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Les Saintes Islands, Guadeloupe



Guadeloupe boasts a blend of French and African influences that are inherently Caribbean yet enjoys a fully modern infrastructure that marks it out from its regional neighbours. A taste of the sugar and rum produced here or a flavour of the islands' Creole culture and you'll be in no doubt where you are though.

A mangrove swamp joins the two main islands, Basse-Terre and Grand-Terre, yet they remain quite different. Whilst Grand-Terre has a string of beach towns offering visitors access to stretches of sand and lots of water sports, Basse-Terre is home to swathes of rainforest and a large national park, dominated by the brooding La Soufriere volcano, and is ideal for walking and diving; find the submerged statue of Jacques Cousteau off Pigeon Island in the Jacques Cousteau underwater marine reserve.

Seven other islands make up the rest of the archipelago. They have their own identity and distinct character, from the uncrowded beaches and unspoilt scenery of La Desirade and Marie-Galante to the more cosmopolitan delights of Terre-de-Haut, which also has an impressive nineteenth century fort.


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At a glance

Flying time from UK
8½ hours

Time zone

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Special offers in Guadeloupe

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Exotic Caribbean In-Depth on Seabourn Ovation

16-day luxury ocean cruise from £7,895 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Two-category suite upgrade & up to US $2,000 onboard credit
Book by: 31 December 2023

Follow in the bow wake of the yacht set, heading off the beaten track for hidden beaches, rainforest treasures and colonial intrigue. It’s all showcased alongside the best in all-inclusive luxury.

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Beyond Barbados in Bliss on Seven Seas Splendor

12-day luxury ocean cruise from £6,595 pp incl. flights

Sailing in style aboard the luxurious Regent Seven Seas Splendor this cruise is the perfect introduction to the culture, countryside and coastlines of the Caribbean.

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