Plage des Amandiers

Aptly named, this beach is unique because of the almond trees along the shore. The coast is wild and rugged, with dangerous swimming conditions, but a little picnic table makes it a great place to stop and have a snack or a meal while you enjoy the scenery.

Located in Plessis Nogent, Plage des Amandiers is on the North edge of Basse-Terre. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. The surrounding area is not overflowing with tourists, however, that is not to say the beach will be boring.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you tend to enjoy coasts that provide an angelic environment, then a good choice for you is Plage des Amandiers; it's back within a much quieter sector of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the North coast of Basse-Terre. It is close to Jardin Créole, which is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Musee du Rhum. This museum is located three and a half miles to the southeast, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Plage des Amandiers
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Jardin Créole Botanical Garden 2.1 mi. SE Basse-Terre
Distillerie Reimonenq Operating Distillery 3.4 mi. SE Basse-Terre
Musee du Rhum Museum 3.4 mi. SE Basse-Terre
Ecomusée CréoleArt Museum 3.6 mi. S Basse-Terre
Notre Dame des Larmes Historical Site 3.9 mi. SW Basse-Terre
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies Botanical Garden 5.7 mi. SW Basse-Terre
Domaine de Severin Distillery 6.2 mi. SSE Basse-Terre
Parc Aquacole de Guadeloupe Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 8.6 mi. SW Basse-Terre
Le Saut Acomat Waterfall 8.6 mi. SSW Basse-Terre
Le Tapeur Zip Line Site 9.4 mi. SSW Basse-Terre
Guadeloupe National Park Scenic Road Scenic Trail 11.9 mi. SSE Basse-Terre
Guadeloupe National Park Forest House Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 12.0 mi. S Basse-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearest area of Basse-Terre to Plage des Amandiers is Plessis Nogent. This interesting part of Basse-Terre is just a half mile from the shore, meaning it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. This area in Guadeloupe is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Plage des Amandiers is not located near many major hotels, but you may see guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent number of hotel rooms a car ride away. Some of the closest possibilities are displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Plage des Amandiers
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The African Regent Hotel 0.8 SSE Cottages
Caraibes Royal 3.5 W Hotel
Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal 3.5 W Hotel

Food

Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are willing to venture a little farther away. Le Boobooj’s is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby dining options are listed below.

Restaurants near Plage des Amandiers
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Boobooj’s -- Caribbean Very Casual 3.8 mi. W
Green Kafé (059) 021-4034 Creole Very Casual 4.6 mi. WSW
Koté Lagon (069) 097-3743 Creole Very Casual 4.6 mi. WSW
Le Karacoli (059) 028-4117 Creole Very Casual 4.6 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Basse-Terre besides Plage des Amandiers.

You may also want to consider Anse Vinty, which is located a quarter mile away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Plage des Amandiers is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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