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Plage de Malendure

Bouillante 97125, Guadeloupe
+590 590 98-8687
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Rather disappointed

This is one of the most famous beaches on Basse Terre, but for me it was a complete disappointment... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Black sand beach

We stopped at this beach because we read that they have good snorkeling. We didn't realize how busy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kristina C
New York City, New York
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  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice beach” (5 reviews)
“free parking” (3 reviews)
Bouillante 97125, Guadeloupe
+590 590 98-8687
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most famous beaches on Basse Terre, but for me it was a complete disappointment: dirty, overcrowded, impossible parking, commercial. If you want to visit reserve Cousteau, then take an organised boat trip, this beach gives you nothing special

Thank Visitor1977
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this beach because we read that they have good snorkeling. We didn't realize how busy the beach would be, how crowded the parking lot would be and that it was a black sand beach. While the sand was fine and packed in,...More

Thank Kristina C
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The black sand was beautiful, temperature was perfect, and water the clearest we have ever seen! We wished we had more time to go snorkeling or explore, but enjoyed lunch at Chez Loulouse followed by a swim.

Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 17 November 2017

There's are better beaches. This one has free parking and showers, but you have to pay to use the toilets. It was very crowded and littered. The water is nice though.

Thank 103Katherine
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed for a week in this beach area. The sand is almost black, very soft and not many rocks as you will find in other beaches. It is a busy each with the tours to the Pigeon Islands! Parking can be the trickiest part....More

Thank Dmuwanga
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Nice beach wasn't busy had a nice shaded area a longer sunny stretch and small restaurants and a spice shop. There were a lot of excursion booths but really no shopping like most of the island. Free parking, beautiful clear calm water, would recommend for...More

Thank Jordan N
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Hired a kayak and equipment and went out to the islands. Then snorkelled from the beach. Excellent service with full explanation, description and safety talk, & all you need included in the price - which was less than a typical meal on Guadeloupe. Great reef...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Malendure is a nice beach (good water, shallow edges) especially for families with children. Lots of potential activities. The food places are average. The beach gets very busy by mid-morning and it is very difficult to find a parking space. Malendure faces the Ilet Pigeon...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Crowded, so we walked a couple of hundred yards north to Petit Malendure, which was nicer. Water was pretty stirred up, but my wife and daughter saw some turtles. Had our worst meal of the week at a little place in the middle of the...More

Thank si101503
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Parking can be tricky, so get there early if you're an early riser. Great snorkeling on the northern end by the rocks.

Thank krishearle
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