Accommodation in Guadeloupe

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A tiny slice of paradise with a touch of French culture, the archipelago of Guadeloupe is one of the most sought-after locations in the Caribbean. Guadeloupe is very prized for its beaches and diving locations, as well as some of the greatest nature in the Caribbean. But what’s really great about Guadelopue is the great versatility in terms if accommodation: you can book practically everything you want, from a quiet one bedroom beach house to a several hundred dollar, Jacuzzi & pool villa. And since we’re talking about an archipelago here, the great advantage is that you can choose between the animated resorts and the smaller, more isolated islands. Finding accommodation in Guadeloupe can be quite easy as long as you know what you are looking for, so I thought I presented you with some of the popular choices:


Budget/Self-catering

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Those traveling on a budget should put a big grin on their faces right now, as this is one chapter at which Guadeloupe excels. There are several types of budget to mid-priced accommodation on the island, usually small cottages lost in the lush rainforest (there is no campsite, unfortunately). Through the smaller, less populated (by tourists, of course) islands surrounding Grand Terre you might also find some really nice inns and guest houses, in most cases for very decent prices.

Mid-range

Most accommodation in Guadeloupe will fall into the mid-range category. There are numerous hotels – not of the Cancun or Bahamas type, however: rather small quaint hotels, with their own piece of beach and included breakfast. Some resorts might offer all inclusive accommodation, while others consist of rental houses – these coquette little beach houses are often very picturesque looking, a nice combination of a colonial house and a French country villa.

Splurge

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Of course, if you want to indulge yourself with some very high class amenities, Guadeloupe won’t disappoint you, but be ready to pay for it. Renting a private villa is probably the best compromise between privacy and comfort. There are many of these luxurious villas around the beautiful and wild Base Terre island, half of which is actually a national park. Most of the luxury hotel are not very big, either, and might not even be as expensive as luxury hotels in other parts of the Caribbean, but they all come with private beaches and some really nice adjacent restaurants. Amaudo Hotel, Le Jardin Malanga and La Plantation are three names to remember when looking for luxury accommodation in Guadeloupe.

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