Sail further south and discover the rainforests of Domenica. The eastern side, Grande-Terre is known for its white powder beaches and Basse-Terre, the western side is home to stunning waterfalls, mountainous rainforest and world-class diving.
The butterfly-shaped island with a distinct French Creole flavour was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. The French influence fills the air with the smell of fresh pastries combined with the spicy aromas of West Indian cooking. The two halves of the island are divided by a narrow sea channel called “La Riviere Salee”. Guadeloupe has many tropical forests as well as banana, pineapple and sugar plantations that are a must visit.