One of the 27 regions of France which is also part of the European Union, Guadeloupe is an archipelago under the tropical sun of the eastern Caribbean, located to the southeast of Puerto Rico. Featuring a varied topography consisting of volcanoes, waterfalls, tropical forests, beaches, coves, torn cliffs, tormented capes and dream islets, Guadeloupe is also sometimes called the ‘Butterfly Island’ due to the look-alike shape of two of its major islands separated by a narrow sea channel. Showcasing a wide range of entertainment, shopping, sporting and excursion activities, Guadeloupe has emerged as a tourist hotspot, thanks to its strategic geographical positioning.
Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre are the two major low-land islands of Guadeloupe mostly featuring rough volcanic relief, rolling hills and flat plains. Also home to the capital city of Basse-Terre which is home to over 37,000 residents, Guadeloupe located at southernmost tip of the Leeward Islands are nevertheless prone to occasional devastating hurricanes.