Every January, Death in Paradise transports British viewers to the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie. Starring Kris Marshall as a much-in-demand detective, the sun-soaked crime drama is pure escapism.
It’s filmed in Guadeloupe, an archipelago of islands boasting a rich Franco-Caribbean culture as well as those stunning beaches. Even better, Guadeloupe doesn’t have the alarmingly high body count of Saint Marie. Here are a few more reasons to wish you were there…
Cascade aux Ecrevisses
A beautiful waterfall hidden in the jungle canopy, perfect for a refreshing swim.
Unspoilt and uninhabited – except for the iguanas – a day trip over to the island and a swim with the turtles around it is a must.
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Take a trip in a glass-bottom boat around Jacques Cousteau’s Underwater Reserve.
Pointe des Chateaux
The easternmost tip of the island, pointing into the Atlantic, has a dramatic coast and a lovely lady making delicious hand-churned coconut ice cream.
Sainte Anne Beach
A beautiful stretch of beach with a local market selling Guadeloupean specialities, from flavoured rums to handmade straw hats and exotic spices.
Death in Paradise begins on Thursday 7th January on BBC1 at 9pm
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