Soak up some sun on the beach or head out to deeper waters for a magnificent scuba diving excursion. Scuba trips depart from the shores three times each day. However, the water is so clear that you will be able to explore underwater just by snorkeling or swimming.

Set on the island of Marie-Galante, You might want whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. A surprisingly wide range of visitors end up loving Petite-Anse; it's not too far off the beaten path, plus it's never really too crowded. If you're not interested in Guadeloupe's completely quiet and hidden beaches, but don't want to fight the crowds every step of the way, Petite-Anse is worth a visit.

Amenities and Ambiance

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. There are a lot of dining experiences to be had in Guadeloupe, but having a meal on the beach can be especially enjoyable. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. You may also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Restrooms are available at Petite-Anse. You'll also find umbrellas and chairs here, so guests looking for a break from the hot sun will not go leave unhappy. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface. Petite Anse is a popular beach among sunbathers and scuba enthusiasts, so there's a good mix of interests.

the area surrounding Petite-Anse is rarely very crowded, This means that pay little attention the time of day you visit, as there is a minimal chance that you have to contend with the other tourists who might want access to the amenities found here.

What's Nearby


Set on the South East coast of Marie-Galante; the area hosts attractions such as Rhum Belle Distillery, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Ecomussee de Marie Galante, a lovely museum found five miles to the west, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Petite-Anse
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Rhum Belle Distillery Distillery 3.0 NW Marie-Galante
Rhum Belle Distillery Operating Distillery 3.0 NW Marie-Galante
Ecomussee de Marie Galante Museum 5.1 W Marie-Galante
Jardin de Buckingham Botanical Garden 5.7 W Marie-Galante
Distillerie Poisson Distillery 5.8 W Marie-Galante

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Marie-Galante to Petite-Anse is Grand-Bourg. This friendly part of Marie-Galante is only six miles from the coast, which means a trip here doesn't have to take all day. This region in Guadeloupe is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how packed the nearby hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may see guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Vacationers will find a fairly good assortment of accommodations to choose from in the vicinity of the beach. The closest of which can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Petite-Anse
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Résidence Cap Reva 0.1 mi. NW Hotel
Le Soleil Levant 0.4 mi. N Guest house
La Rose du Brésil 1.3 mi. SW Hotel
Hôtel La Souricière 2.5 mi. WSW Hotel
Coco Beach Resort 4.3 mi. W Resort
Hôtel Solédad -- -- Hotel
Village de Menard 8.5 mi. NW Cottages


While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is Le Touloulou, which is less than a mile to the south west of it.

Nearby restaurants are listed below.

Restaurants near Petite-Anse
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Touloulou (059) 097-3263 Creole Very Casual 0.9 mi. SW
La Playa (059) 093-6610 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. SW
Manman'dlo La Sirene (059) 097-5743 Caribbean Informal 1.3 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Petite-Anse on Marie-Galante.

Another location you may want to try is Plage de Folle Anse, which is located within the range of a cab.

Maybe Petite-Anse 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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