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Saturday Video: More Guadeloupe Per Your Request…

Saturday Video: More Guadeloupe Per Your Request…

Recently, one of you, our beloved readers, requested that we feature more Guadeloupe here on Uncommon Caribbean. As a huge fans of the French Caribbean islands, nothing would please us more, of course. Only problem is, it’s been more than 25 years since my one and only visit to Guadeloupe, and Patrick has never been!

We’re keen on fixing this, of course. Today’s featured video gives some proof as to why…

Beautifully shot earlier this year by a young couple identified only as htep on Vimeo, the four-and-a-half minute film captures more than a few of the things we’d love to check out in and around Guadeloupe. From pristine dive sites little-known in the U.S., to some of the gorgeous beaches we first mentioned here, to hiking, touring quaint little towns and more, this great little video engenders big travel desires!

Just try not to smile at the 1:27 mark when a dark underwater dive scene shifts to brilliant sunshine glistening over undulating seas and lush rolling hills – we’ve just got to experience this!

If you’ve visited Guadeloupe recently and have some tips on things we shouldn’t miss, please let us know in the comments below…

 

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  • Gabrielle

    I spent 5 weeks there Spring of 2010. What a great trip. Things to check out:

    – Grillade (sp?) – grilled chicken and meats, there are 2 large restaurants/road stand on the main road just west of St. Anne. The pork is awesome.
    – The fruit market of St. Anne – DO NOT MISS THIS. It seems touristy and cliche but you will not find variety or prices like this anywhere else on the island (we looked)
    – the beaches – there are many of them and they come in all colors, shapes, sizes, and intensity. It’s unreal.
    – La Souffriere (sp?) – the volcano. The hike was not technically difficult but it felt like forever. It’s pretty neat at the top – great views.
    – MARIE GALANTE – part of the Guadeloupe archipelago. There’s no one there! Gorgeous beaches, beautiful countryside, nice ferry over (if you’re lucky you’ll see whales!), great views on clear days of Dominica.
    – passionfruit rum (the kind with the bits in it) – I’m not the rum connoisseur you are and maybe you’ve had rum like this – it is DELISH
    – Pointe des Chateaux – feels like the end of the earth
    – Deshaies – charming little town, quiet, HOT, pretty

    I can’t wait to read about your adventure there!