The Guadeloupe Islands
Getting to The Guadeloupe Islands is now easy, with direct nonstop flights on Norwegian Air from major U.S. cities, including New York, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Providence. American Airlines and Delta are also options out of Miami or Atlanta. Taxis are abundant—look for their official signage. Most visitors rent a car to have the mot flexibility exploring the multiple islands. All the rental companies are based at Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport, and rental pickup and drop off is easy. The infrastructure across Guadeloupe’s main islands of Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre is developed, with well-marked highways and decent roads to most tourist sights, hotels, and attractions. You can also arrange for a driver during your stay if you’d rather not worry about getting lost. Island-hopping to Marie-Galante, La Désirade, or Les Saintes is easy via daily ferries, leaving from Pointe-à-Pitre, Trois-Rivières, Saint-Anne, or Saint-Francois. Book tickets online, or purchase them on-site at least one hour prior to departure.