Auberge Les Petits Saints aux Anacardiers (Terre-De-Haut, Îles Des Saintes) – this is a local hotel restaurant which serves various French, Caribbean and seafood dishes, along with Asian noodle items. Among regular diners, this restaurant is best known for its smoked kingfish dish. The only pitfall is that the hotel and restaurant are closed in […]
TAXI: These are the services that cover the main town Pointe-A-Pitre and other parts of the island: Narcisse Tax: 0690 35 27 29 Radio Cabs: 0590 82 00 00 Steph’Taxis: 0690 433 946 Taxi Lina 0690 32 64 72
Deshaies Botanical Gardens/Jardins Botanique de Deshaies (Deshaies, Basse-Terre) — Spread out over two and a half acres of property formerly owned by the famed French comedian Coluche, the incredible local flora sits against the backdrop of the stunning Caribbean Sea. Along the flora, there are pink flamingos and parrots on site, as well as a […]
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. […]
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: […]
Bar La Rhumerie (Le Mahogany Hotel, Le Gosier, Grande-Terre) –located near “Le Zawag” restaurant, this bar, with fine lounge furnishing, serves home-made “Accras” (fritters) and rum-infused cocktails to a multi-national crowd during the late afternoon and evenings.
Bar Glacier (Deshaies Botanical Gardens, Deshaies, Basse-Terre) – this restaurant, which already scores points for its eco-friendly locale, serves a variety of seafood dishes, as well as vegetarian meals – served with basmati rice and French Fries. It also has available a variety of chocolate, coconut and assorted fruit desserts.
CAR Various car rental agencies (from well-known ones like Avis and Budget) to local outfits are available at both Guadeloupe’s airport. Antilles Auto: 0690 50 46 93 Avis: 0820 61 16 78 Budget: 0590 21 46 57 Europcar: 0590 21 13 52 Jumbo Car: 0820 220 230 Rev’ Car: 0590 38 04 23 Sixt: […]
Engraved Rock Archaeological Park (Trois-Rivières, Basse Terre) — Inhabited by the Arawaks and the Carib people before being discovered by Christopher Colombus in 1493, Guadeloupe still bears many signs of these ancient civilizations. The archaeological park in Trois-Rivières is home to many of them and offers a stunning peek at pre-conquest Guadeloupe, not to mention […]
The eastern Caribbean island of Guadeloupe was first discovered by Christopher Columbus during his second voyage to America in 1493. He named that island Santa María de Guadalupe de Extremadura (which would later be shortened to Guadelupe). Although he himself never settled on the island, Spanish settlers eventually did make their way to Guadeloupe. With […]