Ilet du Gosier

The waters off of Illet du Gosier are a snorkelers paradise, especially around the capsized tug boat near the dock and gorgeous formation of beautiful coral reef. These areas are home to various exotic and colorful fish species. There isn't anywhere to rent snorkel equipment on this small island so don't forget to bring your own fins and mask.

Located in Gosier, Ilet du Gosier is on the South West edge of Grande-Terre. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. This beach is not just beautiful, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Guadeloupe. While Ilet du Gosier may be a little farther away, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

How to Access The Beach
Vacationers can reach the gorgeous beach of Illet du Gosier by way of water watercraft from Gosier.

Amenities and Ambiance

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to order some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration. Gosier has the largest concentration of tourists so the beaches on Illet du Gosier may get a little crowded. Some hotels and resorts in Gosier will ferry you over to the little island by speedboat , or you can hire fishermen to take you there for a small fee.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Grande-Terre. It is near Islet du Gosier Lighthouse, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

Historical attractions like Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Ilet du Gosier, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Guadeloupe's past, without having to leave the coast.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Ilet du Gosier
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Islet du Gosier Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.1 mi. SSE Grande-Terre
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe Aquarium 0.4 mi. N Grande-Terre
Gosier les Bains Casino 0.4 mi. N Grande-Terre
The Bitasyon Museum 0.4 mi. N Grande-Terre
Musee du Costume et Tradition Museum 0.7 mi. N Grande-Terre
Casino du Gosier Casino 1.1 mi. NW Grande-Terre
Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee Historical Site 1.7 mi. NW Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

Ilet du Gosier is close to Pointe A Pitre, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The nearby town of Pointe A Pitre is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the beach, Pointe A Pitre is a quick trip away, roughly three and a half miles (six kilometers).

Hotels

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 share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a decent selection of hotels a car ride away. Some of the closest possibilities have been displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Ilet du Gosier
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Residence Terrasses De Illet -- -- Hotel
Auberge de la Vielle Tour 0.6 mi. N Hotel
La Maison Creole -- -- Hotel
Karibea Beach Resort Gosier 1.0 mi. WNW Resort
La Creole Beach Hotel 1.1 mi. WNW Hotel
Mahogany Hotel Residence 1.2 mi. WNW Resort
Canella Beach 1.2 mi. NW Hotel

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Ilet du Gosier; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Coco Kafé. This restaurant has Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for serving seafood.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Ilet du Gosier
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 -- --
Safari Pizza (069) 047-9279 Italian Very Casual -- --
Thimy’s (059) 020-6273 Japanese Very Casual -- --
Table de Bacchus 0590 84 36 43 Creole Very Casual -- --
Les Fourneaux de Saint Félix (059) 090-1602 Creole, French Fine Dining 1.0 mi. WNW
Le Flibustier (+590 ) 05 90 90 44 00 International Informal 1.3 mi. NW
La Veranda (+590 ) 05 90 90 44 00 Creole, French, International Informal 1.3 mi. WNW
Parad Ice Café (059) 090-9676 Italian Very Casual 2.1 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Ilet du Gosier is just one of many beaches you can visit on Grande-Terre.

Another location you might enjoy is Salako Beach, found only a short distance away. Salako Beach is a popular destination with a gorgeous, palm-lined beach that welcomes everyone. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that Petite Havre is just right.

Another location you may want to try is Pointe des Salines, which is located three and a half miles to the east.

Ilet du Gosier 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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