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 in Gosier, Salako Beach is on the South West edge of Grande-Terre. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. While Guadeloupe has beaches that are more secluded than Salako Beach, it offers just enough privacy to attract families and couples alike.
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!
Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Each destination around the Caribbean has its own culinary style, and Guadeloupe is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to experience the local specialties is right on the water. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.
The concession stand at this spot is also an option. Sometimes, visitors will be able to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.
Yes, there are public restrooms at Salako Beach. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. Salako Beach attracts large crowds, so be sure to get there early in order to stake out a spot on the sand.
Salako Beach with its offering of conveniences can be located well within an area popular among tourist. As such, if the amenities affect whether you'll visit, it will be an appropriate idea to make it there earlier in the day before the other tourists come or perhaps try a beach elsewhere. Otherwise, it's possible you may risk all those comforts being too crowded for you to use.
Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Grande-Terre; it's located near attractions like Aquarium de la Guadeloupe, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.
If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to The Bitasyon, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.
If a visit to the Salako Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.
|Aquarium de la Guadeloupe||Aquarium||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|
|Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee||Historical Site||1.3 mi.||NW||Grande-Terre|
Salako Beach is near 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 coast, Pointe A Pitre is just up the road, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).
The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how packed the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.
Beach-goers will find a fairly good selection of lodging options to choose from in the vicinity of the beach. The most accessible of which are shown in the following table.
|Auberge de la Vielle Tour||0.3 mi.||N||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|
One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to visit a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Coco Kafé. The restaurant serves Caribbean food. Visitors often rave about their seafood.
A list of nearby restaurants is included in the following table.
|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||--||--|
|(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||0.3 mi.||N|
|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|
|(059) 090-9676||Italian||Very Casual||1.8 mi.||WNW|
|05.90.908576||Caribbean||Very Casual||1.8 mi.||WNW|
Grande-Terre has many nice beaches, so Salako Beach is not your only option.
Another location you might enjoy is Ilet du Gosier, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located 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, consider Callinago Beach. It is located only a short distance away.
Travelers may also want to consider Pointe des Salines, which is located not a great distance away, so a quick cab ride can take you where you want to go.
Salako Beach 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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