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Effective July 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has implemented enhanced security measures for passengers flying to the United States. These measures include heightened inspection of personal electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets. Electronic devices larger than a smartphone must be charged with enough battery power to be turned on upon request and easily accessible, with covers, cases or any other packaging removed, in preparation for screening at the security checkpoint. Any refused item will not be permitted in checked baggage. Air Transat will be unable to provide storage or assume responsibility for these items during your trip.

To allow for additional time to go through security and to ensure you don’t miss your flight, please arrive at the airport three hours prior to your scheduled departure time.

For further information, please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website.

Plan your trip to Guadeloupe

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight from Canada to Guadeloupe with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

Flights to Guadeloupe are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

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Pointe-à-Pitre
Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
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Guadeloupe: the Caribbean’s French butterfly

Each “wing” of butterfly shaped Guadeloupe offers tourists a different experience. Grande-Terre is a relaxation lover’s beach paradise, while Basse-Terre, with its volcano and hiking trails, is perfect for adventurers. Flights into central Pointe-à-Pitre allow visitors to head east or west for their preferred vacation.

Outings

With nary a hotel development in sight, Grande Anse is a spectacularly pristine beach near Deshaies that makes visitors feel as though they’ve been deposited onto the white sands of a tropical paradise.

Jacques Cousteau once declared Pigeon Islands one of the world’s best dive sites. Now a protected park, Réserve Cousteau is teeming with tropical fish, turtles and coral reefs, and even boasts an underwater statue dedicated to the intrepid explorer. Aquarium and Japanese Garden are best suited to beginners, while more experienced divers head to Pointe Barracuda and the hot water outlets.

La Grande Soufrière Volcano is the highest peak in the Lesser Antilles at 1,467 metres. The adventurous can hike all the way to the top, while others can admire it from one of the many lookout points in Guadeloupe National Park.

Culture

For those looking to add a bit of enlightenment to their Caribbean vacation, the Musée St. John Perse is a sort of one-two culture punch. Housed in a 19th-century colonial building, it offers a glimpse of a period Creole home in addition to its displays on the life and works of Nobel laureate and island son, poet Alexis Léger, whose alias is St. John Perse.

Food

The cuisine in Guadeloupe is a reflection of the island’s history, blending the traditions and flavours of France, the Caribbean, Africa and South Asia. Popular classics include Ti-nain morue, a dish made with dried cod, green plantains and spices, and Tourment d’Amour, a delectable Les Saintes pastry flavoured with coconut and tropical fruit.

Cheap flights

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Guadeloupe must-see Destination

Pointe-à-Pitre

Pointe-à-Pitre

Pointe-à-Pitre: The Eye of the Butterfly

Located in the centre of the butterfly-shaped island of Guadeloupe, French-influenced Pointe-à-Pitre offers excellent shopping, including a covered market where the personalities of the vendors are often more colourful than the vibrant fruits and spices they sell.

More about Pointe-à-Pitre

Currency

Guadeloupe’s official currency is the euro (EUR).

Official language

Guadeloupe’s official language is French, although many of its inhabitants also speak Antillean Creole.

Things to remember

Remember to pack sunblock and insect repellent.

Presence of Sargassum in Mexico and the Caribbean

Depending on the weather conditions, winds and tides may bring large quantities of Sargassum to shore. Since seaweed moves with the ocean currents, quantities may vary by place and day. Transat would like to inform its clients that this natural phenomenon beyond its control affects several parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. Although the presence of this brown seaweed is greater than usual, our hotel partners are making every effort to clean the beaches when necessary.

Entry/exit requirements

To get information regarding passports and all necessary visas, please visit the country travel advice and advisories of the Government of Canada.

Vaccines

To obtain information concerning vaccines, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada

Weather in Guadeloupe can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.

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