One of the most famous beaches in Guadeloupe, La Caravelle lays in front of the Club Med but is open to the Public. It is a long white sand beach with many palm trees and, often, many people...
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INFO & PLANNING TIPS - La Caravelle Beach
Located in a protected cove, La Caravelle is the white sand-turquoise water beach in front of the historic Club Med. Accessible to the public it can get crowded especially with the many activities available. Part of the beach is really calm, with close to no waves hitting the shore which makes it great to relax and with children.
TIPS FOR TRAVEL PLANNING ADDICTS - La Caravelle Beach
Getting to La Caravelle Beach
- Grande Terre - At the entrance of Sainte Anne
- From the main road circling Grande terre N4, turn right after the entrance to the Club Med resort in a little street indicating the beach (when coming from Pointe-a-pitre)
- Park on the side of this street, walk towards the water for 5min. It looks like there is a wall but at the end there is a turnstile to enter the beach
Visiting La Caravelle Beach
- Sand: White and soft; Quite clean
- Shade: only palm trees - no other amenities
- Water is not deep and calm on one side. The other sides is good for sailing, stand-up paddle, and windsurfing
- Difficult to park on weekends and school holidays
- Facilities: restrooms, several restaurants nearby
Getting to La Caravelle Beach
After the turnsile, you first have to walk along a narrow sand path. Some palm trees seem ready to fall into the water.
The Palm Trees of La Caravelle Beach
After just one minute you reach the picture perfect caribbean beach with transparent and turquoise water, white sand and beautiful palm trees.
La Caravells is one of the best beaches in Guadeloupe. You can understand why, no?
White sands and reef
At one end there is a small reef where teh small waves comes crashing into each others creating beautiful patterns on the sand. This is a very peaceful stops and great to just refresh your feet in the water.
A LONG WHITE SAND BEACH
I stayed at the rock side, enjoying the waves creating interesting patterns. Therefore I do not have my own photos of the rest of the beach. So for once I am using one from the Common creative license of Tripadvisor to give you an idea of what it looks like.
This photo of Sainte-Anne is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Lizard encounter at La Caravelle Beach
As we were leaving the beach, a local told us to stop and showed us a iguana. Guadeloupe has many of them and it was great to stot a wild one. I really loved this one (more than the specie on Petite-Terre) because of the big circle on the side of its face. As you can inmagine I photographes it from every angles until it left the beach 🙂
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