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Guadeloupe

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Rimmed with coconut palms and golden beaches and surrounded by crystal blue sea, the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe has been nicknamed the "Emerald Island" for its incredible flora of a thousand tropical scents or "Butterfly Island" for its unusual shape. To the ancient Carib Indians, it was simply "Island of the Beautiful Waters".  BBC1 viewers will recognise it as the fictional island of Sainte Marie in the detective programme 'Death in Paradise'.

To the East lies Grande Terre, the home of sugar cane, windmills and many white beaches with clear blue waters protected by coral reefs. Grande Terre is also home to Pointe-à-Pitre, the island’s capital and Gosier, the main tourist area.

To the West lies Basse Terre, a total contrast, a region of rain forest, tropical flora and a still smouldering volcano - more than 180 miles of "paths" wind among waterfalls, hot springs, craters and banana fields. The coast is littered with idyllic towns and fishing villages, hidden in coves, often beside a beautiful beach. 

Just a short distance offshore lie the idyllic islands of Marie Galante and Les Saintes - perfect for a get away from it all experience.

Accommodation may be booked with or without air travel. Contact us for expert and friendly advice on planning your itinerary.

 Gosier Beach, Guadeloupe

ACCOMMODATION

Gosier Beach

We feature below a selection of properties which we can personally recommend. All rooms have bath/WC or shower/WC - only additional facilities are listed.   We have added our own impressions to help give you a feel of the accommodation.

Auberge de la Vieille Tour - 4 star, Gosier, Grande Terre

      

Rooms: telephone, TV,  air conditioning, hairdryer, minibar, safe, balcony or terrace

Hotel: bar, restaurant, swimming pool, tennis court

Special Offers: Reductions and extras for honeymooners and wedding anniversaries. Please ask for details.

Built around a windmill dating from the 18th century, this is unquestionably the best hotel in the tourist district of Gosier, where an excellent beach is lined by a string of hotels. The restaurant is highly recommended. 104 rooms all facing the sea. This hotel featured in an episode of the BBC1 programme ‘Death in Paradise’.

Le Jardin Malanga

Le Jardin Malanga - Trois Rivières, Southern Basse Terre


Rooms: Telephone, air conditioning, hairdryer, fridge

Hotel: bar/restaurant, swimming pool

Special Offers: Reductions for honeymooners at certain times of year. Please ask for details.

Situated on the heights above Trois Rivières with a lovely view out over the bay and Les Saintes archipelago. The 9 rooms are located in the colonial-style main building or in cottages within the grounds. Atmospheric, secluded and very comfortable. Excellent cuisine.

La Créole Beach Hôtel & Spa - 4 star, Gosier, Grande Terre


Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, fridge, safe

Hotel: bar, restaurants, swimming pool, spa

Special Offers: Reductions for early booking and honeymooners at certain times of year. Please ask for details.

A good value 4 star hotel along the main beach. Suitable for families. Some rooms sea facing. Selection of dining options. Variety of water sports (some payable). This hotel was the setting for an episode of the BBC1 programme 'Death in Paradise'.

Karibea Beach Resort - 3 star, Gosier, Grande Terre


Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, safe, fridge, balcony or terrace

Hotel: bar, restaurants, swimming pool, tennis courts, mini club

Special Offers: Reductions for early bookings, honeymooners, wedding anniversaries of 5 years and above and clients aged 60 years and over. Please ask for details.

The Karibea Beach Resort includes the Clipper and Salako hotels and the Prao apartments. The resort is situated along the main beach and is suitable for families. The Prao consists of 59 spacious apartments, each equipped with a kitchenette - ideal for self catering. The Clipper hotel, with its 89 rooms, has the interesting feature of resembling a ship from certain angles. The Salako has 116 rooms. Variety of water sports (some payable).

Bwa Chik Hotel

Bwa Chik Hotel - 3 star, Saint-François, Grande Terre


Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, hairdryer (on request), safe, balcony or terrace

Hotel: bar, swimming pool

54 rooms and duplexes, some with kitchenette, situated near the marina and 300 metres from a sandy beach. The hotel is beside shops and restaurants and is just a short walk to the centre of town.

Résidence Turquoise - Gosier, Grande Terre


Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, kitchenette, balcony

Hotel: reception

8 studios and apartments situated in the centre of Gosier just 3 minutes walk from a sandy beach. The rooms are intimate and comfortable and all face the sea. Ideal for those of an independent nature who wish to self-cater or to experience local restaurants.

Cap Réva - 3 star, Capesterre, Marie-Galante


Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, kitchenette, balcony or terrace

Hotel: bar/snack bar, swimming pool, shop

This hotel is just across the road from a lovely sandy beach, considered by many to be the best beach in Guadeloupe. It is in the centre of Capesterre within easy reach of shops and restaurants. The 32 studios and suites accommodate from 2 to 5 people. Kitchenettes are only equipped upon request and subject to availability. This hotel is currently closed.

Au Village de Ménard - 3 star, near Pointe Ménard, Marie Galante


Rooms: TV, air conditioning, kitchenette, terrace

Hotel: restaurant, swimming pool

15 self-catering bungalows and studios set in tropical gardens which offer a view out on to the ocean.

Les Saintes


A 30-40 minute ferry ride from Guadeloupe lie the beautiful islands of Les Saintes. With some justification Terre-de-Haut claims to have one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. The pastel coloured houses surrounding the bay are a lovely sight, especially when viewed from on high. Whilst Terre-de-Haut may be visited as a day trip from Guadeloupe, the islands are worthy of a much longer stay. We offer our two favourite hotels here.

Hotel Bois Joli - 3 star, Terre-de-Haut, Les Saintes


Rooms: air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, balcony or terrace

Hotel: bar, restaurant, swimming pool, shop

Idyllically situated alongside a lovely beach in a quiet part of the island, 3kms from the town, this hotel has a stunning view out to sea. The 30 rooms and bungalows, some with microwave and fridge, are nicely furnished. There is a shuttle service to the town.

PRE-BOOKABLE EXCURSIONS

There are many excursions available on Guadeloupe, most of which may be booked in advance. Excursions may only operate on one day per week and are subject to change.   If there is a tour which you particularly want to book, you are advised to confirm the day of operation when booking your holiday. The following are a selection of the more popular tours. Prices on request.

Soufrière Volcano/Carbet Waterfalls

Walk into the heart of the rain forest and find a 360 foot waterfall. Then on towards the volcano with its fumaroles and sulphury vapour.

Northern Basse Terre/Cousteau Reserve

Visit a rum distillery, Cascade aux Ecrevisses (a lovely waterfall) and ride on Le Nautilus, a glass bottomed boat, to view the underwater Cousteau Reserve.

Along the Mangrove

Discover the mangrove swamp (natural reserve for fish, shell fish and birds) and the Lamentin River, which is lined with magnificent flora.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

We specialise in tailor-made itineraries and will be pleased to provide a quotation for any arrangements from accommodation only to a fully inclusive air tour. Below are a few suggested itineraries, which we hope will give you some ideas for your own trip. Should you wish to combine your visit to Guadeloupe with a visit to Martinique, we should be happy to assist. Please do not hesitate to telephone us if you need any help or suggestions in planning your arrangements.

Charges may apply for some activities/watersports. Additional charges may apply for the period over Christmas and New Year. Price bands relate to low and high season. For coding key, see below.

Guadeloupe



Low

High



Low

High

La Toubana Hôtel & Spa

BB

G

I

Le Relais du Moulin

BB

C

E

Auberge de la Vieille Tour

BB

F

H

Le Rayon Vert

BB

D

E

La Cocoteraie

BB

F

H

Habitation Grande Anse

RO

A

C

Le Jardin Malanga

BB

H

H

Hotel Au ‘Ti Sucrier

RO

A

C

La Créole Beach Hôtel & Spa

BB

F

G

Résidence Turquoise

RO

A

C

Fleur d’Epée     

BB

E

G

Cap Réva

BB

B

D

Le Diwali

BB

C

G

Au Village de Ménard

RO

A

B

Karibea Beach Resort

BB

C

G

Le Soleil Levant

RO

A

A

Langley Resort Fort Royal

BB

D

E

Hotel Bois Joli

BB

C

E

Bwa Chik Hotel

BB

D

E

Lô Bleu

RO

C

D

Hôtel Amaudo     

RO

C

E





G1

7 nights 2 star Guadeloupe from £885

7 nights

Résidence Turquoise, Gosier

RO

Flights London-Paris-Guadeloupe and return with Air France. Airport transfers included.





G2

10 nights 3 star Guadeloupe from £1060

10 nights

Habitation Grande Anse, Deshaies

RO


Flights London-Paris-Guadeloupe and return with Air France. Car hire for 10 days (Citroen C1 or similar) including unlimited mileage.





G3

10 nights 3 star Guadeloupe and Les Saintes from £1385

3 nights

Bwa Chik, Saint-François

BB

3 nights  

Hotel Bois Joli, Terre-de-Haut,  Les Saintes

BB

4 nights

Le Diwali, Sainte-Anne

BB


Flights London-Paris-Guadeloupe and return with Air France. Guadeloupe-Les Saintes and return by boat. Airport and port transfers included on Guadeloupe and Les Saintes.





GM4

14 nights 4 star Guadeloupe and Martinique from £2095

7 nights

La Toubana Hôtel & Spa, Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe

BB

7 nights  

Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa,

Le François, Martinique

BB


Flights London-Paris-Guadeloupe-Martinique-Paris-London with Air France (Guadeloupe-Martinique with a local airline). Car hire for 11 days (Citroen C1 or similar) including unlimited mileage. Airport transfers included on Guadeloupe only.



The number of nights shown excludes nights on flights to and from the UK.


Prices

Tour prices are subject to rate fluctuation during the year but, generally speaking, the months of May-June and September-October are cheaper. Prices are subject to availability.


Flights

International flights are on Air France. Aircraft type will be advised with travel documents. Flying time to Guadeloupe or Martinique (via Paris) is ca. 9 hours. Guadeloupe-Martinique is ca. 45 minutes. Flights via Paris are also available from Birmingham and Manchester at no extra cost (taxes vary however). At a small supplement, flights via Paris are also available from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Southampton.


Prices include

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Economy class scheduled flights on Air France, airport taxes, passenger service charges, accommodation sharing a twin room in hotels. Meals, transfers and car hire as per itineraries. Baggage allowance on international flights with Air France is 1 piece, which must not exceed 23 kgs. Between islands the allowance is 20 kgs.


Not included

Travel insurance, items of personal expense e.g. drinks, porterage, telephone calls, gratuities and excursions.

ACCOMMODATION PRICE BANDS

Bands are based on prices per person per night in a twin room. Please note that these are subject to variation throughout the year and are intended as a guideline only. Please check at the time of booking for current prices. Many hotels are also available on half board. Prices on request.

Up to £30

A


£31-£40

B

£41-£50

C


£51-£60

D

£61-£70

E


£71-£80

F

£81-£100

G


£101-£120

H

£121-£140

I


Over 140

J

 RO - room only

BB - bed and breakfast

Auberge de la Vieille Tour

Marie Galante


45 minutes by boat or 15 minutes by air from Guadeloupe lies the magical island of Marie Galante, still barely touched by tourism. It is said that Marie Galante represents Guadeloupe as she was some 30 years ago. Whilst it can be visited as a day trip from Guadeloupe, Marie Galante is really at its best once the day trippers have left. This is the place for a get away from it all experience and arguably it has the most beautiful beach in all of Guadeloupe.

Hotel Bois Joli Village de Ménard La Créole Beach Hôtel Karibea Beach Resort La Toubana Hôtel

La Toubana Hôtel & Spa - 4 star, Sainte-Anne, Grande Terre


Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, fridge, kitchenette, terrace

Hotel: bar, restaurant, beach snack bar, swimming pool, fitness room, spa, small but lovely private beach

Special Offers: Reductions for honeymooners at certain times of year. Please ask for details.

A lovely setting, a mile outside Sainte Anne. The 32 bungalows, most with ocean view, are located amongst gardens sloping down the cliffside. In addition, there are 12 suites and 3 villas, some with private pool, which are magnificent. In our opinion this is the best hotel in Guadeloupe. 

La Cocoteraie

La Cocoteraie - 4 star, Saint-François, Grande Terre


Rooms: all 50 rooms are huge suites with separate lounge, telephone, TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, minibar, safe, balcony or terrace

Hotel: bar, restaurant, very large swimming pool, tennis courts, small private beach, 18 hole golf course close by.

Special Offers: Reductions for early booking at certain times of year. Extras for honeymooners and wedding anniversaries of 20 years and above.  Please ask for details.

Ideally situated just a short walk from the marina and all its restaurants, this friendly hotel offers very spacious, comfortable accommodation.

Fleur d’Epée  - 3 star, Bas du Fort, Grande Terre

 

Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, fridge, balcony or terrace

Hotel: bar, restaurants, swimming pool, shop, water sports centre, mini club

One of the very few Guadeloupe hotels to offer an all-inclusive option, this hotel of 187 rooms has many activities on offer and a lovely beach. Ideal for families. You are unlikely to have enough holiday to try out all their sports and activities. Evening entertainment.

Fleur d’Epée Le Diwali

Le Diwali - Sainte-Anne, Grande Terre


Rooms: TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, fridge

Hotel: bar, lounge which opens out on to the beach

A delightful small hotel of just 8 rooms situated right on the white sand beach of Sainte-Anne. The rooms are decorated in a charming colonial style. A quite unique ‘at home’ atmosphere.

Langley Resort Fort Royal - 3 star, Petit Bas Vent, near Deshaies, North West Basse Terre

 

Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, fridge, some with balcony or terrace

Hotel: 2 bars, restaurant, swimming pool, lounge, massage, shop, tennis courts, water sports, dive centre, mini club, excursion desk

133 rooms and suites are situated in the main building and 82 bungalows are spread out around the extensive grounds. One of the very few Guadeloupe hotels to offer an all-inclusive option, this hotel has a very special atmosphere. It has a beautiful setting and two lovely beaches. It has often featured in ‘Death in Paradise’. There are musical evenings several times a week in high season.

Langley Resort Fort Royal

Hôtel Amaudo - 3 star, near Saint-François, Grande Terre

 

Rooms: TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, fridge, balcony or terrace

Hotel: swimming pool

Just 10 rooms beautifully decorated and all with superb sea view. Situated in a residential area a few minutes’ drive from Saint-François, this comfortable and friendly colonial-style hotel has a beautiful setting overlooking Anse à la Barque.

Hôtel Amaudo

Le Relais du Moulin - 4 star, near Sainte-Anne, Grande Terre

 

Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, fridge, terrace

Hotel: bar, restaurant, swimming pool, tennis court, steam room, fitness room

Formerly the Eden Palm Hotel but now under new ownership and refurbished, Le Relais du Moulin opened in October 2016. The 66 rooms and suites are spread throughout the grounds which  surround a beautiful 19th century windmill. Self-service electric car and bicycle rental. The lovely beach of Helleux is just 700 metres away.

Le Relais du Moulin

Le Rayon Vert - 3 star, Ferry, near Deshaies, North West Basse Terre

 

Rooms: TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, minibar, terrace

Hotel: bar, restaurant, swimming pool

Situated in a residential area 5 kms from the town of Deshaies, this lovely hotel has just 22 rooms. The beach of Ferry is just 500 metres away and the Botanical Gardens a 5 minute drive away. Lovely sea view from reception/restaurant area.

Le Rayon Vert

Habitation Grande Anse - 3 star, Deshaies, North West Basse Terre


Studios and Apartments: telephone, TV, air conditioning, safe, kitchenette, balcony or terrace

Hotel: bar, restaurant (not all year), swimming pool

This lovely hotel is family-owned and managed. Just 250 metres from Grande Anse, one of the best beaches on the island, but well away from the main tourist areas, Habitation Grande Anse is beautifully situated. The 50 studios and apartments are spread around a hillside surrounded by lush vegetation.  This hotel was the setting for an episode of the BBC1 programme ‘Death in Paradise’.

Habitation Grande Anse Hotel Au ‘Ti Sucrier

Le Soleil Levant - 3 star, Capesterre, Marie Galante

 

Rooms: TV, air conditioning, balcony or terrace

Hotel: restaurant, 2 swimming pools, spa

Situated in the heights above the town of Capesterre, this colourful hotel in a lovely garden has a wonderful view out to sea. The accommodation consists of rooms, bungalows with kitchenettes and self-catering apartments. 

Le Soleil Levant

Lô Bleu - 2 star, Terre-de-Haut, Les Saintes

 

Rooms: TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, fridge, balcony or terrace

Hotel: bar

Situated right on the beach, a short walk from the town and harbour, this small and friendly hotel of just 11 rooms has a cosy and casual atmosphere. The rooms all have bespoke artwork, some facing the sea.

Lô Bleu

PRICES

Hotel Au ‘Ti Sucrier - Ferry, near Deshaies, North West Basse Terre


Studios and Apartments: air conditioning, safe, kitchenette, balcony or terrace

Hotel: swimming pool

A small, intimate hotel of just 14 studios and apartments situated 40 metres from the idyllic beach of Plage de Leroux. Surrounded by a tropical garden, the hotel has a beautiful view out over the Caribbean.

Résidence Turquoise Cap Réva
Despite some press reports to the contrary, all is well in Guadeloupe following hurricane Maria and hotels are open. There was no significant damage.