Thank you for booking our French Caribbean self guided walking holiday to Guadeloupe and Martinique Travel With Jules adapted the original itinerary by Headwater (the operator) to suit our travel needs from Edinburgh and resolved a ridiculously unnecessary booking on a very early transfer flight at no extra cost to us when Headwater had raised a charge. It was good to be able to chat to Jules or Mags at any time on the phone. The written directions from Headwater about the walks and how to get to them, whilst accurate, were not always clear and a the layout was confusing! (TWJ – we will be talking to the operator about improvements to the notes).
We loved the hotel accommodation on both islands. The food was amazing in both and the personal attention of Claire and the two man team at Jardin de Malaga was just great. The location and facilities of each was lovely and tropical and the drives up to each property – although on quite challenging bumpy very narrow roads- added to the seclusion and tranquillity and definitely worth it! Visiting Deshaise in Gwada where they film the BBC’s Death in Paradise was great fun and surpassed our expectations and the Botanic Gardens both there and Jardin Balata in Matrinique were fabulous. The scenery on both islands was lovely – different on each one but similar in some places. We may think of a walking trip on other Caribbean islands next year.