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 coast of Grande-Terre. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. This beach is not just beautiful, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in Guadeloupe. While Ilet du Gosier may be a little more difficult to reach, it allows you to relax without being bothered by the noise of the crowds.

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

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Ilet du Gosier is the ultimate convenience. You may also have the option to order lunch from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Ilet du Gosier does have public restrooms for your convenience. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. 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


You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Grande-Terre. Islet du Gosier Lighthouse is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like The Bitasyon (one of the closest to Ilet du Gosier) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new way to view Guadeloupe's traditions and culture.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. 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

Nearby, you'll find the town of 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 just up the road, maybe three and a half miles (six kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Visitors will find a decent range of lodging options to choose from in the vicinity of Ilet du Gosier. The closest of which can be viewed 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


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Coco Kafé. The restaurant features Caribbean food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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 -- --
Gosier Restaurant & Bar (590) 590-8787 ext. 72 Creole Fine Dining 0.6 mi. N
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
Parad Ice Café (059) 090-9676 Italian Very Casual 2.1 mi. WNW
Village Soleil 05.90.908576 Caribbean Very Casual 2.1 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on Grande-Terre besides Ilet du Gosier.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Salako Beach, found just 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.

You may also enjoy Pointe des Salines, located fairly close-by, so a quick ride in a taxi will get you here pretty easily.

Perhaps Ilet du Gosier is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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