Anse du Petit Bas Vent

The little brother of Anse du Grand Bas Vent, Petit Bas Vent is actually the more popular one. This is likely to be due to the fact that this beach has a resort just steps from the sand. The tortoise blue water probably has something to do with it too.

Located on the western part of Deshaies, 1.6 miles north of Cafeiere, Anse du Petit Bas Vent is on the North coast of Basse-Terre. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. There aren't many beaches in Guadeloupe like Anse du Petit Bas Vent; it's well-equipped with nearby activity, but surprisingly, it's never too crowded. If you'd rather socialize than take a nap on a completely empty beach, but don't want to fight for a spot on the sand, this beach might be the perfect spot to spend a few hours.

How to Access The Beach

Taking Highway N-2 North into Bas Vent, and then heading Northwest towards Hotel Fort Royal will take you right to the beach. You will likely need to park at the hotel to access the beach, so be prepared to pay for parking if necessary.

Amenities and Ambiance

The smooth sand and beautiful water makes this beach a popular one, especially among visitors to the Northern Coast.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. You may also have the option to get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here.

Guests that are hoping to take advantage of the amenities and services extended at this location, shouldn't worry; Anse du Petit Bas Vent is located in a region that doesn't usually get overcrowded. As such, don't fret about the part of the day you decide to come, as there is a pretty small possibility you'll be forced to cope with any other visitors who might want access to the amenities that can be located here.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North coast of Basse-Terre. Guests might consider staying at the Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal, it can be found a few hundred yards to the north, making it one of the most conveniently located booking options reachable from Anse du Petit Bas Vent, despite the lack of other popular spots in the region.

Cities and Towns

The nearest area of Basse-Terre to Anse du Petit Bas Vent is Deshaies. Deshaies is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to try an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Le Boobooj’s. The restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their salads.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Anse du Petit Bas Vent
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Boobooj’s -- Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. S
Green Kafé (059) 021-4034 Creole Very Casual 1.7 mi. SSW
Koté Lagon (069) 097-3743 Creole Very Casual 1.7 mi. SSW
Le Karacoli (059) 028-4117 Creole Very Casual 1.7 mi. SSW
La Table du Poisson Rouge (059) 022-6050 French Informal 2.7 mi. SSW
La Savane (059) 091-3958 American, French Informal 2.7 mi. SSW
Le Banana’s (069) 057-2740 Creole Very Casual -- --
Le Coin des Pecheurs (059) 028-4775 Creole Very Casual 2.7 mi. SSW
Le Mahina (059) 088-9538 Creole Very Casual 2.7 mi. SSW
L’Amer (059) 068-3030 Creole Very Casual 2.7 mi. SSW
Passion Créole (059) 091-8175 Creole Very Casual 2.7 mi. SSW
Pizzeria Gwada'Yolo (059) 083-4337 Italian Very Casual 2.7 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Anse du Petit Bas Vent is just one of many beaches you can visit on Basse-Terre.

Travelers may also want to consider Anse Riffiet, located only a short distance away.

Anse du Petit Bas Vent could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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