Grand Anse d'Arlet

Grand Anse d'Arlet, Martinique: Tickets, Tours, Address, Grand Anse d'Arlet Reviews: 4.5/5

Grand Anse d'Arlet
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Mik
8 contributions
Nice little town
Dec 2019 • Couples
There is a very nice beach - white sand and clear blue water. The view from the pier in front of the church is very nice, iconic for the island. There are very good restaurants along the coast.
I recommend it as one of top 10 town to visit.
Written January 4, 2020
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Lisa S
Missoula, MT62 contributions
Riviera of the Caribbean
Dec 2019 • Couples
Stunning views, very French, excellent food, great dive shop (Deep Turtle), fun scene and small but nice beach.
Written January 3, 2020
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Horea
25 contributions
Great beach on southern part of Martinique
Feb 2019
We visited almost all beaches of Martinique in our holiday there. Grand Anse d'Arlet is a cozy place for the afternoon. Warm water, great for swimming, snorkeling, lots of very curious turtles are surrounding you. Must visit it if you are in Martinique.
Written December 10, 2019
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada76,851 contributions
Everybody likes Grand Anse d'Arlet
Mar 2019
There were a lot of people on the beach. One father was helping his child to swim.

Some of the tourists took a towel to sit on it.

Others rent a chair.

There are drinks on that beach as well.

There were alot of boats.

The view was amazing!

Worthwhile to enjoy!
Written September 24, 2019
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MoreVacations:)
Montreal269 contributions
Superb snorkeling! (for us anyways:))
Nov 2018 • Family
As some others have mentioned, there are two spots. Anse d’Arlet and Grande Anse d’Arlet. This review is for Anse d’Arlet.

This relaxing town’s beautiful and tranquil beach and crystal clear water alone is enough to merit a visit during your stay in Martinique. Then throw in the superb snorkeling and you have a must visit instead! We actually missed this part when researching our places to visit so this came as a pleasant surprise for us. You just need to go out a little bit where you see the collection of buoys.

There are a number of places to buy food and beverages. I don’t remember seeing any place to rent chairs and umbrellas. There is some shade here and there so you may want to bring your own especially on a day when it might get crowded. We were there on a weekday during low season so we were okay.

Parking is available, with a number of spots right next to the beach. Take the last right at the beach and you will find a lot with space for around 15 cars or so.

While you are there, have a look inside St.Henry’s church, it’s worth a quick visit. You can also get some nice photos from the pier right out front.
Written January 31, 2019
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stork90
Mount Juliet, TN899 contributions
Grand Anse d'Arlet has amazingly good snorkeling!
Jan 2019 • Couples
In water that is only 3 feet deep, there are so many different types of fish, as well as sea urchins and anemones. We were actually staying at the aparthotel on the beach - Oukae - and the snorkeling straight out from there and Ti Payot (beach bar/restaurant) is so varied! The water is very calm, and really clear. As you enter the water, go past the little bit of sand, and in the very first lane of rocks running the entire length of the beach is a whole lot of fish life. Everything's small, but you can see coronet fish, peacock flounders, squirrel fish, wrasse, butterfly fish and many others (even a juvenile French angelfish!); along with anemones of the usual kind as well as corkscrew; nudibranchs, bristleworms, Christmas tree worms, feather dusters, arrow crab and we even saw a spotted eel!

We went to a few other beaches on the southern part of the island, but no others had the combination of calm, clear water, easy swimming and snorkeling, and scattered areas of shade. There are no public restrooms or showers (that I'm aware of - our hotel was right on the beach), but there's plenty of close parking on the north end. Take the very first road (right) you can turn on when coming from the north, and keep driving back until you get to the big field on the right. There are a few restaurants/bars right on the beach. Weekends are definitely more crowded.
Written January 22, 2019
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Bob G
Rhode Island12 contributions
A Special Place
Jan 2019 • Family
There's a little confusion here. Anse d'Arlet is the town in the photo with the quaint steeple. Grand Anse is the next cove up. It's pretty, but slightly more commercial. Of course, it's all relative in Martinique where nothing is truly commercial. Basically, all of the towns are small, and few are truly geared for tourism the way other Caribbean islands are. If you like no frills experiences that are equal parts adventure, Martinique is an amazing place. A stop at Anse d'Arlet will be high on your list of favorite places on the island. The key is to take it slow, let your guard down, and absorb the amazing vibes.
Written January 11, 2019
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Uwe
Dublin, Ireland41 contributions
Fantastic beach, crystal clear water
Dec 2018 • Couples
The town of Anse d'Arlet has actually two beaches. The one to the north (Grand Anse d'Arlet) is mainly for tour boats and diving tours, very busy especially on the weekends. We would not recommend that for swimming as for swimming your are better off at the beach in town (Anse d'Arlet).

The one in town is just beautiful, white sand and crystal clear water, ideal for snorkeling. There are lots of fishes but not very colourful fishes. Yet, you can swim in a fish swarm. There are some smaller colourful fishes at the pier. The pier divides the beach with the norther part a bit busier and having restaurants. The southern part is not crowded at all but has no shade to stay in.

We saw a turtle when we swam out a good distance. One toilet (pay 20 Cents) on the northern part, no showers and surprisingly no shops in town except one bakery and one bar that sells a few items as well.
Written January 5, 2019
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Meredith H
Fairfax County, VA79 contributions
Favorite Beach in Martinique
Jan 2019 • Family
We were a family of 4 looking for a nice beach experience with snorkeling, good food options and a place for the kids to play. This beach has it all. The snorkeling is best right of the pier and there is even a section roped off. If you have children it is a great place to start and for those that are good swimmers you can go further out to the right to see the turtles.
Written January 5, 2019
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Margit R
Tallinn, Estonia16 contributions
Superb beach..
Jan 2019 • Family
Beautiful beach, loved this small town vibe. Great place for snorkeling- lots of fishes and turtles.
Written January 3, 2019
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