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.

Set on the southern edge of the island of Basse-Terre, You might want even if you aren't staying very close. This beach is not just a pleasant attraction, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Guadeloupe. While Anse Duquery may be a little harder to reach, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

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.

If you go for beaches that grant an angelic place to escape, then you may want to try Anse Duquery; it is hidden away in a more rural area of Basse-Terre.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Anse Duquery is 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 to visit.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but a quite a few vacationers 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's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

The closest town is Basse Terre, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Basse Terre is located roughly six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest choices can be viewed in the table 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

Though the area surrounding Anse Duquery isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are prepared to drive or bike a few miles. Panga Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is not far off the beach at all.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

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 lots of choices besides Anse Duquery.

Another location you might enjoy is Anse St Sauveur, situated a brief car or taxi trip away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, Pont-Pierre Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's found eight miles to the south-southeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Anse Salee, located two and a half miles to the northeast.

While Guadeloupe has many alluring attractions, Anse Duquery is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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