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.

Located on the island of Marie-Galante, You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Vacationers will notice that, while Petite-Anse is certainly not secluded, it's also not one of Guadeloupe's most crowded beaches. This makes it a good option for families who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

Amenities and Ambiance

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Petite-Anse. There are a lot of dining experiences to be enjoyed in Guadeloupe, but eating at the beach can be especially enjoyable. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. You may also have the option to order lunch from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Restrooms are available at Petite-Anse. You will also have access to umbrellas and chairs here, so visitors looking for a place to relax in the shade will not be disappointed. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. Petite Anse is a popular beach among sunbathers and scuba enthusiasts, so there's a good mix of interests.

One of the more serene beaches, Petite-Anse with its conveniences are likely to be a hit among guests looking to be free from the crowded beaches, as it happens to be hiding inside a quiet region. As such, failing to find an unused service at the beach is something that you will not have to go through when arriving at the beach, regardless of what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of Marie-Galante; it's located near attractions like Rhum Belle Distillery, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions such as Delices de Siblet Sugar Factory offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Petite-Anse, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Guadeloupe, without having to venture too far from the coast.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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 part of Marie-Galante to Petite-Anse is Grand-Bourg. This interesting part of Marie-Galante is just six miles away, meaning you needn't use up an entire day here. Grand-Bourg is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Petite-Anse is not near very many major hotels, but you may meet guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of lodgings a car ride away. Some of the closest choices are displayed in the list 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 spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest places to eat is Le Touloulou, which is just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of places to eat 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
Manman'dlo La Sirene (059) 097-5743 Caribbean Informal 1.3 mi. SW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Marie-Galante, so if Petite-Anse doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Travelers may also want to consider 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; if so, Guadeloupe offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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