My husband and I agreed on two destinations for our honeymoon, Zanzibar and Madagascar as neither us had been to these islands. From these two, my husband chose the final one and organised the accomodation etc. This was a surprise for me, only to be told at the airport which one it was. At first when he said that it was Madagascar, I have to admit that I was a little concerned as I wanted luxury and cleanliness etc for my honeymoon- Ive done a lot of rough-it holidays and this I didnt want to be one of them.
Well I was pleasantly pooven otherwise, Sakatia is an unbelievable secret paradise. I could never have dreamed of a more prestine, untouched, romantic, porsonable and luxurious destination. It had everything! The management treat you like gold, they make you feel so at home, and cater for your individual needs. The Island itself and the views from it, are so picturesque. The local staff are full of smiles and laughter, are so friendly and look after you so well. The rooms and bathrooms (which I'm usually so fussy about) are super clean and very comfortable. The Ocean Bungalows really are great as they are so spacious and have great balconies with a fantastic view. And best of all (coming from SA)- it is so safe, you leave your bungalows wide open all day everyday, without any concern.
The diving was a big thing for me, I arrived there an extremely nervous (and new) diver, Jaques (who runs the dive centre) took me under his wing and and took only my husband and I down to dive to get me comfortable. That extra effort was appreciated so much, I now cant wait for the next time that I dive.
There are so many variations in excurtions that you can do both on Nosy Be and on Sakatia, we loved the quad biking and the Pirogue tour around our Island. So special. The food at the Lodge was to die for- some of the dishes we spoke about for days after. The special touches like the complimentary little snacks at the bar while drinking cocktails before dinner, and the complimentary strong fruit infused Rhum shots after dinner were just a few of the touches that made this trip extra special.
I would recommend Sakatia Lodge to anyone! We will definately going back in the near future!
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