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Grande Anse beach

Ultimate guide (July 2024)
Grande Anse is the best beach in Basse Terre island of Guadeloupe. It looks like the canonical Hawaii, as we seen it in Disney cartoons. This is a large bay surrounded by beautiful green mountains. There is never algae, but some waves are always in the ocean. The depth is also quite notable right near the water's edge. We recommend the central area with the depth being about 1.5 meters. So you may have relatively comfortable swimming even with children. The north end of the bay features parking, cafes and even a beach club (however not very luxury). But the best is to turn to the left, walk along the lake and settle in a relative seclusion under a palm. Please also note that, you can find a pathway hidden in the trees along the entire beach to its south end. It offers a comfortable walking under the trees' shade. Shore and seabed: sand. [edit]
This beach ranks #5 of the "Best beaches in Guadeloupe"
Rating: 8.8 - 311 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 16.321917, -61.788717

Hotels [edit]

Grand Anse has no any beachfront properties. The hotels located not far from the beach may offer rooms from about US$100 per night. But if you move just 1 km from the sea, fares may go down to as low as US$50 per night.

We recommend le Nid apart hotel being located at coordinates 16.321019, -61.776549, - building number 1175. It's a walking distance from the coastline (about 15-20 minutes). However, the return trip up to the mountain can be hard depending on your health condition.

How to get there [edit]

Fly to Guadeloupe international airport (PTP) and next take a taxi (about 100 euros ~ US$110).

You can save a lot, if you use the bus (runs only on weekdays from 6am to 6pm, as well as on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm). You should first get to the Central Bus Station for 1.2 euros, and next get to Grand Anse stop for 4 euros (the direction of Deshaies).

If you are traveling in the evening, most buses don't go to Deshaies, but make Saint Rose as their final destination. In this case, you can get to Saint-Rose for 2 euros, and next change to minibus running to Grand Anse for another 2.2 euros.

When to go [edit]

As Grand Anse beach is located on the Caribbean coast, there is never algae ashore. So, in a theory, you may have a good holiday here any time of the year.

However, the best time is the winter half of the year. It's a dry season that time, relatively cool and no hurricanes.

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Useful information [edit]

In Grand Anse, the only grocery store is located at the gas station (near the roundabout). The choice of goods is limited, while average price tag is almost twice more expensive compared with good supermarkets.

There is also Spar mini supermarket (closed on Sunday) located 2 km to the south - in Deshaies. The choice is better, while prices are cheaper.

If you are ready to take a bus, there are great supermarkets Super U and Carrefout Express located a little to the north - in Saint-Rose.

And if you pay 4 euros, big yellow or white bus deliver you (50 min) to the huge city of shops called Destreland featuring the superb Carrefour hypermarket. Working hours are from 8:30am to 8:30pm or from 8:30am to 12:30am on Sunday. However, the prices are quite like those in Super U.

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