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Overview

Sainte Marie is one of the great vacation destinations in Madagascar that boats a lush and scenic island for a getaway. The beaches and the reefs, the thatched villages and the tropical beauty of the island offer a leisure tour to revitalize. The island also called as the Nosy Boraha owns a long coastline of 57 km that houses a number of small islets along with the main island. The sandy beach of Madagascar is a hub where you can experience the thrill and scenic bliss. Being an attraction for the travellers, Sainte Marie houses some of the best resorts and lodges overlooking the beauty of the beach. The coconut palms, the tropical vegetation and the coral reefs protected by the bay add more beauty to the scenic vista. The island towards the south is wild with a tranquil setting and overgrown vegetation. The northern end is isolated where you can enjoy the calm serenity with the rush of waves. Towards the east coast, the landform is rugged, undeveloped and remote for a peaceful escape. Your vacation at Sainte Marie, therefore, is lined with a great variety and diverse beauty to enjoy utmost action. The turquoise lagoon where offers you the water thrill there are nature trails and dense beauty that can be explored with hiking tours in Madagascar

Best Time To Visit Sainte Marie

For utmost adventure and thrilling experience in Madagascar, the months from July- September to December are the best time to visit Sainte Marie. The coastal region experiences a pleasant climate during the time offering you a number of activities to do.

From relaxing in the sunshine to leisure activities as swimming and adventure of snorkelling, there is a lot to try. Whale watching is one of the best things you can do here spotting the humpback whales. The rainforest and the nature trails are lush, dense and best to wander around for a blissful tour.

Things To Do In Sainte Marie

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Hiking up

Hiking up

The beach of St Marie offers the travellers a great hiking tour to discover the wonders of nature. With an abundance of creatures and the diverse landscape the beach with its pleasant temperature and is the perfect place to hike in Madagascar. The green hills and the coconut plantation are so fascinating to witness

 Sunbath in the beach

Sunbath in the beach

Enjoy leisure at the beach of St Marie where you can discover the turquoise lagoons and the sandy beaches laced with the multihued essence. The clear sky with the beauty of clear blue oceans enclosed by tropical forests is bliss to observe. The soft sand and the warm sun along with the cool refreshing waves will surely add on leisure to your vacation.

Scuba diving

Scuba diving

Housing the coral reefs and diverse marine life, the St Marie Island is the perfect place to dive and observe the stunning beauty of aquatic life. You can discover the Soanambo reef, moray eels, tropical fish, lobsters, beautiful black coral, and grey sharks that can make your scuba diving tour more fascinating and thrilling

Whale watching

Whale watching

Adventure awaits you here in St Marie where you can closely spot the Humpback whales that migrate to the island from July to September. Tours are arranged where you can observe the beautiful and most entertaining species of whale. Watch their aerial tricks and the giant display while cruising on the ocean or when they appear close to the shore

Historical tour

Historical tour

For the history lover and those you love to discover the history, St Marie is the best place in Madagascar preserving the history from 17th and 18th Century. Once, the island was a house to 1000 pirates that now offers a tour to discover the infamous attraction and treasure from pillaging trips. The headstones and engravings are must to be explored during the tour.

Fishing in the deep

Fishing in the deep

Deep fishing can be experienced in St Marie at Madagascar that houses some of the diverse species. The marlin, kingfish, sailfish, barracuda and dog-toothed tune are some of the species dwellings in the vast ocean world. The entire fishing enthusiast and one looking for a great adventure to catch the bigger one must explore the island of Madagascar.

How to Reach Sainte Marie

Reaching Sainte Marie offers you a number of routes for an easy and comforting journey. There are ferry tours also available for a leisure journey.

Via Air; Ivato International Airport is the international airport at Antananarivo lying close to the city. From there you can board another flight to reach Sainte Marie.

 Via land; There are buses available to reach Sainte Marie from Tamatave followed by a ferry tour. Although the land journey is long that takes around night and half morning hours to reach.

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