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Plage de Malendure

Bouillante 97125, Guadeloupe
+590 590 98-8687
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Too busy with boats and overall activity arround

The beach is a starting point for various boat trips and this is hurting the experience of swimming... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2018
LaraKZ
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Prague, Czech Republic
Ok beach, so-so snorkelling

Until recently it was a good snorkelling spot as the sea grass attracted lots of turtles to the... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2018
Eugene B
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Aurora, Canada
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  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“nice beach” (5 reviews)
“black sand” (4 reviews)
“free parking” (3 reviews)
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Bouillante 97125, Guadeloupe
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

The beach is a starting point for various boat trips and this is hurting the experience of swimming there and also given the crowds is not always the cleanest. Finding a parking sport might also be a pain especially if you come later in the...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

Until recently it was a good snorkelling spot as the sea grass attracted lots of turtles to the waters by this beach. Unfortunately, after 2017 hurricanes the grass is gone (or covered with sand?), and so were the turtles. Hopefully it will recover, but as...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

There are many prettier beaches on Basse Terre, so Malendure would not be a first choice. However, there are shops, cafes, the glass bottom boat to Pigeon Island, so there's a lot to do. Also, the water is more shallow and calm than in some...More

Thank Katie F
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

We visited this beach 4 times during our 11 day stay in Bouillante. The sand is medium-dark grey (not black). There's a lot of broken glass and trash mixed in the sand. The water clarity varied depending on the amount of rain. When it was...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2018 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

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Reviewed December 14, 2017 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

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Reviewed November 26, 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
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Reviewed November 17, 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.

1  Thank 103Katherine
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Reviewed July 29, 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

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Reviewed May 31, 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
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