Petite Anse Beach (Anse la Liberté)
Petite Anse is a peaceful bay that allows for relaxing in the sun and swimming in crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean. You will see time-worn granite boulders jutting out of the water, and the beach is surrounded by a beautiful verdant tropical forest. The sand here is powder soft and white - this is somewhere enjoy taking a break from the world on this beach.
As the name suggests, Petite Anse is somewhat smaller than its neighbour Anse Soleil; it is also a little more off the beaten track, so usually queit. It is around a 20 minute walk from the nearest parking spot down to the beach but you will know it is worth it as you look down on this gem, with the white of the sand accentuating how turquoise blue the waters are.
The water is so lovely that you will want to swim, but the ocean here is vast with very strong currents so be careful. You can buy a coconut from a palm shack to enjoy in the shade as you gaze out into the Indian Ocean.
You will find hotels to stay in nearby, and there is plenty to enjoy during your vacation. If you are looking for one of the most beautiful places to relax and unwind, this is the perfect spot.
Also known as:
Anse la Liberté
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