Anse Duquery

Tucked away and isolated to the extreme south of Guadeloupe, Anse Duquery offers the privacy and undisturbed views that one can often expect from natural beaches. And while the beach my not be the stereotypical tropical beach, it offers its own take on what a Caribbean beach can be.

Positioned on the southern coast of the island of Basse-Terre, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. It's often said that Anse Duquery is one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of Guadeloupe's urban areas. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in Guadeloupe offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually more cramped since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

How to Access The Beach
Despite the remoteness of Anse Duquery, the beach is easily reached by car, and has a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the beach. However, visitors will need to travel a combination of major highways and dirt roads to get here, so finding the appropriate vehicle is important.

Amenities and Ambiance

Surrounded by trees and covered in dark sand, Anse Duquery is sure to appeal to ecotourist and adventurous tourist. Those looking for beach bars, hammocks, and general fun-in-the sun will need to go elsewhere.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Anse Duquery provides an idyllic and peaceful escape, due to the fact that the surrounding area is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the South East coast of Basse-Terre; the area hosts attractions such as Parc des Roches Gravees, which is one of the closest attractions.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but many travelers find that museums like La Bonifière (one of the closest to Anse Duquery) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of Guadeloupe.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Guadeloupe. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Duquery
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Parc des Roches Gravees Historical Site 1.5 NW Basse-Terre
Citerne Volcano Access Hiking Trail 4.6 NNW Basse-Terre
Carbet Waterfalls Trail Access Hiking Trail 4.8 N Basse-Terre
Carbet Falls Third Chute Waterfall 5.1 N Basse-Terre
Carbet Falls Second Chute Waterfall 5.2 N Basse-Terre

Cities and Towns

Basse Terre is the closest town and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Basse Terre is found maybe six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent number of places to stay within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient options have been displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Anse Duquery
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Le Jardin Malanga Hotel 1.6 NNW Basse-Terre Cottages
Hotel la Croisière 5.6 W Basse-Terre Hotel
Hotel St. George 6.0 NW Basse-Terre Hotel

Food

While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest restaurants is Panga Restaurant, which is a mile and a half away.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Anse Duquery
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Panga Restaurant 590-92-67-57 Caribbean, Creole Informal 1.6 mi. NNW
Les Cocotiers (059) 092-9405 Creole Informal 2.8 mi. W
Il Faro (059) 032-7931 Italian Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Basse-Terre besides Anse Duquery.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Anse St Sauveur, located a short taxi ride away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that Pont-Pierre Beach is just right. It's found eight miles to the south-southeast.

Another location you may want to try is Anse Salee, located within a short distance.

Maybe Anse Duquery is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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