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, near Mahaut, Plage de la Malendure is on the North coast of the island, You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Guadeloupe's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, but Plage de la Malendure is less exposed than the others, making it just the right spot for vacationers 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.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Plage de la Malendure is the ultimate convenience. You may also have the option to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so grab your gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. With most visitors retreating to the waters, this beach rarely gets overcrowded.

Plage de la Malendure grants an idyllic and tranquil enclave, especially since the surrounding region contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


Found on the North coast of Basse-Terre; it will be near other attractions like Parc del Memelles, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you want more information on the history of Guadeloupe, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the nearest historical attractions is Habitation du Moulin, which is one of the closest places of historical interest in the vicinity of Plage de la Malendure.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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
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 region of Basse-Terre to Plage de la Malendure is Mahaut. This region of Guadeloupe is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


How many other people you encounter at Plage de la Malendure will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

While you will not find very many places to stay withing driving distance, those options closest to the beach are shown in the following table.

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


There aren't any restaurants in the immediate surroundings of this beach, so you may choose to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Basse-Terre, and Plage de la Malendure is just one option.

Another location you may want to try is Plage des Caraibes, another great Guadeloupe beach site. 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.

Guadeloupe has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Plage de la Malendure is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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