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St. Mary's Islands

Address: Malpe, Mangalore, India (Formerly Coconut Island)
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Ranked #9 of 34 Attractions in Mangalore
Type: Islands, Cultural
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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

St. Mary's island is a very close to mainland. Frequent ferries available from Malpe beach., which is near Udupi. Malpe beach is accessible from Udupi by local bus, which is less than a half an hours journey. Malpe beach is a long beach but not very clean. But you can take a local boat from Malpe beach to St. Mary's... More

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Mangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have visited this island with my college friends few yrs back. The rocks are really magnificient, u can find different coloured shells here. The beach is serene. One must visit this. There are boats which take u there from the MALPE.

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Mangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

wonderful place to visit . Island is very unique with geological formation of columnar basaltic lava . .make sure you go early to Malpe to take a boat to the island. better go on week days to avoid rush to visit the island. St. Mary's Islands, also known as Coconut Island and Thonsepar, are a set of four small islands... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

St Mary's Island is one of the beautiful and serene places that one must explore. Natural wonder formed from basaltic lava rock and one of the few geological monuments of the type exists in the world. If you are in Mangalore and have a day free this is the place to visit. You take a bus from Mangalore to Udipi... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

best place to visit this island is during the summer. spend full day with your family and come back at evening after lot of enjoyment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This beach is almost 60kms from Mangalore. Need to take a boat ride from Malpe Beach. In mid of the sea you need to change the boat. Like from one boat to another. Depends which kinda boat you take. When in boat always listen to the staff on the boat. Important part of St. Mary`s Island is that it is... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This island is some 15 minutes boat ride from Malpe beach in Udupi ...when in udupi ,its a place not to be missed , nothing extraordinary but good place to visit and spend couple of hours ... Its scenic and you can enjoy getting into the water as well , its was relatively less crowded than malpe beach when we... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

never go there, there is noting to see. only you get a boat ride from malpe beach to there. Nothing to eat or drink is available.

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Mangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Some reviews I read, complain about hassling boat rides to St Mary's Islands. With this review I would like to help the readers to have a hassle free boat ride to St Mary's Islands - IT ALSO NEEDS CO-OPERATION ON YOUR PART. The situation at the boating stand - There is unhealthy competition between the boat drivers to make as... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Blue sky & bluer sea with white sand. What's not to love you ask? *Accessing the place through a ferry where the owners do not allow it to go unless it's full with 2 times its capacity. * Irresponsible tourists throwing all sorts of junk in the island (no dustbins here) Your best bet is to take a smaller motor... More

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