A paradisiacal lagoon
In the northwest of the island, Grand-Cul-de-Sac Bay is one of the most magnificent landscapes in Saint-Barths.
With glowing crystal-blue and turquoise shades,, the lagoon of Grand-Cul-de-Sac is a Saint-Barths marvel.
The white-sand beach and shallow waters delight families and water sports enthusiasts who find it a true paradise and haven of peace.

An exceptional bay

Protected by the coral reef barrier, Grand-Cul-de-Sac Bay is emblematic of the beauty of the island of St-Barths. Its clear waters, shallow areas and soft, white sand create a paradisiacal ambiance you’ll enjoy under the Caribbean sun.

On this classified Natural Reserve site, swimming is safe, bringing joy to families. Through the crystal-clear waters, snorkeling enthusiasts will meet sea turtles and outstanding, sparkling coral reefs. A little further out, you can also practice kitesurfing and windsurfing in perfect conditions due to favorable winds on this side of the island.

Only fifteen minutes from Gustavia, with conveniently nearby parking, Grand-Cul-de-Sac beach is the ideal place to visit during your vacation in St-Barths.
Water activities on the lagoon
With its clear and shallow waters, Grand-Cul-de-Sac is the ideal beach for safe swimming. It's also one of the most popular spots on the island for many water activities. Ideally oriented to the wind, the bay is the favorite playground for windsurfing enthusiasts gliding over the sparkling waters of the lagoon.

It's also the perfect place to try stand-up paddle (SUP), which involves standing on a board and paddling along the water: you’ll be amazed! The bay also welcomes kayaks, as well as kitesurfing lovers; you’ll find a school on-site.

In an exceptionally beautiful environment, treat yourself to moments of delightful relaxation exploring the thousand shades of turquoise-blue colors in the lagoon.

Snorkeling at Grand-Cul-de-Sac
Come and meet the marine wonders that inhabit the clear waters of Grand-Cul-de-Sac lagoon. If you wish to observe the teeming life of the aquatic fauna, you should start from the westernmost area, which is also the closest to the reef. This is where sea turtles swim in the crystal-clear amazing waters of Grand-Cul-de-Sac, especially in the deeper areas that descend from one to three meters deep.

In the coral reefs, you’ll be able to watch marine life, including fifty-one different species of corals: a great sight for the happy observers! To explore the reefs far from the coast that cannot be accessed by swimming, you can opt for a boat excursion and snorkel above the seagrass beds. You'll see surgeonfish, wrasses, blennies, and butterflyfish. Beware of boats anchoring in this area.

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