Guadeloupe is a small island group located in the Lesser Antilles, north of Dominica. Guadeloupe consists of five islands, and the two largest islands Basse Terre and Grande Terre are separated by a narrow strait and together form the butterfly shaped island. Guadeloupe, just like Martinique, is French overseas department. The islands have more than 400,000 inhabitants and the main economic sectors are tourism and agriculture (cultivation of bananas).
Relief of Guadeloupe is extremely diverse and interesting. The island Basse Terre is adorned with divine white beaches and fertile fields full of plantations, while Grande Terre is characterized by mountainous rainforests and magnificent waterfalls. Islands Iles de Saintes and Marie Galante are ideal for diving and snorkeling because of the beautiful corals. The largest city of Guadeloupe is Pointe-a-Pitre, which together with the capital city Basse-Terre forms a large urban region. Pointe-a-Pitre is economic center of Guadeloupe and the main island port. French influence is evident in all parts of the cities, especially in architecture and supreme gastronomy. In the port of Point-a-Pitre is situated large marina Bas-du-Fort, which disposes with large number of berths for charter boats and mega yachts.
Nature of Guadeloupe is truly mesmerizing and beside rich flora and fauna is complemented by unique breathtaking sandy beaches. According to many, one of the most beautiful beaches is Caravelle, long beach with beautiful white sand surrounded by palm trees and crystal clear sea. Guadeloupe has three airports of public interest and the main and largest international airport is near the town of Point-a-Pitre.