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Stay : Discovery of Guadeloupe in 7 days

You will have to make a choice, because you have a wide range of activities. This typical circuit is best conceived with an accommodation that allows you to travel easily on the island, either on Sainte-Anne, Le Gosier or Petit-Bourg. You can also choose to stay a few days in Grande-Terre and then the rest of the week in Basse-Terre to limit travel.

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7 days

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Detail of the stay : Discovery of Guadeloupe in 7 days - 7 days

  • Pointe-À-Pitre
  • Saint-François
  • Saint-François
  • Saint-François
  • Sainte-Anne
  • Le Gosier
  • Le Gosier
  • Capesterre-Belle-Eau
  • Capesterre-Belle-Eau
  • Deshaies
  • Deshaies
  • Goyave
  • Goyave
  • Petit-Bourg
  • Petit-Bourg
  • Petit-Bourg
  • Trois-Rivieres
  • Trois-Rivieres
  • Capesterre-Belle-Eau
  • Petit-Bourg
  • Saint-Claude
  • Trois-Rivieres
  • Matouba
  • Morne A L' Eau
  • Morne A L' Eau
  • Deshaies
  • Deshaies
  • Pointe-Noire
  • Pointe-Noire
  • Pointe-Noire
  • Sainte-Rose
  • Sainte-Rose
  • Route De La Traversée
  • Route De La Traversée
  • Bouillante
  • Bouillante
  • Bouillante
  • Deshaies
  • Pointe-Noire
  • Sainte-Rose
  • Route De La Traversée
  • Bouillante
  • Sainte-Rose
  • Sainte-Rose
  • Pointe-À-Pitre
  • Saint-François
  • Trois-Rivieres
  • Terre-De-Haut
  • Petite-Terre
  • Anse-Bertrand
  • Anse-Bertrand
  • Anse-Bertrand
  • The Mould
  • The Mould
  • The Mould
  • Morne A L' Eau
  • Morne A L' Eau
  • Capesterre-De-Marie-Galante
  • Capesterre-De-Marie-Galante
  • Anse-Bertrand
  • Le Gosier
  • The Mould
  • Morne A L' Eau
  • Petit-Canal
  • Port-Louis
  • Morne A L' Eau
  • Morne A L' Eau
Day 1: Arrival in Pointe-à-Pitre

Steps: Pointe-À-Pitre

The difference in temperature will grab you as soon as you leave the air-conditioned Pointe-à-Pitre airport! After 7 to 8 hours of flight, you will have to keep your eyes open for a few more hours, because of the time difference. First step: pick up your rental car and head to your accommodation! This first day will be dedicated to an express acclimatization, coupled with a good meal and a well-deserved night's sleep

Day 2: The south of Grande-Terre

Steps: Saint-François, Sainte-Anne

Like all Guadeloupeans, wake up at the crack of dawn to enjoy the cooler mornings. Start the day by taking a dip in the pool or in the sea, before heading to the south of Grande-Terre with the Pointe des Châteaux in Saint-François via Sainte-Anne in sight. Sainte-Anne is an ideal commune for family seaside pleasures and is very touristic with its postcard decor and crystal clear waters protected by the coral reef. The Pointe des Châteaux, a spit of land where huge waves crash, is home to a wild landscape from where the panorama of the surrounding islands is breathtaking. Don't miss the easy climb up to the calvary for the view of the rugged coastline and the peaks planted in the sea. Many beaches and restaurants are on your way. Return by the same route with a stop at the artisanal village of Saint-François then at the market of Sainte-Anne to taste the local products

Places of interest :
: POINTE DES CHÂTEAUX
Day 3: From Petit-Bourg to the city of Basse-Terre

Steps: Le Gosier, Capesterre-Belle-Eau, Deshaies, Goyave, Petit-Bourg, Trois-Rivieres, Saint-Claude, Matouba

From Petit-Bourg, stop at the garden of Valombreuse, at the Montebello distillery or, a few kilometers later, at the Longueteau distillery in Capesterre-Belle-Eau. The area is the starting point for hikes(Moreau Falls, Carbet Falls...) if the weather allows it. In Trois-Rivières, there is the archaeological park of engraved rocks, vestiges of the presence of the first inhabitants of the island, the Amerindians. Then, Saint-Claude, the only commune of the archipelago without a coastline, is the starting point for Matouba. For those wishing to climb the volcano, you should allow half a day or even a full day. You can also hire a mountain guide for an exciting visit off the beaten track. Basse-Terre, capital of the department and labeled City of Art and History, is interesting to visit. We recommend a stop at Fort Louis-Delgrès, the Botanical Garden and the Bologne distillery

Day 4: Route de la Traversée and Côte-sous-le-Vent

Steps: Morne A L' Eau, Deshaies, Pointe-Noire, Sainte-Rose, Route De La Traversée, Bouillante

The road of the Crossing takes you inland, in the great national park of Guadeloupe where the expression "lush vegetation" takes all its meaning. This road serves very beautiful sites: the Crayfish waterfall (accessible to people with reduced mobility), the Guadeloupe zoo, or further on in Pointe Noire, theCôte-sous-le-Vent house or the cocoa house... You will then reach Bouillante, a real Golden Triangle of scuba diving. The site of Malendure and its black sand beach is home to the underwater reserve called Cousteau Reserve, where many water activities are offered. For the return trip, two itineraries are possible: take the road of the Crossing or the one of the coastline of the Windward Coast to reach Deshaies, then Sainte-Rose in the north of Basse-Terre. The panoramic view, all along the way, is superb at sunset. If you have time, stop at the botanical garden of Deshaies or at theecomuseum of Sainte-Rose.

Day 5: Getaway at sea

Steps: Sainte-Rose, Pointe-À-Pitre, Saint-François, Trois-Rivieres, Terre-De-Haut, Petite-Terre

Several options for this day. Opt for relaxation and leave on a sailboat for the day to Petite-Terre, Marie-Galante or Les Saintes, with swimming, meals on board and a visit of the island for a few hours. Another option is a sea trip to the famous nature reserve of Grand Cul-de-Sac marin, to theislet Caret, with a visit to the mangrove, and a snorkeling in the coral reef. The visit of the islands of the archipelago(La Désirade, Marie-Galante and Les Saintes) can be done by shuttle from Pointe-à-Pitre for Marie-Galante, from Trois-Rivières for Les Saintes, from Saint-François for La Désirade.

Places of interest :
: ÎLET CARET
Day 6: North of Grande-Terre

Steps: Anse-Bertrand, Le Moule, Morne A L' Eau, Capesterre-De-Marie-Galante, Le Gosier, Petit-Canal, Port-Louis

Push on to Saint-François with its dynamic marina, golf course and pier for the islands. Then, head for Le Moule, one of the oldest towns in Grande-Terre. On the road, several possible stops: the Bellevue distillery, the Edgard-Clerc museum, and the "haunted" house of Zevallos, built in the Eiffel workshops. Towards Anse-Bertrand, a surfers' spot, the road goes along the bay and allows you to discover grandiose natural sites: the Porte d'Enfer lagoon and the Grande-Vigie point. A must-do is a short hike on the trail of the crests, one of the wildest in the West Indies. Descend to Port-Louis, a small and quiet port, then to Petit-Canal from where you leave the seaside to reach Morne-à-l'Eau. The monumental cemetery in the center of the town is impressive. Then back to Gosier

Day 7: Last preparations before the return

Steps: Morne A L' Eau

Flights to the mainland are scheduled from early afternoon to late evening. Some accommodations allow you to change before the airport by providing luggage storage and showers. This way, you can enjoy the activities to the fullest until the last moment. If you are not too exhausted, why not do a last sport activity on the beach (water scooter ride, canoeing, etc.) before leaving. As for shopping, if you forget, the airport floor dedicated to departures has stores, a pharmacy and a snack bar.

Places of interest :
: PLAGE DE BABIN
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