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.

Positioned on the southeastern side of the island of Martinique, 3.6 miles northeast of Le Marin, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Grand Macabou is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's the ideal location for escaping the hustle of Martinique's urban areas. Other nearby beaches on Martinique may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Grand Macabou, but are usually more cramped since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

Amenities and Ambiance

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

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Grand Macabou offers visitors a quiet and tranquil getaway, thanks to the fact that the area surrounding the beach is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Grand Macabou on the South East coast of Martinique. It is near La Mauny, which is one of a few local attractions.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Écomusée de la Martinique. This museum is located six and a half miles to the west-southwest, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If a visit to the Grand Macabou isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions 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 region on Martinique to Grand Macabou is Le Vauclin. This interesting part of Martinique is just three and a half miles away, which means a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Le Vauclin is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. Grand Macabou is not located near many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of places to stay which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest choices are seen in the list below.

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


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the nearest restaurants is Le Toucan. This restaurant has a menu featuring Creole food.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

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

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Grand Macabou.

You might also enjoy Pointe du Marin, found a quick car or cab ride away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Cap Chevalier, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's located four miles to the south.

Another option worth considering is Anse Corps de Garde, located not too far away, and can be reached in a cab.

You may find that Grand Macabou is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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