The beaches on Grande-Terre are touted by locals as some of the most anticipated tourist sites in the region. Therefore, most guests are delighted that this property is located directly on the waterfront, so you won't have to go far to enjoy what makes the region so popular. The beach on this property offers a great weight as far as daily visitors; it is located not far from popular sites in Guadeloupe, but cultivates a presence that isn't overly over-crowded.
Naturally, since Le Meridien La Cocoteraie is located right on Anse Champagne, relaxing at the water's edge is one of the main attractions at this property. While the resort that once controlled access to the beach has since closed, Anse Champagne is still as popular as ever. Visitors can drive right up to the beach and explore not only the sand and waters of the beach, but some of the abandoned property that still stands, including a dock that is missing a few boards. For vacationers who want to venture farther away, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Click the name of each one in the table to see more details:
|Plage du Helleux||--||--||Saint-Francois|
|Anse Loquet||--||--||18.5 mi. East of Pointe A Pitre|
|Anse Kanouanne||--||--||18.8 mi. East of Pointe A Pitre|
|Baie Sainte Marie||--||--||18.9 mi. East of Pointe A Pitre|
|Anse a l'Eau||--||--||17.9 mi. East of Pointe A Pitre|
|Anse de la Gourde||--||--||20.8 mi. East of Pointe A Pitre|
|Point Tarare||--||--||21.2 mi. East of Pointe A Pitre|
|La Porte d'Enfer||--||--||16.5 mi. East-Northeast of Pointe A Pitre|
The most convenient one to visit is Raisins Clairs. Known as one of the most spectacularly beautiful beaches in the area, visitors also enjoy this beach because it is one of the few where you can get snacks and drinks right on site.
If you're interested in a less raucous beach scene, Anse Loquet could be just what the doctor ordered. As one of the first beaches on Guadeloupe's Southeast Point, Anse Loquet is once of the more visited, especially since amenities are much more scarce as you head further into the point. Visitors who do choose Anse Locquet will be rewarded with the calm southern water mixed with soft sand; making this beach one of the last calm and clear water beaches on the point before they start becoming rough and choppy.
Stopping over at a town or community close to your hotel can help you learn even more about Guadeloupe, whether it's visiting the area's unique bars, or talking to some locals about their way of life. Le Meridien La Cocoteraie is located in the eastern outskirts of Saint-Francois, a city on Grande-Terre; it's to the east of Pointe A Pitre.
The table below lists the areas that are closest to Le Meridien La Cocoteraie:
|downtown St. Francois||0.5||SW|
|Palais Ste Marguerite||9.9||NW|
|Morne a l'eau||13.6||WNW|
Even though there are just a few attractions located near the hotel, you can still experience attractions like Rhum Damoiseau Tour, which is one of the closest choices.
This and other nearby options are displayed below.
|Rhum Damoiseau Tour||Distillery||--||--||Le Moule, Grande-Terre|
|Domaine de Zevallos||Historical Site||--||--||15.6 mi. East of Pointe A Pitre, Grande-Terre|
|Museum||--||--||Le Moule, Grande-Terre|
|Musée Edgar Clerc||Museum||--||--||Le Moule, Grande-Terre|
|Lighthouse||--||--||28.1 mi. East of Pointe A Pitre|
If you're searching for an enjoyable experience, Rhum Damoiseau Tour might be the right choice for you. Established at the end of the 19th century, Rhum Damoiseau still stands to this day, and guests are welcome to tour the property to get inside secrets about how the rum is made.
When you're choosing a location to stay in, it is often a good idea to learn about nearby lodging options as a means to get a better feel for the region. This section of Grande-Terre plays host to quite a few additional hotels and resorts to choose from, giving you plenty to mull over prior to making a decision. The table that follows shows the booking possibilities you'll find in the area.
|Golf Village Hotel||--||--||Saint-Francois, Grande-Terre|
|Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf||--||--||Saint-Francois, Grande-Terre|
|La Plantation Resort||--||--||Saint-Francois, Grande-Terre|
|--||--||Downtown St. Francois, Grande-Terre|
|Le Golf Marine Hotel||--||--||Saint-Francois, Grande-Terre|
|Hôtel Club Manganao||--||--||15.4 mi. East of Pointe A Pitre, Grande-Terre|
|Hotel Amaudo||--||--||13.6 mi. East of Pointe A Pitre, Grande-Terre|
|--||--||13.2 mi. East of Pointe A Pitre, Grande-Terre|
|Hotel Eden Palm||--||--||11.4 mi. East of Pointe A Pitre, Grande-Terre|
|Village Club Sainte-Anne||--||--||10.3 mi. East of Pointe A Pitre, Grande-Terre|
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