Pack your bags – the French Caribbean just called, and the islands of Guadeloupe wants to see you. Beginning October 2017, couples can scurry off for a romantic rendezvous to Guadeloupe as Norwegian Air will roll out flights from New York (JFK), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), and Providence (PVD) with fares starting as low as $79 one way. Guadeloupe, nestled between Dominica and Antigua, is made of up five exclusive islands. Accessible only by ferry, the stunning destination offers the ultimate experience for luxuriously private travel.
The unique Afro-Inspired Caribbean hotspot offers couples decadent cuisine, hiking, ferry rides, horse back riding, and several opportunities for underwater selfies. Upon arrival treat yourself to a delicious bokit, a savory fried naan-like bread stuffed with meat, vegetables and fish. Show bae your climbing skills during a 2-hour hike to the top of La Soufriere volcano. Make some time to go island hopping, and if you dare – check out the island’s underwater statues.
Each island has a personality unique of its neighbors. The Mainland is home to Grand-Terre and Basse- terre where rain forests, black-and-gold sand beaches, swimming holes, and quaint villages welcome you. The outer islands – Les Saintes, Marie-Galante, and La Desirade, offer unspoiled experiences worthy of an Instagram frenzy.
For shopping, you’ll be delighted to pop in and out of your favorite french brands. Think Mango, Lacoste and even french pharmacies where you can stock up on your must-have french cosmetics .We say “Oui Oui” to that. A few other must buys include organic chocolates from la Maison de Cacoa, local spices from the island’s plentiful markets, savory coffee, and pure island distilled rum.
To familiarize yourself with your favorite french Caribbean flavors schedule a cooking class, with Chef Ruddy Colmar in Saint Francois. This will give you a better starting point when you order dinner during a romantic meal for two. Are You Two Night Owls? Visit Marina du Gosier – yacht marina by day turns into the center of nightlife once the sun goes down. Weave in and out of the crowd to the beats of the Caribbean as live music plays. You and your honey will love calling Guadeloupe “our place,” after spending just a few days under the warm island skies.
Whether its for a destination wedding, honeymoon, or a “How Did I Get Married Style,” couples trip – Pack your most colorful resort-wear, convert your cash into euros and brush up on your french, because Guadeloupe awaits.