In Guadeloupe, there are more than 200 large beaches distinguished by natural beauty, without solicitors or high-rise resorts. From white, red, black, and even pink sand, the landscape colors will change frequently as you move around Guadeloupe. You can take a dip in the crystal clear waters of St. Anne, or soak in the rolling waves as you explore the waters with many hidden bays.
Luxury resorts have yet to appear in Guadeloupe. Except for Club Med on the island of Grande-Terre, there are mainly hotels, motels, apartments, or villas. Therefore, the sea and the view from the room have not been obscured.
Some popular spots to watch the sun go down include St. Anne on the island of Grande-Terre, dotted with cafes on the sea; Basse-Terre beach, on the background of a mountain area, and Les Saintes beach with surrounding islets.
Guadeloupe is also known as Karukera, which means an island of beautiful waters. The famous dive site here is the Jacques Cousteau Reserve, an area of about 395 hectares bordered by the Basse-Terre coast.
Guadeloupe’s parkland is covered with tropical forests, mangroves, and coral reefs. La Soufière, an active volcano, rises like a crown and is home to 800 species of plants and animals. Guadeloupe National Park has more than 100 waterfalls. The most beautiful is Les Chutes du Carbet, a strip of three adjacent waterfalls about 108 meters high. This is the paradise of tourists who love to explore nature.
Talking about cuisine, Guadeloupe is a mixture of many countries: Indian, African and European. The meal usually starts with fish fillet with fresh seafood stewed with tomatoes, with curry and vegetables added. The signature drink (known locally as “small punch”) is a mixture of a spoonful of brown sugar and fresh lemon, which is added to white rum and stirred with a cane stick.