Lovely hotel for some downtime after lots of travelling around mainland Madagascar. Rooms are little wooden bungalows beautifully done out and right on the beach with a little verandah where you can sit and watch the tide going in/out, sunsets or even sometimes spot a whale out at sea. The staff were lovely and the food good although our lack of good french hampered us a bit. The hotel does whale watching boat trips which are excellent and they work with cetamada - an agency for protection and research of the whales. A student of marine life gave a very good presentation each night in the hotel in both french and english - multi-talented!
The hotel also hires out bikes and scooters and you can book a massage too (highly recommended for aching travel weary muscles). The little town is 25 mins walk or 10 mins bike ride away and has lots more hotels and restaurants as an alternative.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Island of Sainte Marie Madagascar or Nosy Boraha is traditionally known as “Island of the pirates” .It is separated from mainland Madagascar by a narrow channel and remains a small green paradise preserved from mass tourism. An oasis of tranquility surrounded by luxurious gardens, our hotel has views of the setting sun with 180° panorama.Well sheltered from the brisk South-eastily winds, Libertalia is easily recognisable by its rock, a place to observe whales , and go for a spot of snorkeling and a swim (rare in the south island)Welcoming and friendly , it has had a reputation of being excellent value for money and high quality service for over 10 years.Ideally located, near the town, it is a starting point for many excursions all around Sainte Marie and is population, adept of “mora mora”, like “gently, gently”In season the hotel organizes whale watching in collaboration with CETAMADA. Martine and Didier, the owners who have a passion for whales, are two founding members of this association. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Libertalia Madagascar/Nosy Boraha