When you first land at the airport in Port A Pitre in Guadeloupe, you will likely be renting a car. Because there is limited public transport and not many taxi options, the car hire is the best way to explore and get where you need to go. Be aware the cars they have available for rent are smaller (you can get larger, but to be honest the roads and such do not allow for easy driving with big cars). So be sure you pack luggage accordingly and be prepared to squeeze. Also - if you drive automatic only, there are less options.