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.

Situated toward the center of the island of Grande-Terre, 4.4 miles east of Gosier, Plage Caravelle is on the South West edge of the island, You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. There are advantages to visiting a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like Plage Caravelle allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

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, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Guadeloupe offers plenty of great places to eat, but don't think that table-side service and a lengthy menu are necessary to enjoy a tasty meal. Many vacationers would rather eat lunch by the shoreline than in a different restaurant. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. You may also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Plage Caravelle. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. 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 provided at this location, don't need to worry; Plage Caravelle is located in an area that is generally free of crowds. Because of this, it doesn't matter what part of the day you visit, as there is a small chance you'll have to deal with too many additional guests who might want access to the amenities that can be located here.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Plage Caravelle is on the South West coast of Grande-Terre; it's located near attractions like Musee du Costume et Tradition, which is one of the closest attractions.

Historical attractions like Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Plage Caravelle, and allow visitors to learn more about Guadeloupe, without having to leave the coast.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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

Pointe A Pitre is the closest town and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Pointe A Pitre isn't out of reach at seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Plage Caravelle is not near very many major hotels, but you may meet visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Those looking to find a place to stay not far from Plage Caravelle won't find it very tough, as there are plenty of accommodations to choose from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest lodging options by looking over what's shown in the following table.

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

When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Le Grand bleu. The restaurant has both Creole and French dishes on the menu. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

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

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Grande-Terre besides Plage Caravelle.

Another location you might enjoy is Anse Accul, an additional spot which offers ample opportunities to relax. Others might prefer Anse al Jacques, which offers more action, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's found a few hundred yards to the east-northeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Pointe des Salines, which is located one and an eighth miles to the west.

Guadeloupe has a lot to offer its visitors, but Plage Caravelle is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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