Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Guadeloupe

13 awesome (and one useless) coworking spaces in Guadeloupe

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Guadeloupe is a cluster of islands in the French Caribbean, relatively new on the digital nomad scene. This tropical paradise is far from being the best place for a digital nomad, but you can still get the job done with a little effort. Since Guadeloupe belongs to France, you will require a visa to stay and work on the islands the same as you would in the EU. If you are getting ready for your first Guadeloupe adventure, here is a travel vlog to help you out:

You won’t find many coworking spaces in Guadeloupe, and sometimes you will be better off working from your apartment or a hotel room. While Wi-Fi has replaced Internet cafés, Guadeloupe is still having trouble offering quality internet everywhere. Some places (cafés, restaurants, and bars) have free Wi-Fi, but the connection outside coworking spaces is often slow and flaky. Take a look at our suggestions of coworking spaces and cafés you can work from in Guadeloupe.

Le Spot Coworking is the most comfortable place to cowork in Guadeloupe

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Le Spot Coworking is the only coworking space in Guadeloupe that has all you need to work comfortably. Located in the popular Baie Mahault zone, this place is full of digital nomads from around the world. The staff is welcoming and will do anything they can to give you everything you need.

We loved the interior design of Le Spot. This is not a big space, but it’s well organized into separate areas, making it look larger. Workstations give you plenty of room to work comfortably even when someone is sitting beside you. Ergonomic chairs and desks are back-savers when you have to put in long hours over your computer.

A soundproof room upstairs has a ring light and is in high demand among the podcast crowd. If you want to stretch your legs or chill in the lounge corner on the upper floor, you can use personal lockers to store your belongings. Le Spot also has a library, so you can borrow something to read during your break. Coffee is free, and you can drink as much as you want since they make several fresh batches during the day. If you want to network, Le Spot organizes events and occasionally hosts TEDx.

Basics
Pricing
  • €25 per day
  • €80 per week
  • €290 per month
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday–Friday: 9:30 am–6:30 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices No
Phone booths No
Coliving No

Talent Hub is our least favorite place to cowork in Guadeloupe

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Talent Hub is a small coworking space in the Saint Claude commune you can skip when in Guadeloupe. We were invited to meet with some digital nomads here, and we were also hoping to get some work done afterward. That didn’t go as we planned since Talent Hub is great for teams but lousy for individual work.

The coworking space consists of only one room, with a large desk serving as a conference table when needed and a cozy kitchen. Foosball is installed in the corner of the same room, so when someone is playing, the space turns loud and annoying. One standing desk and a cozy couch are the best parts of Talent Hub when it comes to amenities. People and the staff are also great, and you will feel accepted the moment you walk through the door.

Basics
Pricing
  • €18 per day
  • €250 per month
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday–Friday: 9 am–5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices No
Phone booths No
Coliving No

Six spots to cowork in Guadeloupe we also liked

Although Guadeloupe is just starting to figure out the coworking scene, it also has wonderful cafés and restaurants with reliable Wi-Fi. Here is one coworking space and other places fine enough to work from:

  1. Le FORT CoWorking Social Hub
  2. Gelato & Cappuccino Maître Glacier Italien
  3. Café de France
  4. Le Thé Penseur
  5. Désirs du Palais
  6. Cafè des Arts

Le FORT CoWorking Social Hub in Basse Terre

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Le FORT CoWorking Social Hub is a coworking space that appears as though it’s part of a wine cellar. The décor is full of wood and exposed brick, with barrels serving as standing desks, giving this space a familiar coziness.

This space has lots of natural light and expands to a large terrace where you can also work or enjoy a free cup of coffee. Chairs are wooden and hard, so after a couple of hours, you will get stiff and sore. We dealt with this by installing our travel stand desk in the other room and were able to get a lot of work done on our feet. Le FORT is far from perfect, and it will take a while until it’s fully transformed into a coworking space. For now, coffee and company are worth coming here and working for a few hours.

Gelato & Cappuccino Maître Glacier Italien in Sainte Anne

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Gelato & Cappuccino Maître Glacier Italien is both a café and an ice-cream shop with decent Wi-Fi to kill a couple of hours. We loved coming here for after-dinner gelato, to finish some minor work. The place is small, with simple wooden furnishing, so we don’t recommend using this spot as your coworking base. It can also get noisy since families with kids frequent this place, so focusing on work may be a challenge.

Café de France in Baie Mahault

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Café de France is an eatery where we encountered a lot of digital nomads. Tables and chairs are great to spend an afternoon working, although they are far from ideal. If you don’t have anywhere else to work, Café de France has tall tables that can serve as standing desks. To get some privacy and avoid crowds, you can use the seating area behind the half walls. Our advice is to try their freshly squeezed juice — it will give you energy for those demanding tasks you need to do.

Le Thé Penseur in Baie Mahault

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Le Thé Penseur is a charming tea shop with comfortable couches and cushioned chairs. We liked coming here in the morning to have breakfast and check our emails before starting any serious work elsewhere. This is a perfect spot to work and have a healthy lunch, although afternoons are the busiest here, so it can get crowded. The good news is that lots of foreigners come here, so it’s a good opportunity for networking.

Désirs du Palais in Sainte Anne

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Désirs du Palais is probably the best pastry and ice-cream shop in Guadeloupe. This was our favorite spot to work on tough tasks since it’s bursting with positive vibes. We didn’t have any problems with the Wi-Fi and even used this place for more demanding tasks. Chair and tables weren’t comfortable enough to stay long, but excellent cakes will make you forget that for a moment.

Cafè des Arts in La Pointe À Pitre

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Cafè des Arts is a Caribbean restaurant with excellent food and internet for both meetings and individual work. Outdoor space is full of plants and overlooking the marina, making this place perfect for those in the creative industry. The chairs and tables are comfortable enough for working, although the internet could be better. You should avoid coming to work here in the evenings since they often have live music, and it’s hard to find a table even just to eat.

Here are other cafés and restaurants to cowork in Guadeloupe:

Where to stay in Guadeloupe

Where to stay in Guadeloupe — The Butterfly Islands

Located in the Caribbean Sea, Guadeloupe is an archipelago that consists of more than 12 islands, several of which are inhabited. Sometimes referred to as the Butterfly Islands, due to the shape, Guadeloupe is a French overseas region, with the largest city being Pointe-à-Pitre, but the capital is Basse-Terre.  

Tourism, along with agriculture and light industries, is one of the most important sources of income for this archipelago. Over the years, they have been working on further developing the tourism industry and attracting more visitors.

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5 best places to stay in Guadeloupe

The two largest islands, which also create the butterfly shape of the archipelago, are Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre. Pointe-à-Pitre, the largest city and the economic capital of Guadeloupe, is located on Grande-Terre. Some of the other cities include Baie-Mahault, St Anne, Le Moule, Le Gosier, and St François.

Here are our top 5 picks for places to stay in Guadeloupe:

  1. St Anne
  2. Le Gosier
  3. Pointe-à-Pitre
  4. Le Moule
  5. Basse-Terre
5 best places to stay in Guadeloupe 
St Anne A city situated on Grande-Terre, one of the most tourist-oriented area in Guadeloupe, an excellent place for first-time visitors.
Le Gosier  The hub of nightlife in Guadeloupe, this is where you are most likely to have a great night out.
Pointe-à-Pitre As the financial capital and largest city, Pointe-à-Pitre is our pick for the best place to stay for an extended period of time.
Le Moule A great place for people who enjoy visiting museums and exhibitions. This place is also a bit quieter and not so action-packed like some other areas.
Basse-Terre Basse-Terre is our selection for a place to visit for travelers on a budget.

Getting around Guadeloupe

There is public transport in Guadeloupe in the form of buses, however, they are quite unreliable, unpredictable, and not so safe. Your best option for getting around and exploring everything that Guadeloupe has to offer is by renting a car. There are quite a number of rental car companies, so you have plenty of options to choose from.

Where to stay in Guadeloupe for the first time — St Anne

St Anne has focused, in recent years, most of its attention on developing tourism, but agriculture is still equally important and prominent which is evident in the famous market Marché de Sainte-Anne. Other great places include Plage de la Caravelle, Plage de Bois Jolan, and Karaib Rider’s Park.

Things to see and do in St Anne

Here are some of our suggestions for things to do:

  • Shop at Marché de Sainte-Anne
  • Relax at Plage de Bois Jolan
  • Have fun at the Karaib Rider’s Park

Marché de Sainte-Anne

This small and charming local market sells fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, souvenirs, arts and crafts, and a lot more. It is located really close to the beach.

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Plage de Bois Jolan

Enjoy your stay in St Anne by visiting the Plage de Bois Jolan. This beach is known for its glistening white sand, tall palm trees, and beautiful and calm blue waters.

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Karaib Rider’s Park

Karaib Rider’s Park is a water park suited for all ages. Head out to this park and have fun in the water.

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Where to stay in St Anne

St Anne offers a number of places close to the beach with the average price per night being about $92 with some being lower than that but most above that price range. These are our suggestions:

Affordable: Hotel Gli Gli

 

 

 

 

 

Mid-range: an apartment surrounded by the beautiful and alluring nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luxury: La Toubana Hôtel et Spa

 

 

 

 

Where to stay in Guadeloupe for nightlife – Le Gosier

Le Gosier is considered to be the best place to stay if you are looking for bars and clubs. A lot of them are located near the beach or even on it. Our suggestions are based on the atmosphere, music, and drinks.

Things to see and do in Le Gosier

Here are some of our picks:

  • La Rhumerie
  • Le Petit New-York
  • Zoo Rock Cafe

La Rhumerie

La Rhumerie is a bar that serves excellent cocktails accompanied by fantastic live music. A guaranteed way to have a great time.

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Le Petit New-York

This club comes alive during the night with the neon lights and great music provided by the DJ. Here you can hear everything from hip-hop to rock.

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Zoo Rock Cafe

Head out to this restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal with some tasty drinks and great music playing in the background.

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Where to stay in Le Gosier

One particularly noticeable feature of apartments in Le Gosier, and in Guadeloupe in general, is that they are decorated with interesting objects and painted in vibrant colors. The prices for a night in an apartment in Le Gosier go from about $25 to around $80, on average. 

Here are some suggestions for where to stay:

Affordable: a vibrant and colorful apartment with a pool.

Mid-range: this bright and modern studio is located in an ideal location – right next to the beach. 

Luxury: an apartment with a beautiful view of the blue sea, close to shops, bars, and restaurants.

For other options in Le Gosier check out Airbnb

Where to stay in Guadeloupe long term—Pointe-à-Pitre

As the largest city in Guadeloupe, as well as being the economic center, Pointe-à-Pitre has a number of things to offer to people who are thinking of making this their home for a longer period of time. The main international airport, Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport, is located in this city. Pointe-à-Pitre consists of 7 communes: Les Abymes, Baie-Mahault, Petit-Bourg, Le Gosier, Pointe-à-Pitre, Lamentin, and Goyave.

Things to see and do in Pointe-à-Pitre

Pointe-à-Pitre has some great attractions to offer. Some of those include Pavillon de La Ville, Victory Square, Saint-John Perse Museum, and Memorial ACTe. There are also two local markets, Market Darse and Spice Market.

Here are some of our suggestions for things to do and see while in Pointe-à-Pitre:

  • Visit Memorial ACTe
  • Visit Saint-John Perse Museum
  • Visit Victory Square

Memorial ACTe

Learn about the dark and unpleasant history behind this archipelago. This is a museum dedicated to commemorating the slave trade and slavery. These unfortunate events shaped Guadeloupe into what it is today and it’s important to educate ourselves about it.

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Saint-John Perse Museum

A museum dedicated to Alexis Léger who is perhaps better known as Saint-John Perse. He was a French poet and Nobel laureate.

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Victory Square

A once historical location, now it serves as a public park where people gather to meet, walk or dine. There are a bunch of restaurants nearby. This park is also close to some of the aforementioned attractions and sites.

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Where to stay in Pointe-à-Pitre

Our suggestions for places to stay were based on price, comfort, and location. On average, a night in an apartment in Pointe-à-Pitre is about $77.

Here are some suggestions:

Affordable: a large air-conditioned studio in the heart of Pointe-à-Pitre, easy access to other places and shops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid-range: a blue apartment with simple and clean interior design, at an excellent location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luxury: a spacious and luxurious hotel.