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.

Located on the island of Basse-Terre, in the vicinity of Mahaut, Plage de la Malendure is on the North edge of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. Guadeloupe's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, but Plage de la Malendure is a little bit further from the crowds, making it a good choice for travelers who aren't fond of huge throngs of tourists.

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 located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. On some days, it may be possible to order some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface. With most visitors retreating to the waters, this beach rarely gets overcrowded.

Plage de la Malendure grants a calm and serene retreat, due to the fact that the surrounding area is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North coast of Basse-Terre; the area is home to other attractions such as Parc del Memelles, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Ecomusée CréoleArt, a lovely museum found within reach of a cab, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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
Parc Aquacole de Guadeloupe Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.7 N Basse-Terre
Le Tapeur Zip Line Site 4.2 N Basse-Terre
Le Saut Acomat Waterfall 4.7 N Basse-Terre

Cities and Towns

The nearest part of Basse-Terre to Plage de la Malendure is Mahaut. This section in Guadeloupe is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Plage de la Malendure is not located near many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you will find few places to stay nearby, those accommodations closest to Plage de la Malendure can be viewed in the list that follows.

Accommodations near Plage de la Malendure
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Le Domaine du Rocher Noire 1.1 mi. N Cottages
Chalets Sous-le-Vent 2.8 mi. S Cottages
Le Rayon Vert 7.9 mi. N Hotel
Tendacayou -- -- Lodge


While the area surrounding Plage de la Malendure isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you're willing to drive a bit. Le Rocher De Malendure is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Plage de la Malendure
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Rocher De Malendure (059) 098-7084 Creole Informal 0.1 mi. SW
Le Mambo (059) 099-5618 Caribbean, Italian Very Casual 1.5 mi. N

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Plage de la Malendure.

You may also enjoy Plage des Caraibes, which is close-by and another fun spot 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.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Plage de la Malendure is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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