Anse d'Arlet, Martinique

Lars Alfredson
Sun 20 Feb 2022 23:15
POS 14:29.23N  61:5.1W

On the south Caribbean coast of Martinique, the municipality of Les Anses-d'Arlet has three main coves: the Big Cove (Grande Anse) in the north, the Arlet Coves (Anses d'Arlet) in the centre, and the Small Cove (Petite Anse) in the south.

With its picture postcard looks and peaceful atmosphere, the unmissable fishing village of Les Anses-d'Arlet has everything a visitor could want. Its charming little church, Creole houses, sandy beach and pontoon over the turquoise sea create a truly picturesque scene… Aligned exactly with the pontoon on the beach, the Church of St Henry of Les Anses-d'Arlet is undoubtedly one of the most photographed sites in all Martinique! Although hit by a hurricane in 2007, the whole building was restored identically in 2012.

In the north of the village, the Big Cove of Arlet is an ideal place for a relaxing break. Its long, white sandy beach, which gets very lively at the weekend, and its nice promenade with cafés and restaurants are sure to appeal to sunbathers!

With the Morne Jacqueline providing a scenic backdrop, the peaceful beach of the Little Cove in the south of the municipality is a very nice place for a swim and a rest before heading off to other horizons.