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3 tips to enjoy your “SHORT” trip in Guadeloupe islands


Lighthouse, Vieux-Fort, Guadeloupe Islands

You have heard about Guadeloupe and you have succumbed to the temptation to visit this island.

Great news!

Unfortunately, you only have few days off  to enjoy the wonders of the island.

Don’t worry!

Even if you stay 5 days, 4 days or even 3 days, Guadeloupe islands will charm you,  and I’m pretty sure that you will come back.

I will not hide the fact than 3, 4 or 5 days is really a short time for a trip in Guadeloupe islands, so let me help you enjoying this short stay at best.

Below some advices to have a short but INTENSE trip.

At the fish market in Guadeloupe islands

This morning in my kitchen, you would have heard the whistling of my pressure cooker and the crackling of a frying.  For good reason, I enjoyed a fried fish accompanied by rice and lentils. A typical and delicious meal here, in Guadeloupe islands.


The story of this lunch started earlier in the morning at the fish market of Saint-François…

I DON’T have a ” Top 10 list in Guadeloupe islands”


For someone like me, who loves Guadeloupe islands and is eager to share the beauties of her paradise with travelers, how can I say that “I DON’T have a Top 10 list in Guadeloupe islands” ?

Let me explain! 😉

People usually ask me: “What are the 10 best things to do in Guadeloupe islands?” , “Can you advise the must-see and the must-do?

Yippee!! A new person interested by Guadeloupe!!! I’m always glad to help people discovering my island but I feel a little bit uncomfortable for answering this kind of questions…

Guadeloupe islands by Swé

I was looking for a great video clip about Guadeloupe islands to share with you guys.
My wish was to make you experience Music, in Guadeloupe, through pictures.
I remember I was on YouTube when my husband arrived and told me that I absolutely had to look at the video clip PAPYON of Swé ! I really enjoyed it and I thought that it would be really interesting to meet Swé and to get an overview of Guadeloupe islands through her eyes.

Swé is one of the best new generation singers in Guadeloupe. She is a great representation of guadeloupean music because she sings : Dance-hall, Hip-hop, Reggae, Zouk and Soul ! Young people say : Swé gets “the flow” !
Don’t worry if you don’t know what I’m talking about. I will write a post on our Music in Guadeloupe Islands !

I would like to thanks Swé for the interview because she is really involved in the promotion of Guadeloupe islands and her bursts of laughter are just awesome !

Enjoy the video clip PAPYON !!! (it’s better in HD)

Carnival is coming in Guadeloupe islands

Ask a Guadeloupean people which is the best festive period in Guadeloupe?

They will answer for sure: Carnival !


Photo taken by Colbi Media 

Carnival is an institution in Guadeloupe islands!

It’s a major part of the DNA of our islands, Guadeloupe without its Carnival time will not be Guadeloupe anymore .

People are immersed in carnival since their childhood! When I was a child, preparing the parade of the school, was a key moment of the year. My eyes sparkled from the choice of our costume until the parade in the street in front of the proud eyes of my mother.

I Love Mechoui in Guadeloupe


When I think about Guadeloupe Islands, a tradition comes immediately on my mind : Mechoui !

You certainly know what it is or you have heard this word before because this dish is well-known in the cuisine of Northern Africa.

10 Good Reasons to discover Guadeloupe

For years, Guadeloupe has been a privileged place for French travelers. For some years, travelers from all over the world are coming to discover this French Caribbean island. I’m glad of this new trend as Guadeloupe has a  huge potential to share. You don’t really know if Guadeloupe will suit your needs or still hesitate to visit us?

Here are 10 goods reasons why experience Guadeloupe can be your next holidays option!

1. You are looking for a destination that combines sea and forest: Welcome to Guadeloupe!


Guadeloupe is an island blessed by Gods! Yes I’m sure!

No matter where you will be, you will discover beautiful landscapes. This diversity of landscapes makes Guadeloupe a complete destination and this, in a small geographical area.

In a few hours you can go from lush rainforest to the beauty of a white sandy beach.

You’ll love exploring the beaches which have their own identity…

White sand, red sand, wild beach, busy beach, calm sea, stormy sea…

You dreamed of your perfect beach, for sure this beach exists in Guadeloupe.

And Guadeloupe is also a vast pristine national park that will offer you all the pleasures of the rainforest. You’ll find little treasures like breathtaking waterfalls, intimate pools, dense vegetation, and active volcano.

I think you will find in Guadeloupe your postcard landscape 🙂

GWOKA, the heartbeats of Guadeloupe

I woke up this morning with the sound of Gwoka in my mind. Gwoka is our typical music in Guadeloupe. This vibrant music is a key part of all Guadeloupe’ s lifestyle.
My very first contact with Gwoka was at school where I met a passionate teacher who passed on me the value, the message and the rhythm of Gwoka.
Gwoka was born during slavery in the past century, this music has been created by the slaves to help them endure the atrocity of their conditions and communicate with each other.

Nowadays, Gwoka music is played during all types of events in Guadeloupe.


Photo taken by Anais C.

Gwoka is an art combining music played with the instrument called Ka, a typical drum. The music is accompanied by singers and dancers. Gwoka is usually played in a round dance, called “Lawonn”.