3 excellent reasons to live in Guadeloupe

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3 bonnes raisons de vivre en Guadeloupe ?

You want an escape from your daily life without too much change of scenery? Why not consider living in Guadeloupe? Between heavenly beaches, sunshine and other temptations this island will certainly be able to provide you the relaxation you are looking for. If you are still doubtful, here is a list of reasons why you should live in Guadeloupe.  

1- Diverse landscapes:  

In the French archipelago of the Lesser Antilles, located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Guadeloupe is made up of many islands: the two main ones, Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre, are linked by a bridge giving the island its butterfly shape surrounding them we can find Les Saintes, La Désirade and Marie-Galante.  

Whether you prefer beaches or rivers, you will always find something to do on the island of beautiful waters. Indeed, Grande-Terre’s white sand beaches are well known for their postcards landscapes while in Basse-Terre we can find black sand beaches, waterfalls and rivers that will delight anyone who is not afraid of the cold. 

2- Diversity of activities: 

The island offers many activities.  

There are many hiking trails both in Grande-Terre, with La Pointe des Chateaux located in Saint-François and in Basse-Terre with the trails leading to La Soufrière, also known as “the old lady”, Guadeloupe’s active volcano nestled in the peaks of Saint-Claude.  

If you choose to stay in Grande-Terre, you will also be able to enjoy various nautical activities, visit the historical site at the colonial house of Zévallos said to be “haunted”, Damoiseau’s distillery where the brand’s rum is produced or even go to the famous spice market of Pointe-à-Pitre.   

Additionally, you can go to Basse-Terre to take a walk along the palm trees of Dumanoir alley in Capesterre-Belle-Eau, visit the cocoa’ house in Pointe-Noire, or even dive into the Cousteau reserve in Bouillante to discover the local aquatic fauna.

3- Guadeloupean gastronomy: 

Finally, while in Guadeloupe, you will have the opportunity to taste delicious local dishes such as: 

  • Accras: small codfish fritters garnished with spices.  
  • Bokits: fritters with the filling of your choice sold from food trucks.  
  • Sorbet coco: local ice cream made in manual ice cream maker. 
  • Dombrés: small balls of flour cooked with shrimp or pork tails.  
  • Tourments d’amour: short crust pastries filled with jam, specialty of Les Saintes.  

These are typical dishes that you will not find anywhere else.  

So, why are you waiting to try the Guadeloupean lifestyle?

Coralee Chindeko