The Caribbean island of Guadeloupe is to be found in the Leeward Islands, in the Lesser Antilles. It is classed as an overseas region of France, and as such, uses the Euro as its form of currency. Bouillante is located on the west side of the island, and is a destination popular with those people that wish to take a vacation in style. One excellent way to do this, is by staying in a holiday rental villa in Bouillante. Placed in a perfect setting, it offers all the luxuries and comforts of home, including a well appointed kitchen for those people that would prefer to prepare their own meals as opposed to eating out all the time.
People who like to take part in leisure activities during their vacations will find plenty of opportunities during their holiday in Bouillante. Down at the beach, the popular pastimes include swimming, snorkelling, sailing and diving. With beautiful sands stretching around the island, an afternoon stroll by the sea will soon become a regular feature of the day. Inland, there are rivers that are warm enough to swim in, and forests to be explored.
Most people who take a holiday in Bouillante will have the sun, sea and sand on their minds as opposed to a list of sights and attractions that they want to visit. For those that would like to explore a little more of the island, though, there are several possibilities available. Gosier, for example, is an excellent place to experience the island’s nightlife, whilst St. Anne has a very nice but popular tourist beach. There are waterfalls to be visited in the Basse-Terre jungle, and local rum distilleries to take tours of. Another suggestion, is to take a local bus or two around the island, as this is an experience in itself!
Guadeloupe enjoys a tropical climate, with year around warm weather. The average daily high temperatures hover around 29 degrees Celsius, and even at night, the low temperatures rarely drop beneath 23 degrees. January through to March are the driest months, with less than 70mm of rainfall occurring each month. August through to November are the wettest months, and during this time, hurricanes can and do strike the island. Guadeloupe has been hard hit in past years by hurricanes, but always bounces back each time.
The archipelago of Guadeloupe has a few airports and one which may appeal to people who wish to stay in a holiday rental villa in Bouillante, is Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport (PTP) on Grande-Terre. It has a number of international flights to choose from, and people wishing to travel from Europe may like to catch an Air Caraibes connection from Paris-Orly (ORY). Travellers from the UK would therefore need to catch a flight into Paris first, and make a connection from there.