Sainte Marie is an authentic place that is preserved from mass tourism. It is a real haven of peace. It is very appreciated by the inhabitants of the capital because of its proximity and its idyllic setting made up of beautiful beaches and fishing villages. You will enjoy the calm and tranquility for an unforgettable trip.
Sainte Marie island
Sainte Marie island is a popular destination in Madagascar, also known as Nosy Boraha.
Located to the northeast of Madagascar, Sainte Marie island is a tropical paradise of 60km long and 5km wide. It is a former pirate’s hideaway with lush vegetation and high-quality seabed. Indeed, the lagoon of the island has important coral constructions that allow to have a preserved natural heritage. Away from sharks, it’s also the holiday resort of humpback whales that come to breed and to give birth during the mating season.
The island is full of history and activities to discover with your family and friends. You’ll find exceptional diving spots, dreamy beaches and forest trails that while delight nature lovers.
Sainte Marie is the main migration destination for humpback whales, and you can’t go there without going to watch the whales. They travel nearly 5000km to Madagascar, where they choose to live for a few months to mate and to give birth. Don’t miss this opportunity to make this an unforgettable encounter!
The sea water basin created by the rocky barriers of Sainte Marie is an original tourist destination. These are sacred places in which you can enjoy a regenerating bath.
A former pirate's habitat
Located on two important trade routes of the 17th century where ships passed through returning from the Indies, the island of Sainte Marie was the hideout of the bandits of the seas for two centuries. The wrecks of these ships still lie off the coast of Ambodifototra.