Guadeloupe is not only a tourist high spot, surrounded with magnificent beaches, it is also an island packed with a wide array of exciting activities! There is an almost endless supply of fun things to do for visitors, from hiking to nautical sports. Hikers will enjoy climbing the Soufrière volcano, following mountain or coastal trails, joining discovery safaris along waterfalls and rivers. The sea allows for diving, surfing or cruising and there is flora and fauna to discover at sea or on land. Nautical excursions will take you to Petite Terre, les Saintes, Marie Galante or closer isles such as Gosier, Fortune or Caret. At sea there are possibilities to go deep-sea fishing, dolphin or whale watching, on land, horseback riding or trekking through the mangroves will be equally exotic experiences, the only thing you won-t have enough of, is time!
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe has several diving spots of international reputation such as la Réserve Cousteau at the Pigeon isles, or the Port Louis caves. A mask and tuba are all you will need to begin your adventure in shallow waters, no more than 3 feet deep. Experienced guides are waiting to accompany you from the isles of Caret and Gosier.
Hikers will be delighted with the selection of short walks (30 minutes) and long hikes (12 hours and more) up the mountain trails or along the seacoast.
Kite and windsurf
With regular trade winds over 8 months a war and smooth water surfaces, conditions for kite and windsurfing are nothing short from ideal!
Surf spots enjoy international recognition Le Moule, Le Héleux in St Anne, Port Louis, Petit Havre among others, will delight beginners and confirmed surfers alike.
Jet ski or sea scooters can be rented, a licence is necessary for independent outings, but qualified instructors are available and will be happy to organise excursions with you.
Canoes are ideal to visit the mangrove, the isles and the inaccessible wild beaches.
There are multiple options
Boats can be rented for an afternoon to go dolphin or whale watching or even for leisurely trips along the coast or excursions towards les Saintes, Marie Galante or Petite Terre.
As all around the Antilles islands, there is an abundance of fish in Guadeloupe. Upwind or downwind, are equally good for deep-sea fishing.
Exposed to the trade winds, the St François golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, is a rather technical experience.