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.
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 […]
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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/