Guadeloupe – Plage de Malendure Cousteau Reserve


There are certainly many beaches in Guadeloupe, but a few stand out, including this one, which, despite the crowds, is one of the best on the island for good reason. It is relatively easy to access and it is opposite the Cousteau Reserve. The soft sandy beach, easy access to swimming in clear water and snorkeling allows you to see colorful fish. In addition, you may have the opportunity to swim with turtles.

It is a relatively attractive beach, but there are only a very few trees to protect you from the scorching sun rays. Several kiosks are on site and offer nautical equipment or excursions.

The offer of nautical activities and catering allows you to spend the whole day there. Paying parking is spread along the road. Bring change.

As for activities, you can rent a kayak to go to the Cousteau biological reserve. To get there, allow 15-20 minutes each way. The return is more chaotic but even an amateur like me can get back fine. You are given an airtight barrel to carry your belongings. Honestly, it’s been a great experience.

Boats are not allowed in the Cousteau reserve. If you choose to go there, you will be dropped off at the limit permitted by law so that you can reach out to the reserve by swimming.

If you are not a swimmer or diving enthusiast and wish to explore the seabed, it is possible to discover it with a clear-bottomed boat. I haven’t tried it.

For scuba diving enthusiasts or those who want to learn about it, excursions are available from this beach.

It is certainly a place to stop during a stay in Guadeloupe.

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