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.

Situated on the northwestern side of the island of Grande-Terre, 2.3 miles south west of Anse-Bertrand, You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers in search of a tranquil, secluded setting should check out Anse Lavolvaine, a pretty, but less popular part of the coast.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Anse Lavolvaine offers visitors a quiet and relaxing experience, in part because the area surrounding the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


Anse Lavolvaine is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North West coast of Grande-Terre. It's located near Gratel, which is one of a number of attractions in the area.

If you want to learn more about the history of Guadeloupe, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Beauport Pays de la Canne, which is a walk or a short cab ride away.

If a visit to the Anse Lavolvaine isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

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 part of Grande-Terre to Anse Lavolvaine is Anse-Bertrand. This friendly part of Grande-Terre is just two and a half miles from the shore, meaning it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. This section of Guadeloupe is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels close-by, the nearest ones have been listed in the table below.

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


Though you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're willing to venture a little farther away. 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 following table provides a list of dining options located near 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

Grande-Terre has many nice beaches, so Anse Lavolvaine is just one of your options.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Arawak Beach, another place which provides plenty of peace and seclusion. 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 a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's found a mile to the northeast.

Travelers may also want to consider 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 so much to offer, and Anse Lavolvaine is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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