Guadeloupe Islands' outdoor markets are a sight for sore eyes. Fragrant cooking spices compete with colorful bottles of homemade rum, women in traditional madras headties smile at passersby, zouk music or live African drums blast in the background and the calm Caribbean sea is the backdrop. Guadeloupe's markets are an important part of daily, social life and are almost always beachfront, for added ambiance. St. Anne Market, on Grande-Terre Island, pictured here, is a favorite. It borders a beautiful white sand beach, steps from a row of casual restaurants and bars.