Sainte Marie island is a popular destination in Madagascar, also known as Nosy Boraha.
Located to the northeast of Madagascar, Sainte Marie island is a tropical paradise of 60km long and 5km wide. It is a former pirate’s hideaway with lush vegetation and high-quality seabed. The island’s array of protected bays and inlets drew pirates to Ile Sainte Marie during the 17th and 18th centuries, and the wrecks of several pirate ships can still be viewed from the shallow waters of the Baie des Forbans.
The lagoon of the island has important coral constructions that allow to have a preserved natural heritage. Away from sharks, it’s also the holiday resort of humpback whales that come to breed and to give birth during the mating season.