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 island of Martinique, 3.6 miles northeast of Le Marin, You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches on Martinique. While Grand Macabou might be a little more difficult to reach, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

Amenities and Ambiance

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

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Grand Macabou offers those who visit a calm and tranquil getaway, as the surrounding area is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South East coast of Martinique. It is near some interesting sites like La Mauny, which is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Écomusée de la Martinique (positioned easily within taxi range) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of Martinique.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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 nearest section of Martinique to Grand Macabou is Le Vauclin. This destination is only three and a half miles away, meaning a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Le Vauclin is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may meet visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of places to stay within a car's reach. Some of the closest possibilities are seen 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


Although this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. Le Toucan is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Grand Macabou
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Toucan (059) 674-2588 Creole -- 3.0 mi. N
Le Zanzibar (059) 674-0846 Creole Very Casual 3.8 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Grand Macabou on Martinique.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Pointe du Marin, located a quick car or cab ride away. Others might prefer Cap Chevalier, which offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's found four miles to the south.

Vacationers may also want to visit Anse Corps de Garde, which is located eight and a half miles away.

Martinique has a lot to offer its visitors, but Grand Macabou is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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