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.

Located on the island of Basse-Terre, You might want regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Anse Duquery stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches in Guadeloupe may be just as breezy and refreshing, but are usually busier since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Anse Duquery provides an angelic and peaceful place to escape, since the surrounding region is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Anse Duquery on the South East coast of Basse-Terre. It is near Parc des Roches Gravees, which is one of a number of local attractions.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like La Bonifière (one of the closest to Anse Duquery) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help share a different side of Guadeloupe.

If you're looking for nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Duquery
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Parc des Roches Gravees Historical Site 1.5 NW 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
Grand Soufriere Volcano Access Hiking Trail 5.2 NNW Basse-Terre

Cities and Towns

Basse Terre is the closest town and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the beach, Basse Terre is about six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although vacationers will not find that many hotels close-by, those accommodations closest to Anse Duquery are shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Anse Duquery
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Le Jardin Malanga Hotel 1.6 NNW Basse-Terre Cottages
Hotel Kanaoa 7.4 SSE Terre-de-Haut Hotel
Hotel Bois Joli 7.9 S Terre-de-Haut Hotel


You might not find any places to eat near this coastal destination, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Basse-Terre has several beautiful beaches, so Anse Duquery is not your only option.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Anse St Sauveur, found a brief car or taxi trip away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Pont-Pierre Beach. It's located eight miles to the south-southeast.

You might also want to visit Anse Salee, which is 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 you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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