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.

Located in Grand Anse-d'Arlets, this beach is on the South West coast of Martinique. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— may want to give Grand Anse d'Arlet a try. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not quiet or boring either.

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.

You'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. Each country in the Caribbean has its own culinary style, and Martinique is no different. One truly memorable place to sample the local fare is right on the water. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner.

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

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Martinique. It is near Galerie Couleurs Locales, which is one of a number of local attractions.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Musée de la Pagerie. It's not far from the shores at Grand Anse d'Arlet, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available on Martinique. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 in the Trois Ilets area, so walking the city is a definite option. Grand Anse d'Arlet visitors seeking further attractions will want to think about going to Trois Ilets, since it's nearby and is an especially active area of Martinique. From the shore, Trois Ilets is not far away, maybe four miles (six and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Grand Anse d'Arlet will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may see guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Since this beach is located in a fairly popular vacation spot, it shouldn't be much of a challenge to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. For guests hoping to find a place that's on or near the beach, the table below lists the options closest 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
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 get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far from the sea. Caramel is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant features French cuisine. The restaurant is reasonably close, so a quick car or cab ride is a good option.

The following table provides a list of dining options near this beach.

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

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Martinique besides Grand Anse d'Arlet.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Grand Anse d'Arlet is what you're looking for, consider also visiting Les Salines, another destination with a good amount of excitement. 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're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Anse Dufour may be a good choice. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Travelers may also want to consider Plage de Madiana, which is located a quick cab ride away.

Martinique has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Grand Anse d'Arlet is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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