Guadeloupe

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 …

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 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: Guadeloupe By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from the Tobago House of Assembly will travel to Guadeloupe next week for a one-week visit. The trip comes as part of plans to twin the city of Scarborough with the …

 They’re some of the major reasons we all love the Caribbean — an ice cold beer or rum punch, the sand at your feet and the sea in your sight. The Caribbean’s beach bars have all of them in full …

 Above: a map of the quake (USGS) By Alexander Britell A 5.3-magnitude earthquake caused moderate to strong shaking across the northeastern Caribbean Tuesday morning, according to the United States geological survey. The quake, whose epicentre was 38 kilometres west-southwest of …

 Above: Fort-de-France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe have joined the Association of Caribbean States as associate members. The move marks their latest step toward increased integration with their regional …

 THE FRENCH WEST INDIES is a global rum hub — making the world’s best rhum agricole distilled from locally-grown sugar cane. And we’ve long been fans of the wonderful rhums of Guadeloupe. Of course, these rhums are traditionally difficult to …

 Above: a Seaborne plane By Alexander Britell With the departure of American Eagle from the Caribbean, the region’s aviation industry continues to change. But while many predicted doom, airlines large and small, from Cape Air to JetBlue, are working to …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Given their proximity to the Eastern Caribbean and particularly St Lucia, the French departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe should be integrated with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States …