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.

Set in Grand Anse-d'Arlets, this beach is on the South West coast of Martinique. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying nearby. Martinique's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, but you'll find Grand Anse d'Arlet to be a little calmer than most, making it a good choice for travelers who'd prefer to stay out of the busiest areas.

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.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Grand Anse d'Arlet at all, it's worth a try. There are various types of dining experiences to be enjoyed on Martinique, but eating at the beach can be a particularly memorable one. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Martinique's South West coast. It is close to Galerie Couleurs Locales, which is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

Historical attractions such as La Savane des Esclaves offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Grand Anse d'Arlet, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Martinique's past, without having to stray too far from the beach.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 is close to Trois Ilets, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Guests visiting Grand Anse d'Arlet who are looking for other opportunities for exploration will want to consider going to Trois Ilets, which is not far away and is an area full of activity. From the coast, Trois Ilets isn't far off, about four miles (six and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Guests looking to find a hotel room close to the beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from nearby. Find the closest and most convenient booking options by looking over those shown in the following table.

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
L’Impératrice Village 3.5 mi. NNE Hotel
Hotel Bambou 3.5 mi. NNE Cottages
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


When you're starving for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the nearest restaurants is Caramel. The restaurant serves French food. The restaurant is not very far off, so hailing a cab is a convenient way to get there.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Grand Anse d'Arlet on Martinique.

If the active mood at Grand Anse d'Arlet has you wanting more of the same, consider also visiting Les Salines, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it 15 miles to the east-southeast. Les Salines is the perfect Martinique beach for travelers seeking bright sun and white sand. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, consider Anse Dufour. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Plage de Madiana, located seven and a half miles away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Martinique, but Grand Anse d'Arlet is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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