17 days in Guadeloupe, Dominica & Martinique Itinerary

17 days in Guadeloupe, Dominica & Martinique Itinerary

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Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe
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Roseau, Dominica
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Deshaies, Guadeloupe
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Trois-Ilets, Martinique
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Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe — 1 night

Although the surrounding area continues to depend on agriculture, Sainte-Anne thrives largely thanks to tourism, offering visitors modern infrastructure and plenty of chances to experience the authentic local lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stop by David Vanille et Epices - Mamie Christiane, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse du Souffleur, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Ilet du Gosier.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sainte-Anne route planning app.

Lima, Peru to Sainte-Anne is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lima to Sainte-Anne. January in Sainte-Anne sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Roseau.
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Roseau, Dominica — 5 nights

The capital city, Roseau maintains a small scale, but possesses a convincing Caribbean charm in its architecture, cuisine, and culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Champagne Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Roseau: Morne Trois Pitons National Park (Emerald Pool Nature Trail & Boiling Lake). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the sheer force of Titou Gorge, browse the exhibits of Roseau Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Papillote Tropical Gardens.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Roseau day trip planner.

You can fly from Sainte-Anne to Roseau in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Deshaies.
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Deshaies, Guadeloupe — 4 nights

The sleepy town of Deshaies walks the line between tradition and development, possessing an international feel while also sticking true to its island roots.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plage Leroux and Ilet Caret. Get out of town with these interesting Deshaies side-trips: Parc National (Route de la Traversee & Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet)), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Bouillante) and Vieux-Habitants (Domaine de Vanibel & Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Petite Anse, examine the collection at Musee du Rhum, make a trip to Basse-Terre Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Perle.

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Traveling by flight from Roseau to Deshaies takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daytime highs in Deshaies are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Trois-Ilets.
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Trois-Ilets, Martinique — 4 nights

Named after three nearby islands, Trois-Ilets remains a small town few casual travelers ever get to explore.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Memorial de l'Anse Caffard. Get out of town with these interesting Trois-Ilets side-trips: Le Morne Gommier (in Le Marin), La Pointe Marin (in Sainte-Anne) and Diamond Rock & Vista Point (in Le Diamant). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Noire, admire the striking features of Schoelcher Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Figuier, and examine the collection at Musee de la Pagerie.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Trois-Ilets trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Deshaies to Trois-Ilets takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. February in Trois-Ilets sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Guadeloupe travel guide

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Butterfly Island
Experience a lively mixture of French and Afro-Caribbean culture on your Guadeloupe vacation. The archipelago consists of two main islands connected by bridges spanning a mangrove swamp, and a number of smaller islands to the south. The island of Grande Terre is mostly flat and arid, offering numerous scenic beaches and lively small towns, while Basse Terre features verdant jungles and mountainous terrain, crowned by a tall volcano. On a tour of Guadeloupe, you can enjoy a variety of beach activities, partake in hiking through a national park, and bask in the vibrant atmosphere of charming towns and villages.
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Dominica travel guide

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Waterfalls · Beaches · Bodies of Water
Nature Isle of the Caribbean
The volcanic island nation of Dominica represents the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles. Such is evidenced in the geothermal action of the island's many hot springs, with relaxing dips in the hot sulfur spring water among the most popular things to do in Dominica. The unspoiled appearance of much of the nation provides a natural backdrop for a wealth of ecotourism adventures, including swimming, hiking, and snorkeling. The main urban areas showcase the ethnic diversity of the land once contested by the British and the French, with a number of local eateries serving West Indian and Creole dishes, and a whole lot of dancing and music to be enjoyed.
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Martinique travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
The mountainous island of Martinique offers travelers everything from stunning natural landscapes, to vibrant towns and enticing cuisine. The island's varied scenery includes numerous scenic beaches, lush forests, and a majestic volcano that towers over the St. Pierre harbor. A range of activities await you on your Martinique holiday, allowing you to spend your days lounging on the sand and enjoying the azure waters, sampling gastronomic delicacies, or frequenting the shops, clubs, and cafes in the capital city of Fort-de-France.
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