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 southeastern side of the island of Marie-Galante, You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers who make a stop at this beach can have a relaxing time without missing the chance to do a little people watching.

Amenities and Ambiance

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Petite-Anse at all, it's worth a try. There are so many dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in Guadeloupe, but eating a delicious meal on the beach can be especially memorable. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Guadeloupe's famous street food along the way.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. You may also have the option to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. You'll also find umbrellas and chairs here, so guests seeking some respite from the sun will get their wish. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. Petite Anse is a popular beach among sunbathers and scuba enthusiasts, so there's a good mix of interests.

A lesser known beach, Petite-Anse with its choice of comforts will likely be a good choice for visitors that plan to find a place away from all the other tourists, since it happens to be located within a peaceful area. What this means is that there's no need to plan ahead the time you visit, as there is a small possibility that you'll find yourself vie with any other visitors who might want access to the amenities that can be located here.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Petite-Anse is on the South East coast of Marie-Galante. It is near Ecomussee de Marie Galante, which is located five miles away, and it is among the attractions in the vicinity.

Historical attractions such as Delices de Siblet Sugar Factory provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Petite-Anse, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Guadeloupe's past, if you enjoy exploring unfamiliar places.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Guadeloupe. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Petite-Anse
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Ecomussee de Marie Galante Museum 5.1 mi. W Marie-Galante
Jardin de Buckingham Botanical Garden 5.7 mi. W Marie-Galante
Distillerie Poisson Operating Distillery 5.8 mi. W Marie-Galante
Delices de Siblet Sugar Factory Historical Site 6.1 mi. W Marie-Galante

Cities and Towns

The closest section of Marie-Galante to Petite-Anse is Grand-Bourg. This friendly part of Marie-Galante is only six miles from the coast, meaning a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Grand-Bourg is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though beach-goers will not find that many accommodations withing driving distance, those accommodations closest to the beach can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Petite-Anse
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Le Soleil Levant 0.4 mi. N Guest house
La Rose du Brésil 1.3 mi. SW Hotel
Coco Beach Resort 4.3 mi. W Resort
Village de Menard 8.5 mi. NW Cottages


Though there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're willing to drive or bike a few miles. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Le Touloulou, which is just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

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

Other Beaches

Marie-Galante has several beautiful beaches, so if Petite-Anse doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Plage de Folle Anse, which is located eight miles to the west-northwest.

While Guadeloupe has many alluring attractions, a trip to Petite-Anse could end up a family favorite.


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