Welcome to Guadeloupe


As well as the ‘mainland’ of Guadeloupe, there are a number of small offshore islands including Les Saintes, Marie-Galante and La Désirade, each of which gives visitors its own taste of Guadeloupe’s yesteryear. These are some of the most evocative and untouched destinations in the French Antilles, and shouldn't be missed.


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Guadeloupe Scuba Diving Tour for first-timers

On the peaceful cote sous-le-vent (Leeward Coast, Basse Terre), the underwater Réserve Cousteau is the place you do not want to miss while visiting the Guadeloupe Islands! The famous underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau called the 1000 hectares around the Pigeon Islands, off the coast of Basse Terre, one of the world’s top dive areas and encouraged its conservation since 1955. Dive into this heavenly site for scuba diving and snorkeling and see colorful marine life : corals, tropical fishes, turtles and even humpback whales await in a 28°C water.  It’s also a good place to safely snorkel with children, because of its shallow waters, where sponges, coral, colorful tropical fish and sea turtles reside. Whether you snorkel or dive here, you’re sure to be immersed in the biological diversity that helped this spot gain protection. Captain Cousteau has worked to ensure that this magic space is protected today while remaining accessible to all vacationers who can come for a diving baptism or training (PADI, FFESSM, ANMP). Diving in Guadeloupe is therefore a fun activity, open to all, from 8 to 88 years old. If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Have your first scuba diving adventure in Guadeloupe and experience a unique underwater world. Magic is guaranteed! Your instructor will make you discover the underwater fauna and flora safely. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required. Departure time: 9:30am or 2pm. Please arrive 30 minutes before departure Level: Easy Duration: From 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours Transport by boat and refreshments on board are included

$172.51 Cultural & Theme Tours

TOURS IN GUADELOUPE ISLANDS WITH AN ENGLISH AND FRENCH SPEAKING GUIDE

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau, Morne-A-l'Eau, Grande-Terre Island, GuadeloupeLocated in the heart of Grande-Terre island at the junction of roads leading to Le Moule, Les Abymes and Anse-Bertrand, the town of Morne-à-l'Eau has a cemetery that is exceptional to say the least. Its chequered black and white graves create the impression of a big chessboard. Arranged as an amphitheatre on the side of a small hill, it dazzles visitors with its impressive tombs, some adorned with slanting roofs and terraces... Its originality and uniqueness make it one of the most visited cemeteries of Guadeloupe! The oldest tomb appears to date from 1847, when only the rich could afford such graves.Every year on All Saints' Day, Morne-à-l'Eau Cemetery is particularly lively. At dusk, the graves are covered with thousands of lit candles, and it is not uncommon for sellers of bokits (a type of local sandwich) and peanuts to set up their stands near the cemetery for the occasion. There's something of a party atmosphere, which can be quite a surprise for tourists!Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Lagon de la Porte d'Enfer, Anse-Bertrand, Grande-Terre Island, GuadeloupeContrary to what its name implies, Hell's Door, located on the north coast of Grande-Terre island in the municipality of Anse-Bertrand, marks the entrance to a truly heavenly place nestling in an exceptional natural setting: a turquoise lagoon, calm and peaceful, protected by tall cliffs and enclosed by coral reefs. A peaceful haven, especially for little ones, who can enjoy the water without a care here… Coconut trees provide shade on its highly prized sandy beach, and the banks of the lagoon have picnic tables. Ideal for a relaxing break or a spot of lunch! Walking along the footpaths, you can enjoy a great hike dotted with impressive sights, such as the Madame Coco Hole, a cave dug into the cliff, or the Souffleur Hole, a maritime geyser.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Pointe de la Grande Vigie, Anse-Bertrand, Grande-Terre Island, GuadeloupeLocated at the north end of Grande-Terre island, around six kilometres from Anse-Bertrand, this wild site reminiscent of Brittany offers nature-lovers some magnificent viewpoints over the high limestone cliffs of Grande-Terre, and in fine weather the islands of La Désirade, Antigua and Montserrat! On a footpath around the headland you can explore this impressive natural heritage. The vegetation, exposed to the wind and sea spray, is arid and surprisingly similar to that of the Mediterranean.On your way, be sure to stop by the various belvederes - the one overlooking Hell's Door (Porte d'Enfer) is particularly remarkable…Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Les Marches des Esclaves, Petit-Canal, Grande-Terre Island, GuadeloupeAn important historical site of Guadeloupe, the town of Petit-Canal, located on the west coast of Grande-Terre between Port Louis and Morne-à-l'Eau, has several memorials related to Guadeloupe's painful slave-trading past. Once an important centre of sugar cultivation, this quiet town, which owes its name to a small canal dug in the 18th century for anchoring boats, is now geared towards tourism, offering amongst other things tours of the mangrove swamp and Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin lagoon.There are a number of heritage sites to be discovered in Petit-Canal, starting with the Slave Markets, below the Church of St Philip and St James. Legend has it that this monumental flight of steps was used by slaves who had just disembarked from the ships. In reality, it was built after the abolition of slavery in 1848 to facilitate the transport of goods to the heights of the town. These markets now have plaques commemorating the names of the tribes who were deported and landed there. Approaching the steps, the eternal flame monument to the unknown slave also reminds visitors of the sad past of the island. Alongside it, a bust of Louis Delgrès honours the historical figure known for his anti-slavery proclamation of 1802.Not far from there is a pleasant landscaped park that's ideal for a walk, with no fewer than 500 local plant species! A peaceful haven where you can admire a garden of medicinal plants, a dry forest, a Creole garden and a garden of the Indies, before continuing your tour of Petit-Canal with a trip to the Museum of Yesteryear (Musée de la Vie d'Antan), about daily life in Guadeloupe from Amerindian times to the 60s.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Memorial Acte, Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, GuadeloupeAt Pointe-à-Pitre harbour in Guadeloupe, the Memorial ACTe or "Caribbean Centre of Expressions and Memory of the Slave trade and Slavery" is a unique place of remembrance. It opened in 2015 with two aims: to document the reality of the victims' suffering while using the act of commemoration to work towards a better society.On a 7,800 m² site erected where a sugar factory once stood, there are several suggested tours of varying length, depending on how much time you have to spare. For example, in two hours, alone or with your family, you can access the permanent exhibition, take a walk along the coast and visit the Memory Hill (Morne Mémoire), the Memorial garden with ocean views, by crossing the 275 metre-long footbridge between the panoramic garden and the main building. Once you reach the Memory Hill, take a look at the orientation table showing the orientation points of the slave trade and the slavery sites.The permanent exhibition at the Memorial ACTe will take you on a journey through six historic periods called "archipelagos": The Americas, Towards slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, The slavery period, Abolition, Post-abolition and segregation, and Today.One unusual feature is a genealogy research workshop for visitors to trace their ancestors based on their family name, with over 6,000 Guadeloupe family trees.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet), Parc National, Basse-Terre Island, GuadeloupeLeisure activities in the GuadeloupeCompare reviews, photos and rates with an interactive map. Promotions and weekend offers.Book my holidaysDescribed by Christopher Columbus, who would have glimpsed them upon disembarking at Capesterre-Belle-Eau in 1493, as "a very large spring spreading water on all sides of the mountain", the Carbet falls still astound visitors by their beauty and the majesty of the scenery around them. Among the most impressive waterfalls of the Lesser Antilles, these three falls located at the heart of the rainforest in Guadeloupe National Park offer nature-lovers a truly splendid spectacle!With two levels, the first fall is 115 metres high and is about 1h30 on foot from the reception area. The third, 20 metres high, ends with a beautiful circular pool. Visitors are not allowed close to this fall due to frequent landslides that take place. The most famous and most accessible waterfall is the second Carbet fall, at a height of 110 metres, which can be reached in about twenty minutes' walk along a nice signposted trail through lush rainforest . For safety reasons, however, visitors cannot go all the way to the bottom of the waterfall. This magnificent waterfall can still be admired from a specially constructed belvedere located not far away.Easily accessible without any difficulties, apart from a few passages that can be a bit slippery, the Grand Étang discovery trail is perfect for a family outing in the countryside. Located on the edge of the falls road, this walking tour along the Grand Étang takes about 1h30 and is ideal for bird-watchingDuration: 1 hourStop At: Parc des Roches Gravees, Basse-Terre, Basse-Terre Island, GuadeloupeVacation rentals in the GuadeloupeContact the managers directly with no middleman to pay. Book your stay at an exceptionally low price!Open selectionFound in the municipality of Trois-Rivières, the Engraved Rocks Archaeological Park is remarkable for its twenty or so rocks, which bear more than 230 engravings. These date from the 4th century AD, and are marvellous evidence left by the first inhabitants of Guadeloupe, the Arawak Indians. Today listed as Historic Monuments, these schematic figures are best seen in the morning around 10-11 am, when the light falls on them and they are most clearly seen.When you visit the Engraved Rocks Archaeological Park, you will also find a magnificent garden of lush vegetation where you can admire plant species typical of the Caribbean, such as the calabash, manioc, castor oil plant, achiote, cocoa tree and vetiver.Duration: 1 hour

$135 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Guilligan's Island In Guanica

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gilligan's IslandAmong the millions of tourists visiting the island enjoy our beaches very few have the oportunity to experience the calm, warm and turquoise waters of Cayo Aurora, or how we locals call it: Guilligan's Island!You will be picked up at your hotel by a private luxury vehicle at 11:30am and set out on a journey crossing the central moutain range in a 1.5 hour drive to Ponce for a 45 minute coffe and sightseeing stop. Upon your arrival in Ponce you will be able to walk by the old Fire Station or, Parque de Bombas, a 19th century structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places and covered by iconic red and black stripes and the Lady of the Guadeloupe cathedral, a 450 year catholic church reminicent of the old glory days of the city. There your guide will take you to Ponce's best coffe shop Melao for a taste of local coffe.From there you are only a 30 to 45 minute drive to Gilligan’s Island nicknamed after the popular tv show, is the single one Puerto Rico’s cay you can’t miss.Gilligan’s is very child friendly with shallow water, and picnic tables, barbeque pits, and shaded areas for family picnics. But if you want a quiet romantic atmosphere just walk along the water and you’ll find intimate spots along mangrove trees perfect for two.Surrounded by a healthy mangrove system, Gilligan’s Island is a a snorkelers haven with crystal clear waters with schools of tropical fish, and a few places with live healthy coral. There are composting toilets and trash bins on the island. Bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitiser. Using them you let us keep our beautiful island stay that way.Always contact 12 hrs before and the experince morning to verify your exact pickup time. Return Drop off at your hotel.Confirmation will be received at time of booking. Price is per person and applies to all travelers at the time of booking.Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship A maximum of 6 people per booking (Additional persons will ride in an aditional vehicle). This activity operates rain or shine, except in the case of extreme weather events like hurricanes. Please wear comfortable clothing, tennis or hiking shoes, swimsuit, bring a towel and change of clothes, sunscreen, and a camera. We suggest having a good breakfast before departing on this tour.Duration: 4 hours

$175 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Gilligan's Island Experience from San Juan

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gilligan's Island, Playa de Guanica, Puerto RicoAmong the millions of tourists visiting the island enjoy our beaches very few have the opportunity to experience the calm, warm and turquoise waters of Cayo Aurora, or how we locals call it: Gilligan's Island!You will be picked up at your hotel by a private luxury vehicle at 11:30 a.m. and set out on a journey crossing the central mountain range in a 1.5 hour drive to Ponce for a 45 minute coffee and sightseeing stop. Upon your arrival in Ponce you will be able to walk by the old Fire Station or as we call it Parque de Bombas, a 19th century structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places and covered by iconic red and black stripes and the Lady of the Guadeloupe cathedral, a 450 year catholic church reminiscent of the old glory days of the city. There your guide will take you to Ponce's best coffee shop Melao for a taste of local coffee.From there you are only a 30 to 45 minute drive to Gilligan’s Island nicknamed after the popular tv show, is the single one Puerto Rico’s cay you can’t miss.Gilligan’s is very child friendly with shallow water, and picnic tables, barbeque pits, and shaded areas for family picnics. But if you want a quiet romantic atmosphere just walk along the water and you’ll find intimate spots along mangrove trees perfect for two.Surrounded by a healthy mangrove system, Gilligan’s Island is a a snorkelers heaven with crystal clear waters with tropical fish schools, and a few places with live healthy coral. There are composting toilets and trash bins on the island. Bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitiser. Using them you let us keep our beautiful island stay that way.Time8 hrsMinimum4 people @ $135 ea5 & 6th $95 eaExperiences originating from Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton, Golden Door Spa Gran Melia, St. Regis, Wyndham Riomar or Margaritaville resorts must choose the $25 pp pick up fee since experiences originate from San Juan.Combine it with our Bio Bay Swim Experience for $60ppInclusionsBottled water Personal GuideHotel/port pickup and drop-offTransportation in black vehicleGilligan's ferryExclusionsGratuities (recommended)Food and drinks (Additional)Duration: 4 hours

$137.43 Outdoor Activities

Volcano Day Hiking Tour The Soufriere 119 Euros

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productWe will be visiting the volcano the Soufriere and its surroundingsNous visiterons le volcan la Soufrière et ses environsDuration: 5 hoursLocation: La Soufriere Volcano, Saint-Claude, Basse-Terre Island, GuadeloupeWe will be passing through the national park of Guadeloupe and checking out the hot springs and baths. Beautiful place to walk around and enjoy the surroundings. Nous traverserons le parc national de la Guadeloupe et découvrirons les sources chaudes et les bains. Bel endroit pour se promener et profiter des environs.Duration: 3 hoursLocation: Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe, Bouillante, Basse-Terre Island, Guadeloupe

$137.43 Outdoor Activities

Day Excursion In Forest North Basse-Terre 119 euros

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productWe will be driving around the city of Dehaies and discovering the tropical rain forest and plantations. Nous ferons le tour de la ville de Dehaies et découvrirons la forêt tropicale humide et les plantations.Duration: 3 hoursLocation: Plage de Grande Anse, Deshaies, Basse-Terre Island, GuadeloupeWe are going to check out the beautiful beaches and forest that is in the city of Saint Rose and its surroundingsNous allons vérifier les belles plages et la forêt qui se trouve dans la ville de Saint Rose et ses environsDuration: 2 hoursLocation: Plage Manbia, Sainte Rose, Basse-Terre Island, GuadeloupeWe will drive by and through the Pointe a Pitre area on our way to Basse TerreNous traverserons la région de Pointe à Pitre en direction de la Basse TerrePass By: Memorial Acte, Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, GuadeloupeWe will be going to a canyon and river in the Rain Forest and park of Guadeloupe. Nous irons dans un canyon et une rivière dans la forêt tropicale et le parc de la Guadeloupe.Duration: 2 hoursLocation: Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe, Bouillante, Basse-Terre Island, GuadeloupeWe will be visiting the city of Basse Terre side of the island and its surroundings. Nous visiterons la ville de Basse Terre et ses environs.Duration: 2 hoursLocation: Marche de Basse Terre, Basse-Terre, Basse-Terre Island, Guadeloupe