Of all the Lesser Antiles, Guadeloupe is among the greatest… and it’s about as fun as it is French. And yes, it’s totally French. The island group also has the title of largest European Union territory in North America. (Now you know!) Guadeloupe’s size gives you many opportunities to explore and see why the island group is called “Pearl of the French Caribbean.” As the name might suggest, Grande-Terre is one of the biggest islands of the pearl, and Sainte-Anne is the most popular resort town you’ll find anywhere in Guadeloupe. Not far away you’ll find Fleur d ’Epée, a fort whose elevation provides superior views of the island… and some of its islandy neighbors. And for our final installment of Local Fun You Can’t Pronounce, Cascades des Ecrevisses in Guadeloupe National Park proves that a splashy natural wading pool — complete with waterfall — is actually a universal language.