Lined with trees, hidden from road, and tucked away in the Northwest extreme, Anse de Iles is a hidden beach that is filled mainly with locals and visitors looking to escape tourist hot-spots. As just one of many beaches that make up the North shore, guests will have no problem finding their own little bit of sand to relax on.
Situated on the island of Basse-Terre, 1.0 mile west-northwest of Plessis Nogent, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Guadeloupe's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, however, Ane des Lles is tamer than most, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who'd prefer to stay out of the busiest areas.
The the beach here is pretty natural, with trees taking the place of where beach bars would be on other beaches. While this is great for those looking to relax, be sure to bring what you will need with you onto the beach.
There is also a great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. Every nation has its own cuisine, and Guadeloupe is no different. One of the most convenient, and relaxing spots to discover local delicacies is right next to the coast. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.
Ane des Lles brings guests a quiet and tranquil experience, thanks to the fact that the surrounding region is free of city-life and traffic.
Visitors will find this beach on the North coast of Basse-Terre; this area boasts other attractions such as Notre Dame des Larmes, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.
Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Ecomusée CréoleArt (one of the closest to Ane des Lles) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of Guadeloupe.
If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.
|Notre Dame des Larmes||Historical Site||2.9||SW||Basse-Terre|
|Jardin Botanique de Deshaies||Botanical Garden||4.8||SW||Basse-Terre|
The nearest section of Basse-Terre to Ane des Lles is. This friendly part of Basse-Terre is only a mile away, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. This part in Guadeloupe is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.
The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.
Although you won't find many hotels within a several miles, the nearest ones have been listed in the following table.
|Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal||2.0||W||Hotel|
|Caraib Bay Hotel||3.5||SW||Lodge|
It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Ane des Lles; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far.is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. Visitors often rave about their salads.
Nearby dining options are listed below.
|--||Caribbean||Very Casual||2.4 mi.||WSW|
|Green Kafé||(059) 021-4034||Creole||Very Casual||3.5 mi.||SW|
|(069) 097-3743||Creole||Very Casual||3.5 mi.||SW|
|Le Karacoli||(059) 028-4117||Creole||Very Casual||3.5 mi.||SW|
|La Table du Poisson Rouge||(059) 022-6050||French||Informal||4.3 mi.||SW|
|(069) 057-2740||Creole||Very Casual||--||--|
|La Savane||(059) 091-3958||American, French||Informal||4.3 mi.||SW|
|Le Coin des Pecheurs||(059) 028-4775||Creole||Very Casual||4.3 mi.||SW|
|Le Mahina||(059) 088-9538||Creole||Very Casual||4.3 mi.||SW|
|L’Amer||(059) 068-3030||Creole||Very Casual||4.3 mi.||SW|
|Passion Créole||(059) 091-8175||Creole||Very Casual||4.3 mi.||SW|
|Pizzeria Gwada'Yolo||(059) 083-4337||Italian||Very Casual||4.3 mi.||SW|
There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Basse-Terre, so Ane des Lles is not your only option.
Travelers may also want to consider Anse de Nogent, which is located only a short distance away.
Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Guadeloupe, but Ane des Lles is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.
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