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Nosy Be or Sainte Marie?

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Nosy Be or Sainte Marie?

Which is the best island to visit in Madagascar, Nosy Be or Sainte Marie?

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1. Re: Nosy Be or Sainte Marie?

Hi, about your planning trip in Mada, Saint Marie is good if you want to see whale and nice beach . This island is for tourist but almost hotel is abordable price than Nosy be but if you want more activity to do like snorkling , diving..... to Nosy be. I would suggest you to make trip in East coast but you if have enought time you can continuous by car in passing national park in the coast then more information .

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2. Re: Nosy Be or Sainte Marie?

St. Marie is smaller, there are whales around July-Sept.

Nosy Be is bigger, more hotel options, more things to explore, better diving/snorkling. The smaler islands around are very cute.

Both are beautiful. On Nosy be you really need to choose your spot. You want to be more in the buzz or a small exclusive hotel, big resort or simple wooden bungalow on the beach.

The choice also depends on what other things you like to explore and your time available.


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