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Baie Lazare

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Baie Lazare is a beautiful sweeping bay, with the Kempinski resort at one end and the Lazare Picault hotel at the other, but precious little in between. The waters here can be rough between June and October when swimming is not recommended, but the beach is often empty and the views are stunning, making it a great place for a walk even if the waves are a little large.

At the Lazare Picault end of the bay the small Anse Gaulette offers a great place to watch the sun set from the shade of the almond trees, while at the Kempinski end of the beach the waters are calmer, with the waves being broken by a reef offshore. It's not a bad place for snorkelling - though the hotel run trips to a better spot - but the sand immediately off the beach does have a fair amount of spiky coral and rock so reef shoes are recommended if you're taking a dip - hotel guests can borrow these for free.