The hotel fairly bears its name because there you will often see lemurs coming to you as they are very fond of contact. It’s on the Isle of Nattes that the Les Lémuriens Hotel will receive you with its bungalows facing the sea and having a private terrace. Its restaurant will serve you really fresh seafood-based dishes, and that’s notably its speciality. The site may appear simple, but the great luxury it offers is the calm and the feeling of being detached from the rest of the world as you enjoy its landscape composed of the turquoise water, the green vegetation, and the beach.
For a successful holiday in Sainte-Marie, the Vanilla Café is a recommended place. With bungalows set on the beach facing the sea, available for two, or four, or even five persons, this establishment intends to be a must of the tourism in this area. The specialities of its lounge restaurant will convince the most demanding palates with totally original specialities, such as the famous duck in litchi sauce or the lobster in vanilla sauce. Flavours and scents will then be delightful, among which are the sea outing to see the whales or a day of game fishing.
Nestled in a fairy setting in the Isle aux Nattes, i Sainte-Marie, the Maningory Hotel is an establishment which combines simplicity and comfort. The hotel offers 6 standard, double, triple and family bungalows. Here, the intimacy is the catchword because all these bungalows have a private veranda as well as a separate room. For a holiday in the heart of the nature, first think of taking these bungalows which overlook an immense coconut plantation, but you can also find bungalows with a magnificent, protected view of the beach. Relaxation and intimacy are to be encountered in this establishment and the unique panorama on the waves and the coral reefs promise an exceptional seaside holidays.
For a holiday in Sainte-Marie, the Vanivola Hotel, located in the southwest, receives the tourists in a relaxing, hushed setting. Between comfort and authentic decoration, the establishment has three types of bungalows constructed close by the beach, such as the classic bungalows, the charming and the family ones. The Vanivola Hotel also has 9 welcoming, convivial room with a well-thought decoration. The establishment offers to its guests themed dinners. Dishes of good quality are then served in a totally original musical atmosphere. Both the young and the adults will benefit from an exceptional relaxing holiday in a tropical environment which is combined with the modern comfort.
A hotel establishment in Sainte-Marie, La Libertalia Hotel is an ideal setting for a stay by the beach. Its 8 bungalows, its 2 double rooms and its 2 family accommodations then satisfy the expectations of the travellers in search for an original, welcoming and convivial place. Seen to be made up of traditional materials, these accommodations perfectly blend in with the environment. After the kayak outing towards the Isle aux Forbans or over the impressive lagoon, the residents can take the opportunity provided by the Libertalia restaurant. An exceptional menu suggesting a coconut-based cuisine is to be tasted in the vicinity of the beach. An intimist living room and many other rooms with a massage service, as a free gift, are put at the disposal of the visitors for their moments of relaxation.
Nestled in the vicinity of the airport of the Sainte-Marie Island, the Lakana Hotel is a place you really must take when you come to this pearl of the Indian Ocean. Constructed on the beach or on stilts, right along the lagoon, its 15 bungalows shows the wonderful integration of the establishment into its natural environment. On an ancient hideout for the pirates, the Lakana Hotel also offers its guests one of the best eating places of the island. The varied cuisine of its restaurant is then something not to miss. Thanks to its privileged situation, the establishment also gives its guests the opportunity of experiencing pleasant activities, deep-sea diving, excursions or strolls by a quad bike or by a buggy.
Established in the heart of a fishermen’s village in Sainte-Marie, Le Ravoraha Hotel is a small welcoming, intimist structure housing eight traditional bungalows. First hotel establishment at the exit of the airport, Le Ravoraha Hotel overlooks a white sandy beach bordered with coconut palms and facing up to the lagoon. It is in an exceptional setting that the establishment put at the disposal of its guests some double or triple bungalows, and even there is a family duplex apartment. Le Ravoraha Hotel also has a restaurant with the possibility to stay half board, a bar as well as a cellar to be discovered between the whale safari, a day of diving or a day of fishing.
In Sainte-Marie, the Masoandro Lodge invites for a stay in a serene setting. Located by the beach, 18 rooms are put at the disposal of the guests, overlooking a patio or a balcony. Air-conditioned, equipped with an individual minibar and a wi-fi connection, the accommodations are a guarantee for a very comfortable holiday. The lodge shows a tropical setting with an impressive view and a totally original picture on a private cove. The establishment is also equipped with an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant set close to the beach to enjoy the delightful sunset. The restaurant offers a menu of world specialities and buffet breakfast.
Four-star establishment, the Princesse Bora Lodge and Spa is an unavoidable place in Sainte-Marie. It is a typically tropical environment that this hotel complex mixes wild nature and luxury living space. Actually the lodge comprises about twenty villas established in a green setting, spacious accommodations where comfort and originality are given importance. The Beach Grill, the restaurant of this hotel, shows, on the other hand, an elegant setting which offers a magnificent, protected view of the lagoon. Seasonal products of the area are cooked up in the Creole, Malagasy or French way, with the grilled meat on the wood fire.
An authentic place, the Sainte Marie Lodge combines elegance and charm. It is in atypically tropical setting within an unaltered environment that its eight suites and two rooms are put at he disposal of the guests in search for modern comfort and change of scenery. Intended to be a genuine private, refined shelter, the Sainte Marie Lodge offers an incomparable art of living as it is the unique establishment on the Sainte –Marie which has adopted the concept of shop-hotel. This asset is more highlighted because is steeped within a typically semi-tropical flora composed of coconut palms, fragrant frangipani trees and blood-red flowers. Moreover, the large traditional veranda gives more brightness to this unique place.
Located on the Sainte-Marie Island, the Soanambo Hotel receives its residents in a cheerful, convivial setting, with a direct access to the beach. This establishment comprises 48 rooms which overlook a balcony or an arranged patio. Some adjacent rooms are also available. All these accommodations are equipped with an air-conditioning system, an LCD television as well as a minibar. The restaurant of the Soanambo Hotel offers the specialities of the area which will fill the gourmets with wonder. A menu for children is also suggested. Various leisure activities are available in the complex or in its surroundings such as the boat trekking, the deep-sea diving and the kayaking.
A charming establishment nestled in a bay, in the middle of a luxuriant tropical garden, the Club Paradise Hotel faces one of the most beautiful lagoons of the Sainte-Marie Island. its accommodations by the beach are bordered with a row of bent coconut palms, and the turquoise sea is suitable for a safe bathing, thanks to the two coral reefs. With its three Family bungalows for 4 persons, its six Dream bungalows – double or single pavilions – and its two detached rooms endowed with a private terrace, the Club Paradise Hotel combines well-being and comfort. A swimming pool and a restaurant located on the beach with a magnificent, protected view are being set to complete the services of this establishment.
Established in the south part of Sainte-Marie, on the Isle aux Nattes, Chez Sica Hotel is a hotel establishment located by the sea. The beach of Chez Sica Hotel is one of the only places where the bathing is made possible in the lagoon and is really idyllic for the farniente. The establishment comprises three bungalows equipped with two double beds, private sanitations and five bungalows equipped with one double bed and shared sanitations. A bar as well as a shared equipped kitchen are put at the disposal of the clientele because the hotel does not have a restaurant. On request, however, the breakfast can be provided.
Convivial and jovial, Chez Pierrot Hotel is a hotel establishment of Sainte-Marie set by the sea. Nine bungalows are scattered in its green space, which reflecting the beauty of the local flora. With its standard bungalows and its family bungalows extended with mezzanine, this charming establishment allows enjoying the modern comfort in a typically tropical setting. Its intimist restaurant of about 20 place settings offers the Malagasy, Asian or tropical cuisine, among others. Excursions, billiard, trekking on board a boat or an all-terrain vehicle are among the activities suggested by Chez Pierrot Hotel to provide a perfect stay on the Sainte-Marie Island.
Located between the Isle aux Nattes and Sainte-Marie, the Baboo Village is nestled in a branch of the lagoon in the heart of a paradisiacal setting. Facing the sea, the establishment has 14 bungalows of 25 square metres, all of which comprising two double beds and a living area to guarantee the comfort. Each bungalow has a veranda of 6 square metres, a terrace built on stilts or a pavilion. Offering a magnificent, protected view of a garden full of flowers, the establishment has a restaurant suggesting a simple, traditional cuisine, concocted from the fresh seasonal products. The Baboo Village also offers its guests various activities and excursions, for a total change of scenerys.
Sainte-Marie, le nid à baleines
Située à 12 kilomètres de la côte nord-est de Madagascar, l’île Sainte-Marie est l’emblème de la région d’Analanjirofo. Ancien repère des pirates au XVIIe siècle, ce bout de terre recèle des vestiges historiques des plus fascinants.
Les merveilles de l’« île-jardin »
A Sainte-Marie, le soleil est toujours au rendez-vous. Le climat constant pendant toute l’année a permis la conservation d’une forêt tropicale exceptionnelle. Réputée pour ses plantations d’épices, l’île baigne dans le parfum enivrant de girofle, de cannelle, de vanille et de café. Antre des lémuriens endémiques et de la Reine de Madagascar, une variété rare d’orchidées, Sainte-Marie est le lieu de prédilection des passionnés de plantes tropicales. Le magnifique lagon qu’elle partage avec sa voisine l’île au Nattes jouxte une bande de récifs coralliens digne d’être immortalisée. La diversité de la flore et de sa faune aquatique est prompte à la plongée sous-marine.
Le territoire des baleines à bosse
La période idéale pour une escapade à Sainte-Marie se situe pendant l’hiver austral. Lieu de reproduction des mammifères marins, l’île est approchée de plus près par les baleines à bosses Megaptera novaeangliae. Le ballet extraordinaire qui a lieu au niveau du canal de Sainte-Marie à cette époque de l’année est le rendez-vous des locaux et des visiteurs issus du monde entier. Au programme : acrobaties et jeux d’amour dans une ambiance festive.