Here it is: A direct link to buy The Quick Gwada Guide!

Bonjour everyone!

A lot of people have been emailing me about a direct link for buying my Guadeloupe guidebook. Well, now there’s finally one! So instead of handing all the e-book sales manually and sending the e-book via email, I’ve now outsourced the process to a site called Payhip. Yay!

So if you are interested in buying the world’s only up-to-date English language guidebook for Guadeloupe, click here:


Like before, you can still pay by Paypal, but you can download the 67-page PDF right after the payment instead of needing to wait for me to email it to you. That’s progress!

Here are some sample pages. As you can see, the e-book has quite a lot of photos to break up the long text blocks. It is not a heavy read despite being almost too long to be called The Quick Gwada Guide anymore… maybe a name change is in order soon. 🙂 It’s also easy to navigate between the sections with the help of the Table of Contents, which tells you the page you need to go to in order to find what you are looking for.


The version that you will get via this new link is actually the 3rd edition of The Quick Gwada Guide. The e-book was updated recently (February 2017) – this version is slightly longer than the earlier one, as it has some expanded sections. This means that the “per page cost” has gone down to 22 cents. I can assure you that this guidebook is worth its $15 cost as you will be saving lots of time and money in Guadeloupe with it.


While I have already included some reviews in my earlier blog posts, here are some more recent comments people have emailed me:

“We just got back from our holiday to Guadeloupe. We had the best time, Guadeloupe is really beautiful, and there are so many wonderful things to do. Of course, we travelled with your e-book. We had it printed so we could take it with us everywhere. I think we did most of your top 30+ list of things to do. Can’t tell which we liked best. Again, we were very happy with your guidebook, so thank you very much.”

“Thank you, Mirva. I have downloaded the Gwada guide. Just gave it a quick look and it is fabulous! It will make our trip next month much more enjoyable.”  

“Good morning – Thanks again for your very detailed advice and for your ebook. We are already planning a return visit.”

“I briefly looked at your guide…just what the Dr. ordered!”

“Thanks to your book we are going to try for some day trips to the various places on the other side of the island. I remember something about sea turtles in Malendure. I want to go to one of the small ilets, that sounds really fun. And the waterfall, and the hot spring, and the volcano. 🙂 Thanks for everything. Your work on the book really made my life easier. I’m very appreciative.” 


Photo by the awesome Mariana Keller.

I even have a Finnish-language comment to include:

“Hei Mirva, ja suuret kiitokset mahtavasta tietopaketista Gwadasta! Tuo e-kirja avasi saaret aivan uudella tavalla! Poikakaverini pelko siitä, että siellä saattaa aika käydä pitkäksi,haihtui saman tien. :)”

(Translation: Hi Mirva, and many thanks for the awesome information package about Gwada! This e-book opened my eyes in a brand-new way. My boyfriend immediately got rid of his fear that we might get bored there. :)”

See you in Gwada!

PS. Let me know if you have any problems with the new link. If you’d like to buy the e-book the old-fashioned way (via a direct Paypal/Venmo/Chase Quick Pay/bank transfer payment), you can email me at gwadaguide @



    1. Good question! 🙂 So far most of my buyers have been American, so it has made sense to price it in euros. But you can of course pay for the e-book with Paypal even if your Paypal account is in euros – Paypal will just convert the price to euros for you. Or if you prefer, you can send a direct euro-amount payment via Paypal, using the email address gwadaguide @ Right now $15 translates to about 14.20 euros. Hope that helps!


      1. Thanks, Mirva! By the way, I’m pretty sure it’s you I spotted in Gosier’s night market 2 weeks ago. You were walking with another woman. 🙂

      2. Haha yes, it was surely me. Too bad you didn’t come say hi! I hope you enjoyed Guadeloupe and the Gosier night market. : )

  1. Mirva you are the BEST! Folks if you’re looking to visit Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean you’ll want to reach out to “The Guadeloupe Guide” Mirva Lempiäinen. She specializes in planning the perfect activities around the island for guests. Just check out her Instagram pics @guadeloupeguide.

    For me, it all started with one of those flash travel deals and ended with countless snapshots and long lasting memories of a tranquil butterfly shaped island in the French West Indies.

    I visited Guadeloupe February 2017 on a nonstop roundtrip ticket from New York to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. Initially I had no idea what my friends and I would get into on this gorgeous island that we frankly had never heard of. But it IS a French Caribbean island and nature alone would surely offer the rest and relaxation we craved in escaping the chilly U.S.A. East Coast winter.

    We went looking for beaches, fun food and a little exploration. Mirva Lempiäinen, “The Guadeloupe Guide,” made all of this happen… and more.

    Mirva was so welcoming and a total professional even before we got to the island. We exchanged emails and chatted online to get a feel for what our group wanted to do while in Guadeloupe. Mirva did her best to show us around.

    I love how many historic landmarks, outdoor markets, “bokit” sandwiches trucks and beaches we had a chance to check out. From the humble local towns to the high-end infinity pools and spas, I think we saw a diverse representation of life in Guadeloupe.

    “Plage” and “ti’ punch” became my favorite phrases since I don’t speak french, but wanted to lounge like I was French royalty. Mirva’s multilingual skills helped us greatly as we navigated the island. I was blown away to learn she knows six different languages, including English.

    I also appreciated watching the tranquil waves and miles of ocean alongside Phare de Vieux-Fort. The peace surrounding the lighthouse was also the source of entertainment as local youngsters took turns flipping and diving into the deep blue sea.

    I don’t want to give away ALL of the super places Mirva showed us (you’ll need to hire her for those secrets). Just know we indulged in the warm ocean water and basked in the sunset glow of black sand beaches. We also soaked in gentle hot springs and sipped some amazing ti’ punch cocktails.

    I loved the trip to Pointe des Châteaux and the serenity hiking to the top and meditating at the cross. These are the moments that make vacations meaningful and introspective for the mind, body and soul.


    1. Aww, thanks so much for your sweet words Nikki! Glad you enjoyed your time here and see you next time! 🙂


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