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Top Choice Creole in Northern Grande-Terre

Chez Coco

Dining under the trees on the beach right on the lagoon at Porte d'Enfer is the main draw at this charming place. The menu abounds in local flavor, and includes everything from grilled fish to skewered conch. Coconu…
Beach in Northern Grande-Terre

Anse Laborde

Make a beeline for this oft-overlooked beach that lies about 1.5km north of Anse Bertrand. Strong riptides make it dangerous for swimming but the peace you find sitting here under a tree may be as good as it gets on…
Beach in Northern Grande-Terre

Anse du Souffleur

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

Porte d'Enfer

‘Hell's Gate’ is actually a long and narrow lagoon that could be mistaken for a river. Its calm waters are a great place to picnic, swim or snorkel. The rather dramatic names comes from the water crashing at the mou…
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.
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 tennis shoes – makes a loop from the parking lot to the cl…
Creole in Northern Grande-Terre

Au Coin des Bons Amis

Right on Anse Laborde beach, this place raises the bar in beach-shack cuisine. You'll be surprised such good stuff can come from such an unprepossessing place. Excellent grilled freshwater prawns and tasty catch-of-…
Beach in Northern Grande-Terre

Anse Maurice

The nearly empty 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: partly why it’s a favorite with families with small children. T…