Which is the best island to visit in Madagascar, 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 .
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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