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St. Mary's Islands

Malpe, Mangalore, India (Formerly Coconut Island)
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Ranked #10 of 34 Attractions in Mangalore
Type: Islands
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Mangalore, Karnataka, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed in Paradise Isle and boat rides start right in front of the hotel. The sea is normally choppy and the boat rides are really fantastic. It is worth budgeting and spending half a day on the sands and also ride the water scooters. The water raps at you quite literally. Plan to leave early or wait till sunset... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Got to enjoy the evening by the beach and the trip to Island. The rocks thru the beaches and the view is awesome.

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Mangalore, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very nice place for family and couples. It's located in between mangalore and udupi and one of the best island for fun. After 9am is best time to visit, u have to travel with ferry or small boats to reach this island. Carry your food so that you can spend more time.

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Mangalore, Karnataka, India
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A 45 minute boat ride from Malpe takes you to the island which was first visited by Vasco da gama on his trip to India. Beautiful island with scenic spots. The basalt rock formation is amazing.

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Bangalore, India
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

If you can figure out the best way to get to St Mary's Island I am sure you won’t be regretting the visit there. There is no clear cut way to get there; you need to talk to the locals to guide you. Once you get there, small boats are available to ferry you across the sea. The boat ride... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I love to climb ... trees .. rock ... hills ... mountains ... So it was fun climbing the rocks. But going there was a little tricky. Read my blog for detailed bus map to the island. http://gypsykerung.blogspot.in/2014/04/how-to-reach-st-marys-island.html

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Bangalore, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Very Very Clean Beach and Very nice place for taking pictures. It takes 20-30 minutes to reach the island by boat. But a lovely journey and lovely place with white sand, lots of trees, rocks.. A Perfect place to have a good time with friends.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

one of the best places to visit n weekends.u have to take a boat ride either from malpe harbour or from malpe beach.

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