Plage Caravelle

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Snorkelers are drawn to Plage Caravelle because of the fascinating protective reef that is located just off of the shore. Snorkeling is a great way to explore the coral's wondrous sea life. Of course, beach goers are free to simply sit on the beach, watch water, and take a nap too.

Located near the heart of the island of Grande-Terre, 4.4 miles east of Gosier, Plage Caravelle is on the South West edge of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. It's often said that Plage Caravelle is perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches in Guadeloupe may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Plage Caravelle, but tend to be more crowded since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

Amenities and Ambiance

With its turquoise waters at the bay and sensational sands, Plage Caravelle beach encompasses all the elements of truly gorgeous tropical beach.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Plage Caravelle, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. There are several, unique dining options in Guadeloupe, but don't think that tables, chairs, and waiters are prerequisites for a great meal. Many visitors, in fact, like having lunch very close-by. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. On some days, it may be possible to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Plage Caravelle because there are public restrooms. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface. Crowds of sunbathers flock to the shores of Plage Caravelle, including guests of Club Med, one of the few accommodations close to this beach.

Visitors who are planning to utilize the amenities and services provided at this location, shouldn't worry; Plage Caravelle is situated in an area which rarely sees much of a crowd. With this in mind, there's little need to consider the part of the day you decide to come, since there's only a small possibility you'll find yourself vie with possible other visitors who might want access to the amenities that are available.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Plage Caravelle is on the South West coast of Grande-Terre. It's located near Musee du Costume et Tradition, which is among the area's attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Guadeloupe, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee, which is one of the closest historical attractions near Plage Caravelle.

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 Plage Caravelle
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Musee du Costume et Tradition Museum 4.3 W Grande-Terre
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe Aquarium 4.4 W Grande-Terre
Gosier les Bains Casino 4.4 W Grande-Terre
The Bitasyon Museum 4.4 W Grande-Terre
Islet du Gosier Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.4 W Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns

The town of Pointe A Pitre is close-by and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Pointe A Pitre is about seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Visitors looking for a place to stay close to the beach are in luck, as there is no shortage of accommodations to pick from in the area. You'll find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing those listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Plage Caravelle
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hôtel Petit Havre 0.1 mi. N Hotel
La Toubana Hotel Spa 1.7 mi. ENE Resort
La Caravelle 3.3 mi. NE Resort
Village Club Sainte-Anne 3.9 mi. ENE Resort
Residence Terrasses De Illet -- -- Hotel
Auberge de la Vielle Tour 4.6 mi. W Hotel
La Maison Creole -- -- Hotel
Karibea Beach Resort Gosier 5.3 mi. W Resort
La Creole Beach Hotel 5.4 mi. W Hotel
Canella Beach 5.4 mi. W Hotel

Food

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to visit a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without straying too far from your current location. Le Grand bleu is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has both Creole and French dishes on the menu. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Plage Caravelle
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Grand bleu 59 5 90 88 25 78 Creole, French Informal 1.7 mi. ENE
Coco Kafé (059) 093-6302 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Fast Grill (059) 091-2741 American Very Casual -- --
La Kaz à Loulouz (059) 084-6455 Creole -- -- --
La Langouste des Iles (059) 084-8228 Creole Fine Dining -- --
Pinkberries (059) 021-8626 French Very Casual -- --
Safari Pizza (069) 047-9279 Italian Very Casual -- --
Thimy’s (059) 020-6273 Japanese Very Casual -- --
Table de Bacchus 0590 84 36 43 Creole Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Plage Caravelle on Grande-Terre.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Anse Accul, another place which provides sufficient time for relaxation. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Anse al Jacques may be just what you're looking for. It's located a few hundred yards to the east-northeast.

You may also want to consider Pointe des Salines, located one and an eighth miles away.

Maybe Plage Caravelle is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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