To make the most of your stay, it’s essential to use a rental company, as public transport is not very well developed on the nevertheless beautiful island of Guadeloupe.
Transport in Guadeloupe
Inland: numerous car rental agencies.
For island hopping: boat rental agencies.
The roads are narrow and winding, often jammed in the cities.
Watch out for the frequent speed bumps!
A good road map of Guadeloupe is a must. It is available from tourist offices and car rental agencies.
The "butterfly island" or mainland is made up of Basse-Terre (850 km2), where housing and economic activity are concentrated. This part of the island is mountainous, and the famous La Soufrière volcano, still active, towers over the island at over 1,467 meters.