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 northwestern side of the island of Grande-Terre, 2.3 miles south west of Anse-Bertrand, You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you might want to plan a visit to Anse Lavolvaine.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Anse Lavolvaine offers those who visit a calm and relaxing retreat, thanks to the fact that the surrounding area is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Grande-Terre; the area hosts attractions such as Gratel, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're intrigued by Guadeloupe's history, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Beauport Pays de la Canne, which is three miles away.

If you can't wait to see as many of Guadeloupe's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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 nearest region on Grande-Terre to Anse Lavolvaine is Anse-Bertrand. This destination is just two and a half miles from the coast, so a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. This area of Guadeloupe is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


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. Anse Lavolvaine is not located near many major hotels, but it can attract guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Although beach-goers will not find very many accommodations in the vicinity, those accommodations closest to Anse Lavolvaine can be viewed in the following table.

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


Though the area surrounding Anse Lavolvaine isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Le Château de Feuilles, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

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

Grande-Terre has many nice beaches, so if Anse Lavolvaine doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another location you might enjoy is Arawak Beach, which also provides sufficient time for relaxation. Visitors to Guadeloupe will find Arawak Beach to be captivatingly beautiful with its tropical palms and protected waters. Others might prefer Anse Fontaine, which offers more action, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it a mile to the northeast.

You might also want to visit Anse du Souffleur, located two miles away. Anse du Souffluer doesnAAAt have any facilities, but this beach is decorated with gorgeous exotic vegetation.

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


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