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Le Schiva

Le Schiva (Baie du Moule, Le Moule, Grande-Terre) – this nightspot is for those who want to sample French Caribbean sounds – from Zouk to Haitian Kompa.  Various singers from the island and other parts of the French Caribbean are regularly booked there.  

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Le Cheyenne

Le Cheyenne (Quartier de Montauban, Le Gosier, Grande-Terre)  – this is perhaps the biggest nightclub anywhere in Guadeloupe.  The “Cheyenne” name comes from the American West, with the clubs décor reflecting that, complete with a huge Native-American head perched above its entrance.  The crowd is most young 20-something-year-old French visitors.  The music played here ranges […]

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Lakaza

Lakaza (rue Thomas Edison, Baie Mahault, Basse-Terre) – various French Caribbean acts – from Zouk to Haitian Kompa, as well as Reggae, are regularly booked here.  See its website for more details:  www.lakasa-musik.com  

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La Cascade

La Cascade (Grande Ravine, Le Gosier, Grande-Terre)  — this club plays a variety of Caribbean sounds – from Salsa to Zouk music.  It sometimes books live Zouk music acts for local and international patrons.  

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Surf

Surfing (Grande-Terre) — Surf season in Guadeloupe runs from October to May. Rookies and expert surfers alike will be in paradise on Guadeloupe’s sundry beaches, from Saint-François for novices to Sainte-Anne for the pros. Surf clubs and schools in Guadeloupe: Arawak Surf Club:  www.arawak-surf.gp Karukera Surf Club:  Tel.: +590 (0) 5 90 23 66 15 […]

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Windsurf

Windsurfing –  the same waves that greet traditional surfers at  Sainte-Anne and Saint-François (on the southeast coast of Grande-Terre) also attract a lot of windsufers (which is becoming an evolving pursuit among local teens and visitors, in particular).  As a result, various events are put together (sometimes formal, but often informal) at these beaches.  Some […]

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Malendure (beach)

Malendure (beach)(Route N2, Basse-Terre)  — this is a surfing hot spot located between Pointe-Noire and Bouillante.  Surf clubs that visitors contact to familiarize themselves of the waters here include:  Surf Action (www.surfantilles.com), Arawak Surf Club (www.arawak-surf.gp), and Karukera Surf Club (http://karukerasurfclub.ou.la). Many diving clubs have set up shop on its black-sand beaches across from La […]

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Hemingway Restaurant and Lounge

Hemingway Restaurant and Lounge (Hôtel de Charme & Spa de la Pointe Batterie, Route N2, Deshaies, Basse-Terre)  – this is a bar that sometimes becomes a dance club.  Friday is Jazz night here, with Saturday offering tropical sounds, and Sundays offering a buffet with live music.   Patrons also come here for the great seaside view.

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Bar Fonzy

Fonzy Bar (Route Mathurin Poucette, Le Gosier, Grande-Terre) – this is a local bar that plays all types of music (from rock to House music).  Wednesday is Karaoke night.

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Chez Cécile

Chez Cécile (Terre-De-Haut, Îles Des Saintes) – a local hangout bar otherwise known as “Coconuts”, which get high marks for its “Maï Tai” drinks/