Two weeks of vacation were lying ahead of my boyfriend and me, and for both of us it was the first time in the Caribbean. All in all, it was extremely exciting and we hoped everything would go well. We had rented a car online and booked a hotel for the first nights… all in French! After a night in Paris and flying another nine hours, we finally landed in Pointe-à-Pitre on the island of Guadeloupe on 19th of March. After struggling a bit to find our car agency and having to drive to their office to get our navigation system, we were ready to go to Gosier where we´d stay for two nights.
After checking in, we went to the beach to watch the sunset and instantly loved everything about that place. As it was sunday evening, many local people were swimming, jogging and eating there. Whole families were throwing small parties with food and music they brought with them, and everyone was having a blast!
Due to jetlag, we woke up early the next morning and strolled through the city to find a bakery. And oh my god, I´m still daydreaming about our first wonderful breakfast in paradise. Exotic fruits, croissants, baguettes and pain au chocolat. There we sat, on rocks overlooking the bay of Gosier and enjoying the beautiful view of “Ilet du Gosier”.
Every day from 08:30 until 18:00, there´s a boat that takes visitors to and from the island for a few Euros. It departs from the quay you can see above.
Now I honestly don´t know what to add, other than that this tiny island was absolutely worth the visit! White, sandy beaches and turquoise water on one side, cliffs and big waves on the other. Oh, and I didn´t meet any scary animals which was a huge plus. After a short walk through a forest, we reached the island´s lighthouse which is very picturesque. I couldn´t get enough of the sparkling water…
Then we made our way back to the other side, finding a spot to settle down and eat a snack. We spent the rest of the day relaxing, trying local cocktails which can be bought at bistro on the island (Ti Punch and Planteur), tanning and snorkeling.
In the afternoon, we took a boat back to the mainland and went out to eat. I guess I´ll talk a lot more about that in the following posts, however, let me just say: Sorbet de coco.