Beach in Northern Grande-Terre

Anse Laborde

Make a beeline for this oft-overlooked white-sand beach about 1.5km north of Anse Bertrand. Strong riptides make it quite dangerous for swimming, but the peace you find sitting under a tree here may be as good as...

Viewpoint in Northern Grande-Terre

Pointe de la Grande Vigie

The island’s northernmost point, Pointe de la Grande Vigie offers scenic views from its high sea cliffs. A rocky path – walkable in flip-flops but better in trail shoes – makes a windy loop through scrubland from...

Beach in Northern Grande-Terre

Anse du Souffleur

This long, gently arching beach in northwestern Grande-Terre has soft, pale sand, lapis-lazuli waters and fabulous views of mountainous Basse-Terre in the distance. Despite being very popular at weekends, it...

Beach in Northern Grande-Terre

Anse Maurice

The nearly empty, quite remote beach of Anse Maurice is accessed via a small road with concrete tracks. The water is clear and very shallow until you walk out a bit, which is partly why it’s beloved by families...

Beach in Northern Grande-Terre

Anse Bertrand

This beach in the small town of the same name has golden sand and is backed by palm trees. It's rarely too crowded and is one of the loveliest beaches in Northern Grande-Terre.

Natural Feature in Northern Grande-Terre

Porte d'Enfer

‘Hell's Gate’ is actually a long, narrow lagoon that could be mistaken for a river. Its banks are a nice place for a picnic lunch on a drive around the north, though swimming and snorkeling are not advised as the...