Things to do in Guadeloupe

BEACHES: There are a number of beautiful and serene beaches in Guadeloupe. Plage Malendure beach was voted to be one of the top ten beaches in the world. The Grand Terre beaches are also extremely popular because of the crystal clear water and calm atmosphere. There are both natural and man-made beaches, and most of them are open to the general public for free.  

ATTRACTIONS: Guadeloupe is perfect for the outdoorsy and sporty kind. There is an enormous and exciting range of water sports available, the most popular being surfing and sea kayaking. One may also indulge in hiking and walking. There are forty nine walking routes that will take you to places unexplored and untouched by excessive human activity. A proper guide, a good pair of shoes and a rain coat is all you need. 

SHOPPING: Guadeloupe is full of colourful markets. Markets such as Pointe a Pitre are meant especially for tourists. For people who want a taste of the local culture, markets like the Basse Terre market are more appropriate. The most popular item that tourists buy is spices. The island is well known for its selection of rich and wonderful smelling spices on offer. 

NIGHTLIFE: Guadeloupe has amazing nightlife. There are a number of night clubs, music festivals and beach parties where everyone is welcome. There are two casinos where one can go to try one’s luck. 

DINING: There are a large number of really good restaurants where you can try out the local cuisine. However, the tourists are more attracted to local fast food joints. These joints offer local drinks and snacks that leave everyone asking for more. Local drinks like Sorbet de Coco and Carib ou Corsaire, and snacks like bokit and accras are especially popular.   

Visit the Guadeloupe tourist board website for more information.