Touch down at the airport of Pointe-à-Pit
and you will have arrived in French Guadeloupe. Colourful open-air and covered marketplaces can be found a few streets away from the harbour front. The European-inspired shopping village offers abundant choices of French jewellery and fashion
. Its colonial heritage is part of the balconied wooden houses which surround the Place de la Victoire. From the comfort of your vacation rental accommodations, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before you head out to explore the coastline of Grande-Terre, stopping within its sheltered lagoons. Sugar-white beaches touching turquoise waters soothe the senses and invite you to days of tranquil enjoyment. Arrange to rent a yacht or a sailboat
or step into the magic of the underwater world without getting your feet wet; join a tour on a glass-bottom boat
. Days of exploring, surfing, snorkeling and swimming can be yours. If you have always wanted to sail, this can be your first time. Register at a sailing school
and you are on your way. Sailing schools are located in Ste. Anne, Petit Bourg and Bas-du-Fort - which is also available for you to book a fishing excursion
. Celebrate with music and food and learn more about the folklore as you join the locals attending the many summertime events that are part of the annual Festival de la Guadeloupe
Caribbean rum is produced on the small island of Marie-Galannte
. Pristine landscapes and beaches are part of La Désirade
. The Iles des Saintes
is home to descendants of Breton sailors. The butterfly-shape of Guadeloupe - separated by a narrow sea channel - is made up of Basse-Terre Island and Grande-Terre Island
. It is on the mountainous Basse-Terre Island – Karukera
, the island of beautiful waters
- that you will find the La Soufrière volcano, along with an abundance of rivers and falls within its rich forests. Wiggle your toes in the soft-sand beach of Grand Anse. Take time to visit the Zoo - Parc des Mamelles – which is part of the tropical rainforest within the National Park of Guadeloupe. Be safely suspended above the forest floor as you walk on tree-top bridges
. Feel exhilarated as you zip-line at Le Tapeurb
. For your Caribbean holiday, a villa rental for your holiday home accommodations is a great alternative to staying in hotel lodging. For your holiday home in the Caribbean, privately-owned vacation rentals have all the conveniences of home available to you.
Prepare some meals in the kitchen of your villa rental or condo rental. Include the pleasure of gourmet meals and Creole dishes
prepared in one of the over 200 restaurants found in Guadeloupe. Read all about a variety of accommodation options at Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
. Detailed accommodation descriptions help you to choose your vacation rental. Many villa rentals are large enough for your family or a group of friends. Whether you need room for one or two people, or a group, vacation rentals come within a variety of options. Choose from among the exquisite condo rentals with an ocean view. Villa rentals are popular Caribbean holiday homes. View the photos of villas and apartments as you browse this website.
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