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Doing it in the Guadeloupe Islands

Doing it in the Guadeloupe Islands

Guadeloupe, located in the Lesser Antilles between Dominica and Antigua, is made up of five islands: Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, Les Saintes, and La Desirade, which are linked together by beautiful waters and an efficient ferry network. Discover the “Pearl of the French Caribbean,” the ideal island-hopping destination that combines the best of French modern infrastructure with authentic Caribbean heritage. Guadeloupe, located in the Lesser Antilles between Dominica and Antigua, is made up of five islands: Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, Les Saintes, and La Desirade, which are linked together by beautiful waters and an efficient ferry network. Discover the “Pearl of the French Caribbean,” the ideal island-hopping destination that combines the best of French modern infrastructure with authentic Caribbean heritage.

Doing it in the Guadeloupe Islands can only recharge your batteries! Pamper yourself with any of the five islands’ many natural therapeutic wonders. Discover their natural hot springs, sulphur baths, and mud baths. Fresh fruit pulp wraps (papaya, guava, mango, lime, cocoa) or a massage with essential oils derived from flowers, plants, and fruits are both excellent ways to pamper yourself.

The numerous natural hot springs should not be missed! Check out the “Source de Thomas” in Bouillante, the Matouba hot springs and the “Bains Jaunes” in Saint-Claude, the Sofaa sulphur baths in Sainte-Rose, and the Dolé hot springs in Gourbeyre, which are all supplied with hot water from La Soufrière volcano.

GNQ suggest that you pack your appetite because you will go on an epicurean adventure to the Guadeloupe Islands, which is part of a five-island archipelago bursting with flavour, as evidenced by the exquisite cuisine you will encounter

While the islands share culinary similarities, each is known for adding a unique ingredient to the Guadeloupe dining experience: Grande-Terre for its sophisticated dining scene, Basse-Terre for its Creole restaurant selection, La Désirade for its fresh seafood, Marie-Galante for its organic farms, and Les Saintes for its sweet coconut custard treat Tourment d’amour.

“Culinary scenes” are a way of life in the Guadeloupe Islands, where the rich culinary heritage expresses Guadeloupe’s French, African, Indian, and Caribbean cultural influences. Time-honoured cooking traditions of French and Creole dishes coexist deliciously with contemporary styles and flavours- and when fused, produce mouth-watering specialties like Nouvelle-Creole Cuisine – a modern interpretation of Creole dishes enjoyed by both locals and visitors. The Arawak gave Guadeloupe the name Karukera, which means “land of beautiful water,” and not only has the beauty been preserved, but it is also a rich source of truly fresh seafood. Your Mahi-Mahi, Lobster, and even seaweed is transported from the ocean to your plate in a matter of hours, resulting in a delectable awakening of your taste buds.

Because of the influence of the ocean and trade winds, the Guadeloupe islands have a temperate tropical climate. Throughout the year, air and water temperatures range between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is concentrated, brief, and more common in mountainous areas. Because of the influence of the ocean and trade winds, the Guadeloupe islands have a temperate tropical climate. Throughout the year, air and water temperatures range between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is concentrated, brief, and more common in mountainous areas.

Currency used

The Euro is the currency, and the major French banks are represented. The offices are generally open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some organisations are open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cash dispensers can be found in large cities and towns.

Please keep in mind that checks from outside the island are frequently refused. All banks and most hotels exchange traveller’s checks and foreign currency. Near the arrival points, there are also several automatic exchange counters and exchange desks (ports and airport). Holiday vouchers from Chèques vacances are accepted. Source: Guadeloupe Islands Tourism).


How safe is it for gay travellers to visit Guadeloupe?

So safe that there is no documented history of homophobic or transphobic hate crimes on the island! Guadaloupe’s legal framework is shaped by France, which includes full marriage equality (since 2013) and a comprehensive set of anti-discrimination laws. LGBTQ couples can adopt, and trans people can legally change their gender. Guadeloupe’s shortcoming is that it does not yet recognise those who identify as non-binary, and it, like many other Caribbean islands, does not prohibit conversion therapy. (Source: Nomadicboys.com)

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