My husband and I like "off the beaten path", non touristy island vacations. We usually go to Molokai for 2 weeks in February but the internal politics of the place has made it tumultuous to say the least.
Thus, we're exploring possibilities in Guadaloupe. We both speak excellent French. We prefer self-catering accommodations and like to do "ecotourist sorts of things like hiking, fishing, snorkeling, etc. We aren't interested in shopping, fine dining, golf, and nightlife!
My questions are: 1)Does anyone think this island would be a good choice for people like us? 2)Where should we stay--one forum post said that the northern part of Grand Terre is "untouristy". 3)How safe is the island for tourists? 4)Has anyone had any experience with hiking/fishing guides? Were they any good? 4)What places and/or activities are "not to be missed"?