A taste of the French Caribbean

A taste of the French Caribbean

Creole and French culture come together in the island archipelago of Guadeloupe. An overseas department of France, the influence of which is reflected in the food language and culture, Guadeloupe provides a taste of the French Caribbean.

Winter Caribbean Islands cruises to Guadeloupe depart from Fort-de-France, Martinique. Often described as the Caribbean with a taste of Europe, Martinique is located at the southern end of the Caribbean. The island consists of a rugged terrain and is home to both beautiful beaches and tropical forests with a lively selection of cafes, bars and restaurants along the scenic coastal cities.

Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe’s largest city, is the first port of call after leaving Martinique. Some of the most stunning beaches in the Caribbean islands can be found in Guadeloupe. Plage de Grande Anse is the perfect location to spend the day enjoying water sports, strolling along the soft golden sands and cooling off in the refreshing waters. For a more remote experience take a catamaran cruise to Îlet du Gosier. This uninhabited coral isle is all about powdery sand and beautifully clear turquoise water.

When viewed from overhead, the island of Guadeloupe resembles the shape of a butterfly. Caribbean cruises to Guadeloupe stop in Pointe-a-Pitre which is in the middle of the island. This port destination provides easy access to explore Grande-Terre in the east and Basse-Terre in the west which make up the two main areas of Guadeloupe proper.

From here, continue making your way through the Antilles, as you sail to tropical paradises like Saint Lucia, Barbados, Antigua and St. Marteen.