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 southern coast of the island of Basse-Terre, You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying very close. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; less popular beaches like Anse Duquery are usually more relaxing than those overrun with fellow travelers.
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.
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, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.
If you happen to prefer sunny days which provide an idyllic environment, then you should enjoy Anse Duquery; it's hidden away within a less urban part of Basse-Terre.
Anse Duquery is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the South East coast of Basse-Terre. It is close to, which is one of a few area's attractions.
Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like La Bonifière (one of the closest to Anse Duquery) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new way to view Guadeloupe's traditions and culture.
The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.
Anse Duquery is close to, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The closest town is Basse Terre, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Anse Duquery, Basse Terre isn't out of reach at six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.
Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may see guests from smaller lodgings in the area.
Beach-goers will find a pretty good selection of rooming options to choose from in the vicinity of the beach. The most convenient of which can be viewed in the table that follows.
|Le Jardin Malanga Hotel||1.6||NNW||Basse-Terre||Cottages|
|Hotel St. George||6.0||NW||Basse-Terre||Hotel|
Though there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Panga Restaurant, which is a mile and a half away.
The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.
|Panga Restaurant||590-92-67-57||Caribbean, Creole||Informal||1.6 mi.||NNW|
|(059) 092-9405||Creole||Informal||2.8 mi.||W|
|(059) 032-7931||Italian||Very Casual||--||--|
Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Anse Duquery doesn't suit their tastes.
If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Anse St Sauveur, located a quick car or cab ride away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Pont-Pierre Beach could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. It's found eight miles to the south-southeast.
Travelers may also want to consider Anse Salee, which is located only a short distance away.
While Guadeloupe has many alluring attractions, Anse Duquery is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.
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