Welcome to the island of Saint-Barthélemy, located north of the Lesser Antilles and territory of incredible wealth in environmental and economic terms. High standing island by its prestigious services of restorations, shopping and others …. It is also an incredible cradle of biodiversity for the fauna and flora.
You will be amazed also by the many beaches; its landscapes of hills (mountains) whose culminating point is Morne de Vitet (286 m). Hiking and water activities are there for you to enjoy your stay.
You can escape to a beach or choose to enjoy shopping and luxury restaurants, a good compromise that only the island of St. Barthelemy has the secret.
Let’s go to the discovery of these white sand beaches.
To reach the beach, from the airport, go west towards the island by taking the D209 then D210. The beach is located less than 10 minutes from the airport following the direction of Anse des Flamands and at the crossing between these two departmental. When you arrive near the cove, you can take the first beach entrance near the hotels in the first corner or decide to walk along the cove to find another more accessible entrance. In these cases, you will have to park on the side of the road. I chose the option to follow the cove and park near the last entrance before the hike taking you to Anse du Grand Colombier.
Anse des Flamands
The beach of Anse des Flamands is a large white sand beach located in the North West of the Island. The sea is not rough and you can enjoy the turquoise waters with your family or friends. Many hotels are located along this cove (Baie des Anges, for example). This beach will offer you a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding islands off St. Barthélemy (Île Chevreau and Île Frégate).
Access to the beach is easily done by a small concrete path. Here you are on a cove with a stretch of immense white sand
Island Chevreau in front of you
It’s time for you to enjoy its turquoise waters and the setting to relax. This beach is not monitored.
The Cove is not shaded and so think to take an umbrella. Watch out for the harmful effects of the sun.
Time for you to discover it now!
Ø Traffic on the island of St. Bartholomew: The island is not very big and you will not have any traffic problems. However, be careful of narrow roads and bends in uphill and downhill, some routes can be dangerous. Do not rush, you are on vacation!
Ø Equipment: Slides, swimsuit, towel, beach bag (knife, k-way, cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, anti-mosquito product).
– Quality of the bathing area: Not informed (Source: Ministry of Health, see map);
– Accessibility: Easily by car, disabled access possible with an adapted wheelchair
– Sunscreen mandatory because the beach is well exposed to the sun, think even of Lycras for children and adults;
– Most important, always have a bottle of water per person and snack in your bag.
Others: you can swim on the many other beaches of the island, Governor’s Beach, the Bay of St. Jean. For the more adventurous, you can go hiking with the help of a guide (see the choice and link in our page of St. Barthelemy). However, you can reach the Anse du Grand Colombier from this cove without the help of a guide
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