Grand Anse d'Arlet

Grand Anse d'Arlet is one of the more popular beaches on Martinique, and offers quite a bit for people looking for a fun day on the water. Leading to its popularity, this beach is well protected from rough waters, making it not just a good place for swimming, but also for boating, especially with the dock located right on the beach.

Positioned toward the center of Grand Anse-d'Arlets, this beach is on the South West coast of Martinique. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. Martinique's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, however, Grand Anse d'Arlet is tamer than most, making it just the right spot for vacationers who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

How to Access The Beach

Highway D-7 on the Southwest coast actually grazes the beach, so be on the lookout.

Amenities and Ambiance

You should always expect some kind of a crowd when visiting this beach. Located just steps from a main road, as well as to a variety of shops and residences, Grande Anse d'Arlet is a city beach that easy to get to.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Grand Anse d'Arlet. Each country in the Caribbean has its own unique cuisine, and Martinique is no different. One of the most convenient, and relaxing spots to enjoy delicious local specialties is right on the water. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

There is also a snack bar here.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Martinique's South West coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Galerie Couleurs Locales, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Musée de la Pagerie (one of the closest to Grand Anse d'Arlet) offer a fun learning experience and a new way to experience Martinique's culture.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Grand Anse d'Arlet
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Galerie Couleurs Locales Art Gallery 0.7 mi. E Martinique
Planete Dauphins Dolphin Encounter Service 2.7 mi. NNE Martinique
David Dauphins Dolphin Encounter Service 2.9 mi. NNE Martinique
Golf de L'Imperatrice Josephine Golf Course 3.5 mi. NE Martinique
Musée de la Pagerie Museum 3.7 mi. NE Martinique
Cap 110 Monument 3.8 mi. SE Martinique
Maison de la Canne Museum 4.0 mi. NE Martinique
La Savane des Esclaves Historical Site 4.1 mi. NE Martinique
Casino Trois-Ilets Casino 4.1 mi. NE Martinique
Dauphins Martinique Dolphin Encounter Service 4.1 mi. NE Martinique
Galerie Sophen Art Gallery 4.1 mi. NE Martinique
Mangofil Zip Line Site 4.1 mi. NE Martinique

Cities and Towns

Grand Anse d'Arlet guests seeking additional places to explore might consider checking out Trois Ilets, which is nearby and is an active, busy area. From the shore, Trois Ilets is a fairly short distance away, maybe four miles (six and a half kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is situated in a pretty touristed area, it is not typically very tough to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you and your party are hoping to book a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows shows the closest accommodations to Grand Anse d'Arlet.

Accommodations near Grand Anse d'Arlet
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Domaine de l'Anse Ramier 2.3 mi. NNE Guest house
Club Trois Ilets 2.5 mi. NNE Hotel
Le Panoramic 2.6 mi. NNE Hotel
Hotel Bambou 3.5 mi. NNE Cottages
L’Impératrice Village 3.5 mi. NNE Hotel
Hotel La Pagerie 3.9 mi. NE Hotel
Residence Village Creole 4.0 mi. NE Resort
Karibea Camelia Residence 4.1 mi. NE Hotel
Hotel Bakoua Martinique 4.1 mi. NE Resort
Hotel Carayou 4.1 mi. NE Hotel


If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Caramel. This restaurant has a menu featuring French food. The restaurant is pretty nearby, so a brief car or taxi trip will get you there hassle-free.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Grand Anse d'Arlet
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Caramel (059) 652-0741 French Very Casual 3.6 mi. SE
La Plage Rouge Caraibes (059) 676-9252 Creole Very Casual 3.6 mi. SE
New Cap (059) 676-1299 French Very Casual 3.6 mi. SE
Le Cap 110 (059) 676-1299 French Very Casual 3.8 mi. SE
Le Pitaya +596 596 66 05 30 Creole Informal 3.9 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 -- --
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

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Martinique besides Grand Anse d'Arlet worth visiting.

If the active mood at Grand Anse d'Arlet is what you're looking for, think about also visiting Les Salines, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located 15 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, Anse Dufour may be a good choice. It is located not far off the beach at all.

You may also want to consider Plage de Madiana, located seven and a half miles away.

Grand Anse d'Arlet could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Martinique you might like.


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