The beach of Cote D'or is a stunning 2.5 km stretch of pristine white sand wrapping around the bay of Anse Volbert. Spread along the length of the beach are a number of accomodation options, from large luxury resorts like the Paradise Sun Hotel or the boutique Duc De Praslin through to simple self catering bungalows and guesthouses.
It may be one of the more touristy areas of the island, being more of a 'resort' than a village like Grande Anse or Baie Sainte Anne, but as resorts go Cote D'or is low density and sleepy. The beach is long and the hotels spread thinly, with a handful of shops and restuarants clustered towards the middle to west end of the bay. The vast majority of buildings are set back from the beach and obscured by trees, with just a handful of resorts opening onto the beach front, keeping the beach looking beautiful and empty, and in the evenings and weekends you are likely to see just as many local families as tourists wandering the beaches or the shops.
There are a number of boats moored on the bay, and from the beach you can look out onto the islands of Curieuse, St Pierre and Chauve Souris. Chauve Souris is the closest, and it is possible to walk or swim out to the island and enjoy great snorkelling around the rocks. Many operators run trips to the other islands directly from the beach, and these trips can be arranged through your hotel.