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Casino de la Marina

Casino de la Marina (Ste. Marthe, Saint-François, Grande-Terre) – this is a casino located at the Saint-François tourist area.  It offers poker, slot machines and other games of chance.  It also has a restaurant.

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Carnaval

Carnival (Basse Terre) – as in other Catholic countries, Carnival is a major event in Guadeloupe (as well as the other French-speaking islands).   With festivities beginning on the Sunday after Epiphany (early January), a parade is held every weekend, the with Finale on Mardi Gras.  That day, a parade takes place in Basse-Terre, with many […]

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Aquarium de la Guadeloupe

Aquarium de la Guadeloupe (Place Crêole – Marina, Le Gosier, Grand-Terre) – this small aquarium represents the biodiversity of the Caribbean, from sea tortoises to sharks, stingrays, and a variety of tropical fish.    Admission: €11 (adult), €7.50 (students and children ages 5-12), Free for children (ages 4 and under)   Hours:  9:00 am – 6:30 pm.  […]

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Playa Anse du Souffleur

Anse du Souffleur Beach (Port Louis, Grand-Terre) – this is one of Guadeloupe’s most beautiful beaches, nestled in the authentic little village of Port-Louis. Anse du Souffleur Beach offers golden sand and azure waters, as well as a vast picnic area complete with public barbecues that is typically less crowded during the week.  

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Saint-François

Saint-François (Grande-Terre) – this tourist friendly area has over a dozen shops (at Saint-François’ marina).  The items sold there range from French lingerie to swimsuits and fashion apparel.  There’s also a supermarket whose prices tend to be reasonable.

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Pointe-à-Pitre

Pointe-à-Pitre (Grand-Terre) — Pointe-à-Pitre—Guadeloupe’s economic and cultural backbone—is the place to go to get your finger on the pulse of Caribbean life.  Colonial architecture reigns in the maze of bustling shopping streets and many public markets, including La Darse’s fish and farmer’s market, the flower market, and the covered spice market. The town’s main shopping […]

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Destreland

Destreland (Abymes, Grande-Terre) – located just outside of Pointe-a-Pitre’s airport, this is the largest, most modern shopping mall found anywhere in Guadeloupe (a piece of Miami in this part of the Caribbean).  It has over 180 boutiques, restaurants and shops, some of which are French establishments like Carrefour supermarket.  See its website for more details:  […]

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Bas-du-Fort (

Bas-du-Fort (Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre) – this district’s two shopping areas are the Cora Shopping Center and the marina – over 20 shop and some restaurants are located there.  Some of them are right on the water.  

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Zoo Rock Café

Zoo Rock Café (Morne Ninine, La Marina, Le Gosier, Grande Terre) – this is a popular bar and disco which plays various types of music – from House music to rock and French Caribbean rhythms.  Its restaurant serves American snack foods (hamburgers & French fries, hot dogs, etc.)  

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Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza (122 Montauban, Le Gosier, Grande-Terre) – this is a popular place for those into Cuban Salsa and Latin dancing.