Holidaymakers looking for some Caribbean sunshine on one of the smaller quieter islands may like to visit Moule in Guadeloupe. This is a wonderfully scenic place on the east of the island of Grand-Terre and has many interesting things to do and see. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments and holiday homes.
Holidaymakers staying in Moule have the benefit of easy access to the beautiful sandy beach, where they can relax on the sand and soak up the sun. The clear and warm waters are ideal for swimming as well as snorkelling and diving. Other watersports are available too like wind surfing, rafting and sailing. The 18-hole Golf International Course at Saint Francois is just 10 minute’s drive from Moule. The scenic coastline and further inland is well worth exploring and a great way to do this is by hiking, cycling and horse riding. Other popular activities here include tennis, mountain biking and paragliding. There are shops and markets in and around Moule where self catering holidaymakers can buy food and drink. In addition to this there are fine bars and restaurants in the area serving delicious French, Continental, Creole and American cuisine.
Moule has many interesting places to visit such as the Church of Saint Jean Baptisite. The Ouatibi-Tibi Archaeological Park features a memorial center, an archaeological center and a recreation center. Visitors will also many 18th century windmills in sugarcane fields here. Another attraction worth seeing in Moule is the Edgar Clerc Museum, which is s a prehistoric Pre-Columbian and Amerindian museum unique to the island. About 20 minutes away is Gosier where there are fine sights such as Fort Fleur d’Epee, which was built in 1759 as well as beautiful parks and gardens. The Islet Gosier has a lighthouse and the aquarium is the largest in the Caribbean.
The average temperature here varies little throughout the year with a range between 23 and 27 degrees centigrade. However, temperatures can exceed 30 degrees centigrade between June and November. This is also the wettest time of the year with as much as 24cm of rainfall on average in August alone. The rainfall tends to be short and heavy. Temperatures rarely fall below 20 degrees centigrade.
Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport (PTP) is about 30 minute’s drive from Moule and has flights to and from Antigua (ANU), Havana (HAV), Miami (MIA), Montreal-Trudeau (YUL), Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) and Paris-Orly (ORY) as well as other Caribbean islands. Visitors from Europe can travel to France and get a direct flight from Paris or fly to Miami and get a connecting flight to the island with Air France. Car rental services are available at Pointe-à-Pitre Airport with Avis, Budget, National/Citer, Euradom, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty. Taxis are also available outside the terminal building.