From Guadeloupe, Barbados, Caribbean is 250 miles (402 kilometers) to the southeast from here and San Sebastian, Puerto Rico is about 380 miles (612 kilometers) to the northwest.
Set aside a day or two and see one of the popular sections of coastline in Guadeloupe. Plage des Caraibes and Plage Caravelle are two of the more popular spots for sunbathing in this coastal location. Anse Laborde and Plage de Gosier are the other fine coastal destinations in the area.
Study the displays, see historical and cultural presentations, have lunch or visit the gift shops in several of the local museums such as the Schoelcher Museum or the Musee Saint-John Perse. Of the many museums around, these museums are two of the more talked about.
During your walking tour of the city, don't miss the old religious sites. The Basilica of St Peter and St Paul and the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Guadeloupe are two of Guadeloupe’s most popular examples. Take the time to enjoy the solemn atmosphere at these special places.
If you want to surround yourself with nature, visit Guadeloupe National Park and Point des Chateaux, two protected reserves where visitors to Guadeloupe often come to find some tranquility. Come to these great places and discover the biodiversity of the area before enjoying lunch or a drink in the reserves’ pristine environs.
Golf nuts will love Golf International de Saint Francois, one of the premier golf courses in the Guadeloupe area. Rent some gear from the pro shop, and hit the greens, then end the day in the clubhouse bar kicking back with friendly locals.
Place de la Victoire is among the most photographed green havens around Guadeloupe. It is a peaceful place where families, students, office workers and the elderly congregate to picnic, play and relax.
If you are ready to grab a bargain amble through the stores of the Destreland. Check out what the locals buy and then take home some unique gifts or treats.
Listen to the echoes of history’s cannon-fire at Guadeloupe's historic defense structures. Despite a past steeped in conflict, the Fort Louis Delgres is nowadays a tranquil place, perfect for reflecting on the fortitude of the region’s earliest residents.