French Long-Haul Destinations

The Islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique

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THE ISLANDS OF GUADELOUPE           

5 islands: One Paradise

www.visitguadeloupe.co.uk

http://www.natgeotraveller.co.uk/destinations/caribbean/guadeloupe/guadeloupe-silent-world/

Guadeloupe
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In the very heart of the Caribbean, the place you love to travel to, lay the picturesque Islands of Guadeloupe basking in the sun.

Majestic Basse-Terre, mountainous and covered with luxurious tropical rainforest, is home to the Guadeloupe National Park topped by La Soufrière volcano.

Fascinating Grande-Terre, is a vast limestone plateau with colourful market life day & night, bordered with magnificent white sandy beaches.

South of this ensemble, commonly known as the butterfly, are other Guadeloupean gems such as Surprising La Désirade, where the harmless Iguana reigns superb immune to the passing of time, Les Saintes, a Mind-blowing, dainty archipelago which boasts one of the most beautiful bays in the world, and finally the Authentic Marie-Galante presenting dazzling white sandy beaches, exquisite rum and welcoming atmosphere.

Decidedly French… Undeniably Caribbean… The 5 islands of Guadeloupe Islands summarize perfectly all the diversity and natural beauty to be found in the Caribbean.

Etendards-”les de Guadeloupe-US

Destination’s assets:

Go green: Touch the clouds when on top of the volcano in Basse-Terre, observe the turtle laying their eggs on Marie-Galante’s beach and snorkel around the natural reserves.

Marie-Galante
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Fooding: Take a cooking class with a local chef in Grande-Terre, devour the “Tourment d’amour” cake in Les Saintes, or try the exquisite cashewnut jelly, delicacies from La Désirade.

Live it up! Island-Hop between the 5 islands, immerse yourself in the filming set of the successful TV Series “Death in Paradise” and Zouk the night away.

Grande-Terre Petite
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An ideal destination for:

The Guadeloupe Islands make a paradise for couples and nature lovers. The recently awarded MACTe museum is surprising to all Culturaholics.

 

LATEST NEWS

New Opening:

November 2017: The Arawak Hotel**** 112 rooms including 3 rooftop suites, located on the beach in Gosier (Grande-Terre), close to the casino and a stone throw away from the city centre, the colourful Friday night market and the Datcha beach, right across the Gosier Islet.

 

ANNUAL EVENTS

The Carnival (From January to February) Parades every Sunday on the islands, ending with daily parades, during the 4 shrove days

The Women’s Cook Festival (August) – Traditional cooking fest within town

The Terre de Blues Festival (May): International music festival on Marie-Galante

La Route du Rhum 40th edition (4th November 2018): Solo Transatlantic race. Fore more information please visit: http://www.routedurhum.com.

 

ACCOMMODATION HIGHLIGHTS

In Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre

HotelGuadeloupe
©Des Hôtels et des Iles

Des Hotels et des Iles presents the 4* La Créole Beach Hôtel & Spa at Le Gosier, with modern and sleek design, ideal for families; the 4* La Toubana Hôtel & Spa in Sainte-Anne, a boutique-hotel that combines 32 bungalows, 12 suites and 3 luxurious villas; or even the Aqua Lodges, bungalows on the sea with all comforts and a veritable all-inclusive formula at the 3* Langley Resort Fort Royalwww.deshotelsetdesiles.com

Hotel chain Des Hotels et Des Iles

Carole ADAM, VP Sales & Marketing & E-Marketing

Tél : +33 (0)1 42 56 46 98

Info@deshotelsetdesiles.com

Training website

Incentive offers Des Hotels et des Iles: Contrasts of the Caribbean

Vue Lobby
©Auberge de la Vieille Tour

The 4* L’Auberge de la Vieille Tour, opposite the isle of Le Gosier, distinguishes itself with its elegance thanks to its architecture and colonial decor. All rooms offer sea views. www.auberge-vieille-tour.fr

Cécile CHEVALIER, Commercial department :

+ 33 6 71 65 79 94

cc@hotelsandsun.com

 

Karibea Hotels presents the Karibea Beach Hotel***, located at a sandy beach bordered by turquoise waters, near Pointe-à-Pitre airport. Renovated in 2016, it is an ideal place for seaside holiday and business travel. www.karibea.com

Karibea Hotel Chain

Marie Laure THELAMON, Europe non French speaking markets Coordinator

+33 (0)6 28 59 18 91

mlthelamon@karibea.com

 

CONNECTIONS BY AIR from Great Britain

There are no direct flights from the UK, but you can fly to Pointe-à-Pitre, via:

  • Antigua with LIAT
  • Miami with Air Antilles, Norwegian Airlines
  • New York with Norwegian Airlines
  • Paris ORY with Air Caraïbes, Air France, Corsair, XL Airways

 

Air Caraïbes

Edmond RICHARD

Sales Manager Europe

+33 (0)1 47 83 88 69

erichard@aircaraibes.com

Air France

Trade support:

+44 (0871) 222 2200 / +44 (0871) 222 5757

Customer Services and Bookings:

+44 (0207) 660 0337

CONTACT

Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board

Aline THOMASEAU (Promotion Executive Europe) & Yves NOËL (Promotion Assistant)

a.thomaseau@lesilesdeguadeloupe.com

y.noel@lesilesdeguadeloupe.com

0033 1 40 62 99 07

www.visitguadeloupe.co.uk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQTZmcdcvE4

 

Training: http://www.guadeloupeislandsexpert.com/

 

When it is midday in London, it’s GMT-5 during summer and GMT-4 during winter in the Islands of Guadeloupe.

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MARTINIQUE         

Martinique: Joie de vivre

http://us.martinique.org/

Martinique

With its verdant summits, the coolness and charm of its well-preserved natural sites will enthrall walking enthusiasts (the ascent of Montagne Pelée). Martinique provides the ideal conditions for sailing, windsurfing and even canyoning in the wild waters. This seductive island is also brimming with diving sites of extraordinary beauty, such as Le Rocher du Diamant or those in the bay of Saint-Pierre. There are a multitude of opportunities to “live” Martinique and to understand its culture and traditions thanks to events, museum visits, visits to distilleries and by stopping off at towns with a prestigious past, such as Saint-Pierre and Fort-de-France.

Destination’s assets:

A wide range of exceptional landscapes, a rich natural habitat that is wild and untouched

A cultural heritage with multiple influences, a local population that is friendly and welcoming.

Anses Darlet Martinique © Antoine OMERE

The cuisine of Martinique: a fusion of dishes from all horizons, demonstrating French expertise, African exuberance and the delicate spices of the West Indies.

 

An ideal destination for:

Martinique is a French island with multiple facets that is ideal for sport lovers of all types (canyoning, water skiing, walking, diving, kite surfing, helicopter rides, paddle boarding…) and those looking to relax, thanks to more than 350 kilometres of superb beaches and some unforgettable boat trips. Martinique also comes to life with events across the whole island, local festivals, the Carnival, the Biguine Jazz Festival, the Fort-de-France Cultural Festival, the Tour de Martinique des Yoles Rondes, etc.…

LATEST NEWS

Openings

  • The French Coco Hotel in Trinité
  • Domaine des Fonds Blancs, le François

 

ANNUAL EVENTS

The Carnival (from 11th to 14th February 2018)

Carnaval Martinique © CMT - Henri SALOMON

Tour de Martinique des Yoles Rondes (from 29th July to 5th August 2018): http://www.yoles365.com/

Chanté Noël chez l’habitantSing Christmas with the locals (December)

Martinique Surf Pro (April 2018): World Surf League stop-off.

ACCOMMODATION HIGHLIGHTS

At Le Cap Est 4* Lagoon Resort & Spa, a discrete luxury break awaits you just 8km from Le François. In the heart of a tropical garden, on the banks of a lagoon, 49 spacious suites, 2 restaurants, a bar and a Spa dedicated to wellbeing. www.capest.com

The 4* Hôtel Bakoua sits facing the bay of Fort-de-France. A former family home at the water’s edge, this 4 star hotel has always preserved its authentic atmosphere. www.hotel-bakoua.fr

Karibea Hotels presents the Karibea Sainte-Luce Hôtel*** freshly renovated in 2015, invites you to lazy or active holidays in couple, with family or friends in the heart of a lush tropical garden. For business trips and relaxing getaways, opt for the Karibea Valmenière Hotel***  strategically located in the heart of the economic life of the island.

CMT HOTEL
© Karibea Squash Hôtel

Karibea Squash Hotel***, located in the business district of the capital Fort-de-France the Karibea Squash Hotel*** offers stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. It offers a wide range of services and excellent food. www.karibea.com

Karibea Hotel Chain

Marie Laure THELAMON, Europe non French speaking markets Coordinator

+33 (0)6 28 59 18 91

mlthelamon@karibea.com

 

CONNECTIONS BY AIR from Great Britain

From Great Britain, all the airlines that serve the airports of Paris (Charles de Gaulle and Orly) can provide connecting flights with Air Caraibes, Air France, Corsair and XL Airways.

CONTACT

Martinique Tourist Board

Micheline DIAZ,  Market Sales Coordinator

mdiaz@martiniquetourisme.com

0033 1 44 77 86 21

http://www.martinique.org/

 

When it is midday in London, it’s GMT-5 during summer and GMT-4 during winter in Martinique.

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