Do you want to see incredible landscapes and create unforgettable memories while travelling in Guadeloupe? Our teams know the island by heart and as a car rental company, we are frequently asked what are the best places to visit in Guadeloupe.
Between our customers feedbacks and our knowledge of the island, we have composed a Top 5 of the places not to be missed during your stay.
For those who love hiking and seeing breathtaking landscapes, the ascent of the Soufriere volcano is the perfect choice for your family. This emblematic volcano of Guadeloupe, located in Saint-Claude, culminates at nearly 1500 meters.
To get there, go to the Lieu-Dit Les Bains Jaunes where a small free parking lot will allow you to park your vehicle at the foot of the hiking trails. To reach the top of the volcano, several paths of about 500 meters of difference in altitude are possible. After four hours of walking, you will reach the top of La Soufrière and you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the landscapes and the reliefs in the distance.
The carbet falls are impressive waterfalls located in the Grand Carbet river in Capesterre-Belle-Eau city. This river takes its source in the volcano of La Soufrière. Its waters cross the three falls before flowing into the sea, eleven kilometers below.
The first waterfall is 115 meters high,
The second fall is 110 meters high,
The third waterfall is only 20 meters high but is impressive because of its large volume of water and its magnificent basin.
To discover these three waterfalls, park at the visitors' reception area located in Capesterre-Belle-Eau near Saint-Sauveur. You will have to pay an entrance fee for this visit. Then, you will have to come to the end of a sporting hike with strong difference in level in the middle of the forest. A challenge that is not for everyone. However, the path has been redesigned to make it easier to reach the first waterfall of Carbet.
In May 2015, the ACTe Memorial was inaugurated in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. This center dedicated to the memory of slavery is the largest in the world.
A true symbol, it was built on the site of a former sugar mill where forced labor was still in use in the 19th century.
The history of slavery in the Caribbean and in its entirety is evoked there. The Memorial also pays tribute to the heroes who resisted and fought against slavery in all its forms.
To get there, a parking lot reserved for the center is available a few meters from the entrance and accessible to all. Before leaving, remember to bring long-sleeved clothing for the whole family. Indeed, the rooms of the center are all air-conditioned to allow good conservation of all art pieces.
The Pointe des Châteaux is a peninsula offering a unique view on the surrounding islands. There are no castles on this spot: the name simply comes from a religious community that made this place their parish named the Paroisse des Châteaux.
At the tip of this peninsula, a ten-meter high, nine-ton cross has been erected. In the spring, from this vantage point, you and your children may have the chance to see the whales that swim along the coast.
The site of the Pointe des Châteaux is one of the most visited places of all Guadeloupe. This area is full of biodiversity and archeological treasures.
From the city of Saint-François, to which this place belongs, the road towards the Pointe des Châteaux will bring you to the parking lot. A small pedestrian path along the beach will give you access to the top of the peninsula.
To prolong the visit, admire the landscapes with the Pointe des Châteaux walk, a path that follows the coast and allows you to access the white sandy coves.
Guadeloupean roads are rather well maintained. However, Guadeloupe is a mountainous island and many roads have important hills. To combine comfort and power, an SUV vehicle will facilitate your excursions.
In order to travel with your whole family, think about renting a minibus or a family minivan. Our teams are at your disposal to answer all your questions in order to best prepare for your stay.
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