It is home to a stunning national park, sulfuric volcano, the Jacques Cousteau underwater reserve, and awe inspiring waterfalls. There are plenty of opportunities for diving and the unique opportunity to tour one of the many local rum distilleries. Marie Galante is the biggest island out of the mainland. Les Saintes includes the two islands Terre de Haut, the most cosmopolitan of Guadeloupe's outlying islands, and Terre de Bas, home of one of the most beautiful bays. La Desirade is dry, cliffy and one of the least visited islands. It features deserted beaches with the north side being uninhabited with rocky shores and rough seas. The south side features sandy beaches, reef protected waters, wonderful conditions for diving and snorkeling, although there are no dive shops to rent equipment. Petite Terre is uninhabited and untamed. Saint Martin represents the French part that is adjacent to the Dutch part. St Barthelemy is the jet set island.
Guadeloupe features a temperate climate cooled by trade winds. December to May is generally warm and dry with February to April being the driest period. July to November is the wettest period with higher humidity.
Guadeloupe is favoured for sports and nature based activities and provides a marvelous opportunity for scuba diving and snorkeling, especially with such an amazing diversity of tropical fish. Although there are sections of the islands where the Atlantic Ocean barrages the shoreline, the Caribbean waters are a stunning shade of blue.
Guadeloupe natives proudly make a distinction between the Caribbean and metropolitan France way of life, embracing a slower pace of life. The cuisine represents a true blend of Caribbean, European, Indian, and African cultures. more than a third of the land is dedicated to farming and with the distinction of being the second biggest consumer of fish in the world, your taste buds are sure to be tantalized. Come and discover Guadeloupe.