Anse Rodrigue

Just as accessible as any of the beaches on Terre-de-Haut, Anse Rodrique is one of the least crowded. Visitors who come to this cove will find themselves in the extreme south east of the island between two large cliffs. The cliffs, while they may confine your view, have the benefit of blocking rough waters from entering the cove, making Anse Rodrique a great spot for swimming.

Located near the heart of the island of Terre-de-Haut, 2.9 miles east of Grand Anse, Anse Rodrigue is on the South East coast of the island, You might want whether or not you are staying particularly close by. It's often said that Anse Rodrigue is perfect for escaping the hustle of Guadeloupe's urban areas. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in Guadeloupe may be just as refreshing as Anse Rodrigue, but tend to be more crowded because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

How to Access The Beach
Luckily, the beach has its own named road. Starting at the airport, you can take Route de l'Anse Rodrigue Southeast all the way to the beach, where the road dead ends.

Amenities and Ambiance

While the beach is not that big, the lack of any build up or any major vegetation gives visitors more space than many other beaches of the same size.

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

Anse Rodrigue brings guests an angelic and relaxing getaway, especially since the surrounding region is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South East coast of Terre-de-Haut. It is near some interesting sites like Galerie Martine Cotten, which is among the attractions close-by.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Guadeloupe, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For instance, nearby is Fort Napoleon, which is a half mile away.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Rodrigue
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Galerie Martine Cotten Art Gallery 0.5 mi. NNW Terre-de-Haut
Fort Napoleon Historical Site 0.5 mi. NW Terre-de-Haut
Pascal Foy Art Gallery 1.0 mi. N Terre-de-Haut
Museum at Fort Napoleon Museum 1.2 mi. N Terre-de-Haut

Cities and Towns

The closest section on Terre-de-Haut to Anse Rodrigue is Grand Anse. This destination is just three miles from the beach, meaning it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. This part in Guadeloupe is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Although you won't find many hotels that are within a short car ride, the ones found nearest to the water have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Anse Rodrigue
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Auberges Hotel Les Saintes Island-bois 0.4 mi. NW Hotel
Lo Bleu Hotel 0.5 mi. NW Hotel
Paradis Saintos 0.7 mi. WNW Guest house
Hotel Kanaoa Les Saintes Guadelupe 1.1 mi. N Hotel
Hotel Bois Joli 1.4 mi. W Hotel

Food

When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. Auberge Les Petits Saints Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Creole cuisines. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Anse Rodrigue
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Auberge Les Petits Saints Restaurant 590-99-50-99 Caribbean, Creole, Mediterranean, Spanish Informal 0.4 mi. NW
Couleurs du Monde (059) 092-7098 Caribbean, French Very Casual -- --
La Case aux Epices (059) 098-0788 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Fringale (059) 098-1465 Creole Very Casual -- --
La Saladerie (059) 099-5343 Caribbean Informal -- --
Ti Kaz La (059) 099-5763 Creole, French Informal -- --
Ti-bo Doudou -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Le Mambo (059) 099-5618 Caribbean, Italian Very Casual 0.8 mi. N
Au Bon Vivre (069) 037-8619 Creole Very Casual 1.0 mi. N
Bois Joli Restaurant 59-0995038 French Fine Dining 1.4 mi. W
Soleil La (059) 092-3093 Caribbean Informal 3.3 mi. W

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Anse Rodrigue doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Les Pompierres, located just a short distance away. On the other hand, Grande Anse could provide more action, and is closer to other popular destinations. It's found a half mile to the north.

Another option worth considering is Anse Devant, which is located only a short distance away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Guadeloupe; then again, Anse Rodrigue is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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