With five wholly unique inhabited islands, you’ll find plenty of reasons to visit the French archipelago of Guadeloupe, located right in the heart of the Caribbean. From exploring its tropical beaches and lush rainforests to soaking up the rich creole culture, there are so many things to do for visitors of all ages and interests.
So, it’s important to choose just the right resort for you. Do you want to be in the middle of the action or far away from it all? Here are some of the best hotels and resorts in Guadeloupe.
Club Med La Caravelle
Located on the southern coastline of Guadeloupe’s Grande-Terre island, Club Med La Caravelle is touted as the perfect place to let your adventurous spirit run free. Enjoy a variety of land and water sports, leisure activities, or head off on a chartered excursion while staying at this idyllic spot. Experience the enchanting Creole culture at the local markets and shops of nearby Point-A-Pitre, or relax at the resort’s two onsite restaurants and four bars.
Adults looking to truly unwind will love the new Zen Oasis at Club Med Caravelle, an adult-exclusive space perfect for singles and couples looking for relaxation. This premier beachfront space features a calm pool, adult-exclusive lodging, yoga huts and a quiet, kid-free beach, perfect for a serene getaway. However, families are also more than welcome, as the main area of the resort offers plenty of fun activities for kids and teens.
Tucked in overlooking the Anse à la Barque bay on the island of Grande-Terre, you’ll find the quaint, colonial style Hotel Amaudo. With just 14 fully-equipped rooms with a view of the sea, the hotel is a fabulous place to kick back and relax. Although there are no onsite bars or restaurants, a complimentary beachfront breakfast is served every morning where guests are surrounded by lush, well-arranged gardens. The hotel’s 24-hour infinity pool, with its panoramic views, is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of exploring. It’s clear why this made our list of one of the best hotels in Guadeloupe.
Hotel Amaudo is just a short 10-minute drive from the city of Saint-François, which is home to dozens of vibrant restaurants and shops. After visiting the town, the next stop is to head over to Guadeloupe’s famous Raisins Clairs beach—known for its fine, white sand and shimmering turquoise lagoon. The city also hosts a weekly “Marché Nocturne” night market, which peddles a variety of food, crafts, and produce every Tuesday night.
La Toubana Hôtel et Spa
Leave your troubles behind when arriving at La Toubana, a charming boutique hotel that lies near the entrance to the fishing village of Sainte-Anne on the island of Grande-Terre. Enjoy the calm and serenity of the French Caribbean while staying at this unique location, which overlooks the Caribbean Sea with breathtaking panoramic views. Guests can choose from a variety of luxury suites, villas, and bungalows which feature spectacular ocean views, a private beach, beautiful outdoor infinity pool, spa and gym.
The hotel’s beachfront gourmet restaurant, Le Grand Bleu Restaurant, serves up the traditional creole cuisine of Guadeloupe in an idyllic setting—while the poolside Bar de la Mer slings tropical cocktails that guests can sip on while taking in the spectacular scenery of the island and being gently rocked by the trade winds. La Toubana’s Océan Spa also offers beauty treatments and massages for prime relaxation.
La Creole Beach Hotel and Spa
Nestled in the heart of a tropical garden, on the southwestern coast of Grande-Terre, La Creole Beach Hotel and Spa offers a number of clean, modern suites ideal for couples and families alike. Guests can get pampered in luxury while indulging in the resort’s spa services, which feature a number of body and water treatments, facials, massages, and wellness day packages. And you’re never more than a few steps away from private beach access for those who want to curl up on a deck chair with a book.
In addition to three onsite restaurants including an all-day buffet and a beach snack hut serving up pizza open daily, there are several excellent dining options within walking distance of the hotel. The resort also provides countless land and water excursions that allow guests to explore some of the other islands in the archipelago. Take a day trip to visit Marie-Galante, La Désirade, Les Saintes, Petite Terre, and more.
Langley Resort Fort Royal
On the northernmost tip of Basse-Terre you’ll find Langley Resort Fort Royal, the only Caribbean Sea beachfront resort on the western island. Fort Royal is located among the most natural surroundings on Guadeloupe, which makes for a unique, exotic experience in the West Indies. Take in breathtaking sunsets at Fort Royal due to its unique location, as well as miles of pristine beaches and other awe-inspiring scenery that can be found in and around the resort.
Guests can choose to stay in one of the bright, spacious rooms in the main hotel, or in a private bungalow right along the beach. For dining options, experience fresh, modern Creole and international cuisine at the onsite Le Royal restaurant, or sip on a tropical drink at the Kawann beach bar. Adventure awaits right around the corner, as visitors can explore the small fisherman’s village of Deshaies or embark on a national park tour or Caribbean water excursion. It’s easy to say this is one of the best resorts in Guadeloupe.