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Plage de Malendure, Bouillante
(3.7/5 based on 340 reviews on the web)
Black shimmering sands and calm waters, Plage de Malendure is known amongst scuba divers as the top place to spot turtles on the island. Located on the west coast of Base-Terre, the bay's crystal clear waters and the draw of swimming with turtles is too tempting to resist for scuba divers. Leafy palms surround a handful of colorful beach shacks, providing refreshments and scuba rental. Put Plage de Malendure on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bouillante vacation generator.
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  • One of the most beautiful beach on the Leeward side. Very well known for scuba diving and the visit of the bottom Cousteau. A lot of beach shops. Too bad for the flow of sewage and lack of shade.
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  • Nice safe swimming black sandy beach accessible on the beach and free toilets and showers can rent kayak flippers mask and snorkel you can to restore as beautiful out on the nautilus
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  • This beach is famous for sea turtles, that can be seen with a simple mask and a snorkel. The big worry is that our bag was stolen, and our belongings stolen in our rental car, I'll tell you more in details below. The beach is nice, black sand very fine, quite popular with locals and a few wooden shacks or one finds a sell textiles and beach accessories. No showers. We Park a little before the beach, on the coast along the parapet, among dozens of cars. We say that we won't leave our stuff unattended on the beach, and thinking being farsighted, we let our 3 phones and our cash (about € 200 has us 3) in the trunk of the car, well out of sight. We drop our bag with only the picnic, and the key to the car on a towel prominently, so that we can monitor from the sea, and get out with masks and snorkels. The seabed is quite dirty and water enough trouble; before sighting the turtles, we discover waste, a plastic bag here, a can 30 m away, and even a tire, ca and the scattered. In fact, the first turtle we see grazes a plastic cup. Sorry to break the postcard. It of not very dirty either, but say that they could make an effort and come clean. It's still nice to see that the turtles are not too shy and are happy to watch. So much so that some people abuse really: they stalk the turtles and cling has she to pull as they have seen in the cartoons, while a colleague armed with a camera filming the feat... And ca again taken as long as the plug is not good... Poor turtles. Others arrive with pockets full of a kind of dog that disgusting water around them, and that they distribute turtles... Herbivorous animal... Indeed, who eats the dough once it falls into water. What's the point? None. Frankly, ca is not a thing to do, it must respect the animal and keep quiet, and not to disturb its eco system. Back on the beach, 15 / 20 minutes after only, I immediately see our bag, I asked well in sight on the towels, had disappeared. Fortunately we had left our papers at the hotel! But in the bag there is the key to the rental car! Questioning nearby people, nobody is nothing seen and nobody has said nothing, and certain behaviors cold and arrogant of some locals, who did we even not, we have just disgusted. It's obviously quite common and almost organized with some spotters and those responsible for the theft. Back to the car subpar... and found the key thrown 5 m back on the road! In it everything was opened and robbed! Relieved because we found the key to the car of loc, and thus avoid a troubleshooting and galleys, but our money, our phones, have flown! Either it has been tracked for our arrival by car to our departure as a mask and fins (which are supposed to) or the thief having found the key to the car in the bag made the connection with the vehicle model. We can blame us for not being vigilant and this is probably true but how otherwise to come up with a safe on the beach; the rest of the stay we did the guards of bag, with a bag permanently guard watching others swim, and we alternions this thankless task. Pretty bad when it comes to the holiday to enjoy the beach with friends... But here is the reality. We have filed a complaint and obviously it's something VERY FREQUENT and our suspicions have been corroborated by police officers: there is a system organized with Watcher and thief.
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