Guadeloupe Yacht Charter
Interesting Fact About Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe is a French island with a population of 133,000 people and is bordered by Dominica in the south and Antigua and Barbuda in the north. The largest cities are Pointe-a-Pitre, Le Moule, Basse-Terre, Petit Bourg, and Sainte-Anne. Guadeloupe is nicknamed Karukera which means the Island of beautiful water. Guadeloupe, is known for its’ beautiful sparkling water and beautiful beaches.
A sailing vacation on Guadeloupe is the ideal family or romantic getaway. Make sure you don’t miss the beautiful Crayfish waterfall and linger for a swim in its refreshing pools. For an even more dramatic sight, head to the south of Basse Terre and visit the famous 350-foot Carbet Waterfalls.
Guadeloupe is part of the Leeward Islands, but stands out from the crowd 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 a national park. A narrow channel called the Salt River separates the two halves of the island.
There are rolling fields of sugarcane and buzzing rainforests which many rare and colorful animals call home. Snorkelers and divers will be captivated by the variety of marine and coral life in the pristine azure waters that surround the islands. Foodies will delight in the delicious and distinctive cuisine, which blends French and Creole influences. On the quieter nearby islands, many of the inhabitants still wear traditional Creole dress. The mix of African, European, and East Indian cultures makes for a melting pot of charm and excitement.
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