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 toward the center of Gosier, Salako Beach is on the South West coast of Grande-Terre. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— may really like a visit to Salako Beach. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

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!

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Salako Beach. There are several types of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in Guadeloupe, but eating at the beach can be especially memorable. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. You might also have the option to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to see the underwater world. Salako Beach attracts large crowds, so be sure to get there early in order to stake out a spot on the sand.

Be mindful that the area right around Salako Beach is is a much-visited area, so you may find quite a few people vying for the use of the same facilities.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the South West coast of Grande-Terre. It's located near Aquarium de la Guadeloupe, which is one of a number of attractions in the area.

If you want more information on the history of Guadeloupe, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee, which is one of the closest places of historical interest in the area surrounding Salako Beach.

If you can't wait to see as many of Guadeloupe's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones 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

Not far away you'll find Pointe A Pitre, a town which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Pointe A Pitre is not far away, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Guests will find a nice selection of hotels to pick from in the vicinity of Salako Beach. The closest of which can be seen in the table that follows.

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

When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is Coco Kafé. This restaurant features Caribbean food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed below.

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

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach on Grande-Terre will have lots of options besides Salako Beach.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Salako Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider heading to Ilet du Gosier, a beach with a similar ambiance. 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, consider Callinago Beach. It is located just a short distance away.

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

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Guadeloupe, and Salako Beach is just one of the many options.

 

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