Guadeloupe is actually comprised of two different islands. Grande-Terre is the eastern island. It is mostly flat with a dry climate with many sugar cane plantations. Grands-Fonds, which is in the south of the island, has the highest hills and also the most luxuriant vegetation.
The other island is Basse-Terre, which is a mountainous, volcanic islands. The eastern Atlantic coast of Basse-Terre is more flat and full of big banana plantations.