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.

Set in Deshaies, 1.7 miles north of Cafeiere, Anse du Grand Bas Vent is on the North edge of Basse-Terre. You might want whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Travelers in search of a tranquil, secluded setting shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Anse du Grand Bas Vent.

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, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Anse du Grand Bas Vent offers an idyllic and serene escape, since the area surrounding the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


Set on the North coast of Basse-Terre. Accommodations nearby include the Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal, which is a quarter mile to the west, and is perhaps the closest place to stay reachable from Anse du Grand Bas Vent, despite the fact that there aren't many other popular spots you can reach quickly.

Cities and Towns

The nearest area of Basse-Terre to Anse du Grand Bas Vent is Deshaies. Deshaies is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you visit an area restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest places to eat is Le Boobooj’s. The restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their salads.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Basse-Terre, so Anse du Grand Bas Vent is not your only option.

Vacationers may also want to visit Anse du Petit Bas Vent, located a quarter mile away.

While Guadeloupe has many alluring attractions, taking a swim at Anse du Grand Bas Vent is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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