as friendly with tourists as people from neigbouring islands.

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  • Take a guided tour to visit...

    Take a guided tour to visit the Basse-Terre. The area can be hard on your car and there's not a lot of help available. The road is very sinuous and steep and it's better to let someone who is use to these area drives.

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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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