Riake Resort & Villa
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TripAdvisor Reviews Riake Resort & Villa Ile Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha)
Travel Blogs from Ile Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha)
The ferry crossing to Ile Sainte Marie was the most horrendous 2 hour journey of my life! I felt like I was dying. There were lots of people, lots of sick buckets and the boat was on its side for a lot of the crossing. (Haven't yet decided whether I’m going to go back to the mainland tomorrow or live here for the rest of my life). It has been worth it though, because since we got a little pirogue to the ...
... belongings all the time.
Mahery adviced us to go with taxi brousse company Vatsy and he was right again,a proper pink van and responsible driver. Beautiful journey true the hills, tropical plants and trees, nice small villages with good riz cantones (a Chinees rice meal).
After 7 hours driving East we reached Tamatave a harbour city. Our job was to get a boat ticket including transfer. This transfer is to Soranga-Ivoina a small village 4 hours North were ...
... entoure l’île de Sainte-Marie.
Ici, les saints-mariens, comme les appellent les malgaches, sont bien
connus pour réserver un accueil chaleureux à leurs visiteurs.
Autour de l’île Sainte-Marie se dresse un ensemble d’îles aux noms
évocateurs comme l’île aux Nattes, l’îlot Madame, ou encore l’île aux
Forbans… Sainte-Marie est un véritable jardin tropical parsemé de forêts
luxuriantes qui abritent ...
... away from here and when walking there it is obvious that they are getting used to the white man. There are a few small shacks that sell handicrafts to tourists, and apparently there's a 5-star hotel being built on the middle-sized island. I'm glad we came now because i've a feeling this place will be packed with tourists in a few years.
La Petit Traverse is the name of the place we have rooms during our stay. It's run by Oki, a South-African bear of a man. He is ...
The morning came early and I savoured the moment, putting off the whole waking up process. We got up and the view from the balcony was breathtaking. Antananarivo was bustling, and although our plan was to get moving towards the east asap, we decided to stay in there for the day and check out the city. The getting ready part took awhile but eventually we hit the busy streets. It was quite a hectic but beautiful place. To my surprize again, ...