Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 332
Horseback riding on
La Perle Beach in Basse-Terre
The French Caribbean Archipelago
Hop through the Guadeloupe islands and enjoy a
vacation like no other. All of the islands are located
no more than 45 minutes away from each other
and the two largest islands, Grande Terre and Basse
Terre are connected by a bridge, making movement
between the two, fast and easy.
The other islands are accessed by ferry with a round
trip costing about 25 to 45 Euros per person.
You can travel around the islands easily by bus
or cab. The cabs are metered and an additional
40% surcharge will be added to your fare when
travelling between the hours of 9:00 pm and 7:00
am, every day. If the cab is not metered, ensure
that you have agreed on a fare with the driver
prior to leaving. And, your driver may or may not
be fully conversant with English so write your
destination on a piece of paper for ease of travel.
Basse Terre - Majestic!
Lush vegetation, mountainous with a rich
ecosystem and the home of La Soufriere volcano.
Grande Terre - Fascinating!
Beautiful beaches, resorts and restaurants adorn
this island of rich heritage.
Marie Galante - Authentic!
The largest of the islands, the place where rum
reigns and sandy beaches beckon.
Les Saintes - Heavenly!
Consisting of nine islands, two of which are
inhabited (Terre de Haut and Terre de Bas), the bays
are beautiful and the food is delightful.
La Désirade - Pristine!
Relatively untouched with quiet simplicity, lovely
beaches and spectacular coral reefs.
Photo Credit: Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board