Ilet de la Grotte 

3.3 (3 ratings)
  • 14° 41' 22" N, 60° 53' 8" W / See on the map

Characteristics

  • Anchor
    Allowed
  • Mooring buoys
    Unavailable
  • Anchor stern to
    Unavailable
  • Lines ashore
    Not necessary

Type of seabed

  • Sand

Protection against wind & swell

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
    Available
  • Snack
    Unavailable
  • Water
    Unavailable
  • Dock
    Available

User reviews (3 ratings)

  • Øyvind
    Øyvind ~ 19/08/2020
    Ramsalt | Sailboat ~ 12 m

    A scenic anchorage, but not much to do or see. Both islands seems private and fenced off. Locals gather in great numbers at the sand bar to party. The holding is dubious as it seems to be hard coral. Wind and currents make the boats swing to many funny positions, so do keep your distance to your neighbours.

    A scenic anchorage, but not much to do or see. Both islands seems private and fenced off. Locals gather in great numbers at the sand bar to party. The holding is dubious as it seems to be hard coral. Wind and currents make the boats swing to many funny positions, so do keep your distance to your neighbours.

  • Håkon
    Håkon ~ 16/08/2020
    Hello World | Sailboat ~ 13 m

    This is a really beautiful anchorage that is well protected from wind and swell. You have the possibility to access both surrounding islands and a beach that connects the two. A short dinghy ride away you can see the ruins of a rhum distillery which we found enjoyable. Still not one of our favorite spots. We and our partner boat did not get our anchor to sit at the first attempt. It's obviously some coral there. Our anchor also got stuck around something when we wanted to leave. Second, there are some wind edddies that caused the boat to swing around in all directions. Last, the beach was unfortunately full of sargasso weed.

    This is a really beautiful anchorage that is well protected from wind and swell. You have the possibility to access both surrounding islands and a beach that connects the two. A short dinghy ride away you can see the ruins of a rhum distillery which we found enjoyable. Still not one of our favorite spots. We and our partner boat did not get our anchor to sit at the first attempt. It's obviously some coral there. Our anchor also got stuck around something when we wanted to leave. Second, there are some wind edddies that caused the boat to swing around in all directions. Last, the beach was unfortunately full of sargasso weed.

  • David
    David ~ 08/07/2019
    Breizh zion | Sailboat ~ 14.05 m

    Quiet mooring (weekdays). Beware of the rapid rise of funds. Sand of good holding and some patches of corrugated tolles of roofs near the north pontoon on the wall.

    Mouillage calme (en semaine). Attention à la remontée rapide des fonds. Sable de bonne tenue et quelques plaques de tolles ondulées de toitures à proximité du ponton nord sur le tombant.