Practical information : Accomodation Guadeloupe
Budget & Tips
Tour operators specialising in the destination also offer unbeatable prices with packages including airfare, accommodation and even half-board. In low season, some packages are almost identical to the price of the plane ticket announced by the companies!
The accommodations offer very interesting rates on their website. Do not hesitate to consult them before booking via the online booking platforms which list all the accommodation
To be booked
The high season is the period during which temperatures are the lowest in France. Thus, the period from December to the end of April, which is very attractive due to its climate, is the most popular: the rates are the highest (with a peak for the end of year festivities). As Guadeloupe ranks among the top 10 favourite destinations of the French, it is attracting more and more tourists: the one million visitor mark was exceeded in 2019. This is good news for the archipelago, which however, induces tourists to prepare their stay in advance in terms of accommodation and car rentals. In particular, Guadeloupe welcomes a number of very loyal visitors (including pensioners) who come every year to the same accommodation, taking care to book their stay one year in advance.
What's very local
B&Bs and self-catering accommodation are increasingly present in the archipelago and are more and more popular with visitors seeking direct contact with the population.
Regardless of the type of accommodation, you will be required to pay a tourist tax per day and per adult, the amount of which varies according to the EPCI and the category of accommodation. This sum must appear separately on the invoice of the host who then pays it to the community concerned. The purpose of this tax is to allow the development of the tourist offer on the territory.
For food lovers
It is true that breakfast has become largely Europeanized in the West Indies, but if you have the opportunity to taste the traditional Guadeloupean breakfast, let yourself be tempted without hesitation. It is very rich in calories, but here, we keep the habit of getting up very early, with the sun, to feed the animals, take care of the garden... before leaving for work. Some bars and hotels organise this type of service from time to time. On the menu, no pastries, cereals or buttered toast, but country vegetables, cucumber, cod, scrambled eggs, omelette or hard-boiled eggs (served hot), bacon, sausages, fresh fruits (watermelon, pineapple, melon)... On the drink side, fresh fruit juices, parsley, Kythera plums, redcurrants (whose season is in December), infusions of cinnamon, mint and ginger, India wood..
Hotel rooms are, as a rule, non-smoking. Some hotels specify that there is a charge for not complying with this requirement.