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Plage de Malendure, Bouillante
(3.6/5 based on 300+ 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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  • This is not a beach with white sand, palm trees and a turquoise sea but a beach with Brown volcanic sand and restaurants and snack tents behind you. Not at all distracting but a deserted Caribbean beach this is not. However you can relax here and I have never seen it crowded. Here are you going to rent a canoe to the snorkeling spots around Pigeon Island (multiple options available on site with beautiful fish), with the glass bottom boat to make a snorkelling trip or scuba diving in the Jacques Cousteau underwater Park off the coast. The sea turtles are why you want to go here! From the beach to the sea grass snorkel you within 30 metres off the coast. Here you will find almost always the turtles that are grazing on the bottom and regularly come up for a gulp of oxygen. Really great!!!
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  • Absolutely astonishing - the turtles are just there swimming around. I have never encountered that ever before. Wonderful experience for kids. If humans (kids included) could only be a bit more respec...  more »
  • Very nice beach, of the small restaurants, bokits, crepes, diving schools, many trucks parking places. The presence of a shower of water is very significant. With a mask and a snorkel it is possible to admire the many fish a few meters from the beach, and see same giant turtles... a true delight for children as for adults. Of course starting point for the Pigeon islets and the Cousteau reserve. However when we went there it was hot, maybe a little too much, and we approached most Botanical Garden, we were attacked by jellyfish... small certainly, but they stung... but no worries met by not staying too far from the edge.
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