Réserve Cousteau - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Réserve Cousteau
The Cousteau reserve is a protected maritime area located mainly in the town of Bouillante and partly in that of Pointe-Noire. It was part of the Guadeloupe National Park and covers an area of 400 hectares around the Pigeon islets, facing Malendure beach. The area protects the seabed and limits fishing. The area is rich in biodiversity, from coral reef sponges to turtles, crayfish, eels, and seahorses.
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Plage de Malendure
0.62km from Réserve Cousteau
The Malendure beach is a black sand beach located north of downtown Bouillante in Guadeloupe. It faces the Îlets Pigeon. The beach is known for its seabed which constitutes the Cousteau reserve, it is the main diving site in Guadeloupe and also it is famous for its seabed. You can have some water adventures and also this peaceful place will rejuvenate your mind.
0.85km from Réserve Cousteau
The Pigeon islets are two small islands - called Grand Îlet and Petit Îlet - located off Malendure, in the town of Bouillante, in Guadeloupe. This site is part of the Cousteau reserve. The name "Pigeon" is that of a landowner in the xvii th century. The islets have also been called "îlets à Goyave", although there is no trace of the fruit on these islands. It is of volcanic origin, the rocks are mainly made up of andesite.
5.03km from Réserve Cousteau
A beautiful waterfall that was placed onto the River Grande plaine and located in an insular region of France. it has a 9 meters altitude and there is a natural pool where people swim. Beware of the rocky area and the access to this area is not much difficult and you can enjoy your holidays here and can rejuvenate your soul. Here diving is not advisedd because of the harsh rocks in the waterfall.
Plage de Petite Anse
11.3km from Réserve Cousteau
The beach of Petite-Anse, less equipped than the other beaches of Anses-d'Arlet, has retained a typical appearance. Shallow and very warm water, clear sand, trees in the generous shade, sheltered from the wind, this beach is ideal for family relaxation and swimming in its shallow and blue water. There are also diving clubs and also you can perform several water adventure activities too.
Guadeloupe National Park
11.49km from Réserve Cousteau
The Guadeloupe National Park located in the Leeward Islands of the eastern Caribbean region has the world's most extensive Permian fossil reef, the four highest peaks in Texas. You can experience the beautiful mountains, canyons, deserts, and dunes. It also has a vast collection of flora and fauna, both marine and terrestrial. The park covers nearly 22,000 hectares and this place is a paradise for trekkers and also for wildlife lovers too.
Habitation La Grivelière
12.18km from Réserve Cousteau
The Habitation La Grivelière is a group of agricultural buildings in a coffee plantation located in Vieux-Habitants on Basse-Terre in the department of Guadeloupe in France. Founded at the end of the xvii th century, This estate of almost 90 hectares is classified with the historic buildings since 1987. It is an old plantation dating from colonial times which can be reached by traveling along a steep little mountain road.
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Guadeloupe is also known as the Butterfly Island, on account of the shape of two of its major islands, and is a overseas region of France in the Caribbean.