Ane des Lles

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 northern coast of the island of Basse-Terre, 1.0 mile west-northwest of Plessis Nogent, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying very close. The area surrounding the beach is not overflowing with tourists, but the beach itself has plenty of appeal.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There are an assortment of dining options in Guadeloupe, but not every meal you enjoy has to be at a fine restaurant. Some visitors, in fact, would sooner enjoy lunch on the sand, than lunch at a full-service restaurant. 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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

If you find that you choose shores that bring visitors a quiet experience, then you may want to try Ane des Lles; it's located in a less urbanized sector of Basse-Terre.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North coast of Basse-Terre. Notre Dame des Larmes is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Ecomusée CréoleArt, one of the closest museums, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Ane des Lles
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Notre Dame des Larmes Historical Site 2.9 SW Basse-Terre
Jardin Créole Botanical Garden 3.4 SE Basse-Terre
Ecomusée CréoleArt Museum 4.3 SSE Basse-Terre
Distillerie Reimonenq Operating Distillery 4.8 SE Basse-Terre
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies Botanical Garden 4.8 SW Basse-Terre

Cities and Towns

The closest area of Basse-Terre to Ane des Lles is Plessis Nogent. This destination is only a mile away, which means it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. Plessis Nogent 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 on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a pretty good assortment of resort and hotel options to pick from in the area around Ane des Lles. The most convenient of which are shown below.

Accommodations near Ane des Lles
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal 2.0 mi. W Hotel
Caraibes Royal 2.0 mi. WSW Hotel
The African Regent Hotel 2.1 mi. SE Cottages
Caraib Bay Hotel 3.5 mi. SW Lodge
Tendacayou 4.2 mi. SW Lodge
Le Rayon Vert 6.3 mi. SW Hotel


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the nearest restaurants is Le Boobooj’s. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. They are also famous for their salads.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Ane des Lles
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Boobooj’s -- Caribbean Very Casual 2.4 mi. WSW
Green Kafé (059) 021-4034 Creole Very Casual 3.5 mi. SW
Koté Lagon (069) 097-3743 Creole Very Casual 3.5 mi. SW
Le Karacoli (059) 028-4117 Creole Very Casual 3.5 mi. SW
The Red Fish (059) 028-4272 Caribbean, French Informal 4.2 mi. SW
La Table du Poisson Rouge (059) 022-6050 French Informal 4.3 mi. SW
Le Banana’s (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

Other Beaches

Of course, Ane des Lles is just one of many beaches you might like on Basse-Terre.

Vacationers may also want to visit Anse de Nogent, which is located within a couple of miles.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, visiting Ane des Lles or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Guadeloupe even more memorable.


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