guadeloupe-direct, the leading resource for travelers
guadeloupe, beaches, plage caravelle

Swimwear is fine for the beach and pool but it is considered inappropriate in the towns of Guadeloupe.

GUADELOUPE / What to Wear

Dress for the tropics in lightweight, breathable fabrics. Unlike some islands, Guadeloupe is a place with a culture and economy that is not solely dependent on tourism. In town, relaxed, informal resort wear is acceptable, but scanty beach attire and short-shorts are considered as improper in urban areas as they would be “back home.” Jackets and ties are rarely required for men, even at dinner. Women tend to dress up a bit more in the evening, with short or long (but still casual) dresses common. Don't forget a hat and sunglasses for solar protection and a jacket or light sweater for higher elevations.

At hotel pools and at beaches near hotels, topless swimming and sunning is common. At all other beaches, it's a good idea to see what the locals are wearing (or not wearing). The only clothing-optional beach is a small cove at Plage Tarare near Pointe-des-Châteaux.

Please click
here for a directory of travel clothing and swimwear resources.

Back to Helpful Info Page for Guadeloupe
Back to Main Page for Guadeloupe

Caribbean-Direct Home Page
Home Page About Us Advertising Contact Us Policies / Privacy

© 2001 Caribbean-Direct / All Rights Reserved

Unauthorized Reproduction of Images, Text, Audio, Video or Other Content Prohibited