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Guadeloupe Islands, The French Caribbean Archipelago

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GUADELOUPE ISLANDS, THE FRENCH CARIBBEAN ARCHIPELAGO www.guadeloupe-islands.com (External link)

In the very heart of the Caribbean, the place you love to travel to, lay the picturesque Islands of Guadeloupe basking in the sun. Majestic Basse-Terre, mountainous and covered with luxurious tropical rainforest, is home to the Guadeloupe National Park topped by La Soufrière volcano. Fascinating Grande-Terre, is a vast limestone plateau with colourful market life day & night, bordered with magnificent white sandy beaches. South of this ensemble, commonly known as the butterfly, are other Guadeloupean gems such as Surprising La Désirade, where the harmless Iguana reigns superb immune to the passing of time, Les Saintes, a Mind-blowing, dainty archipelago which boasts one of the most beautiful bays in the world, and finally the Authentic Marie-Galante presenting dazzling white sandy beaches, exquisite rum and welcoming atmosphere. Decidedly French… Undeniably Caribbean… The 5 islands of Guadeloupe Islands summarize perfectly all the diversity and natural beauty to be found in the Caribbean.


- WITH NOW 14 FLIGHTS A WEEK, getting to the Guadeloupe Islands has never been so easy
- French infrastructure European sanitary standards
- Euro Zone
- Excellent inter Island ferry network·(surrounding islands located 20-40min from the main islands)
- UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
- Home to the JACQUES COUSTEAU submarine Reserve
- Premiere Caribbean Dining Destination with French Art de Vivre, low key and safe - 4-STAR PROPERTIES IN LINE WITH THE AMERICAN CLIENTELE - ESTABLISHED ECO TOURISM AND ACTIVE DESTINATION: UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1992. ·
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An ideal destination for:
The Guadeloupe Islands make a paradise for couples and nature lovers. The recently awarded MACTe museum is surprising to all Culturaholics.



New Opening:
November 2017: The Arawak Hotel**** 112 rooms including 3 rooftop suites, located on the beach in Gosier (Grande-Terre), close to the casino and a stone throw away from the city centre, the colourful Friday night market and the Datcha beach, right across the Gosier Islet.


The Carnival (From January to February) Parades every Sunday on the islands, ending with daily parades, during the 4 shrove days
The Women’s Cook Festival (August) – Traditional cooking fest within town
The Terre de Blues Festival (May): International music festival on Marie-Galante
La Route du Rhum 40th edition (4th November 2018): Solo Transatlantic race. Fore more information please visit: http://www.routedurhum.com (External link).


In Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre
Des Hotels et des Iles presents the 4* La Créole Beach Hôtel & Spa at Le Gosier, with modern and sleek design, ideal for families; the 4* La Toubana Hôtel & Spa in Sainte-Anne, a boutique-hotel that combines 32 bungalows, 12 suites and 3 luxurious villas; or even the Aqua Lodges, bungalows on the sea with all comforts and a veritable all-inclusive formula at the 3* Langley Resort Fort Royal.www.deshotelsetdesiles.com (External link)

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The 4* L’Auberge de la Vieille Tour
In Gosier, Grande Terre.
Nestled in a 5 acres park overlooking the sea and the Gosier Islet, This renowned hotel is built around an 18th Century Windmill and is full of charm and discretion. Its GOURMET RESTAURANT and OLD RUMS’ BAR will make your experience complete. Ideal for Couples. Right in the city of Gosier, you are a 2min walk away from shops, bars and restaurants – 15 min from the airport - 104 rooms and suites.
For Everything around lovers, couples and foodies friends.
Your contact: Lucette GORDIEN
Email: l.gordien@auberge-vieille-tour.fr
www.auberge-vieille-tour.fr (External link)

Karibea Hotels presents the Karibea Beach Hotel***, located at a sandy beach bordered by turquoise waters, near Pointe-à-Pitre airport. Renovated in 2016, it is an ideal place for seaside holiday and business travel.www.karibea.com (External link)

LE RELAIS DU MOULIN Nestled in the heart of a tropical garden, Le Relais du Moulin is a four stars hotel. Ideally located in Sainte-Anne, the Beach of Le Helleux is only 700 meters walk from the hotel, join the beautiful Plage de la Caravelle in only 5 minutes by car or go visit Le Gosier.60 rooms and suites – 30 Minutes from the Airport. For couples and families. Your contact: Sean Warren
Email: direction@relaisdumoulin.com
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You can fly directly to Pointe-à-Pitre from:
New York (JFK), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Provicence (PVD) with Norwegian Airlines
Miami (MIA) with American Airlines
Atlanta (ATL) with Delta/Air France

Norwegian Airlines
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Air Caraïbes
Centrale de réservation Antilles / Guyane
Tél. : 0820 835 835 (numéro payant)
Air France
Customer Services and Bookings: 1-800-237-2747


Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board
Michel Kosminski
Trade Production Assistant
Email : michel@guadeloupe-islands.com
www.guadeloupe-islands.com (External link)