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The north of Grande Terre

Our holiday on this magnificent tropical island was coming to an end. We still had a part of the island that was left unexplored: the north of Grande Terre. We started our journey with a swim on the beach Anse du Souffleur. It’s a popular beach with locals and it’s easy to see why. The …

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The south of Grande Terre

View from our room. It was time for us to switch to the second part of the island. We had spent a week in the mountaineous Basse Terre and were going to spend 5 days in La Toubana, located in Saint Anne on Grande Terre. Grande Terre is the flat part of the island and …

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Ilet Caret

pic by guadeloupe-paradise.fr A little bit offshore the North coast of Basse-Terre, roughly in front of Sainte Rose, you find the Grand Cul-de-sac Marin, an ocean spot covering 15000 hectares of coral reefs. You’ll find little ‘islands’ there, that are actually nothing more than sandbanks with some vegetation on them. They are tiny paradises for …

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Les chutes du Carbet

Near the volcan La Soufrière the river Carbet flows to the ocean through a series of waterfalls, called “chutes” in French. We decided to head to that area again to visit them. We left Deshaies around lunchtime and drove to the right part of Basse-Terre, since the waterfalls can only be reached from that side. …

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Hiking La Soufrière

After the first excursions, we felt like it was time to do some serious exercise. We decided to hike La Soufrière, the active volcano on Guadeloupe. The starting point of the hikes is above the village of Saint-Claude and the views while driving up there where already quite spectacular. We had the luck of traveling …

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Route de la Traversée

After our first encounters with the rich nature of the island, it was time for our first exploration. We drove our rental car through endless fields of banana trees up to the starting point of ‘la Route de la Traversée’, which roughly translates as the ‘Road of the crossing’. This beautiful road runs from west …

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Guadeloupe: pearl of the Carribean

We have been travel blogging for a while now, but we have been traveling for much longer than that. In 2006 we met and in July 2007 we made our first trip together. As a destination we chose the tropical island of Guadeloupe. A dream trip and one we would love to show you! Guadeloupe …