Turquoise sea water, gorgeous sand beaches, warm welcoming and a luxuriant countryside... Guadeloupe has it all!
Lagoons, lakes, mangroves and oceans make for a diverse range of water sports that can be enjoyed in the islands of Guadeloupe. Glass-bottom kayaks offer a fun way to discover the aquatic landscapes rich with coral, turtles and fish. Delight yourself with a dive in the Réserve Cousteau, or enjoy the ideal sailing conditions offered by the trade winds. There are also plenty of motorised water sports on offer too.
There are distilleries on 3 of the archipelago’s islands. They love welcoming tourists and regaling them with their secrets on how to transform sugar cane into the tipple we all know and love. The local rums in Guadeloupe run the whole gamut from white to aged and amber to fruity or, for the true connoisseurs, Brut de Colonne. Rum is used in Ti' Punch and Planter’s punch, which showcase the character of the sugar cane that grows on different types of land.
Explore tropical forests, hike along the coast or discover the undulating hills and valleys of Grands-Fonds. This is ideal hikers’ territory with paths signposted by Guadeloupe National Park, The Coastal Conservancy and the National Forests Office. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or simply curious, you are bound to find something to satisfy your wanderlust. Any path you take showcases one of the facets of the archipelago and offers walkers the opportunity to delve deep into the islands’ lush nature.