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.

Situated on the southeastern side of the island of Marie-Galante, You might want regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Guadeloupe's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but you'll find Petite-Anse to be a little calmer than most, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

Amenities and Ambiance

You'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. There are plenty of dining experiences to be enjoyed in Guadeloupe, but eating at the beach can be especially memorable. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Guadeloupe's famous street food along the way.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. On some days, it may be possible to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Petite-Anse. It's also good to know that you will have access to chairs and umbrellas, so visitors seeking a relaxing spot in the shade will not go leave unhappy. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to see the underwater world. Petite Anse is a popular beach among sunbathers and scuba enthusiasts, so there's a good mix of interests.

Off the beaten path, Petite-Anse plus its available comforts are a popular choice for visitors that that are looking to get away from the busy beaches, since it is located inside a quiet part of Marie Galante. With this in mind, regardless of the time of day you come, as there is only a small chance you'll have to deal with the hassle of the other tourists who will also want access to the amenities and services that are there.

What's Nearby


Petite-Anse is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South East coast of Marie-Galante; it's located near attractions like Rhum Belle Distillery, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're intrigued by Guadeloupe's history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Delices de Siblet Sugar Factory, which is one of the closest places of historical interest in the area surrounding Petite-Anse.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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 closest section on Marie-Galante to Petite-Anse is Grand-Bourg. This destination is only six miles away, so it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. This section in Guadeloupe is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of hotel rooms within a car's reach. Some of the closest possibilities are displayed in the following list.

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'll still have some choices, especially if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is Le Touloulou, which is not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists 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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Marie-Galante, so Petite-Anse is just one of your options.

Another option worth considering is Plage de Folle Anse, located a quick cab ride away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Guadeloupe; then again, visiting Petite-Anse or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Guadeloupe even more memorable.


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