Plage des Caraibes

The swimming here is excellent, for the waters are calm and inviting. Plage de Caraibes also has a variety of other amenities to help keep you comfortable.

Located on the island of Basse-Terre, 1.3 miles north of Mahaut, Plage des Caraibes is on the North edge of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. It's often said that Plage des Caraibes is the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Many of the other beaches in Guadeloupe may be just as refreshing as Plage des Caraibes, but are usually more crowded because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

Amenities and Ambiance

On the west coast of Guadeloupe, to the south of Point Noire, Plage des Caraibes is a beautiful beach with a soft sandy shore and tranquil waters that are perfect for spending a day at the beach.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Plage des Caraibes is the ultimate convenience. You may also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.

You'll be able to use picnic tables at this beach, which are perfect for setting up your carry-out food, or just lounging under the sun.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Plage des Caraibes. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you can rinse off the sand.

Beach-goers hoping to take full advantage of the amenities offered at this location, are in luck; Plage des Caraibes happens to be situated in a region which is not often visited by crowds. What this means is that straining to obtain an unused amenity or service at Plage des Caraibes is not a thing you will do regularly, no matter if it is the most popular time to visit.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North coast of Basse-Terre; this area boasts other attractions such as Le Tapeur, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're intrigued by Guadeloupe's history, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Habitation du Moulin, which is one of the closest locations with historical significance in the neighborhood of Plage des Caraibes.

If you can't wait to see as many of Guadeloupe's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Plage des Caraibes
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Le Tapeur Zip Line Site 1.3 N Basse-Terre
Le Saut Acomat Waterfall 1.8 N Basse-Terre
Parc del Memelles Zoo 3.1 SE Basse-Terre
Parc Aquacole de Guadeloupe Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.7 NW Basse-Terre
Habitation du Moulin Historical Site 5.5 S Basse-Terre

Cities and Towns

The closest section on Basse-Terre to Plage des Caraibes is Mahaut. This location is only one and a quarter miles away, so it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. This section in Guadeloupe is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


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. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a fairly good selection of rooming options to choose from in the area around the beach. The most convenient of which are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Plage des Caraibes
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Le Domaine du Rocher Noire 1.8 S Cottages
Le Rayon Vert 5.0 N Hotel
Chalets Sous-le-Vent 5.7 S Cottages


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the immediate surroundings of this location, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Plage des Caraibes on Basse-Terre.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Plage de la Malendure, which is an additional nearby Guadeloupe destination. The dark sands of Plage de la Malendure are exotic and beautiful, and the beach's waters are ideal for scuba diving.

While Guadeloupe has many alluring attractions, visiting Plage des Caraibes or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Guadeloupe even more memorable.


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