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.

Located on the northern edge of the island of Basse-Terre, 1.0 mile west-northwest of Plessis Nogent, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. The surrounding region isn't packed with guests, however, that doesn't mean you won't find things to do here.

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. Every nation has its own culinary style, and Guadeloupe is no different. One truly memorable place to discover local delicacies is right on the water. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

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

Ane des Lles offers those who visit a quiet and relaxing experience, especially since the region surrounding the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North coast of Basse-Terre; it's located near attractions like Notre Dame des Larmes, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but many travelers find that museums like Ecomusée CréoleArt (one of the closest to Ane des Lles) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new way to view Guadeloupe's traditions and culture.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Guadeloupe. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 part on Basse-Terre to Ane des Lles is Plessis Nogent. This friendly part of Basse-Terre is only a mile from the shore, so a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Plessis Nogent is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, 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 vacationers who are staying in the area.

There is a good variety of accommodations to pick from close to Ane des Lles. The closest of which can be seen in the following table.

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 you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Le Boobooj’s. The restaurant serves Caribbean food. They are also known for their salads.

The table below lists restaurants closest to 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

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

Vacationers may also want to visit Anse de Nogent, which is located a mile to the east.

Ane des Lles could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Guadeloupe offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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