Guadeloupe an overseas French territory is made up two major islands Basse-Terre and Grande–Terre among three others. Guadeloupe is considered as one of the best places in the world to take a vacation in. Vacations in Guadalupe are considered as on one of the most exotic vacations an individual can undertake in his or her lifetime. When an individual decides to travel to Guadeloupe he or she should be ready to be welcomed with a vast view of some of the best beaches in the world; filled with blue water and white sands. Almost all Guadeloupe resorts are found next to these beaches which make them the most favorite among beach resorts that can be found all over the word.
Holidays in Guadeloupe are deemed as heavenly due to the fact that in Guadeloupe tourism is considered as a major source of foreign currency for its people. Guadeloupe travel guides describe the island as a beautiful and serene island that is full of rich natural and cultural heritage.
Visa policies for tourists and individuals traveling to Guadeloupe are issued by the French government to nationals from the European Union, Monaco, Andorra, Norway, San Marino, Iceland, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein being given the privilege of using the national identity cards instead of their passports as a travel document. The visas are obtained specifically through the French overseas department by individuals making applications at French embassies in their home countries for fees that range between 9-60 Euros depending on the place they wish to visit.
The best time to go being during the winter since at this time it is warm and sunny in Guadeloupe. The food, the people, the natural settings made up of some of the beautiful bays in the world make up a fraction of what the island is about. Guadeloupe holidays give tourists the chance to visit charming villages that can be found on the island as well as outdoor markets where they can shop for exotic rare items that cannot be found in their mother countries.
In Guadeloupe the residents term tourists coming to visit their home as tourists who have come to ‘vacance en Guadeloupe’. There are three airports that tourists use when coming to Guadeloupe:
This means that there are permanent flights to Guadeloupe making it one of the most accessible exotic islands found in the world. Some airports in different parts of the world have close to 8 flights per week that are meant solely for tourists traveling to Guadeloupe.
The coastline in Guadeloupe stretches from the Caribbean coast to the Atlantic with sceneries that are encompassed with green hills all over; the terrain in Guadeloupe can be in some way compared to terrain found in most Caribbean countries like Jamaica making it one of the most beautiful places to vacation in the world. The five islands that make up Guadeloupe; Marie-Galante, Les Saintes,La Desirade among the two mentioned above are connected through landscapes with the earlier mentioned main islands being considered as the mainland. Hotels in Guadeloupe are mostly traditional thus giving any tourist visiting the islands a sense of uniqueness and aura that denotes beauty and grace.
The best places to go while in Guadeloupe include Fort Napoleon where historic sites can be found, museums on the island where it is filled with artifacts that depict the life and history of the people and landmarks like Vanibel that can be found in different parts of the island.
The best places to visit on the island are ‘club vacances Guadeloupe’ as the residents’ term the nightlife in Guadeloupe and ‘village vacances Guadeloupe’ which are vacations set in resorts that are found in the villages.
Guadeloupians have a special name for their home, “Gwada”.
If you are about to try island hopping, Guadeloupe archipelago is a good place to start with. It consists of 5 different islands that are located within 30 minutes one from another. All you need to do is to buy ferry tickets and get ready for a fantastic trip that will last for one day or more.
If you are fond of discovering underwater world, you should definitely visit Cousteau Reserve that is located around the Pigeon Islands. You will be impressed by unique species of fish, turtles as well as fantastic coral reef that are carefully protected by the local government.
Guadeloupe is famous for the most delicious food in the Caribbean. A great variety of local restaurants and cafes are ready to serve the guests with fantastic unique dishes that are usually full of herbs and spices. You will find fresh seafood as well as exotic fruits on the most menus. Don’t miss a chance to try Callaloo, national soup made with bacon and spinach. The most popular drink is rum as almost everywhere in the Caribbean. With such a great choice of dishes, you will definitely find something that will be to your taste and budget.
It is not a secret that ecotourism has become extremely popular. For those who got tired of busy cities and big crowds of tourists, there is a perfect chance to enjoy living at one with nature. Start your ecotourism experience with living in a bungalow. You will have no television or the internet, just fascinating views and relaxing atmosphere. It is an unusual way to spend your fantastic vacations on an exotic island.