Guadeloupe Yacht Charter
Guadeloupe is an island group or archipelago located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of 1,628 square kilometres and a population of 403,750. It is an overseas department of France located in the Leeward Islands. As with the other overseas departments, Guadeloupe is also one of the twenty-six regions of France and an integral part of the Republic. Guadeloupe is part of the European Union hence, its currency is the euro. Guadeloupe‘s two main islands are the capital Basse-Terre to the west and Grande-Terre to the east, which are separated by a narrow strait that is crossed with bridges.
Smaller islands like Marie-Galante, La Desirade, and the Iles des Saintes are also included in Guadeloupe‘s department. A fascinating archipelago of islands, Guadeloupe has to offer something different to travelers on each island while retaining its Franco-Caribbean culture and identity. Guadeloupe’s two main islands look like the wings of a butterfly.
Grande-Terre, the eastern of the two islands, has a chain of beach towns that offer visitors marvelous stretches of sand to laze on and plenty of activities, while mountainous Basse-Terre, the western of the two is crowned by the spectacular La Soufriere volcano. South of the mainland of Guadeloupe are a number of small islands that give a taste of Guadeloupe‘s paradise.