Guadeloupe is an undiscovered gem of tourism. Two islands beside each other comprise the nation and resemble a butterfly flapping its wings. Hence, it is appropriately called the Butterfly Island.

This French territory has eight exotic islands out of which two are pristine.

Things To Do In Guadeloupe

Grand Terre is the first island in the group. Plus, it is where most tourists start their journey. The exotic Caribbean beaches and active nightlife attract a young crowd. Gosier is the best place to find some glitzy clubs. For the complete tourist experience, take a day trip to St. Anne. Laying down on Carvel Beach, and browsing through the night beach market is exhilarating.

Those who are looking for a quiet holiday can go to La Moule. It is a quaint town with scenic charm and rich history. In addition to visiting the Edgar Clerc Museum, you can also go surfing.

Besides Gosier, Baie-Mahault is also a destination where you can enjoy shopping and clubbing. Plus, buying someone a drink is not going to cost much there. Furthermore, Basse-Terre Island abounds in dense forests and gushing waterfalls.

Sunset surf camp is an ideal place for solo travelers and backpackers who do not want to waste money on expensive cottage and bungalow style hotels. When you return home, do fill your bags with exquisite fabric “ Madras” and cheap rum.

Culture

Guadeloupe has a rich culture like any French territory. Thus, there are numerous festivals celebrated on Butterfly islands. You must be a part of at least one, to get a glimpse into their culture. Whether it is the Drum Festival or the Artisan Festival, the choice is yours.

The predominant religion is Roman Catholicism.

Getting Around

To get to the island you need to take a flight, ferry or boat. If you want to travel around on the island efficiently, then it is better to hire a car. The Public transport system does not meet the mark. Plus, it is better to deal with pot-holed roads than inefficient transportation systems.

Language

The official language is French. The lingua franca is Creole. People working in tourist industry speak English freely.

Currency

The official currency is Euro. The currency exchange is available in banks and bureaus de change. You can use US Dollars, but you will probably get the change in Euros. All major credit cards are accepted and ATMs are available in every town.

Electricity & Plug Type

In Guadeloupe, they use electric sockets and plugs of types C and F, as in Europe. The standard voltage is 230V.

December 10, 2016 12:32 pm Published by

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