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Visit Guadeloupe in August

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Admire this incredible view from Vieux-Fort in Guadeloupe © Credit source : Canva

August in Guadeloupe is the perfect opportunity to enjoy an authentic, economical and festive experience! Beaches, low prices, nature and a warm atmosphere... The archipelago offers you its charms at low prices, under a radiant sun.

Take advantage of the low season to explore the island for less.

Take part in the Aqua Music Festival or the International Cycling Tour, savor the seasonal fruits and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the local festivals.

Guadeloupe in August is the perfect combination of authenticity, economy and festivity!

So what are you waiting for? Pack your suitcase and experience Guadeloupe in August!

Guadeloupe in August: events and activities not to be missed

In August, Guadeloupe is transformed into a festive paradise, with every commune celebrating in style. Don't miss out on must-see events such as patron saint celebrations, festivals and the Tour Cycliste. Local joy and culture are on full display, offering visitors a total immersion in the Guadeloupean atmosphere. It's a month of joy and discovery that promises unforgettable memories.

Aqua Music Festival at Saint-François

📅 August 03 & 04, 2024

📍 Plage des raisins clairs, Saint-François

The Aqua Music Festival, formerly known as the OG Wet Fest, aims to be the biggest Wet Festival in the Caribbean. 

It's an event that combines music, water and celebration, giving festival-goers the chance to enjoy two days of music by local and international DJs, as well as multiple stages for different atmospheres, water games for fun and refreshment, foam cannons and water jets, not to mention food and drink stalls. All in all, a unique experience!

This year's Aqua Music Festival promises to be even bigger, with an exceptional artistic program and numerous on-site activities.

If you're looking for a festive and unforgettable event in Guadeloupe, the Aqua Music Festival is for you!

International Cycling Tour of Guadeloupe

📅 August 23 to September 1, 2024

📍 All of Guadeloupe

The International Cycling Tour of Guadeloupe is a stage race held every year in Guadeloupe. It is considered one of the most prestigious cycling races in the Caribbean and attracts riders from all over the world.

Riders cover more than 1,270 km over 10 stages.

Take advantage of this event to enjoy a unique experience and immerse yourself in the heart of Guadeloupean culture.

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The 73rd International Cycling Tour of Guadeloupe © Credit source : France-Antilles Guadeloupe

Continuation of festival Creole Jazz

📅 August 1 to 27, 2024

📍 Les Jardins de La Créole Beach Hôtel, Gosier

The Créole Jazz Festival takes place every year at La Créole Beach Hôtel (Le Gosier, Guadeloupe). On their stage, named La Créole Jazz Club, a breathtaking and eclectic program allows you to enjoy a wide range of Guadeloupean and Caribbean artists.

August patronal feasts in Guadeloupe

In Guadeloupe, patron saint festivals are not-to-be-missed events that honor patron saints. They offer an immersion in local culture, with colorful parades, concerts and a variety of shows. 

Visitors can also take advantage of craft markets, stalls selling local culinary specialities, and a variety of activities for the whole family, making these festivities moments of conviviality and sharing.

In August, you can discover the patron saint festivals of the following towns: 

  • August 8: Baillif and Vieux-Fort festivals 

  • August 15: local festivals on the islands of Les Saintes, Marie-Galante, Terre-de-Haut, Bouillante, Ile de la Désirade Petit-Bourg, Pointe-Noire Sainte-Rose, Trois-Rivières

  • August 15: Fête des Cuisinières 

  • August 22: Capesterre-Belle-eau town festival 

  • August 29: Gosier fête patronale and Saint-Claude fête communale

Is the weather nice in Guadeloupe in August

🌤️ Guadeloupe's weather in August

In August, the weather in Guadeloupe is warm and humid, with pleasant temperatures.

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The magnificent Pain de Sucre beach in Terre-de-Haut, Les Saintes, Guadeloupe © Credit source : Canva

🌧️ Does it rain in August in Guadeloupe?

In August, rainfall in Guadeloupe is light, with occasional short showers. However, it can rain heavily on stormy days.

🌡️ Average temperatures in Guadeloupe in August

Average temperatures in August range from 28°C to 30°C in Guadeloupe. The hottest days can reach up to 33°C. However, nights are generally milder, with temperatures around 25°C.

🌊 Seawater temperatures in August in Guadeloupe

The average sea temperature in August is 29°C, making it an ideal time for swimming and water sports.

Fruits and vegetables in season in August in Guadeloupe

In August, succumb to the delights of Guadeloupe's local produce by savoring seasonal fruits and vegetables. Here's a selection of the treasures you can enjoy this month:

🥑 Fruits in season in August in Guadeloupe

Cerise pays: Better known as the acerola cherry, the country cherry is a tropical fruit rich in vitamins A and C. It's a refreshingly tart fruit that can be enjoyed in juice, jam or sorbet.

Spondias mombin: also known as prunelle, mombin or jocote. Oval to round in shape, its color varies from yellow to red depending on ripeness.

🥔 August vegetables in Guadeloupe

Breadfruit: Breadfruit is a staple of Martinique cuisine, particularly appreciated for its dense texture and slightly sweet flavor. In June, it's at its best, offering tender, melting flesh that lends itself to many culinary preparations, such as gratins, purées or breads.

Sweet potatoes: change color according to variety, ranging from white to yellow, orange and purple. They are rich in nutrients, including vitamins A and C, fiber and antioxidants.

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Breadfruit, which can be eaten sweet or savoury, is one of Guadeloupe's flagship vegetables. © Credit source : Canva

Guadeloupe: what to pack in August?

When traveling to Guadeloupe in August, don't forget to pack the following essentials in your luggage:

  • Sunglasses to protect you from intense UV rays.

  • Seabed-friendly sunscreen to protect your skin and the marine ecosystem.

  • A hat to protect you from the sun.

  • Hiking shoes to explore the island's trails.

  • Mosquito repellent to protect you from insects.

What to wear in August in Guadeloupe 

In August in Guadeloupe, we recommend light, comfortable outfits such as T-shirts, shorts, skirts and dresses. It's also a good idea to add a light jacket or sweater to your wardrobe for those evenings when the chill may be felt.

Need a vehicle to explore Guadeloupe in August?

You can count on us! Wide choice, new and clean vehicles, professionalism: we're ready to welcome you. 

🚗♻️ Remember to drive responsibly and give priority to carpooling.

Martinique in September is also an experience not to be missed!

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