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What is Guadeloupe like


The islands of Guadeloupe


Les Saintes

Marie Galante

La Désirade


Getting to and around


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Where to stay


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Guadeloupe and the French islands offer a various accommodation options. Its hard to find such a choice of types and price range on other islands especially up to European standards. Guadeloupe has opened up to tourism in the last ten years, mainly francophone, giving rise to many a hotel. Even private individuals have taken the opportunity of the boom in developing small businesses, usually bungalows and apartments for holiday rental. Over the years their have grown accustomed to the needs of there tourists, especially that of the foreign guest. Many small structures have been gradually improving over this time and now offer standards of excellent quality.
Bungalows in Guadeloupe
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The widest choice of accommodation in Guadeloupe, apart from hotels, is the number of holiday bungalows scattered throughout Guadeloupe, often nestled amidst beautiful tropical gardens, with a swimming pool centre piece or independently placed not far the from the host or main house and near the sea.
The standards found are enough to make everyone happy, from those seeking Robinson Crusoe style, (Simple bungalows next to the Sea,) to air conditioned modern structures with wi-fi. Prices of course vary by the type of facilities offered and how close they are to the sea, from 240/300 Euros a week in low season to 350/450 in high season



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Villa Boubou, in the last several years, promotes and manages luxurious villa in Guadeloupe, all near the sea or directly on the beach. Chosen for their characteristics and their positions, located at Saint Francois, one of the more famous touristic areas of the island with its numerous hotels, it’s international 18 hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, the casino and marina with many bars and restaurants. The trade winds are present all year long and offer an ideal climate.
The villas, in front of the Coral Reef, overlooking the marvelous sea, offer every comfort and have a minimum of 4 bedrooms. They are an ideal place to spend a vacation in “freedom” with friends or family. For an unforgettable holiday in Guadeloupe, in a beautiful luxurious villa on the sea, don’t hesitate to call Didier and Nicole of Villa Boubou, who will offer their experience and savoir-faire, even to organize a personalized holiday.


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 Renting a villa in Guadeloupe

Who hasn't ever dreamed of living in a villa in the Caribbean? On some islands is an unattainable dream for the prices are sky high, but in the French Antilles, Guadeloupe, you can rent a villa at a reasonable price. You have a wide choice in the more touristic areas of St. Francois and Ste Anne, on Grande-Terre, while Basse-Terre, and especially on the islands of Les Saintes, Marie Galante and Desirade, the supply of holiday villas is more limited.


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Normally holiday villas in Guadeloupe have a swimming pool nestled amidst tropical gardens. The villas are mainly built of wood and typically enjoy privileged positions, close to the sea and the beaches or in positions overlooking the sea. The rooms are normally equipped with air conditioning and the kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, the most luxurious villas offer direct access to the sea, wi-fi, Jacuzzi, etc Prices can vary greatly, but on average in the high season, excluding the Christmas-New Year period, a villa with swimming pool with 2 / 3 bedrooms, costs around 900 Euros a week. For stand alone villas at a 5 star level, expect to pay 4000 euro a week. For those holidaying in Guadeloupe in the low season, rates are reduced by aprox 25-40% .


Hotels in Guadeloupe


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For the most part concentrated on the west coast of Grande-Terre, mainly between Gosier and Ste Anne and St. François, hotels in Guadeloupe often belong to major hotel chains such as Accor, Meridien, Group Leader, and the group HCM Hotels Karibea
Usually a 3 or 4 star hotels, they offer a wide choice of styles, from modern 'American' style hotels, to quaint who have been built around old habitations.
On the islands around mainland Guadeloupe, your choice will be between smaller, often family run types. They are slightly more expensive than hotels on mainland Guadeloupe.
If you choose to stay in one of hotels around Gosier, remember that they usually have magnificent sea views, but not always access to the beach.
Gosier how-ever is ideal for those seeking a lively nightlife, the hotels in this area have attracted many restaurants, nightclubs, bars and the casino.

Residences and apartments in Guadeloupe

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The résidence hôtelière formula is a typically French option and one which you can not find anywhere else in the Caribbean, apart from the French Antilles.
An ideal choice for those who want to be independent and save some money too. Residences offer hotel like accommodation, but with out the hotel services such as, restaurant-bar and daily cleaning. The typical types of accommodation you will find is small studios or apartments with veranda or terraces, furnished and equipped with a kitchen. This makes you completely autonomous for your meals. Often the structure of the residence is made up of adjoining cottages or bungalows. Unfortunately not many establishments have standard 1.60 beds and most still adopt a 'French' standard of 140cm. One point that we have noted is that many residences in Guadeloupe offer breakfast too and give you the choice between the hotel or a simple residence formula. Prices per week range between 350 Euros for two people in low season to 450 Euros in high season.





Length of stay and rentals

Those intending to tour the island staying in more than one place, often notice many rentals have a 4 day min rental period, do not be disheartened throughout Guadeloupe, even far from the main touristic points, you will find the "chez l'habitant" (At the owners house,) or the "Gites", (Close by to the owner,) option.


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You can also find the "chambre d'hôte" option. These are small family-run hotels that you can compare to our 'lodge/pub' option, but of course in Caribbean style. Prices vary between 35 Euros and 70 Euros a night for two people.


Transfer from/to the airport 


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There is a taxi service at the airport, but it is strongly advised to hire a car!
When booking your hotel/villa/bungalow etc, you may want to ask if they have a free transfer service. If not reserve a hire car asap.
Most agents will deliver the car to the airport that way you'll be independent straight away.

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