- Guadeloupe All inclusive holidays
Guadeloupe's name might sound French to some people, and the Caribbean island is a territory of France, but it is actually named after the town of Guadelupe in Spain. The origin of this name is a mix of Arabic and Latin, and 'wadi lupe' would have meant 'Valley of the Wolf'. All-inclusive holidays in Guadeloupe take you some 4,000 miles from France and Spain, to the Lesser Antilles, yet because of the way France manages its overseas territories, you will technically be in the EU and the currency used on the island is the euro.
Bridging the gap
You'll hear Guadeloupe referred to as an island, but it is actually two - Grande-Terre and its westerly neighbour, Basse-Terre. Only a very narrow gap separates the two, and this is connected by several bridges. During cheap all-inclusive holidays to Guadeloupe, this shouldn't cause any major problems when getting around, and generally the two islands are treated as one for all practical purposes. The only time you might need to make special travel arrangements is if you want to visit one of the other smaller islands that belong to Guadeloupe, but there's plenty to see on the main two islands to keep you busy throughout your break.
Live the sailor's life
Guadeloupe is a popular destination for cruise ships, and all-inclusive Guadeloupe holidays can give you a similar experience in terms of having all your meals paid for, but with much greater freedom about how to spend your stay. If you do want to take to the waves, consider a day's boat trip on a smaller vessel for excellent sightseeing opportunities - and once back at your hotel, try the locally produced rum, which has been the favoured drink of sailors for generations.
Take an early all-inclusive break
If you're looking for a way to brighten up the start to your new year, cheap all-inclusive holidays in Guadeloupe are ideal for the winter months. January to March has especially dry weather and year-round temperatures are about 30C, even including these winter months. The wetter period still has mostly fine conditions too, so there's little variation to expect no matter when you head to the island, but the most marked contrast with the weather back home will be in the winter, if you crave some sunshine at that time of year.
Why should I choose an all-inclusive holiday to Guadeloupe?
The main reason for choosing an all-inclusive holiday to Guadeloupe is the fact you can leave all your budgeting concerns behind when you board the plane. With your all-inclusive booking your accommodation, meals and drinks are already paid for, so you don’t have to worry about extra costs adding up. The last thing you want to be thinking about when you are spending your time between the sea and the sand is where your wallet is. With an all-inclusive holiday you can get on with making the most of your time in this Caribbean paradise.