Grand Macabou

A natural beach hidden at the end of a forest, Grand Macabou grants visitors a quiet and private experience as they pick a place on this large arching beach. With not much nearby, you can be sure that you will be one of the few on the beach.

Located on the southeastern side of the island of Martinique, 3.6 miles northeast of Le Marin, You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. Grand Macabou stands out because it's perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches on Martinique offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually more crowded because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.

Amenities and Ambiance

Protected in a cove, the water at Grand Macabou is relatively more calm than the water at other nearby beaches.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you happen to prefer sunny days which grant a relaxing place to escape, then you should enjoy Grand Macabou; it is hidden away in a less urban area of Martinique.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Martinique's South East coast; it's located near attractions like La Mauny, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like Écomusée de la Martinique (positioned easily within taxi range) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new side of Martinique's history.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Grand Macabou
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
La Mauny Operating Distillery 5.5 W Martinique
Plantation Trois Rivieres Operating Distillery 5.5 W Martinique
Écomusée de la Martinique Museum 6.3 WSW Martinique
Savane des Pétrifications Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 7.2 SSW Martinique
Cabrits Lighthouse Lighthouse 7.9 SSW Martinique

Cities and Towns

The closest section of Martinique to Grand Macabou is Le Vauclin. This friendly part of Martinique is just three and a half miles away, meaning it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. Le Vauclin is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

There is a pretty good range of resorts and hotels to pick from close to Grand Macabou. The most convenient of which are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Grand Macabou
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cap Macabou 1.0 N Hotel
Club Med Buccaneer's Creek 5.3 SW Resort
Résidence Plages Des Salines 5.8 SW Hotel

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to try a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest places to eat is Le Toucan. This restaurant features Creole food.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Grand Macabou
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Toucan (059) 674-2588 Creole -- 3.0 mi. N
Snack al Dente 33 5 96 48 07 54 Caribbean, Creole, Fusion, Italian Very Casual 3.3 mi. SW
Rest'ô Café 596 596 74 10 70 American, Creole, French Very Casual 3.4 mi. SW
Restaurant Ti Toques 05 96 74 72 32 Creole, French Informal 3.4 mi. SW
KokOaRum 0596 48 02 21 American, Caribbean Very Casual 3.4 mi. SW
Le Zanzibar (059) 674-0846 Creole Very Casual 3.8 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Grand Macabou doesn't suit their tastes.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Pointe du Marin, found a brief car or taxi trip away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, Cap Chevalier may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it four miles to the south.

Vacationers may also want to visit Anse Corps de Garde, located within the range of a cab.

Of course, Martinique has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Grand Macabou is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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