Anse Lavolvaine

With a limited beachfront, rough waters, and moderately difficult to reach, visitors who go to Anse Lavolvaine generally are generally going for a private sunset.

Located on the island of Grande-Terre, 2.3 miles south west of Anse-Bertrand, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Anse Lavolvaine stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches in Guadeloupe may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Anse Lavolvaine, but are usually more crowded because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

How to Access The Beach

Anse Lavolvaine is hard to reach on two accounts. First, it is located between Port Louis and Anse Bertrand, an area that does not have much in terms of tourist amenities, and other than the Highway N-6, is made completely of dirt roads. Second, even after you take the highway to the dirt roads west, you will need to find your way through a forest whose trails can be tricky to navigate even with an ATV. Combined, these factors tend to keep the beach pretty empty.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach only has a limited amount of sand, with most of it being populated by plants and trees on one side, and intruding waves on the other, and even while the sand that does exist is clean, this is a very natural beach; located on the edge of a small forest. The beach does stretch pretty far though, and the southern end does tend to be less a forest and more of what you would expect from a tropical beach.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

If you tend to favor shores that offer visitors a relaxing experience, then think about trying out Anse Lavolvaine; it is hidden away in a more natural sector of Grande-Terre.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Anse Lavolvaine on the North West coast of Grande-Terre. It is close to Gratel, which is among the area's attractions.

Historical attractions like Beauport Pays de la Canne offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Anse Lavolvaine, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Guadeloupe, without having to go too far from the beach. Actually, this shoreline is three miles from this destination of historical interest.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Guadeloupe. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Lavolvaine
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Gratel Museum 2.4 S Grande-Terre
Beauport Pays de la Canne Historical Site 2.8 SSE Grande-Terre
Le Parc Paysager de Petit Canal Park 5.8 SE Grande-Terre
Monument to Liberty Monument 6.0 SE Grande-Terre
Chemins de Mangrove Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 12.1 S Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The closest region on Grande-Terre to Anse Lavolvaine is Anse-Bertrand. This interesting part of Grande-Terre is just two and a half miles from the beach, which means you needn't use up an entire day here. This region in Guadeloupe is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay that are within a short car ride, the nearest ones have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Anse Lavolvaine
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Sinna Beach 2.1 mi. S Hotel
Hotel Le Relax -- -- Hotel

Food

Though this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're willing to drive a bit. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Le Château de Feuilles, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Anse Lavolvaine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Le Château de Feuilles (059) 022-3030 Creole, French 2.2 mi. NE Grande-Terre

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Grande-Terre, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You might also enjoy Arawak Beach, a beach which also provides plenty of time for relaxation. Visitors to Guadeloupe will find Arawak Beach to be captivatingly beautiful with its tropical palms and protected waters. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that Anse Fontaine is just right. It's located a mile to the northeast.

Another location you may want to try is Anse du Souffleur, located two miles to the south. Anse du Souffluer doesnAAAt have any facilities, but this beach is decorated with gorgeous exotic vegetation.

Guadeloupe has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Anse Lavolvaine offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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