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.

Positioned 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 even if you aren't staying very close. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, should pay a visit to Diamond Beach. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

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. You might also have the option to order lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

If you're thinking about eating lunch here, consider that their picnic tables make it even easier.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. 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

Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Martinique; the area hosts attractions such as Cap 110, which is a half mile away.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Maison de la Canne. This museum is located five miles away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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 close to Diamant, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Diamant, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the coast, Diamant isn't far off, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is located in a fairly popular vacation area, it is not usually that difficult to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. For vacationers looking to get a place that's near the water, the following table shows the closest options to Diamond Beach.

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

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the nearest restaurants is Caramel. This restaurant offers a menu of French cuisine. There should be no problems getting there either since it is just a quick walk away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

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

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them on Martinique will have lots of options besides Diamond Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Les Salines, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located 11 and a half miles to the east-southeast. Les Salines is the perfect Martinique beach for travelers seeking bright sun and white sand. If you're looking for something a little more private, Grand Anse d'Arlet may be a good choice. It is located a quick car or cab ride away.

You may also enjoy Anse Mabouyas, which is located six miles to the east.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see on Martinique; then again, Diamond Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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