In July-August-September on Sainte Marie Island in Madagascar offers you an unforgettable spectacle !!
For our greatest pleasure, 2000 to 3000 whales are present in the Sainte Marie canal, to mate and give birth to their young.
The days are punctuated by the song of the males, incredible jumps but also the confrontations that characterize the love displays !!
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Pirates Cemeteries and Forbans Island
For two centuries, the island has been the haunt of brigands of the seas. In the 18th century, it is said, more than a thousand privateers resided there. Around 1700, Île Sainte-Marie thus became the home port of around twenty vessels and the home of a thousand pirates.
The pirate cemetery, or Saint Pierre cemetery, is located opposite the Madame islet, opposite the first church in Madagascar (1857) and Île aux forbans… Site steeped in history, evocative names that will make you dream between others to the adventures of the flibuste…
Before arriving at the natural swimming pools, one can see, from the road, the Antanandava waterfall.
This waterfall is easy to access and is located about 10 kilometers from the city of Ambodifotatra. It is a peaceful place where it is good to relax for a few minutes.
North of Sainte Marie Island is a corner of paradise made up of three pools formed by rock barriers. They form the natural pools of Ambodiatafana.
The fine sand beaches are adorned with a barrier of black rocks against which the waves crash and offers a great spectacle for lovers of strong sensations.
The 1st of Antsarirabe pool with calm waters can swim quietly to the pool 2nd Antsarirakelitry is a sacred place where coins are launched in the clefts of the rock for a wish. The 3rd swimming pool, further south, is a small lagoon.
Ile Aux Nattes A dream day in paradise!
South of Sainte Marie Island is Île aux Nattes, also called Nosy Nato. Which owes its name to the tree, the Nato, which used to make canoes. The small size of the island makes it easy to visit it on foot in half a day . A paradise island. You will immediately have the impression of entering a postcard:beautiful white sand beaches, a lagoon with turquoise waters suitable for diving, sandy paths running through the small island in order to discover the riches, the landscapes, the fauna, the flora and the local populations. No car, no electricity ...
Found on the eastern coast of Sainte-Marie Island in Madagascar.Preferably accessible by 4x4, then ride in a traditional dugout canoe through small canals to finish on a huge mangrove (mixture of fresh and sea water) .
Ampanihy bay, well known for its splendid beaches, turquoise blue sea with magnificent white sand and pretty coconut palms, Ampanihy bay is one of the most unusual places to discover in Sainte-Marie. Herons and egrets flush out crabs and small fish. Not a sound, except for the low rumble of the waves which, in the distance, break on the coral reef for a swim in peace.
On a coral base covered with white sand in a magnificent turquoise-colored lagoon off Sainte Marie Island, 4 km away, three islets of white sand, Nosy Rinditra, Nosy Andromba and Nosy Alanana. You will find all kinds of shells, magnificent coral bottoms surrounded by sand. During the season, the birds nest on the islet. Ideal for a freediving spot as if you were in a colorful aquarium of exotic fish.
According to the customs practiced on the spot, it is forbidden to come there on Tuesday and Thursday. Pork and raffia are also taboo.