Guadeloupe is part of the Leeward Islands and stands out because of its butterfly shape. The eastern wing, Grand-Terre, features Pointe-à-Pitre, the island’s biggest city and center of tourism. The western wing, called Basse-Terre, is less developed and dominated by an impressive national park. A narrow channel called the Salt River separates the two halves of the island.
Nearby are Marie Galante, which offers fantastic snorkeling, and the Gosier islet and its large coral reef – we make sure you will visit both on your GaySail Guadeloupe sailing cruise. For anchorages, we will head to Les Saintes and take a stroll around Fort Napoleon on Terre-de-Haut. We won’t leave before visiting Jacques Cousteau’s Underwater Reserve in the waters close to Pigeon Island for an abundance of colorful coral forests and marine life. This underwater world is considered one of the best dive and snorkling sites you can experience.
There are 3 weekly flight from New York to Guadeloupe, 4h30 with Jet Blue and 2 weekly flight from Miami (3h30) with American Airlines, 2 weekly flight from Montreal (4h45) with Air Canada and 2 weekly flight from Montreal (4h45) with Air Transat and daily flight from Paris (8h40) with Air France.