Borrow a Boat In Guadeloupe
Coined “The island of beautiful waters” by the Arawak people who settled on the island in 300AD and shaped like a butterfly, France’s largest island in the Caribbean is actually composed of two – the rolling hills and flat plains of Basse-Terre on the East and volcanic and mountainous Grande-Terre on the West. It was the region’s largest sugar cane producer although this is now being slowly replaced by a wide variety of fruits and vegetables including bananas, aubergines, and pomegranates. Foodies will delight in the French-Creole cuisine, whilst It also has a rich literary heritage with Saint-John Perse winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1960, and more recently was used as the setting for the popular television series “Death in Paradise”.
Don’t miss Les Saintes bay- apparently the most beautiful bay in the world (According to Guadelopans!) and try the spectacular snorkelling or scuba diving on the many reefs which surround the islands. Or hike inland to explore many staggering waterfalls- the choice is yours!
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