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We spent a day here joining the scuba/snorkeling trips. Very nice diving, good guides and a nice atmosphere. We saw green turtles (tortoise?) feeding, we swam with schools of fish of many kinds. My family is now sold on diving!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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