Known by many as a place “where France meets the Caribbean”,  Guadeloupe is stilling flying under the radar, but is quickly becoming a premier destination for those seeking sandy beaches, great food, culture and small-island paradise.

Lots of all-girl getaways take place in Mexico, or the Bahamas. There's nothing wrong with those places. I love Cancun, and Bahamian beaches still take my breath away. I'm just in the mood for something different. I'm betting you are too.

Sometimes the usual Caribbean haunts feel generic. It's a bit like visiting America, but with an accent. I'm looking for the exotic, the adventure filled, the unexplored - but I still want all of this exotica at an affordable travel price. 

Feuillère BEACH in Capesterre-de-Marie-Galante, Guadeloupe - "Plage Feuillere". Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - 

Only a 3-hour flight from Miami International to Pointe-A-Petri, Guadeloupe, this island is the ideal place for any all-girls trip, whether you're looking for adventure & exploration, luxury shopping & spa, rest & relaxation, or a little of each.

If you've ever wanted to take a trip to France, but still crave the sun and sand that only a beach holiday can offer – this French West Indian island is the perfect holiday destination. 
 

  Death in Paradise -  The original team : Left-to-right: Sara Martins, Danny John-Jules, Gary Carr and Ben Miller -   "Death in Paradise cast photo" by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia -

Death in Paradise - The original team: Left-to-right: Sara Martins, Danny John-Jules, Gary Carr and Ben Miller - "Death in Paradise cast photo" by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia -

As the filming location for the popular TV series Death in Paradise – Guadeloupe is known for two popular tourist locations, the Grande-Terre – which is home to luxury resorts and exotic beaches, and Basse-Terre – a location which boasts an impressive rainforest, waterfalls and a towering volcano, all in one national park. I can't lie - Death in Paradise is my show!

cascade aux ecrevisses parc national (translates to cascade with crayfish national park) - CascadeAux Image 

There’s something for every woman to enjoy (even for the pickiest of friends) with only 200,000 residents spanning 566 square miles. The distinctive French and Creole island culture of Guadeloupe is seen as the “joie de vivre”, or the joy of living by locals.  

Whether it be shopping the best French fashion labels like Lacoste and Jean Paul Gaultier at a fraction of the price, sipping’ on a ‘Ti punch (the national rum cocktail) by the poolside, or even trekking the Basse-Terre rainforest,  Guadeloupe is the best travel destination for women – young and old. 

rum, lime and sugar cane never looked so good! 
Ti-Punch Image 

Expect to hear more about this exotic and exciting beach locale in early 2016 when Go Girl Gone sends a group of ladies to report back first hand. 

 

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