Raisins Clairs

Known as one of the most spectacularly beautiful beaches in the area, visitors also enjoy this beach because it is one of the few where you can get snacks and drinks right on site.

Located in the southwestern section of Saint-Francois, Raisins Clairs is on the South coast of Grande-Terre. You might want even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Those vacationers who like relaxing among the crowds and doing a bit of people-watching will likely enjoy the atmosphere at Raisins Clairs.

Amenities and Ambiance

Very fine, white sands lead to waters in varying shades of view at this beach, which is clear and calm. There is very little shade, but the otherwise great conditions make it worth applying sunscreen a little more frequently.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

You should remember that the area right around Raisins Clairs is is a much-visited area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South coast of Grande-Terre; the area hosts attractions such as Casino de la Marina, which is one of the closest attractions.

If a visit to the Raisins Clairs isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Raisins Clairs
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casino de la Marina Casino 0.3 mi. NE Grande-Terre
Golf de St-Francois Golf Course 1.0 mi. ENE Grande-Terre

Cities and Towns


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a pretty good range of hotels and resorts to pick from near Raisins Clairs. The closest of which can be seen in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Raisins Clairs
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Le Golf Marine Hotel -- -- Hotel
Résidence Les Boucaniers 0.7 mi. E Hotel
Bwa Chik Hotel & Golf 0.8 mi. E Hotel
Golf Village Hotel 0.9 mi. NE Resort
Hôtel Club Manganao 1.0 mi. WSW Resort
Le Meridien La Cocoteraie -- -- Hotel
La Plantation Resort 1.3 mi. NE Resort


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is I.Pâtes. This restaurant features Italian cuisine. They are also famous for their pasta.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Raisins Clairs
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
I.Pâtes (069) 074-1341 Italian Informal -- --
Iguane Café (059) 088-6137 African, Asian, Creole Informal -- --
L'Arobas (059) 088-7377 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Petite Crêperie (059) 090-2840 French Informal -- --
Le Métis Café (069) 053-8150 Caribbean, French Very Casual -- --
Le Zagaya (059) 088-6721 Caribbean Informal -- --
L’Assiette Gourmande (059) 088-9619 French Informal -- --
Regal Pizza (059) 023-1559 Italian Informal -- --
Restaurant 619 (069) 072-1301 Caribbean Informal -- --
Le Mabouya dans la Bouteille (059) 021-3114 Mediterranean Informal 0.5 mi. E
L'O (059) 083-1621 French Informal 0.7 mi. E
Le Cosy (059) 083-1163 French Informal 0.8 mi. E

Other Beaches

Of course, Raisins Clairs is just one of many beaches you might like on Grande-Terre.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Raisins Clairs is what you're looking for, you'll want to consider heading to Anse Loquet, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located two miles to the east. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Anse Champagne is a beach removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located only a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Plage du Helleux, located within a short distance.

Raisins Clairs could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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