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Grande-Terre sits on a vast limestone plateau bordered with pristine beaches, and featuring turquoise lagoons, and unforgettable scenery. The soil being ideal for growing sugar cane, the island is practically covered in plantations. Many restaurants on the island pride themselves on serving traditional Créole cuisine, while the hotels promise guests a good night’s sleep.

Don’t miss

  • The covered Spice Market in Pointe-à-Pitre
  • L’église Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul—the basilica in Pointe-à-Pitre
  • Fort Fleur d’Épée—a fortress perched above the town of Gosier
  • Musée Schœlcher—Pointe-à-Pitre’s museum in honour of the man behind the movement to abolish slavery
  • Gosier Islet—explore the tropical marine life from the new and improved underwater trail (way marked and free to the public)
  • Golf International de Saint-François—a stunning 18-hole golf course right on the coast
  • La Pointe-des-Châteaux—a site of unparalleled biodiversity and archaeological treasures that has been named Grand Site de France
  • Canal des Rotours—a unique waterway tucked away among the mangroves in Morne-à-l’Eau
  • Pays de la Canne—a refurbished sugar cane plant in Beauport, PortLouis. Now a centre for scientific, technical, and industrial culture, it features an educational theme park where visitors can learn about the history of sugar in Guadeloupe and a train that will take them through the sugar fields.
  • La cimetière de Morne-à-l’Eau—an amphitheatre-like site where the burial vaults are tiled in black and white
  • La Pointe de la Grande Vigie and Porte d’Enfer—monumental cliffs with unforgettable vistas