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Something about bathing in the warm waters of the Caribbean and staying at a lush resort while your skin turns bronze will never go old. The Caribbean has such a unique smorgasbord of cultures and history, and the Island of Guadeloupe is no exception. The island offers something for everyone – from pristine beaches like Grand Anse or hiking in the rainforest. The island is known for its French influence – and you will feel like you are in a mini tropical France while visiting this destination. So you might be wondering what the 10 best things to do in Guadeloupe even are…well besides staying at your incredible resort?
Don’t worry, I’m gonna go over all the epic things to do in Guadeloupe, but first – let me go over the weather with you.
WEATHER IN GUADELOUPE
We travelled to Guadeloupe in March and while we were on the rainforest side, it poured down at least at one point every single day, so make sure to pack a raincoat and leave a towel in the car!
Keep it groovy,
While visiting Guadeloupe, we hopped around to many different resorts on the island (as a travel advisor, I can’t help myself). We were gifted two comped nights at La Toubana and Le Jardin Melanga – and they were by an far the most superior resorts on the island. They are also our partner hotels and when you book through our agency, you will receive special perks and amenities during your stay.
La Toubana Hotel is a stunning luxury resort located on the beautiful island of Guadeloupe. The resort offers the perfect blend of French and Caribbean cultures, with AMAZING views of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. The view from the deck where you can watch the sunset while having an evening cocktail is insane. La Toubana is an ideal choice for couples looking for a romantic getaway. The resort features a private beach club with crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches that are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Of course, with the island being French, rosé from Provence is basically on tap. The hotel also has an on-site restaurant that serves delicious French-Caribbean cuisine, and there is even a lobster pond where guests can pick out their own fresh lobsters from a massive pond on the property for dinner. The dinner here was by and large my favorite dinner on the island.
The rooms at La Toubana are luxurious and well-appointed, all equipped with private balconies which offer breathtaking views of the sea. For couples looking for the ultimate romantic experience, the resort also offers private villas with their own pools and stunning ocean views – this can be great for families too. Overall, La Toubana Hotel is a perfect destination for couples looking for luxury, romance, and relaxation in the heart of the Caribbean with a French flair.
Jardin Malanga is a unique and special hotel located on the island of Guadeloupe. With its combination of history, nature, and luxury it makes an epic place for a rainforest quiet getaway. The hotel is housed in a beautifully restored 1927 colonial building, which adds a touch of old-world charm to the property. Guests can stay in one of the hotel’s 9 rooms, which are all tastefully decorated and feature modern amenities, and are ideal for families with connecting rooms.
However, what truly sets Jardin Malanga apart is its location in the heart of a lush tropical forest. The hotel’s rooms and suites are nestled among the trees in adorable huts, which offer a truly unique and intimate experience. Guests can relax on their private terrace while listening to the sounds of the forest and enjoying the stunning views. The hotel’s restaurant serves delicious local and international cuisine, using fresh ingredients from the property’s own garden. Jardin Malanga offers a luxurious and unforgettable experience in a unique natural setting that perfectly captures the beauty and charm of Guadeloupe.
Pointe-a-Pitre is the largest city in Guadeloupe and is home to a bustling market where you can find everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts. Spend a morning wandering through the market, sampling local delicacies, and picking up souvenirs to take home.
With its warm, clear waters and white sand beaches, Guadeloupe is the perfect place to unwind and soak up the sun. There are plenty of beaches to choose from, but some of the most popular include Plage de la Caravelle and Plage de Grande Anse.
Guadeloupe is home to some of the best rum in the Caribbean, and there are plenty of distilleries on the island that offer tours and tastings. Don’t miss the chance to sample some of the island’s famous rhum agricole, which is made from fresh sugarcane juice. We visted Distillerie Longueteau Abd Papa Rouyo…which may have made it home in our suitcases with us.
Guadeloupe is home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the Caribbean, making it the perfect place for snorkeling or diving. There are plenty of tour companies that offer guided trips to the best spots, so don’t miss the chance to explore the underwater world of Guadeloupe.
Guadeloupe has a rich cultural heritage, with influences from French, African, and Caribbean traditions. There are plenty of museums and historical sites on the island.