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We took a ship shorex that was awful--would not stop for snorkel due to visibility (actually, that happened on 2 diff cruises) and then dropped us at a shallow dirty beach rampant with vendors, no food, no loungers, no latrines. We don't want to go again on the champagne/lobster/cat that goes to the private mangrove-swamp beach/marina. We're looking for one of the "gorgeous beaches" promised by the exclusive Travel+Leisure mag this month! Where are they?? Grand Anse sounds hectic and again, latrines, and drama.  So there are apparently other beaches... Where are they? thx

 

 

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On 11/13/2018 at 11:19 PM, sofietucker said:

We took a ship shorex that was awful--would not stop for snorkel due to visibility (actually, that happened on 2 diff cruises) and then dropped us at a shallow dirty beach rampant with vendors, no food, no loungers, no latrines. We don't want to go again on the champagne/lobster/cat that goes to the private mangrove-swamp beach/marina. We're looking for one of the "gorgeous beaches" promised by the exclusive Travel+Leisure mag this month! Where are they?? Grand Anse sounds hectic and again, latrines, and drama.  So there are apparently other beaches... Where are they? thx

 

 

Grand Anse is a 2 mile long beach - why stay with the crowds. Walk south for 5 minutes and you get hardly any people, beach loungers, bars and fewer vendors.

 

BBC Beach is where some of the rumrunner booze cruise drop but if you had no visibility at the snorkel site it probably means it was rough which means BBC would be rough too. Its still very pretty though.

 

You could go even further south in a taxi and visit Magazine Beach, or Pink Gin Beach or further afield to La Sagesse on the South of the island.

 

Latrines? Sounds very war zone 🙂 Do you mean bathrooms with toilets? If you buy a drink in the bars on the beach they will let you use their bathrooms.

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On 11/19/2018 at 1:00 AM, sofietucker said:

Thanks, IS! Very helpful.

you are most welcome - hope you have a wonderful day on our gorgeous island (not long to go now 🙂 )

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On 11/15/2018 at 7:39 AM, IslandStar said:

Grand Anse is a 2 mile long beach - why stay with the crowds. Walk south for 5 minutes and you get hardly any people, beach loungers, bars and fewer vendors.

Islandstar

If we take taxi from cruise port to Grand Anse beach where would we tell driver to let us off so we could be on the section of Grand Anse that you suggest that would have loungers food & drink and restroom facilities

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4 hours ago, wingnut2005 said:

Islandstar

If we take taxi from cruise port to Grand Anse beach where would we tell driver to let us off so we could be on the section of Grand Anse that you suggest that would have loungers food & drink and restroom facilities

I would suggest Umbrellas as it is further from the crowds of cruise folk. There is usually a guy renting loungers right out front of Umbrellas. Another option is to ask to go to BBC Beach and depending on the day (monday is often closed) Le Plywood does amazing food and the beach is super quiet until the Rum Runner  booze cruise from the cruise ship arrives. Its usually on there an hour though so shouldn't be too bad. Hope you have a wonderful visit.

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5 hours ago, IslandStar said:

I would suggest Umbrellas as it is further from the crowds of cruise folk. There is usually a guy renting loungers right out front of Umbrellas. Another option is to ask to go to BBC Beach and depending on the day (monday is often closed) Le Plywood does amazing food and the beach is super quiet until the Rum Runner  booze cruise from the cruise ship arrives. Its usually on there an hour though so shouldn't be too bad. Hope you have a wonderful visit.

 

If you must do GA, then another vote for Umberellas

Great good, and a great welcome and service with a smil, plus fantastic views from the rooftop dining, also very generous with Rum pours.

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