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.

Positioned in Gosier, Ilet du Gosier is on the South West coast of Grande-Terre. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Guadeloupe. While Ilet du Gosier may be a little more trouble to reach, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

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

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. On some days, it may be possible to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Ilet du Gosier. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you want to do 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

Ilet du Gosier is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South West coast of Grande-Terre; the area is home to other attractions such as Islet du Gosier Lighthouse, which is only a short distance away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you want to mix a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to The Bitasyon. This museum is relatively near Ilet du Gosier, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Guadeloupe. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

The closest town is Pointe A Pitre, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the shore, Pointe A Pitre is a fairly short distance away, roughly three and a half miles (six kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a decent selection of places to stay within driving distance. A few of the more convenient possibilities are seen in the following table.

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

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Coco Kafé. The restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean cuisine. They are also famous for their seafood.

Nearby restaurant options are shown 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

There are other beaches on Grande-Terre you might like besides Ilet du Gosier.

Another location you might enjoy is Salako Beach, situated only a short distance away. Salako Beach is a popular destination with a gorgeous, palm-lined beach that welcomes everyone. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Petite Havre.

Another option worth considering is Pointe des Salines, located three and a half miles away.

Maybe Ilet du Gosier is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Guadeloupe you might like.

 

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