Avoid all of the crowds of the city and plan to visit the beach at Bas-du-Fort, where the beaches are hardly ever crowded. This is one of the best places to stay if you'd like to be near but not in the capital city, and it is conveniently located near the international airport.

Located in the vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, 1.3 miles west-northwest of Gosier, Bas-du-Fort is on the South West coast of Grande-Terre. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. The beaches found throughout Guadeloupe are usually fairly quiet, but Bas-du-Fort is a little different.

Amenities and Ambiance

There is also a great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. Guadeloupe has a wide assortment of dining options, but not all your meals have to be in a sit-down restaurant. Many visitors like having lunch very close-by. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. You may also have the option to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Bas-du-Fort because there are public restrooms. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. Because Bas-du-Fort is a hot tourist area, this beach may not be as tranquil as some of Guadeloupe's other oceanfront properties.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Grande-Terre; it will be near other attractions like Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Musee du Costume et Tradition, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If you can't wait to see as many of Guadeloupe's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Bas-du-Fort
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee Historical Site 0.4 mi. NNE Grande-Terre
Casino du Gosier Casino 0.5 mi. SSE Grande-Terre
Musee du Costume et Tradition Museum 1.2 mi. E Grande-Terre
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe Aquarium 1.3 mi. ESE Grande-Terre
Gosier les Bains Casino 1.3 mi. ESE Grande-Terre
The Bitasyon Museum 1.3 mi. ESE Grande-Terre
Islet du Gosier Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.6 mi. SE Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

Bas-du-Fort is close to Pointe A Pitre, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The nearby town of Pointe A Pitre is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Bas-du-Fort, Pointe A Pitre isn't far off, maybe two miles (three and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Beach-goers will find a pretty nice assortment of lodging options to pick from in the area around the beach. The most convenient of which have been listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Bas-du-Fort
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Canella Beach 0.4 mi. S Hotel
Mahogany Hotel Residence 0.5 mi. S Resort
La Creole Beach Hotel 0.5 mi. S Hotel
Karibea Beach Resort Gosier 0.6 mi. SSE Resort
La Maison Creole -- -- Hotel
Auberge de la Vielle Tour 1.0 mi. ESE Hotel
Residence Terrasses De Illet -- -- Hotel


When you start craving an afternoon snack, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Le Flibustier. This restaurant features International cuisine. They're also renowned for their hamburgers and sandwiches. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's not far off the beach at all.

A few nearby dining options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Bas-du-Fort
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Flibustier (+590 ) 05 90 90 44 00 International Informal 0.4 mi. S
La Veranda (+590 ) 05 90 90 44 00 Creole, French, International Informal 0.4 mi. S
Les Fourneaux de Saint Félix (059) 090-1602 Creole, French Fine Dining 0.6 mi. S
Village Soleil 05.90.908576 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. W
Table de Bacchus 0590 84 36 43 Creole Very Casual -- --
Parad Ice Café (059) 090-9676 Italian Very Casual 0.8 mi. W
Le Pirate Caribeen (059) 090-7300 Creole Very Casual 1.2 mi. W
Coco Kafé (059) 093-6302 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Fast Grill (059) 091-2741 American Very Casual -- --
La Kaz à Loulouz (059) 084-6455 Creole -- -- --
La Langouste des Iles (059) 084-8228 Creole Fine Dining -- --
Pinkberries (059) 021-8626 French Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, Bas-du-Fort is just one of many beaches you might like on Grande-Terre.

If the active mood at Bas-du-Fort is one of the features you love, think about checking out Ilet du Gosier, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it a mile and a half to the southeast. Catch a ferry boat to Illet du Gosier, where you can enjoy excellent snorkeling. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Creole Beach is a beach removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

Travelers may also want to consider Pointe des Salines, which is located reasonably close-by, which means a short cab ride is an easy option.

Guadeloupe has plenty to offer its visitors, and Bas-du-Fort is just one of the many options.


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