Anse du Grand Bas Vent

One of the several beaches that once served abandoned hotels, Anse de Grand Bas Vent is much less crowded than it once was. Tucked away in the Northern Coast of West Guadeloupe, this beach's seclusion and views of the uninhabited Ilet Kahouanne still make it popular to those who know about it.

Situated in Deshaies, 1.7 miles north of Cafeiere, Anse du Grand Bas Vent is on the North coast of Basse-Terre. You might want to drop by even if you are not staying very close. Even if you love being in the middle of all the action, there are some perks to visiting a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; secluded parts of the coast like Anse du Grand Bas Vent let you escape people-watchers and rowdy beachgoers.

How to Access The Beach
Those wanting to visit the beach can take Highway N-2 into the small area of Bas Vent. When there, simply head as far north as you can, and you will find the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Overlooking the beach is the abandoned hotel. Other than that, the beach is clear of structures, and the line of trees block the views of the small town the beach is located in.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Anse du Grand Bas Vent brings guests a quiet and serene escape, especially since the surrounding region is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North coast of Basse-Terre. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal, which is a quarter mile to the west, making it perhaps the most conveniently located lodging option accessible from Anse du Grand Bas Vent, despite the lack of other popular spots in the region.

Cities and Towns

The nearest area on Basse-Terre to Anse du Grand Bas Vent is Deshaies. Deshaies is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Although beach-goers generally won't find many accommodations in the surrounding areas, those accommodations closest to the beach can be seen in the list that follows.

Accommodations near Anse du Grand Bas Vent
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal 0.2 mi. W Hotel
Caraibes Royal 0.3 mi. SW Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is Le Boobooj’s. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean cuisine. Many guests rave about their salads.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Anse du Grand Bas Vent
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Boobooj’s -- Caribbean Very Casual 0.9 mi. SW
Green Kafé (059) 021-4034 Creole Very Casual 2.0 mi. SSW
Koté Lagon (069) 097-3743 Creole Very Casual 2.0 mi. SSW
Le Karacoli (059) 028-4117 Creole Very Casual 2.0 mi. SSW
La Table du Poisson Rouge (059) 022-6050 French Informal 3.0 mi. SSW
Le Banana’s (069) 057-2740 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Savane (059) 091-3958 American, French Informal 3.0 mi. SSW
Le Coin des Pecheurs (059) 028-4775 Creole Very Casual 3.0 mi. SSW
Le Mahina (059) 088-9538 Creole Very Casual 3.0 mi. SSW
L’Amer (059) 068-3030 Creole Very Casual 3.0 mi. SSW
Passion Créole (059) 091-8175 Creole Very Casual 3.0 mi. SSW
Pizzeria Gwada'Yolo (059) 083-4337 Italian Very Casual 3.0 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Anse du Grand Bas Vent.

Another location you may want to try is Anse du Petit Bas Vent, located within a short distance.

You may find that Anse du Grand Bas Vent is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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