More than 8 hours flight from the metropolis, Guadeloupe is a destination full of beauty . You can relax by the water, visit tourist sites, do many activities or go hiking. We present you all our advices to discover Guadeloupe. In order to move during your holidays, we recommend you to rent a car .
Hiking in Guadeloupe
During your holidays in Guadeloupe , you can go for many hikes. More or less long, they will allow you to discover the beauty of nature. For example, you can take the direction of Pointe des Châteaux. During the spring, you can see whales near the coast. You will also have a sublime view on several islands: La Désirade, Petite Terre, Les Saintes and Marie Galante. On the Saintes islands, you can climb the Chameau, the highest point of the archipelago, at 309 m altitude. You will have a magnificent view of the islands of the archipelago. Otherwise, you can also go hiking on the volcano of Soufriere. At 1.467 m altitude, you will have a view on Guadeloupe. The Cascade aux Evrevisses is another very short hike that’s worth it.
The museums to visit in Guadeloupe
The Gaudeloupe has several museums” in france> dedicated to the history of the island. In Pointe-à-Pitre, the Schœlcher museum includes collections of art acquired by Victor Schoelcher. He particularly fought for the abolition of slavery in the nineteenth century. Archeology enthusiasts will be able to enter the Edgar Clerc museum at the Moule. This establishment preserves several hundred Amerindian archaeological pieces. You will be immersed in the daily life of Native Americans. You will also discover many Native American plants with multiple uses. Finally, the Ecomuseum of Marie Galante presents the cultural and historical heritage of Marie-Galante, through archival documents, many objects and plants.
Other museums are also worth seeing. The rum museum (Sainte-Rose), part of our top” museums dedicated to alcohol> , tells the story of the rum making process. During the visit, you can also discover the world of insects. And models of sailboats are also exposed. Finally, the Museum of the Café (Vieux-Habitants) traces the history of coffee in Guadeloupe, from 1721 to today.
The remarkable gardens in Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe has several remarkable” gardens> . These visits will invite you to stroll. The Botanical Garden Deshaies offers a walk to discover the flora of the Caribbean. You will be guided by the scents and colors of the tropics. On its side, perched on the heights is Basse-Terre, the Garden of Beauvallon allows to contemplate more than 500 species of which some are rare. You can also enter the Jardins de Valombreuse , a paradise of colors. You can admire several varieties of tropical plants. The park also offers leisure activities. Children can have fun in the heart of the adventure course, in the water playground or in the mixed playground for children under 10 years.
Other tourist sites of Guadeloupe
During your stay in Guadeloupe, you can discover the Archeological Park of the Engraved Rocks. Located near the center of Trois-Rivières, you will be immersed in lush vegetation and can discover 230 engravings on 22 rocks. On the island of Terre-de-Haut, you can take the direction of Fort Napoleon . Inside, a museum is dedicated to the history of the island.
Other activities to do in Guadeloupe
During your stay in Guadeloupe, you can perform many activities. You can go scuba diving , especially in the Cousteau Reserve. You will be able to contemplate corals and meet fish or turtles. You can also go kayaking . You can of course bask in the sun on one of the beaches of Guadeloupe. To relax, you can also swim in one of the hot springs.