The Island of beautiful waters, Guadeloupe, is the largest island of an archipelago of the French islands in the Caribbean Sea. It is actually a French region which is located to the East of theCaribbean Sea and to the Southeast of Puerto Rico.
The archipelago is made up of 2 main islands, separated by a bridge over the Salt River which is actually a narrow sea. Guadeloupe is in fact a butterfly-shaped island, to the East lies Grande-Terre which is well-known for its secluded sandy white beaches, rolling hills, cane fields and tourist resorts and to the West lies Basse-Terre which is the larger island; it is renowned for its dramatic rain forest, towering waterfalls, numerous beautiful beaches and quaint towns and villages.
Both islands are very friendly with the West Indian Culture which also contributes to enhance the natural wonders of Guadeloupe. The French archipelago is comprised of Guadeloupe, St. Barthélemy, St. Martin, La Desirade, Les Saintes and Marie Galante.
Guadeloupe is a renowned yacht charter destination in the Caribbean Sea and the archipelago provides a perfect setting for a dream like yacht charter vacation.
Most visitors and yacht charterers who visit the area stick to the most important cities like Pointe-à-Pitre which is the financial capital of the country, Gosier which is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, Saint Francois and Sainte Anne which are renowned for their beaches in Morne à L’eau and Anse Bertrand.
At Grande-Terre, you will discover a long string of beach towns that offers visitors and yacht charterers alike a variety of fun in the sun from surfing schools to beach bars to long stretches of beautiful sand where azure water laps.
In Basse-Terre, you will discover numerous national parks which are crowned by the famous La Soufriere volcano. The hiking trails or the Jacques Cousteau renowned underwater reserve offer amazing adventures for those who want more go than slow in their holidays.
As a renowned yacht charter destination in the Caribbean, there is not many restrictions for yacht charter sailor who come to visit the area. On the exception of the French citizens, all visitors need to have a valid passport and a return ticket which will be asked at the custom services.
For yacht charterers who are fishing enthusiasts, it is important to know that there are some restrictions with some protected species like lobsters, White Sea urchins, sea turtles or conches.
The yachting industry has become increasing popular in Guadeloupe and it is really appealing to explore its neighbor islands by yachts. It is an excellent cruising playground and offers a gateway cruise to visit all the surrounding islands of the archipelago.