Petite Havre

A small bay with a bit of shade, this beach is especially loved by fishermen, but it is secluded and great for snorkeling as well.

Situated in the vicinity of Pointe A Pitre, near Gosier, Petite Havre is on the South coast of Grande-Terre. You might want whether or not you're staying nearby. It's often said that Petite Havre is the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches in Guadeloupe may be just as breezy and refreshing, but are usually more cramped because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

How to Access The Beach
If you're traveling from Pointe-a-Pitre, take the road to Saint Francois and drive through Mare Gaillard following the main road. When you reach Plage du Petit Havre, take a right, then two immediate rights after that.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Petite Havre is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the South coast of Grande-Terre. Islet du Gosier Lighthouse is one of a few attractions in the region.

If you want more information on the history of Guadeloupe, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. The nearest historical attraction is Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee, which is one of the closest sites of historical significance in the vicinity of Petite Havre.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Petite Havre
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Islet du Gosier Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.9 mi. W Grande-Terre
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe Aquarium 2.0 mi. W Grande-Terre
Gosier les Bains Casino 2.0 mi. W Grande-Terre
The Bitasyon Museum 2.0 mi. W Grande-Terre
Musee du Costume et Tradition Museum 2.0 mi. WNW Grande-Terre
Casino du Gosier Casino 2.9 mi. W Grande-Terre
Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee Historical Site 3.3 mi. WNW Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

Pointe A Pitre is the closest town and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Vacationers will find a decent range of hotel options to pick from near Petite Havre. The most accessible of which can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Petite Havre
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Residence Terrasses De Illet -- -- Hotel
Auberge de la Vielle Tour 2.2 mi. WNW Hotel
La Maison Creole -- -- Hotel
Karibea Beach Resort Gosier 2.9 mi. W Resort
La Creole Beach Hotel 3.0 mi. W Hotel
Canella Beach 3.0 mi. W Hotel
Mahogany Hotel Residence 3.0 mi. W Resort


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Coco Kafé. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. They're also renowned for their seafood.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Petite Havre
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 -- --
Le Flibustier (+590 ) 05 90 90 44 00 International Informal 3.1 mi. W
La Veranda (+590 ) 05 90 90 44 00 Creole, French, International Informal 3.1 mi. W
Village Soleil 05.90.908576 Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Grande-Terre you might like besides Petite Havre.

You might also enjoy Anse Vinaigri, another place which provides plenty of peace and seclusion. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Ilet du Gosier could provide more action, and is closer to nearby attractions.

Vacationers may also want to visit Pointe des Salines, another great Guadeloupe beach site.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Guadeloupe; then again, visiting Petite Havre or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Guadeloupe even more memorable.


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