This is the real thing! The tour of the villagers' homes was fascinating as we learned about pressing sugar cane, basket-weaving, traditional remedies and medicines, traditional foods and the history and culture of the Carib people, including how they are adapting to the modern world, while retaining their traditions.
We didn't actually visit Guadeloupe, but the neighbouring small island of Ile des Saintes. We simply wandered around the small town there, which was lovely and "un-touristy". With its very French atmosphere, we almost felt like we were on the Mediterranean in the south of France. Narrow streets and unique and interesting shops, with people going about their daily lives, made this a most charming port of call.