Sainte Marie Island

Sainte Marie Island (Nosy Boraha), also known as Ile Saint Marie extends 50km from North to South and is only 7km wide, with the small island of Ile aux Nattes just off the Southern tip. It's a great place to explore the natural splendour of Madagascar on an affordable island holiday package. Saint Marie is filled with history and legends, it was chosen by the pirates at the close of the 17th Century as a base, the Pirate Cemetery is a popular attraction for visitors.

Another great attraction to the island of Sainte Marie is the whale season which is normally from July to September/October of each year. The arrival of the whales, also called Trozona in Malagasy, is reason to celebrate amongst the locals.

Being a quiet and calm island, Sainte Marie offers beautiful bicycle trails among numerous tiny villages, rice fields and vanilla and clove plantations, where bicycling and quad-biking is a great way to get around to explore and discover.
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