The slender 57 km-long granite island of Ile Sainte Marie lies 8km off the coast of eastern Madagascar and is the perfect spot for diving, fishing and beach getaways.

Sainte Marie oozes considerable charm - particularly in the small villages that dot the interior. For the outdoor-lovers, the island is crossed with tracks and palm-lined coves, and offers many opportunities to explore on foot or even on mountain bike. Of special interest are the Humpback whales that migrate here in August/September and the rare and exquisite orchids at their blooming peak in September.

Most hotels are along the coast south of Ambodifotatra, where the beach is narrow but picturesque. Expect accommodation varying from 2 star to 4 star hotels and lodges.

Hotel La Petite Traversee

La Petite Traversee, is a small and neat lodge located on the northern shore of Ile aux Nattes.  The lodge sits on the small canal which separates Ile aux Nattes and St Marie, and looks onto the opposite island which is just a pirogue trip away. Read more...

Vanivola Hotel

This charming hotel is situated on the beautiful island of St. Marie, off the north-east coast of Madagascar; the white sandy beach and the city centre of St. Marie are in the immediate vicinity. Read more...


Princesse Bora Lodge

This exclusive lodge is situated on the tropical island Sainte Marie, on the east coast of Madagascar; offering luxurious villas set in a beautiful garden and facing the palm-fringed beach and a lagoon. Read more...

Boraha Village

Boraha Village is located on the lesser-developed east coast of Saint Marie Island.

The hotel is surrounded by luxurious tropical vegetation facing the lagoon. Beautifully peaceful, private and offering all you would need for a relaxed break on a tropical island, Boraha Village will not disappoint you. Read more...


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