Grand Cul de Sac St Barts is at the top of list for best developed beaches on this island. The entire sandy expanse is protected by a colorful coral reef that adds to the notably calm waters, two elements making it an extremely family-friendly St Barts beach. Grand Cul de Sac Beach has another great feature for kids—the shallow depths run quite a ways out into the clear lagoon, meaning kids of all ages can easily play in the calm surf without worry. Kiteboarding, windsurfing, and sailing are most ideal around the beach, which means weekends get quite busy.
One of the most fully developed of St Barts beaches, Grand Cul de Sac hotels are lined up along the beach side by side along with many dining options, outfitters renting gear, and seaside bars. The community of Grand Cul de Sac offers even more amenities to choose from, though sometimes minus the incredible sea views. There are plenty of villas to choose between here as well as smaller guest houses and inns. The most celebrated Grand Cul de Sac hotels include renowned Guanahani Hotel and Le Sereno, two luxury island properties.
There are many attractions around Grand Cul de Sac Beach, several which are accessed by boat, a very popular way to travel around St Barts. Saint Jean Beach by Gustavia is another nearby beach popular with celebrities and other high-profile visitors. Little more than 40 miles away lies Fort Amsterdam, a historic fortification situated on St Martin. From Grand Cul de Sac St Barts is also an ideal departure point for sailors heading toward St Martin to explore the capital of Philipsburg. There are several other attractions within easy sailing distance including St Kitts and Nevis (where Brimstone Hill Fortress is one of the biggest attractions), and Captain’s Bay on Anguilla.
Grand Cul de Sac hotels like Hotel Les Ondines Sur La Plage provide visitors with options aside from accommodation such as restaurants and beach bars open to the public. La Paillote is an option noted for offering excellent value for money. Getting out for some snorkeling or in-shore diving proves a very pleasant experience at Grand Cul de Sac Beach where vibrant corals, colorful fish and plenty more marine life feed around the outcroppings providing a spectacular underwater view.