Things to do in Guadeloupe

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Guadeloupe: Mangrove Stand Up Paddleboard Experience

1. Guadeloupe: Mangrove Stand Up Paddleboard Experience

After an introductory stand up paddleboard course from your qualified instructor on the Plage de Babin beach, head towards Macou Island while exploring the mangroves on the way. Thanks to the clarity of the water, enjoy exceptional views of the Caribbean marine life as your friendly guide provides interesting explanations. Learn why mangroves are such an essential ecosystem for Guadeloupe, acting as a nursery for marine life, as well as a filter and protection for the island itself. The excursion takes you through the mangrove forest in this protected area that is not accessible by boat. Enjoy privileged access as you see the different species living underwater such as multicolored fish, starfish, rays, crabs, and coral. See the colonies of pelicans, herons, and frigates perched in the mangroves and soaring overhead before returning back to Plage de Babin beach.

Kingstown: La Soufriere Volcano Hike

2. Kingstown: La Soufriere Volcano Hike

Your tour will begin at the Kingstown Cruise Ship Terminal, from there you will make your way towards the windward side of the island. This side of the island is the most developed side of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where the majority of the hotels, bars, and white-sand beaches are. Your first stop will be to Arnos Vale, where you will get to see the E.T Joshua Airport and the Arnos Vale Playing Field, where all the cricket matches are played. Carrying on your journey, your next photo stop will be at Villa, where you will get the see the beautiful Young Island. Following that you will visit Calliaqua, a town in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines located in the far south of the main island of Saint Vincent. You will then discover the Argyle International Airport, which has become one of the most important infrastructure assets as the country's first international airport. This airport connects St. Vincent and the Grenadines to airports like Miami International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Toronto Pearson International Airport, as well as others in the Caribbean. The airport is the second solar-powered airport in the Caribbean, following V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua. You will then pass through Georgetown and making a quick photo stop at the Rabacca Dry River. Georgetown is located on the island of Saint Vincent and is the largest city in Charlotte Parish, with a population of about 1,700. You will then encounter the Rabacca Dry River, which is a seasonal river which will only flow like a normal river when there is heavy rainfall. Finally, you will discover the La Soufriere Cross Country Trail, which winds its way from sea level up to the top of the majestic La Soufriere Volcano at 4,049 feet. There you can admire the granite cliffs which reach for the sky, giving way to sweeping valleys and deep gorges, before you eventually reach the immense volcanic crater.

Guadeloupe: Saint-François Fine Arts Museum Visit

3. Guadeloupe: Saint-François Fine Arts Museum Visit

Discover the Saint-Francois Museum of Fine Arts (MBASF) with this entry ticket or choose the company of a guide. Learn about local Guadeloupean culture as you admire work from local artists. Stroll through over 500 years of art history in this museum that boasts 150 art pieces in a 250 square meter space. Take in pieces byGuillaume Guillon-Lethière, a French neoclassical painter and discover some contemporary pieces at this museum whose goal is to provide art education to locals and tourists who are interested in local culture. Take in paintings from European, Asian, and African artists in the first museum of fine arts in the French West Indies. Uncover paintings, drawings and sculptures spread over seven rooms, on a panoramic journey thorugh fine art from the 16th century to the present day.

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What people are saying about Guadeloupe

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 49 reviews

MAT is a brilliant guide who took advantage of this paddle excursion to explain to us the basics of standing up, and to show us the mangroves, all the way inside through small hidden tunnels, with a wealth of explanations about this fragile balance of the ecosystem + as a bonus the address of a great spot for very very good lunch on the port of old town! Thanks!

Ideal for enjoying this extraordinary nature, this outing allows you to admire the aquatic fauna and exceptional flora. The guide wishes to convey to us the love of this place as idyllic as it is fragile. Very pleasant to navigate at a gentle pace which makes us enjoy this place to the fullest.