Arawak Beach

Relax under the shade of a palm or venture into the calm blue water.

Located on the island of Grande-Terre, in the general vicinity of Le Moule, Arawak Beach is on the South East edge of the island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying very close. While Guadeloupe has more secluded beaches than Arawak Beach, it offers just enough privacy to attract small crowds.

Amenities and Ambiance

Arawak Beach is protected by jetties on each end of the crescent-shaped beach. Palm trees provide ample shade from the sultry sun.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Arawak Beach at all, it's worth a try. Vacationers will find plenty of places in Guadeloupe serving up delicious local cuisine, but don't think that tables, chairs, and waiters are prerequisites for a great meal. Many vacationers like having lunch very close-by. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route 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. Sometimes, visitors will be able to order some food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here.

Arawak Beach's immediate surroundings are rarely very crowded, This means that there's little need to consider the time of day you arrive, since there's only a small possibility you find yourself share the sand with too many additional tourists who will also want access to the conveniences that are there.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Arawak Beach on the South East coast of Grande-Terre. It is near Rhum Damoiseau Tour, which is seen a short distance away away, and it is one of the favorite local destinations.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but some visitors find that museums like Musée Edgar Clerc (found just a short distance away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new side of Guadeloupe's history.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Arawak Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Rhum Damoiseau Tour Distillery 0.3 SSE Grande-Terre
Rhums Damoiseau Operating Distillery 0.3 SSE Grande-Terre
Musée Edgar Clerc Museum 0.4 E Grande-Terre
Le Maison du Crabe Museum Museum 0.5 ESE Grande-Terre
Domaine de Zevallos Historical Site 4.1 ESE Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The closest area of Grande-Terre to Arawak Beach is Le Moule. Le Moule is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can attract guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good number of places to stay within driving distance. A few of the more convenient options are seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Arawak Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Eden Palm 6.1 S Hotel
Village De Sainte Anne 6.4 S Hotel
Hotel Amaudo 6.5 SSE Hotel


While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll still have some choices, especially if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest places to eat is Le Mandiana, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown below.

Restaurants near Arawak Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Mandiana (059) 023-5359 Caribbean, Indian Very Casual 0.5 mi. ESE
La Maison du Crabe (069) 090-8371 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Maharajah Monty Damencourt (059) 023-2604 Indian Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Grande-Terre, and Arawak Beach is just one option.

You might also enjoy Anse a l'Eau, where there's usually lots of activity. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Raisins Clairs may be a good choice.

You may also enjoy Le Moule, another favorite sun-spot in Guadeloupe. Le Moule is one of Guadeloupe's most happening beaches. Beautiful surf and sands attract a multitude of sunworshipping vacationers to its shores.

You may find that Arawak Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, Guadeloupe offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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