Anse Mitan

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Swimming and snorkeling are available at Anse Mitan, but beware of the deep water. The golden beaches are perfect for sunbathing, however.

Positioned in L'Anse Mitan, 3.9 miles south of Fort de France, this beach is on the South West coast of Martinique. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Vacationers who prefer to walk rather than drive around Martinique will probably like Anse Mitan. It's within walking distance of so many hotels and activities, and is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

Amenities and Ambiance

The golden beaches of Anse Mitan feature clear but deep water. The shore is spotted with palm trees, which conceal a few small bistros. There are no reefs or barriers to protect the beach and few fish can be seen in the water's depths.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Anse Mitan. Martinique has so many interesting places to sit and enjoy a meal, but don't think that table-side service and a lengthy menu are necessary to enjoy a tasty meal. Many visitors find it more convenient and relaxing to eat on near the beach than in another restaurant. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You might also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. Visitors won't find big crowds at Anse Mitan. You'll have the area mostly to yourelf.

Since Anse Mitan can be located in a commonly visited area, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Set on Martinique's South West coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Musée de la Pagerie, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Historic attractions, including La Savane des Esclaves, offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Anse Mitan, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Martinique's past, without having to venture too far from the coast.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Mitan
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Musée de la Pagerie Museum 0.9 mi. SE Martinique
Golf de L'Imperatrice Josephine Golf Course 1.0 mi. SSE Martinique
David Dauphins Dolphin Encounter Service 1.1 mi. SW Martinique
Planete Dauphins Dolphin Encounter Service 1.2 mi. SW Martinique
Maison de la Canne Museum 1.4 mi. SE Martinique
La Savane des Esclaves Historical Site 1.6 mi. SE Martinique
Casino Trois-Ilets Casino 1.6 mi. SE Martinique
Dauphins Martinique Dolphin Encounter Service 1.6 mi. SE Martinique
Galerie Sophen Art Gallery 1.6 mi. SE Martinique
Mangofil Zip Line Site 1.6 mi. SE Martinique
Fort St. Louis Historical Site 3.3 mi. N Martinique
Pierre-Aliker Stadium Sporting Event Venue 3.5 mi. N Martinique

Cities and Towns

Anse Mitan tourists seeking further attractions should consider heading over to Trois Ilets, since it's close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Martinique. From the beach, Trois Ilets is a quick trip away, roughly a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Guests seeking a place to stay near the beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of accommodations to pick from close-by. You'll find the closest hotel booking options by perusing what's listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Anse Mitan
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel La Pagerie 0.0 mi. SE Hotel
Residence Village Creole 0.1 mi. N Resort
Hotel Carayou 0.2 mi. NNE Hotel
Hotel Bakoua Martinique 0.3 mi. N Resort
L’Impératrice Village 0.5 mi. WSW Hotel
Hotel Bambou 0.5 mi. WSW Cottages
Le Panoramic 1.4 mi. SW Hotel
Club Trois Ilets 1.5 mi. SW Hotel
Karibea Camelia Residence 1.6 mi. SE Hotel
Domaine de l'Anse Ramier 1.7 mi. SW Guest house

Food

If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Le Pitaya. The restaurant has Creole food.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Anse Mitan
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Pitaya +596 596 66 05 30 Creole Informal 0.0 mi. SE
La Sirene 596 596 66 02 02 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
Le Chateaubriand 596 596 66 02 02 International Informal 0.3 mi. N
Le Gommier -- Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. N
Camélia Résidence Restaurant 596 (0) 596 66 05 85 -- Very Casual 1.6 mi. SE
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 -- --
Le Bistro d'en Face (059) 673-0387 French Informal -- --
Le Copacabana (059) 666-0892 Brazilian Informal -- --
Le Corsaire (059) 666-1585 American Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Anse Mitan is just one of many beaches you can visit on Martinique.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Anse Mitan has you wanting more of the same, consider also visiting Les Salines, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it 14 and a half miles to the southeast. Les Salines is the perfect Martinique beach for travelers seeking bright sun and white sand. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might find what you want at Pointe du Bout. It is located just a little ways away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Plage de Madiana, which is located five miles to the northwest.

Martinique has plenty to offer its visitors, and paying a visit to Anse Mitan is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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