"Gwada: Le papillon des Caraïbes" Top 5 Page for this destination Guadeloupe by Pieter11
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In the northern part of the Lesser Antilles you’ll find an island that looks just like a huge butterfly. This butterfly is a part of the Republic of France and is called La Guadeloupe. Like all the islands here Guadeloupe also creates the border between the Caribbean Sea in the West and the Atlantic Ocean in the East. To its South you’ll find the island of Dominica, to the Northwest the British island Montserrat and to the North the country Antigua and Barbuda.
The mainisland of La Guadeloupe (the butterfly) consists of two parts, devided by a small, salty river. The Western part is Basse-Terre: a mountainess island with a volcano, jungle, waterfalls and more natural beauty. The Eastern part is called Grande-Terre and is more flat and is the tourist centre of the island.
Besides this there are several smaller islands in the direct surroundings: La Désirade, Marie-Galante, the tiny Îles de la Petite Terre and the islands of Les Saintes.
I lived on Guadeloupe (on Grande-Terre) for three months. In this period I tried to visit as much places as possible here, to get a good, complete view of what the archipelago has to offer. The tips on this page will be organised in the below order:
3) La Désirade
5) Les Saintes
For a short intro in some of the nearby islands, check my "off-the-beaten-path" tips.
- Pros:"Gwada" has lots of different faces: natural and cultural
- Cons:It's quite expensive to visit and quite touristy
- In a nutshell:A good and easy introduction to the Caribbean
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