29 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

29 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

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Iles des Saintes
— 8 nights
Ferry to Pointe-à-Pitre, Bus to Le Gosier
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Le Gosier
— 11 nights
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Deshaies
— 9 nights

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Iles des Saintes

— 8 nights

Les Saintes

Iles des Saintes, a small archipelago of eight islands, remains largely unblemished by touristic developments, offering instead a serene and natural introduction to island life.
Get outdoors at Plage de Pompierre and Les Saintes. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Chameau and Crawen. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Poterie Fidelin, enjoy the sand and surf at Sugarloaf Beach, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sources de Dole, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame-de-l' Assomption Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Iles des Saintes day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet. In May, daily temperatures in Iles des Saintes can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Le Gosier.

Things to do in Iles des Saintes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 9:

Le Gosier

— 11 nights
On the southern coastline of Grande-Terre, Le Gosier remains a top tourist destination in Guadeloupe.
Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau and Kreol West Indies are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pointe des Chateaux and Eglise de Massabielle will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Le Gosier side-trips: Petit-Canal (Les Marches des Esclaves, Musee de la Vie d'Antan, &more), Anse-Bertrand (Anse Laborde & Pointe de la Grande Vigie) and Port-Louis (Les Marais de Port-Louis & Scuba & Snorkeling). The adventure continues: explore by horseback at Ranch de Moreau, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Douche, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse a la Gourde, and sample the tasty concoctions at Les Bieres de la Lezarde.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Le Gosier itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Iles des Saintes to Le Gosier takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Deshaies.

Things to do in Le Gosier

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 20:

Deshaies

— 9 nights
The sleepy town of Deshaies walks the line between tradition and development, possessing an international feel while also sticking true to its island roots.
Eglise Saint Pierre et saint Paul and Anse a la Barque will appeal to history buffs. Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis and Reve de Sable are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Deshaies: Bouillante (Memorial de la Liberte & Zoo de Guadeloupe (Parc des Mamelles)), Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe National Park & Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin) and Le Tapeur (in Pointe-Noire). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Tillet - Interdit Aux Nudistes, stroll through Plage Leroux, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique de Deshaies, and head outdoors with Plage Cluny.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Deshaies trip itinerary website.

Drive from Le Gosier to Deshaies in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Deshaies can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. You will leave for home on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Deshaies

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Guadeloupe travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Butterfly Island
Experience a lively mixture of French and Afro-Caribbean culture on your Guadeloupe vacation. The archipelago consists of two main islands connected by bridges spanning a mangrove swamp, and a number of smaller islands to the south. The island of Grande Terre is mostly flat and arid, offering numerous scenic beaches and lively small towns, while Basse Terre features verdant jungles and mountainous terrain, crowned by a tall volcano. On a tour of Guadeloupe, you can enjoy a variety of beach activities, partake in hiking through a national park, and bask in the vibrant atmosphere of charming towns and villages.