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 on 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 even if you aren't staying particularly close by. This beach is not just another beautiful natural attraction, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in Guadeloupe. While Plage Caravelle might be a little bit out of the way, it permits unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

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.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There are various types of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in Guadeloupe, but having a meal on the beach can be especially enjoyable. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to order some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Restrooms are available at Plage Caravelle. The water here is clear and good 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.

One of the more serene beaches, Plage Caravelle and its offering of comforts are a hit for travelers wishing to get away from the crowded beaches, since it happens to be hiding within a quiet area. So you will generally find all amenities open to use, not having been scooped up by others.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the South West coast of Grande-Terre; it's located near attractions like Musee du Costume et Tradition, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Historical attractions such as Fort Fleur D'Epee A Musee provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Plage Caravelle, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Guadeloupe, without straying too far from the coastline.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, 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

Not far away you'll find Pointe A Pitre, a town which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Pointe A Pitre is found maybe seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. Plage Caravelle is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Vacationers looking to find a place to stay close to Plage Caravelle won't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of accommodations to choose from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest and most convenient booking options by looking over those shown in the table below.

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
Club Med - 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
Hotel Eden Palm -- -- Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Le Grand bleu is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers 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.

Nearby restaurants are provided in the following table.

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 -- --
Gosier Restaurant & Bar (590) 590-8787 ext. 72 Creole Fine Dining 4.6 mi. W
Table de Bacchus 0590 84 36 43 Creole Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Plage Caravelle isn't the only beach worth checking out on Grande-Terre.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Anse Accul, another place which provides plenty of opportunities to relax. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Anse al Jacques could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. You'll find it a few hundred yards to the east-northeast.

Another location you may want to try is Pointe des Salines, which is located one and an eighth miles to the west.

Of course, Guadeloupe has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Plage Caravelle is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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