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Île Sainte-Marie: What to do when you get there?

Île Sainte-Marie, or Nosy Boraha in Malagasy, is an island located between 7 and 12 km from the east coast of Madagascar, in the Indian Ocean. It is 49 km long and 5 km wide. It is a very famous tourist destination due to its authenticity and history, but also its remarkable groups of humpback whales that migrate from the Antarctic. An adventure dive is therefore a MUST DO while you are in the island.

If you want to enjoy a panoramic view over Sainte-Marie and the Indian Ocean, go to the ancient French lighthouse of Blevec, in the île aux Nattes. If you are here with your family, your kids will love discovering the cemetery of past pirates located in front of Îlot Madame.

You can also chill out in the natural pools of Ambodiatafana, in northern Sainte-Marie. The white sandy beaches, the turquoise water, the palms and waves crashing on the black rocks offer a spectacular show that you have to see!

The zoological and botanical park of Ambodiforaha, in southern Sainte-Marie, is where you will discover the amazing fauna and flora of the island. You will have the chance to see endemic species like the radiated tortoise, several lemur species, the beautiful Madagascar orchid, but also snakes, lizards and chameleons.

From mid-June until the end of September, you can admire the humpback whales that migrate near the island in order to breed. Whale watching is a unique experience that you can either do on a safari or an adventure dive.

Scuba diving is the best way to explore the submarine world of the Indian Ocean. You can choose from PADI courses, first or adventure dives and watch the incredible fauna of the ocean.

You can also practice other exciting sports and activities such as 4x4 or biking island tours, hiking in Ampanihy bay, kayaking, snorkeling and many more.

Sainte-Marie is an island where you can do so many outdoor activities in an idyllic scenery in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

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Île Sainte-Marie: What to do when you get there?

Île Sainte-Marie, or Nosy Boraha in Malagasy, is an island located between 7 and 12 km from the east coast of Madagascar, in the Indian Ocean. It is 49 km long and 5 km wide. It is a very famous tourist destination due to its authenticity and history, but also its remarkable groups of humpback whales that migrate from the Antarctic. An adventure dive is therefore a MUST DO while you are in the island.

If you want to enjoy a panoramic view over Sainte-Marie and the Indian Ocean, go to the ancient French lighthouse of Blevec, in the île aux Nattes. If you are here with your family, your kids will love discovering the cemetery of past pirates located in front of Îlot Madame.

You can also chill out in the natural pools of Ambodiatafana, in northern Sainte-Marie. The white sandy beaches, the turquoise water, the palms and waves crashing on the black rocks offer a spectacular show that you have to see!

The zoological and botanical park of Ambodiforaha, in southern Sainte-Marie, is where you will discover the amazing fauna and flora of the island. You will have the chance to see endemic species like the radiated tortoise, several lemur species, the beautiful Madagascar orchid, but also snakes, lizards and chameleons.

From mid-June until the end of September, you can admire the humpback whales that migrate near the island in order to breed. Whale watching is a unique experience that you can either do on a safari or an adventure dive.

Scuba diving is the best way to explore the submarine world of the Indian Ocean. You can choose from PADI courses, first or adventure dives and watch the incredible fauna of the ocean.

You can also practice other exciting sports and activities such as 4x4 or biking island tours, hiking in Ampanihy bay, kayaking, snorkeling and many more.

Sainte-Marie is an island where you can do so many outdoor activities in an idyllic scenery in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

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