Guadeloupe calling! Called the “Butterfly Island,” Guadeloupe is never a bad choice when it comes to a beach holiday. First thing for planning your trip, start searching for cheap flights to Guadeloupe Airport (PTP). Air France flies to Pointe a Pitre from London, as does British Airways and Liat.
Guadeloupe is an archipelago of 9 islands and enjoys beautiful tropical weather almost year-round. The best time of the year to visit is from December to May, when the islands are at their hottest. Book your flights to Guadeloupe at least 6 months in advance for the cheapest offers.
Flights to Guadeloupe take around 14 hours with a stopover from London.
Guadeloupe is a gorgeous part of the world. These Caribbean islands are paradise with their white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and tropical, yet French culture. Let’s explore Grande Terre’s beaches, Base Terre’s volcanoes and the bays of Les Saintes.
St Francois: On the very eastern part of Guadeloupe, you’ll reach a place called “La Pointe des Chateaux,” a peculiar place with rocks and sand that are shaped like a castle. From here you can see a handful of other islands and the views are pretty stunning.
Anse Bertrand: There really are some beautiful spots around the islands and this is one of them. Porte d’Enfer is a beautifully calm strip of sea between two coral reefs. If you continue walking along the cliff, you’ll discover a geyser that spurts up from the pressure of the sea.
Gosier: Guadeloupe has some great nightlife and if you want a taste, then Gosier is the place to be. There are dozens of nightclubs but be prepared to dress the part, no shorts or sneakers are allowed.
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There is a wide selection of hotels, gîtes, hostels and resorts on the islands of Guadeloupe. During peak season they can get particularly busy so make sure that you book your room far in advance.