Rum Journal: Tasting Guadeloupe's Damoiseau XO

THE RHUMS of the French Caribbean department of Guadeloupe remain something of a mystery to the wider world, unfortunately so — as they are among the best in the world. While those of nearby Martinique receive their due praise, Guadeloupe’s […]


Guadeloupe Islands Sees Big Jump in Visitors From United States

Above: the island of Terre de Haut in the Guadeloupe Islands (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The Guadeloupe Islands saw a significant jump in arrivals from the United States last year, with a 23 percent year-over-year increase, according to data […]


Caribbean Style: Diane von Furstenberg Visits Guadeloupe

Above: Diane Von Furstenberg’s Guadeloupe photo (Photo: Diane Von Furstenberg) Is Guadeloupe the new St Barth? That may be premature (although a report Sunday questioned the continued “exclusivity” of the Caribbean’s capital of chic) , but the French Caribbean archipelago […]


Is This The Caribbean's Best Sandwich?

IT’S NOT a roti, not a wrap, not doubles. Is it street food? Is it fine dining? It’s called the “Bokit,” and it might just be the best sandwich in the Caribbean. To call it a sandwich is a bit […]

Guadeloupe Tourism Officials Visit Haiti

Above: Guadeloupe officials in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Could Guadeloupe and Haiti join forces in tourism? A delegation from the French department led by Hilaire Brudey, president of the Guadeloupe Tourism Commission, visited Haiti last week for a […]

Guadeloupe Sees Surge in Hotel Bookings

Above: Guadeloupe By the Caribbean Journal staff The Guadeloupe Islands are seeing a surge in hotel room night bookings, according to a report by Kuoni Global Travel Service. Room night bookings are up 26 percent for the year, compared to […]


Caribbean Concierge: Guadeloupe's La Creole Beach and Spa

Our new Caribbean Concierge feature talks to the people who help make Caribbean travel work. The latest edition talks to Gwladys Martial, the concierge at La Creole Beach and Spa on Grand-Terre in the islands of Guadeloupe. Where are you […]

Caribbean Room With a View: Guadeloupe's Le Jardin Malanga

As you may or may not know, the French department of Guadeloupe is actually an archipelago, with two main islands joined by a bridge and a series of smaller islands. Of the two main islands, Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre, the former […]

Guadeloupe's Gène Begins Tour de France

Above: Yohann Gène By the Caribbean Journal staff Guadeloupe’s Yohann Gène is once again riding in the Tour de France this year, which began in Corsica on Saturday. The 32-year-old native of Point-a-Pitre was the first rider from Guadeloupe to […]


Guadeloupe Launches New Ad Campaign to Court US Travelers

Above: Guadeloupe (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The French department of Guadeloupe has launched a new ad campaign in an effort to draw travelers from the United States. The campaign, called “Let me show you my islands,” stars […]

Seaborne Officially Launches Flights to Martinique, Guadeloupe

Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Air carrier Seaborne Airlines has officially launched flights from San Juan to Martinique and Guadeloupe in the French West Indies. The flights, which began on Saturday, operate on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays […]

Earthquake Causes Shaking in Antigua, St Kitts, St Maarten, Guadeloupe

Above: a map of the quake (USGS) A 4.8-magnitude earthquake caused shaking across the northeastern Caribbean on Saturday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake was felt as far north as St Maarten, as far south as […]


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