Anse d'Est is located in a very wide bay on the eastern side of the island. The beach is 1150 steps long and has white, soft sand. A granite mountain with a huge palm forest borders the beach on the south side. Depending on the season and due to sand drifting the north side is characterised by coral formations. The North Island Lodge with its library, diving centre, restaurant and swimming pool is situated on this beach. Large coconut palms and bushes shelter Anse d'Est and provide privacy to the villas along the beachline. Beach Morning Glories with purple-pink flowers creep in the direction of the sea. While sitting relaxed in the sand watching the endless horizon of the ocean, visitors will observe that the only stressed inabitants are the ghost crabs playing run and hide with the waves.