Guadeloupe Guide

Know Before You Go...®

The island guide intro here is a brief summary of all things Guadeloupe. You'll find an overview of the island, things to do while there, the kinds of transportation available, and what kind of weather to expect while you're there. The guide is a good place to start your planning as it is comprehensive and concise. Your visit should be one of the most memorable events in your life—from your Guadeloupe villa rental, bungalow, cottage, or other accommodation you select, to the beaches and restaurants you visit—and we want to help make that possible.

Why Guadeloupe?

  • Parc National for hiking and biking
  • Hike the La Soufriere Volcano with gases escaping
  • Black sand beaches as well as white and even some pink ones
  • Explore the offshore islands of Les Saintes
  • Pigeon Island Underwater Park and Aquarium de la Guadeloupe (Caribbean's largest aquarium)
  • The Central Market in Pointe-a-Pitre

Guadeloupe Weather/Climate

Average Temperatures

January
84 ° F
68 ° F
February
84 ° F
68 ° F
March
85 ° F
69 ° F
April
86 ° F
71 ° F
May
87 ° F
74 ° F
June
88 ° F
75 ° F
July
89 ° F
75 ° F
August
89 ° F
75 ° F
September
89 ° F
74 ° F
October
88 ° F
73 ° F
November
87 ° F
72 ° F
December
85 ° F
70 ° F

Average Rainfall

January
3.31 inches
February
2.52 inches
March
2.87 inches
April
4.84 inches
May
5.83 inches
June
4.65 inches
July
5.91 inches
August
7.8 inches
September
9.29 inches
October
8.98 inches
November
8.66 inches
December
5.39 inches

Transportation on Guadeloupe

Getting to Guadeloupe and getting around. Our transportation tips will help make your trip smoother. More good sand advice.

Entry Documents

Proof of citizenship for US and Canadian citizens in the form of a passport or an original birth certificate or voter's registration card with a photo ID and a return or ongoing ticket. Other countries require passports or visas.

Airport

Pole Cara&imul;bes International Airport

Departure Tax

None

Driving

On the right - A valid driver's license is sufficient for up to 20 days on the island

Guadeloupe Weddings and Honeymoons

Vacationers don't just stay in Guadeloupe villas - they come to paradise to get married and celebrate their honeymoons! Submit required documents to the Guadeloupe offices after completing required residency time.Cost: None.Documents Required: Birth certificate, certificate of good conduct and single status. Residency card, medical certificate including a blood test, and

Know Before You Go...® - Guadeloupe Travel Tips

Before making their way to Guadeloupe villas, vacationers like to know a little bit of helpful information to make them feel more at home during their stay. Take a look at our travel tips to make your time in villas in Guadeloupe even more relaxing.

Capital: Basse-Terre
Population: 452,776
Size: 1,780 sq km
Electric Current: 220
Time: 10:18 am zone:-4 (GMT/UTC -4)
Official Language: French (official) 99%, Creole patois
Currency: euro (EUR)
Topography: Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin
Telephone: international: country code - 590