Guadeloupe - 40 Attractions You Must Visit
Guadeloupe is also known as the Butterfly Island, on account of the shape of two of its major islands, and is a overseas region of France in the Caribbean.
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List of Attractions in Guadeloupe
A beautiful waterfall that was placed onto the River Grande plaine and located in an insular region of France. it has a 9 meters altitude and there is a natural pool where people swim. Beware of the rocky area and the access to this area is not much difficult and you can enjoy your holidays here and can rejuvenate your soul. Here diving is not advisedd because of the harsh rocks in the waterfall.
Aquarium of Guadeloupe
The Guadeloupe aquarium is a public aquarium, located at the Bas du Fort marina in Gosier, in the south of Grande-Terre, an island in Guadeloupe and it is also the most visited museum on the island which was opened in 1985. It has nearly 80 species of fish and 50 species of corals are presented to the public so that they can discover the richness of the seabed of the Caribbean Sea.
Lake/ River/ Ponds
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Bassin Bleu is a natural water site of three pools along the Petite Rivière de Jacmel made up of seven waterfalls naturally carved into the cliffside along with some caves. It is also one of the nice trekking destinations and also swimming and other water activities are appreciated here. A beautiful p[ool which was surrounded by the mountains and forests. This place will rejuvenate your mind and body and it is one of the favourite weekend spots of the locals.
One of the most famous and easily accessible series of waterfalls in Guadaloupe was located at the heart of the rainforest in Guadeloupe National Park. The first two falls make a huge impression, exceeding 110 meters of height each, while the third one is only 20 meters in height. You can have a small trek to reach these falls and from here you can see the vast natural beauty of this area and the falls are one of the most popular visitor sites in Guadeloupe, with approximately 400,000 visitors a
The Moreau Falls are a series of waterfalls consisting of a large main jump 100 meters high and two secondary jumps located on the course of the Moreau River in Guadeloupe. They are located in the national park of Guadeloupe on the territory of the municipality of Goyave on the island of Basse-Terre. This fall is found in an environment of hygrophilous plants and also this place is a little bit risky to reach and her you can enjoy nature's beauty.
Fort Delgrès is a strong French overlooking the town of Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe. It was a high place of the Franco-English struggle in the West Indies than that of the Guadeloupeans led by the mulatto officer and resistant Louis Delgrès against the reestablishment of slavery by Richepanse. It was classified as a historic monument by decree of November 21, 1971.
Fort Fleur d'épée
Fort Fleur d'Épée is located in the hills of Bas-du-Fort, in the municipality of Le Gosier which was listed on the supplementary inventory of Historic Monuments. It was built from 1750 to 1763 to a polygonal plan by Vauban in the heights above the town of Gosier. It is composed of underground passages leading to small rooms. The powder magazine and the kitchen with its oven are still clearly visible. The vast corridors occasionally host various art exhibitions throughout the year.
Fort Napoléon is located on Terre-de-Haut Island, in the Îles des Saintes, Guadeloupe Perched some 400 feet above Les Saintes Bay. It was restored in the 1980s and houses a museum showcasing the history of Les Saintes. This superb fortress did not serve as a fortress either but as a penitentiary. On the ground floor, the four rooms of the main building are located above an enormous 350,000m3 cistern, designed to provide water autonomy in the event of a siege.
Grand Cul-de-sac marin
The Grand Cul-de-sac Marin is a bay in Guadeloupe, located between the north coast of Basse-Terre and the west coast of Grande-Terre. It is closed off by coral reefs. Its area reaches about 15,000 hectares. A coral reef almost completely closes the bay; it begins 5 km north of Sainte-Rose and stretches 14 km east towards Vieux-Bourg, passing near the Caret and Fajou islets. This is the reason why the bay is described as a lagoon in certain tourist brochures. This is a protected UNESCO Biosph
Lake/ River/ Ponds
The Grand Etang Lake is a naturally water-filled crater of one of Grenada’s extinct volcanoes. This area was very rich in its diversity of flora and fauna. Evidence suggests that the Grand Etang Lake is connected to Kick 'em Jenny, an active submarine volcano to the north. It is also one of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend some nice time in the middle of greenery.
Guadeloupe National Park
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The Guadeloupe National Park located in the Leeward Islands of the eastern Caribbean region has the world's most extensive Permian fossil reef, the four highest peaks in Texas. You can experience the beautiful mountains, canyons, deserts, and dunes. It also has a vast collection of flora and fauna, both marine and terrestrial. The park covers nearly 22,000 hectares and this place is a paradise for trekkers and also for wildlife lovers too.
The zoo Guadeloupe, also known locally as the name Mamelles Park, is a zoo French on the island of Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe, in the municipality of Bouillante. It occupies a site of 4 hectares, on which it presents approximately 450 animals of 64 species. It is located on the Route de la Traversée, near Les Mamelles, two mountains of the Guadeloupe National Park, from which it takes its name.
Habitation La Grivelière
Man-made Structures- Other
The Habitation La Grivelière is a group of agricultural buildings in a coffee plantation located in Vieux-Habitants on Basse-Terre in the department of Guadeloupe in France. Founded at the end of the xvii th century, This estate of almost 90 hectares is classified with the historic buildings since 1987. It is an old plantation dating from colonial times which can be reached by traveling along a steep little mountain road.
Îles des Saintes
The islands of Saintes or Les Saintes, in Guadeloupean Creole Lresent , are an archipelago of volcanic islets in the French Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. Divided between the municipalities of Terre-de-Haut and Terre-de-Bas, the Saintes are administratively attached to Guadeloupe. Their inhabitants are called the Saintois. It is a beautiful picturesque location where you can spend your holidays.
Ilet a Cabrit
Scuba Dive Spots
I let a Cabrit is a small and beautiful uninhabited island which was located in the Saintes archipelago, in the French Antilles. It has a beautiful fort on it and also a beautiful beach where you can have scuba diving, snorkeling and the views from here are truly breathtaking. It is also one of the main places where the sailing ships that visit Terre-de-Haut were anchoring.
The islet Caret is an uninhabited islet located in the Grand Cul-de-sac marine, off the town of Sainte Rose in Guadeloupe. It is about 120 meters long and around 20 meters wide on average. Its vegetation consists of small replanted palm trees as well as a few other plants. This white sand beach is partly made up of dead corals coming from the coral reef located a few hundred meters away. The islet itself is nothing more than a piece of sand that measures no more than a tennis court, but it is a
Îlet du Gosier
The islet of Gosier is an islet one kilometer long and located a few hundred meters off the town of the same name, Gosier in Guadeloupe. it has been under the protection of the Coastal Conservatory to ensure its preservation. This islet is uninhabited but stands out for the presence of the Gosier lighthouse located at the southern tip. This uninhabited islet offers an incredible view of the Datcha beach and Basse-Terre island.
The Pigeon islets are two small islands - called Grand Îlet and Petit Îlet - located off Malendure, in the town of Bouillante, in Guadeloupe. This site is part of the Cousteau reserve. The name "Pigeon" is that of a landowner in the xvii th century. The islets have also been called "îlets à Goyave", although there is no trace of the fruit on these islands. It is of volcanic origin, the rocks are mainly made up of andesite.
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies
The Deshaies Botanical Garden is a 7- hectare botanical garden located in Deshaies, Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe island. From 1979 to 1986 it was the home of the French comedian Coluche, which had previously been populated with rare plants by Guy Blandin. Currently, the botanical garden houses more than 1000 species distributed along 1.5 kilometers of trails with 15 different areas. This park offers a wide range of plants and a panoramic view of the Caribbean sea.
La Grande Soufrière
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A beautiful and active stratovolcano on the French island of Basse-Terre, in Guadeloupe. The volcano hike was a breathtaking experience, but be careful, plan your ascent well, for the breathtaking views from the top. Watching the sunrise from the top is an unforgettable sight. You can spend some beautiful time enjoying nature and also you will get a nice trekking experience too.