Situated on the Abymes territory in the heart of Guadeloupe, the Pointe-à-Pitre Pôle Caraïbes Airport is the archipelago’s main airport complex. Once known as the Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet Airport, it handled 1,700,000 passengers in 2014 and has the capacity to handle up to 2,500,000 travellers per year. Pointe-à-Pitre Pôle Caraïbes Airport operates domestic flights to Saint-Martin Grand-Case and Saint-Barthélemy, as well as weekly international flights to Europe, North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Covering 28 000 m², the terminal building is fully air-conditioned and has 56 check-in desks alongside a large shopping zone. As for parking, Pointe-à-Pitre Pôle Caraïbes Airport has both short-stay and long-stay carparks. You’ll also find a fully equipped business centre, several bars, restaurants and shops in the Pointe-à-Pitre Pôle Caraïbes Airport terminal.
Karukera or Guadeloupe as it’s known today, is an idyllic Caribbean holiday destination, boasting sandy beaches that range in colour from a brilliant white to volcanic black. Forming part of the Antilles this archipelago houses numerous islands including Desirade, Marie Galante and Les Saintes. Tour Pointe à Pitre, a classified ‘Town of Art and History’ and home to several interesting attractions including the Saint-John Perse Museum with its extensive collection of photography and engravings, along with the Schoelcher Museum, dedicated to Victor Schoelcher, a philanthropist who fought for the abolition of slavery. Book a flight to Pointe à Pitre and visit Place de la Victoire, the town’s oldest square alongside the covered central market place with its stunning 19th Century wrought iron detailing. Did you know that you can reserve a hotel room in Pointe à Pitre, at just a stone’s throw from these landmarks? Pointe à Pitre is also a great place to discover Créole culture with steel drum bands and its carnival beguine and zouk rhythms. With its bright colours, lush Caribbean landscapes and varieties of rum, don’t waste any more time. Book a holiday now!