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île-sainte-marie madagascar weather
The temperature is between 20 and 30 ° C all year round.
Cool season: from June to August from 20 to 25 ° C. (austral winter, whale season)
Intermediate season: from September to November 20 at 28 ° c.
Hot season: from December to February 25 to 30 ° c.
Cyclonic risk period: from February to March 25 at 30 ° c.
Almost all the year you can meet some showers sometimes very heavy (tropical rains), but they are of short duration and refresh the atmosphere then they give way to a radiant sun, which confers lush vegetation. of rain all year round) See the weather forecast for Île Sainte-Marie live HERE and another site to see a 5-year history for the chosen month of your vacation.Nosy + Sainte + Marie
Forecast of the state of the sea, tides it's here
You will find two banks in Ambodifotatra town (at the port) 10 km from the hotel: 8 am-12pm / 2 pm-4pm Closed on weekends. They have a VISA ticket machine and do the change.
(Don't forget your passport for withdrawals or changes inside the bank.) FYI, there is no ATM at the airport.
As far as we are concerned, you can pay us for your stay in cash (euro or ariary) or by credit card (+ 4% because the banks commission all the transactions).
Go out :
Our SNACK BAR closes at 7 p.m. at the latest, after which you can dine in one of the many restaurants around the island. List of some restaurants and restaurants nearby
40 meters away Chez Régine KALANGITA (restaurant)
40 meters away Chez Lolie (gasy soup)
20 meters from Papagallo (gasy skewer)
300 meters from Le Princesse Bora (restaurant and Pizzeria)
1 kilometer from Nicole (Malagasy restaurant)
1.2 kilometers from Ginette's (Malagasy restaurant)
2.8 kilometers away La Varangue (restaurant)
3 kilometers away Le Soanambo (restaurant)
7 kilometers from Chez Florine (Malagasy restaurant)
In town 15 minutes In town 15 minutes
10 kilometers from la bigorne (restaurant)
10 kilometers from Idylle Beach (restaurant)
10 kilometers from La Cambusa (pizzeria)
For a good-end restaurant, count 10 € to 15 € for the full menu and around 5 € in the tavern.
Note that there are always tuks tuks present just in front of the hotel for your trips (in town in 15 minutes.)
There are some nightclubs on Sainte Marie, the closest and the most famous of the island, is 1Km500 "La Case à Nono" The town located 10 kms (15 minutes by tuk tuk) also offers a nightclub, bars.
Pirate cemeteries and pirates island
Famous pirates established themselves as early as the 17th century such as Thomas Tew, Thomas White, La Buse, David Williams who attacked galleons laden with spices and treasures from India.
The first Catholic Church
In Sainte Marie, the main religion practiced by the inhabitants is the Catholic religion. The island has the 1st Catholic Church in Madagascar.
Madame Island Museum
The old fort
Built on top of the hill in the town of Ambodifotatra, it is now occupied by the Malagasy army. One can however see its fortifications and the portal surmounted by a carved pediment. This fort was used as a house of strength during the time when Île Sainte-Marie received convicts. The East India Company built the first building dating from 1753. The rest of the buildings were mostly built in 1870.
-Crafts: Ravoraha village specializes in sculptures. Many craft shops are scattered around the island. Basketry sculpture souvenirs etc ...
In town you will find the tourist office www.madagascar-saintemarie.com, markets, a mini-market, cybercafés, souvenir shops, Air Madagascar (57 400 46) pharmacies, hospital, gas station, post office ...
Doctor Leonce in town: 034 41 488 00
Doctor Ranto Vohilava 034 31 780 87
Since 2004, Monegasque development cooperation has supported a program to fight malaria on the island of Sainte Marie, the effectiveness of which serves as a model. Antimalarial treatment is however recommended. For your information, there are very few mosquitoes present at the ecolodge. However, you can provide special tropical (or organic) repellents or insecticides to plug into your room. Each bed is decorated with a mosquito net.
Telephony: Buy a local chip in town at orange or Telma, to easily call local numbers.
The international code to call Madagascar is 00 261
To call France from Madagascar dial 00 33 and then delete 0 in both cases.
La Jirama: The sockets are European types. Power cuts are very frequent, even daily for a few minutes or a few hours, throughout the island, as in all of Madagascar, provide a flashlight and recharge your devices when there is electricity.
Reception transfer from the airport is charged € 2.50 per vehicle for 1 to 4 people and subject to knowing your schedule and the airline 24 hours in advance.
For information when you leave the airport you will find official luggage carriers to carry your luggage to the vehicle. This service is not free and it is regulated by the airport.
If you use this service allow 1000 ar (around 0 € 30) per piece of luggage whatever.
The port in town is 10 kilometers away, you can get there in 15 minutes by tuk tuk
payable in euros at the arrival airport: € 35
+1 h during the summer timetable in France or +2 h during the winter timetable in France
In the hotel:
We provide towels. Beach towels are loaned as a deposit.
In order to fight against prostitution and having adhered to the charter of the Sainte Marie Tourist Office (to say no to sex tourism), "local overnight guests" are not allowed in our establishment. A bungalow booked as a single remains a single.
Getting around the island
There are several ways of getting around the island or doing your shopping. Rent quads, motorcycles, scooters and bikes. In this section you will find all the information concerning rentals and means of travel on the island. http://saintemarie-tourisme.mg/se-deplacer/
Malagasy Lexicon (Saint-Marien) / French
The "o" is pronounced "or"
tonga soa: welcome
Ino vaovao: what's new
Azafady: Please or sorry
Misaotra: Thank you
Tsisy: there is not
Misy: there are
Mila: I need
otrino: how much does it cost?
Firy: how many
Lafo be: it is very expensive
Our services :
Beach Bar bar cocktail snack during the day
VIP transfer by vehicle directly to our lodge (approximate duration 2 minutes)
Unlimited Wi-Fi is available free of charge in all public areas of the hotel.
Relaxation area - massage
Guardian 7/7 days
French speaking direction
Tourist information office
Excursion service for 4 × 4, scuba diving, sea trip and whale safari ...
Stay offered to children under 3 years old
Mini-bar service, beach service.
All-you-can-eat buffet breakfast
Small exchange library
Airport within 1 km
Diving center 500 m
Banks at 11 km
Handicrafts at 11 km
Doctors at 2 km
Small hospital at 11 km
Market at 11 km
Supermarket at 11 km
Grocery store at 100 m
Disco la case à nono 1.5 km
Bike, quad, motorbike, scooter rental at 300 m