Get a buzz from some of the best caffeinated and cocktail adventures in the Caribbean with this rundown of where to suck and sip on artisanal chocolates, coffee, and rum in the less discovered Guadeloupe Islands.
#1 Chocolate at the House of Cocoa
Follow the scent of chocolate to Pointe Noire on the island of Basse Terre, and learn how chocolate is made from farm to table, a delicious educational adventure.
If you’ve never seen where chocolate comes from, a visit to La Maison du Cacao may surprise you. Inside, you can taste a variety of artisanal chocolates including hot chili pepper chocolate, a special island recipe from the owner’s grandmother, and more. Undoubtedly, it’s a chocolate lover’s excursion.
#2 Rum at Hotel de la Vielle Tour
Built on a former sugarcane plantation in the 1950’s, Hotel de la Vielle Tour is known for having one of the best rum collections in the Guadeloupe Islands with over 40 rums. Stop by to try the signature drink of the Guadeloupe Islands, Ti Punch. Also try one of the many aged rums they have to offer, which can put a dent in your wallet. On my visit, I was able to taste, just a sip, of a rum that costs around 800 Euros. That’s around $945 USD!
This is a great hotel to visit at sunset and on the weekends, and it hosts live music in the bar. From the terrace, guests and visitors delight in toasting their rum glass to the gorgeous coastal views.
#3 Coffee at La Griveliere Vieux
Sip on super fresh coffee on the island of Basse Terre in the Guadeloupe Islands. La Grivelière in Le Gosier is the oldest coffee plantation in the Guadeloupe Islands. They’re self-sustaining, and they have their own medicinal garden. As well as growing their own fruits and vegetables, and of course, coffee.
It’s a coffee you can only buy in the Guadeloupe Islands, as it’s made in small quantities and not currently exported, making it a one-of-a-kind gift to bring back home.
Wherever your adventures take you, you’re sure to enjoy the special Caribbean flavors found in this French Creole island destination.