Framed by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the French overseas department of Guadeloupe is located in the heart of the Lesser Antilles and is comprised of five islands (Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie Galante, La Désirade and Les Saintes) connected by an efficient inter-island network. It is a multi-faceted destination with countless sources of memorable experiences for everyone including lush rain forests, dramatic volcanoes, spectacular cascading waterfalls, crystal clear turquoise waters adorned with gold, white, pink, and black powdery sand, charming villages, French-Caribbean influenced culture, and exquisite cuisine.
Now with 5 nonstop flights a week out of the East Coast, the Guadeloupe Islands have never been so close! Catch a flight out of New York, JFK on JetBlue (Mon/Wed/Sat) or fly nonstop from Miami with American Airlines (Sat) or Air France (Sat).
Art de Vivre and Simplicity
With over 200 restaurants, the Guadeloupe Islands allow visitors to delight in a unique French Créole epicurean adventure that tantalizes their palates with French and Creole cuisine.
Heavenly Playground for the Outdoorsy Type
The Guadeloupe Archipelago is a proud ©UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1992. 77% of its territories are classified as a Natural Reserve. The Guadeloupe National Park is home to the Cousteau Underwater Reserve and offers over 110 miles of way marked hiking trails.
A Rich Cultural Heritage
The Guadeloupe Islands are bound together by a rich, ethnic diversity that characterizes their folklore, language, music, and beliefs. They have a multi-faceted identity where Indian rites, African memory, and the rule of the 17th century colonists are part of everyday life.