Ile Sainte Marie is a gorgeous, sub-tropical island just off the east coast of Madagascar. In the past, this island was home to pirates and even royalty. Now, it is a paradise of palm-lined beaches, colourful coral reefs and teh ultra-luxurious Princesse Bora Lodge and Spa. It is built in a palm grove, settled almost directly on the white-sand beach overlooking a lagoon where, between July and September, guests can admire the passing of hundreds of humpback whales. Princesse Bora Lodge combines the simplicity of the South Pacific with the barefoot chic of the Caribbean.
Featuring an outdoor pool and spa with aromatic massages. The private villas overlook the blue lagoon, the beach or the hotel’s garden. Decorated in wood, all units have terraces with hammocks. Free private Wi-Fi is available in all public areas. Guests can enjoy local food on the restaurant’s terrace, right next to the swimming pool. The hotel’s bar overlooks the lagoon and wine from several continents can be enjoyed in the wine cellar. Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa is located 30 km from Coco Bay and 45 km from Clipper Bay. Free private parking is possible on site.
The authentic, tropical island of Sainte Marie, guests will feel surrounded by history. Here, the remains of an old fort, a catholic church built in the French style and a graveyard where skull and crossbones decorate some of the original graves of pirates. The main town of Ambodifotatra is small and inviting, the people are friendly and there are very few cars. Visitors to the island are encouraged to visit Coco Bay and Clipper Bay, two private beaches belonging to the hotel, surrounded by a large forest of coconut trees. The lodge offers diving sessions on coral reefs to observe the exuberant marine animal life and the many tropical fish species that inhabit the wrecks.