While generally considered a local's beach, the quiet and a bit more natural Anse Vinity is a hidden gem of North Guadeloupe. With plenty of opportunities to sunbathe, swim, and do a little hiking, this beach is a prime spot to spend part of your day.
Positioned toward the center of Plessis Nogent, Anse Vinty is on the North coast of Basse-Terre. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. Travelers will find that, while Anse Vinty is certainly not secluded, it's also not one of Guadeloupe's most crowded beaches. It's the perfect choice for those of you who want to visit a somewhat lively beach without getting stuck in the most crowded parts of town.
When in the town of Plessis Nogent, travelers will just need to turn off of N-2 onto one of the side roads heading north. After some finding your way, you should be able to easily get to the beach.
Located just off a main road, the beach is not at all secluded. However, as it is away from the major tourist areas, there will not be any amenities located on the beach itself. In fact, the beach is part park, and with nature trails and wildlife protection, Anse Vinity is much more natural than many this close to a town.
You'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. There are plenty of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in Guadeloupe, but eating a delicious meal on the beach can be especially enjoyable. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.
The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner.
Yes, public restrooms will be available here. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.
the area right around Anse Vinty is rarely very crowded, With that fact in mind, pay little attention the part of the day you decide to come, since there is no big chance you'll be required to contend with possible other beach-goers who might want access to the amenities and services that can be found here.
Anse Vinty is on the North coast of Basse-Terre; the area is home to other attractions such as, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.
If you're intrigued by Guadeloupe's history, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. The nearest historical attraction is Notre Dame des Larmes, which is one of the closest locations with historical significance in the vicinity of Anse Vinty.
If a visit to the Anse Vinty isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.
|Botanical Garden||2.4 mi.||SE||Basse-Terre|
|Operating Distillery||3.7 mi.||SE||Basse-Terre|
|Notre Dame des Larmes||Historical Site||3.7 mi.||SW||Basse-Terre|
|Musee du Rhum||Museum||3.7 mi.||SE||Basse-Terre|
|Ecomusée CréoleArt||Museum||3.8 mi.||S||Basse-Terre|
|Jardin Botanique de Deshaies||Botanical Garden||5.6 mi.||SW||Basse-Terre|
|Parc Aquacole de Guadeloupe||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||8.6 mi.||SW||Basse-Terre|
|Zip Line Site||9.4 mi.||SSW||Basse-Terre|
|Scenic Trail||12.2 mi.||SSE||Basse-Terre|
The closest part of Basse-Terre to Anse Vinty is. This friendly part of Basse-Terre is just a quarter mile from the shore, meaning it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. This region of Guadeloupe is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.
Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.
Although travelers will find few places to stay in the area, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be viewed below.
|Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal||3.2||W||Hotel|
|Caraib Bay Hotel||4.4||SW||Lodge|
Although this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.
The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.
|--||Caribbean||Very Casual||3.5 mi.||WSW|
|Green Kafé||(059) 021-4034||Creole||Very Casual||4.4 mi.||WSW|
|(069) 097-3743||Creole||Very Casual||4.4 mi.||WSW|
|Le Karacoli||(059) 028-4117||Creole||Very Casual||4.4 mi.||WSW|
Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Basse-Terre, so perhaps you can explore more than one.
Another location you may want to try is Anse de Nogent, which is located a quarter mile away.
Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Guadeloupe; then again, visiting Anse Vinty or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Guadeloupe even more memorable.
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