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.
- Guadeloupe is home to the only volcano in the Lesser Antilles.
- Guadeloupe's capital is Basse-Terre, which was founded in 1643.
- The archipelago is made up of two main islands, Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre, and five smaller islands.
- Guadeloupe is the birthplace of the Caribbean music genre zouk.
- The island of Guadeloupe is a popular destination for whale watching.
Transportation on Guadeloupe
Getting to Guadeloupe and getting around. Our transportation tips will help make your trip smoother. More good sand advice.
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.
Pole Cara&imul;bes International Airport
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.