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.

Positioned on the northern edge of the island of Basse-Terre, 1.0 mile west-northwest of Plessis Nogent, You might want even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. You will usually find plenty of places to set up shop, as the surrounding region and the beach itself are not packed with guests.

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.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Ane des Lles at all, it's worth a try. Guadeloupe has so many interesting places to sit and enjoy a meal, but not all your meals have to be in a sit-down restaurant. Many vacationers find it more convenient and relaxing to eat on near the beach than in another restaurant. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

Ane des Lles provides a quiet and tranquil experience, especially since the area surrounding the beach is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Ane des Lles on the North coast of Basse-Terre. It's located near Notre Dame des Larmes, which is one of a number of attractions close-by.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Ecomusée CréoleArt. It's located relatively close to Ane des Lles, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

If you want to see as many of Guadeloupe's attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions 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
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
Musee du Rhum Museum 4.8 SE Basse-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearest area on Basse-Terre to Ane des Lles is Plessis Nogent. This interesting part of Basse-Terre is just a mile from the shore, which means it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. This region of Guadeloupe is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels close-by, the ones found closest to the shore are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Ane des Lles
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal 2.0 W Hotel
Caraibes Royal 2.0 WSW Hotel
Caraib Bay Hotel 3.5 SW Lodge

Food

If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Koté Lagon. This restaurant serves Creole cuisine. The restaurant is pretty nearby, so hailing a cab will get you there hassle-free.

The table below lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Ane des Lles
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Koté Lagon (069) 097-3743 Creole Very Casual 3.5 mi. SW
Le Banana’s (069) 057-2740 Creole Very Casual 3.6 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
La Savane (059) 091-3958 American, French Informal 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

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach on Basse-Terre will have lots of options besides Ane des Lles.

You may also want to consider Anse de Nogent, which is located only a short distance away.

You may find that Ane des Lles is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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