Guadeloupe is a fascinating island - one of my favorite things about the island is the fact that it is not over run by tourists. You can still get a true sense of the local culture as there is not much commercialized areas. If you rent a car you can truly get out and explore all that the island has to offer. I suggest taking advantage of the great food that is available. Because of its French roots, they take good care of their ingredients. Enjoy some fresh bread and locally sourced sea food as you eat out at the local huts.