Plage de la Malendure

Avid underwater explorers can enjoy excellent scuba diving, the beach's main attraction, at Plage de La Malendure. Visitors looking to simply sit on the beach and play in the water may be better off going elsewhere, but will still find their basic needs met here.

Situated on the island of Basse-Terre, near Mahaut, Plage de la Malendure is on the North edge of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. One beach that tends to attract a broad range of travelers is Plage de la Malendure, which is generally active and popular, but never really too crowded. If you need more activity than you'll find on Guadeloupe's quiet, secluded beaches, but don't want to fight for a spot on the sand, this beach is right in the middle.

Amenities and Ambiance

Plage de la Malendure is located on the west side of Basse-Terre, which is also the more peaceful side.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. You might also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration. With most visitors retreating to the waters, this beach rarely gets overcrowded.

If you usually enjoy shores that grant a tranquil environment, then you may want to try Plage de la Malendure; it is tucked away in a less urban part of the region.

What's Nearby


Plage de la Malendure is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North coast of Basse-Terre. It is near some interesting sites like Parc del Memelles, which is among the attractions close-by.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like Ecomusée CréoleArt (found within taxi range away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new perspective of Guadeloupe.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Plage de la Malendure
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Parc del Memelles Zoo 1.7 ENE Basse-Terre
Habitation du Moulin Historical Site 2.6 SSE Basse-Terre
Le Tapeur Zip Line Site 4.2 N Basse-Terre
Le Saut Acomat Waterfall 4.7 N Basse-Terre
Guadeloupe National Park Forest House Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 6.1 E Basse-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearest area on Basse-Terre to Plage de la Malendure is Mahaut. Mahaut is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although travelers will not find that many places to stay nearby, those options closest to the beach are shown in the list that follows.

Accommodations near Plage de la Malendure
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Le Domaine du Rocher Noire 1.1 N Cottages
Le Paradis Créole 2.8 S Hotel
Le Rayon Vert 7.9 N Hotel


You might not find any places to eat in the immediate surroundings of this shore, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Basse-Terre, so if Plage de la Malendure doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You may also want to consider Plage des Caraibes, another great beach choice in Guadeloupe. Plage des Caraibes, on Guadeloupe's western shore, is a stunning location with perfect waves for swimming and ample amenities, creating an ideal location for a whole day on the beach.

Plage de la Malendure could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Guadeloupe you might like.


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