Salako Beach

Whether enjoying the water or stretching out on the sand, Salako Beach has plenty of opportunities for both, as well as a snack bar for hungry beach goers. Without the need to leave the beach to find food, you can be sure to pack light and simply enjoy yourself.

Located just outside the heart of Gosier, Salako Beach is on the South West coast of Grande-Terre. You might want whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, should pay a visit to Salako Beach. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not quiet or boring either.

Amenities and Ambiance

Backed by swaying palms, Salako Beach is wide and sandy. A jetty protruding into the sea creates two distinct areas where you can swim, so pick a side and jump in!

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Salako Beach at all, it's worth a try. Every region in the Caribbean has its own cuisine, and Guadeloupe is no different. One of the best places to enjoy delicious local specialties is right next to the coast. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. You may also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Salako Beach does have public restrooms for your convenience. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you want to do some underwater exploration. Salako Beach attracts large crowds, so be sure to get there early in order to stake out a spot on the sand.

However, you should be sensitive to the fact that while you can find a few conveniences for you to enjoy while at Salako Beach, it can be found inside a commonly visited area. If throngs of people are something you want to avoid, it will be a smart reason to plan ahead to beat all the other tourists, such as showing up earlier in the day. Otherwise, you might miss the chance to fully enjoy the amenities which Salako Beach has on site.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Salako Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South West coast of Grande-Terre; the area hosts attractions such as Aquarium de la Guadeloupe, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions such as Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Salako Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Guadeloupe, without straying too far from the coastline.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Salako Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe Aquarium 0.2 mi. ENE Grande-Terre
Gosier les Bains Casino 0.2 mi. ENE Grande-Terre
The Bitasyon Museum 0.2 mi. ENE Grande-Terre
Musee du Costume et Tradition Museum 0.4 mi. NE Grande-Terre
Islet du Gosier Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.5 mi. SE Grande-Terre
Casino du Gosier Casino 0.7 mi. W Grande-Terre
Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee Historical Site 1.3 mi. NW Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

Salako Beach is very close to Pointe A Pitre, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Pointe A Pitre is the closest city and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Pointe A Pitre isn't far off, maybe three and a half miles (five 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. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a good amount of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest choices can be viewed in the list below.

Accommodations near Salako Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Auberge de la Vielle Tour 0.3 mi. N Hotel
Residence Terrasses De Illet -- -- Hotel
La Maison Creole -- -- Hotel
Karibea Beach Resort Gosier 0.7 mi. W Resort
La Creole Beach Hotel 0.8 mi. W Hotel
Canella Beach 0.9 mi. WNW Hotel
Mahogany Hotel Residence 0.9 mi. W Resort

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to walk to a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without having to stray too far. Coco Kafé is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for their seafood.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Salako Beach
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 0.8 mi. W
Le Flibustier (+590 ) 05 90 90 44 00 International Informal 0.9 mi. WNW
La Veranda (+590 ) 05 90 90 44 00 Creole, French, International Informal 0.9 mi. WNW
Parad Ice Café (059) 090-9676 Italian Very Casual 1.8 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Salako Beach on Grande-Terre.

You might also enjoy Ilet du Gosier, which is generally a pretty popular beach. You'll find it a half mile to the southeast. Catch a ferry boat to Illet du Gosier, where you can enjoy excellent snorkeling. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Callinago Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it just a little ways away.

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

Guadeloupe has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Salako Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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