Marcel beach lies in between two steep hills. One part of the beach is at the former Radisson Hotel property that has been converted into a Riu Plaza Hotel, which reopened in 2014.
The other side of the beach is in front of the Le Domaine Resort. This area of Anse Marcel is known for having hosted the meeting between former French President Mitterand and US President Bush senior at "L'Habitation".
On the beach at Anse Marcel
In general , the leeward beaches to the west and southwest are calmer, facing the Caribbean Sea. Therefore, Anse Marcel is a beach with usually very calm waters as it is also very protected on its flank sides and it is not exposed to the open Atlantic.