Bas-du-Fort

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.

Positioned near the middle of 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 might want even if you are not staying particularly close by. You may notice that beaches throughout Guadeloupe tend to be somewhat quiet, but Bas-du-Fort is decidedly different.

Amenities and Ambiance

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Bas-du-Fort. There are plenty of dining experiences in Guadeloupe that visitors can partake in, but dining at the beach can be a particularly memorable one. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Bas-du-Fort. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface. 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

Attractions

Travelers will find Bas-du-Fort on the South West coast of Grande-Terre. It is near some interesting sites like Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee, which is among the attractions in the region.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Musee du Costume et Tradition, one of the closest museums, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found 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

The closest town is Pointe A Pitre, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Bas-du-Fort, Pointe A Pitre is a fairly short distance away, about two miles (three and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Guests will find a decent range of resorts and hotels to pick from near the beach. The closest of which are listed in the table below.

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

Food

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try an area restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Guadeloupe's specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. Le Flibustier is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant offers a menu of International food. They are also known for serving hamburgers and sandwiches. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

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

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Bas-du-Fort doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also like Ilet du Gosier, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located 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 a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Creole Beach is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located not far off the beach at all.

Another option worth considering is Pointe des Salines, which is located not a great distance away, meaning a quick ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Guadeloupe; then again, taking a swim at Bas-du-Fort is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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