Diamond Beach

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Enjoy water activities or sunbathe on sandy white beach. There's plenty of room for everyone to stretch out. There's much more to do now the area has developed into a resort beach.

Located in the vicinity of Diamant, 1.5 miles west-southwest of downtown Diamant, Diamond Beach is on the South coast of Martinique. You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying nearby. While you wouldn't necessarily call Diamond Beach quiet, it's also not overwhelmed by crowds, as many of the other beaches on Martinique are. So while you may not have the whole beach to yourself, less traffic at this beach means you'll encounter a lot less people along your romantic walk.

Amenities and Ambiance

Diamond Beach is Martinique's longest beach at over six miles long. The sand and surf vary along the beach, but palms are ever-present to provide respite from the sun. Just off the coast of Diamond Beach, visitors can glimpse the uninhabited island of Diamond Rock.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. Sometimes, visitors will be able to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

If you're not fond of dining in the sand, picnic tables can be found for you to eat on instead.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Diamond Beach is a resort area, but there's enough room to accommodate everyone without getting overcrowded. The beach is mainly populated by tourists.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on Martinique's South coast. It is near some interesting sites like Cap 110, which is situated a half mile to the south, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Martinique, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the nearest historical attractions is La Savane des Esclaves, which is one of the closest places of historical interest in the area surrounding Diamond Beach.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Diamond Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cap 110 Monument 0.4 S Martinique
Galerie Couleurs Locales Art Gallery 3.2 NW Martinique
Casino Trois-Ilets Casino 4.7 N Martinique
Dauphins Martinique Dolphin Encounter Service 4.7 N Martinique
Galerie Sophen Art Gallery 4.7 N Martinique

Cities and Towns

Diamond Beach is near Diamant, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Diamant is nearby and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the coast, Diamant is a quick trip away, roughly a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may meet visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers looking to find a place to stay close to the beach shouldn't find it very tough, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from in the area. You can find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing what's shown below.

Accommodations near Diamond Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Diamant Bleu 1.3 mi. ENE Hotel
Diamant Beach 2.0 mi. ENE Hotel
Domaine de l'Anse Ramier 4.8 mi. NNW Guest house
Karibea Camelia Residence 4.8 mi. N Hotel
Club Trois Ilets 5.0 mi. NNW Hotel
Le Panoramic 5.0 mi. NNW Hotel
L’Impératrice Village 5.6 mi. N Hotel
Hotel Bambou 5.6 mi. N Cottages
Hotel La Pagerie 5.7 mi. N Hotel
Residence Village Creole 5.9 mi. N Resort

Food

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is Caramel. The restaurant offers a menu of French cuisine. There should be no problems getting there either since it is only a quick walk away.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Diamond Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Caramel (059) 652-0741 French Very Casual 0.0 mi. N
La Plage Rouge Caraibes (059) 676-9252 Creole Very Casual 0.0 mi. N
New Cap (059) 676-1299 French Very Casual 0.1 mi. SW
Le Cap 110 (059) 676-1299 French Very Casual 0.4 mi. S
La Pasta d'Alba (059) 658-2653 Italian Informal 1.5 mi. NE
Le Poisson Rouge (059) 676-4374 Caribbean -- 1.5 mi. NE
Pizzbook (059) 638-7223 Italian Very Casual 1.5 mi. NE
Ti Pari (059) 676-4049 Creole Very Casual 1.5 mi. NE
Chez Geo (059) 668-1060 Creole Very Casual -- --
Il Gallo Rosso (059) 638-7957 Italian Informal -- --
Kaza Kebab (069) 607-9892 Greek Very Casual -- --
La Villa Créole (059) 666-0553 Creole Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Diamond Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Martinique.

If the exciting vibe at Diamond Beach is one of the features you love, think about also visiting Les Salines, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it 11 and a half miles to the east-southeast. Les Salines is the perfect Martinique beach for travelers seeking bright sun and white sand. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Grand Anse d'Arlet is an area which doesn't see as many crowds. It is located a brief car or taxi trip away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Anse Mabouyas, located six miles to the east.

Martinique offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Diamond Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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