Originally named Karukera, the land of beautiful waters, Guadeloupe is a spellbinding Caribbean archipelago of islands, offering more than 270 lagoon and ocean beaches. Guadeloupe has a beach for every ocean lover, from crowded and festive beaches and surf spots to calm stretches of turquoise waves with powdery white sand.
The islands of Guadeloupe attract bird watchers, hikers, nature photographers, and water sports enthusiasts with an abundance of outdoor activities and extreme sports.
The local culture is endlessly intriguing, and travelers can map out their itinerary to attend epic carnivals and festivals happening throughout the year.
Guadeloupe has a vibrant hospitality sector featuring luxury resorts, family-run B&Bs, trendy beachside rentals, and historic mansions converted into boutique hotels. Here are my favorite cool and unusual hotels in Guadeloupe, The Caribbean (in no particular order)...
1. Le Relais du Moulin – Hôtel de Charme & Spa Adult Only – a cool, fun and trendy spa hotel ideal for Millennials and Gen Zs
Nestled in an entrancing tropical garden, Le Relais du Moulin is one of the finest luxury hotels in Guadeloupe, situated in Sainte Anne near popular tourist attractions. The hotel is a stone’s throw away from Le Helleux Beach, and the festive La Caravelle Beach is only 5 minutes away.
Le Relais du Moulin is home to 60 guest rooms, including 40 Bungalows, 5 Superior Suites, and 15 Junior Seats. The interiors have a traditional Caribbean design with a quirky French twist, and indoor spaces are entwined with a vibrant tropical garden and floral arrangements.
The hotel offers multiple serenity spots to relax and recharge, including a world-class spa, a swimming pool, and Lounge Bar. The onsite restaurant Le Zamana is a highly celebrated spot for elegant dining.
- To book, check prices or availability for Le Relais du Moulin – Hôtel de Charme & Spa Adult Only
2. Tropicangel & SPA – an exotic hotel that resembles a botanical garden with beautiful Insta-worthy features
A tropical oasis of seaside splendors, Tropicangel & Spa is a popular choice for vacationers seeking luxury and relaxation in Pointe Noire, Basse Terre. This heavenly abode offers an eco-friendly staycation with 2 luxurious guest rooms and 3 rustic wooden accommodations overlooking the mountains and the Caribbean Sea.
This establishment positions travelers far from the touristy crowds, deep in the heart of Antilles, without depriving them of modern comforts and amenities.
Guests enjoy soothing massages and fish pedicures at the world-class spa, feasting on hearty breakfast spreads and strolling around in the exotic gardens.
Tropicangel specializes in farm-to-table dining, and all meals are prepared with fresh, locally-sourced produce.
- To book, check prices or availability for Tropicangel & SPA
3. Résidence de Tourisme Domaine Saint-François – a romantic oasis of tranquillity that is the perfect choice for a gorgeous rustic-chic escape
The Domaine Saint-Francois boasts a peaceful and serene setting in Grande-Terre, surrounded by the greenery of a fruit-bearing garden brimming with maracujas, avocados, bananas, and coconuts.
Sprawling over 6000 m2, this ideally located estate is home to 8 uniquely designed bungalows, an expansive tropical garden, and a luxury swimming pool.
The mesmerizing lagoons of Guadeloupe are only 5 minutes away, and guests enjoy unrestricted access throughout the fenced wooded estate.
Each villa comes with innumerable complimentary amenities, including a poolside breakfast spread. Guests enjoy traditional Creole-style dining each week, an excellent poolside occasion to connect with fellow travelers and locals.
- To book, check prices or availability for Résidence de tourisme Domaine Saint-François
4. Hotel et villa chez Flo – a beautiful 5-star boutique B&B where guests benefit from a swimming pool and a hot tub
Hotel et Villa Chez Flo embodies the island spirit of Guadeloupe with its rich tropical interiors, spacious guest rooms, independent villas, and expansive terraces overlooking the lagoon.
The hotel has a beautiful zen-inspired setting brimming with flowers, fruit-bearing trees, and plenty of tranquil nooks to relax or read.
The rooms offer mesmerizing views from the large windows, and guests enjoy breakfast in the furnished terraces overlooking the Guadeloupe countryside. Flo and Yannick are gracious hosts and happy to personalize their guests’ experiences with tailor-made services.
The lagoon of Saint-Francois is only 80 meters away, and the hotel offers an infinity pool and jacuzzi to enjoy starry nights with flavorful cocktails.
- To book, check prices or availability for Hotel et villa chez Flo
5. La Toubana Hotel & Spa – a lavish beachfront hotel spa that overlooks the stunning Caribbean Sea
Famous for its unobstructed views of Saint-Anne Bay, La Toubana Hotel & Spa offers lavish bungalows, suites, and independent villas overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This charming beachside venue beckons travelers with its own private beach, a world-class spa, a fitness studio, and an outdoor pool.
The air-conditioned bungalows and suites come with spacious terraces to soak up the sunshine and enjoy outdoor dining. The accommodations offer beautifully furnished living and lounging spaces, fully-equipped kitchens, and modern amenities.
The onsite restaurant, Le Grand Bleu, is one of the most popular beachfront dining spots to feast on traditional Creole delicacies. Guests typically like to end their day with cocktails at the seafront Bar de la Mer.
- To book, check prices or availability for La Toubana Hotel & Spa
6. Hôtel La Christophine – a modern and charming boutique hotel that offers a romantic setting and a stunning swimming pool
Situated 100 meters from Mancellinier Beach, Hotel La Christophine beckons guests to wake up to sweeping views of the Guadeloupean countryside and start their days with a dip in the outdoor pool.
This whimsical venue is owned and operated by dedicated hosts Flo and Yannick, and the interiors have a zen-themed ambiance with lush greenery.
Travelers can choose between rooms facing the countryside and accommodations with expansive terraces overlooking the infinity pool. The refined guest rooms are well-equipped with smart appliances, fine furniture, and linens.
The location is perfect for outdoorsy travelers who want to explore Guadeloupe’s pristine white sandy beaches, enjoy golfing, and indulge in water sports.
- To book, check prices or availability for Hôtel La Christophine
7. Habitation Saint Charles – a refined hotel that blends a rich history and timeless elegance
Ideally located in the heart of Guadeloupe, Habitation Saint Charles is a new entrant in the local hospitality scene, impressing locals and travelers with its unique blend of luxury and traditions.
The serene location and comfortably appointed interiors make this high-end hotel a great choice for romantic getaways, family reunions, and business trips.
The hotel offers 8 bungalows with private jacuzzis, 9 guest rooms, and 3 deluxe villas with private swimming pools. The hotel’s interiors accentuate the natural setting, immersing guests in the lush vegetation and river stream overlooking the sugar cane fields with a waterfall swimming pool.
The onsite Table Saint Charles delivers an authentic Creole dining experience with a modern twist.
- To book, check prices or availability for Habitation Saint Charles
8. L’Îlot Palmiers – a laid-back authentic and rustic-chic guesthouse embraced by tropical trees
Adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts flock to L’Îlot Palmiers to enjoy the proximity to the national park and rejuvenate in a heavenly tropical setting.
This enchanting view is nestled inside a tropical garden sprawling over 4000 m2 of lush greenery. The premises is home to 5 cottages, an air-conditioned luxury villa, and six beautifully manicured gardens with centuries-old palm trees and bougainvilleas.
L’Îlot Palmiers offers a magical setting to revel in the simple pleasures of Pointe-Noire and immerse in authentic Caribbean culture. Travelers can splash around in the swimming pool, book luxurious massages and relaxation therapies, and enjoy picnics in the gardens.
- To book, check prices or availability for L’Îlot Palmiers
9. The BlueBamboo – a relaxed quirky chic guesthouse close to popular points of interest
The BlueBamboo is a beach lover’s paradise, offering proximity to the most beautiful beaches in Guadeloupe, with 5 bungalows designed with a delightful tropical flair.
Like most hotels in the area, BlueBamboo has a lovely tropical garden, and each bungalow comes with its own garden and private entrance.
Vacationers can choose between 1 and 2-bedroom bungalows, depending on their accommodation needs. The BlueBamboo is the ultimate surf haven for seasoned surfers and beginners eager to learn.
The sea is only 200 meters away, and beginners can enroll in the JCK surfcoach course to train with Guadeloupe’s most talented instructors.
Guests can also enjoy luxurious massages with a certified wellness therapist specializing in Asian therapeutic techniques.
- To book, check prices or availability for The BlueBamboo
10. Mahogany Hotel Residence & Spa – a high-end place to stay in Guadeloupe that provides guests with Insta-worthy panoramic views
The Mahogany Hotel Residence & Spa attracts a broad audience of travelers, including serenity seekers and adventurers seeking extreme water sports. This venue boasts a stellar location, nestled between Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre – an excellent base for a well-rounded Guadeloupe experience.
The hotel is erected inside a vast tropical garden overlooking the ocean, featuring luxurious rooms and suites with functional kitchens and furnished living spaces. Some accommodations feature spacious kitchens, while others come with kitchenettes on the terrace with outdoor dining space.
Mahogany Residence is home to three restaurants, Le Route Des Epices, Le Zawag, and Case Beach Pizza. La Rhumerie Bar ensures a steady supply of flavorful cocktails and local spirits throughout the evening and night.
- To book, check prices or availability for Mahogany Hotel Residence & Spa
11. Hôtel Amaudo – a polished pet-friendly hotel that was built in colonial style
A charming colonial-style hotel facing the scenic Anse a la Barque bay, Hotel Amaudo offers 14 guest rooms overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Situated within walking distance of Saint-Francois’s vibrant city center, guests can stroll over to popular attractions, retail outlets, and dining spots.
The guest rooms are impressively designed with keen attention to detail and an abundance of comfort-enhancing amenities, including air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, safe and cozy living room on the terrace.
Guests cannot stop raving about the hearty breakfast served in front of the sea and the lovingly manicured gardens. The infinity pool delights with a 180° panorama of the ocean and nearby islands, including Dominica and Marie-Galante.
- To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Amaudo
12. Amour Deshaies – an iconic and peaceful paradise perfect for nature aficionados
A newly constructed venue situated 300 meters from Grande Anse Beach, Amour Deshaies offers an idyllic setting within walking distance of the town center and its abundant activities. Amour Deshaies offers 5 Caribbean-style cottages: Blue Lagoon, Mai Tai, Mojito, Pastaga, Sunrise, and Tequila.
The cottages feature 2 air-conditioned bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, well-equipped kitchens, and a living room that opens into a sprawling terrace overlooking the garden. The terraces and gardens offer ambient outdoor dining spaces.
Amour Deshaies supports an abundance of outdoor activities, including boating, fishing, horse riding, scuba diving, and hiking. Guests can request shuttles to commute to Antigua and Montserrat.
- To book, check prices or availability for Amour Deshaies
13. Habitation du Comté – a relaxed rustic-chic hotel housed in an art deco house
Nestled in the heart of an enchanting park brimming with palm trees and tropical fruits, Habitation du Comté boasts a rich heritage as a colonial-style county house. Constructed in 1948, this mansion served as the residence of the owners of the Comte Sugar refinery.
The hotel has undergone extensive renovation without diminishing its neo-colonial charm and art deco-style interiors. The spacious rooms have been upgraded with modern amenities, smart appliances, and air conditioning.
Travelers can choose from 8 guest rooms with terraces and an independent villa suitable for large groups and families. The onsite restaurant is a popular spot for authentic Creole-style dining spearheaded by the highly celebrated Chef Anthony.
- To book, check prices or availability for Habitation du Comté
14. Habitation La Reine du Camp Chambres d’Hôtes – a country-style B&B that offers a distinctive and unique accommodation experience
A peaceful abode nestled on the foothills of La Souffriere volcano, Habitation la Reine du Camp is a colonial-style mansion from the 19th century.
Situated at an altitude of 700 meters, this hotel is famous for its sweeping panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and surrounding scenery. The location is splendid for immersing in nature and exploring nearby sites, including Les Saintes Pier, Malendure beach, and the Cousteau Reserve.
La Reine du Camp offers five bedrooms: Musade Bedroom, Bois d’Inde Bedroom, Cannelle Bedroom, Café & Cotton Double Bedroom, and the Cacao Bedroom. The bedrooms offer private entrances and furnished terraces with panoramic views of the seascape and wooded hills.
- To book, check prices or availability for Habitation La Reine du Camp Chambres d’Hôtes
15. Grenadine – a quirky-chic guesthouse that offers a funky stay
Grenadine offers a prime location in Sainte-Anne, positioning travelers in the heart of an action-packed district surrounded by sandy beaches, retail outlets, and popular attractions. Guests enjoy proximity to Deshauteurs, Grand Bois, and Port Blanc.
This upscale venue features a lovely garden, an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub, and family-friendly rooms. The finely furnished guest rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with modern appliances, including a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.
The accommodations feature a seating area, a functional kitchen, an ensuite bathroom with toiletries, a dining space, and a hot tub.
Guests typically begin their day with Grenadine’s continental breakfast spread, then head out to explore nearby beaches.
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Ever since he was knee-high to a grasshopper Michael has always been a sucker for an adventure. Growing up he was lucky enough to live in a handful of exotic far flung locations including Hong Kong, Pakistan, Kenya and Tanzania and since then he’s continued his taste for seeking out new cultures. So much in fact he now travels the world as a trading digital nomad, exploring everything from the sizzling street markets in Bangkok to random back alleys in Sri Lanka and everything in between! He also has a special fondness for Cohibas, street food, playing carrom, and fine wine and knows his clarets from his chiantis. He counts Cuba, Amsterdam, Indonesia, Cambodia and Italy as his favourite destinations.