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Nosy be or Ile Sainte Marie with 11 yr old?

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Nosy be or Ile Sainte Marie with 11 yr old?

We are adding on a weeks beach stay at either Nosy be or Ile Sainte Marie with our 11 year old after a kruger safari but we are torn which one will be more suitable? We dont want anywhere too noisy as weve read theres parties on the beaches in nosy be on sundays? But also dont want anywhere too quiet. We will be wanting to go kayaking, snorkelling, whale watching and swimming in the sea. Any advice would be appreciated thankyou

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1. Re: Nosy be or Ile Sainte Marie with 11 yr old?

Nosy Be is large and has many beaches and neighbourhoods all of which have different ambience and you might also choose Nosy Komba. I think Madirokely has music every Sunday but Ambondrona last time I was there was pretty peaceful, but the main beach town of Ambatoloaka might be your best choice for restaurants etc. If you want to walk down the beach from your hotel and dive into the ocean for snorkelling, choose Nosy Komba.

If you go to Sainte Marie, perhaps you might consider Ile aux Nattes instead of the main island of Sainte Marie. Nattes is small and easy to explore on foot, where as Sainte Marie is a long island without a town as such, apart from the port city which is pretty uninteresting, so, you need a vehicle or to get around by tuk-tuk.

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3. Re: Nosy be or Ile Sainte Marie with 11 yr old?

i am suggesting you sainte marie island

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