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Guadeloupe is a fascinating archipelago of 6 islands, with each island offering travelers something different while retaining its rich Franco-Caribbean culture and identity.

Guadeloupe’s two main islands GRAND TERRE and BASSE TERRE look like the wings of a butterfly and are joined together by a mangrove swamp.  Grande-Terre, the eastern of the two islands, has a string of beach towns that offer visitors marvelous stretches of sand to laze on and plenty of activities, while mountainous Basse-Terre, the western of the two, is home to the wonderful Guadeloupe National Park, which is crowned by the spectacular La Soufrière volcano.

Practical info

The Guadeloupe islands have an tropical climate. Throughout the year, the air and water temperatures vary between 24 °C and 30 °C. Rainfall is very localised, short-lived and generally more common in mountain areas.

The official language is French. Most people speak creole. In big tourist centers and at the northern islands (Saint-Martin, Saint-Bartholomew), they also speak English.

Entry formalities
The Guadeloupe islands are an integral part of French territory, therefore of Europe. A valid identity card or passport is sufficient.
Time difference
The Guadeloupe islands share the same time zone as New York and Montreal, namely GMT -5 in winter and GMT -6 in summer. 
The currency is the Euro. The coins and notes are the same as those used in Europe.
Most banks and bank machines accept most international credit cards.
Credit cards: are welcomed almost everywhere, the best known is Visa. 
Bring some cash for small expenses !

Vaccinations:  There are no vaccination requirements for visitors to Guadeloupe. Tourists from South America and some Caribbean islands need a certificate of vaccinations against smallpox and yellow fever.
Food safety: There are no specific food safety risks. French government authorities promote good hygiene practices and put in place strengthened control procedures for sites especially frequented by tourists during the summer months.
WaterTap water is safe to drink in Guadeloupe.

Light and casual clothes are suitable days and evenings, suits and ties are not necessary. For those attending mass at church, smart casual attire is necessary. Don't wear swim suits in the city; it is considered bad manners. Don't forget rain protection, sweaters and waterproof hiking shoes for hiking trips in the rain forest.

The telephone network is automatic throughout the archipelago for mainland France and offers satellite communications for other countries. The 10-“gure numbering system is the same as in mainland France. 00 590
+ phone number without the 0 (Calls to Guadeloupe)

-6 : 00 of time difference with Paris

220 V / 50 Hz

Important telephone numbers:
Police: 17 
Fire department: 18 
Ambulance: 15 
Hopital: +590-(0)5 90 89 10 10 
Veterinary: +590-(0)5 90 26 68 94 
Sea Rescue: +590-(0)5 90 99 22 26 
Weather Report: +590-(0)8 92 68 08 08 
Airport - flight informations: +590-(0)8 92 68 97 55 
Port: +590-(0)5 90 32 72 25 
Express mail: +590-(0)8 25 80 18 01
And what about tipping?
In Guadeloupe like elsewhere in France, a service charge is always included in the bill. If you are particularly pleased with the service, you may certainly leave a few extra euros on the table. But this additional tip is neither expected nor necessary.

If you want to book or pre- book excursions this is only possible with the hotel.
Send an email to the activity team at the hotel and they will help you!





Guadeloupe in caribbean. French west indies.
Guadeloupe in caribbean. French west indies.