We specialise in tailor-made honeymoons in Madagascar. We believe that every honeymoon should be as unique as the couple and will help you create the trip of a lifetime. During the hectic weeks running up to the wedding, we will ensure that your honeymoon planning is as stress-free as possible – from the first call you make to us, to being met by your private guide when you step off the plane in Madagascar. We can also create a personalised honeymoon fund page for you to share with your guests, if you would like to ask for contributions. You can write your own message and even add pictures – take a peek at our example page here. Look at our sample itineraries below and contact us to get started…

Sainte Marie Honeymoon

Antananarivo – Sainte Marie – Antananarivo

7 Days – From £920 per person

A warm and heartily congratulations! If you would like to spend your honeymoon on a beautiful tropical island that is not overly touristic, choose the island of Sainte Marie, a smaller satellite island located in the East of Madagascar. Go swimming or whale-watching, dive and snorkel – spend a week enjoying the beautiful waters. The untamed spirit of pirates and the local tropical climate are so romantic. You can spend the time doing absolutely nothing, but in case you would like to explore, we have prepared a few interesting activities for you.

  • Price is per person, based on two people sharing in a double/twin room
  • Accommodation & meals as per itinerary (breakfast and picnic lunch)
  • All the excursions mentioned in the itinerary on a private basis 
  • All transfers by car and boat on a private basis
  • Car rental including a driver, gas and insurance as per itinerary
  • Professional English speaking naturalist guide
  • Entrance & guiding fees to all the mentioned National Parks
  • 1 large bottle of water per day per person
  • All mandatory local taxes
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights (250-300 EUR pp for 2 sectors FTU-TLE-TNR)
  • Whale-watching(payable locally)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Visa
  • Tips & Porters
  • Additional Drinks

International flights are not included in the package price. We give you the freedom to use miles and choose your preferred airline, and if you are stuck we can help you find the right connections. Return flights to Madagascar start from £700 per person, depending on the connections and time of the year. 

This is a sample itinerary and prices are correct at the time of writing. We can tailor the itinerary to suit your plans by changing the length of the trip or the order of activities. More days can be added and different hotels can be chosen according to your preferences and needs.

Give us a call or email us at madagascar@boutiquetravelexperts.com to discuss your requirements, check availability and get a confirmed price. 

  • Flights to Sainte-Marie with Tsaradia:

           Monday TZ532 / TZ533
           Thursday, Friday and Sunday TZ530 /TZ 531

  • Whale-watching excursion is optional, payable locally (about £34). Due to weather conditions it is better to arrange the trip onsite.

Day 1 – Welcome to Madagascar! Tongasoa!

Today you will arrive in Antananarivo Ivato International airport (TNR) where you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Antananarivo means “City of thousands”, the place which unified the tribes of Madagascar about 500 years ago. The city is built on 3 levels: the high city where the queen’s palace is situated, the mid-city with nice boutique shops and all the administrative buildings, and the bustling low city with the markets. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or take a stroll through the markets. A visit to Ambohimanga, the cradle of the Merina monarchy, is highly recommended (45 min drive outside the city). Overnight at Maison Gallieni.

Antananarivo

Day 2 – Antananarivo to Sainte Marie

According to your flight’s schedule, you will be transferred to Ivato International Airport (TNR) and take a short flight of about 1h to Sainte Marie Airport (SMS). Sainte Marie is a paradise island with turquoise waters and splendid beaches. On the island there are also forests with joyful lemurs and majestic orchids. The island is inhabited by a cheerful population living a chilled lifestyle. The pirates found shelter and left their soul on this beautiful paradisiacal island. Upon arrival, a transfer to the hotel will be organised. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Princesse Bora Lodge &Spa.

ile sainte marie

Day 3 Sainte Marie Island Tour

Ile Sainte Marie was on the shipping routes to the Indies. This strategic location has attracted many pirates around the 1700s. The Pirates Cemetery testifies to this part of the story: during a walk and a canoe trip, you will visit Ambodiforaha and discover the tombs of legendary pirates such as John Avery or Thomas Tew. You will also visit the first church built in Madagascar and a local palace. During the island tour, you can stop anytime for snorkelling and swimming. Alternatively rent a motorcycle or bikes and take a self-ride around the island. Overnight at Princesse Bora Lodge &Spa.

Ravonaha

Day 4 – Whale-watching

Each year, hundreds of humpback whales come to feline in the warm waters of Sainte Marie after long months spent in Antarctica. During the mating season (early July to late September), this paradise becomes a nest for of whales. Expect spectacular parades, graceful ballets and impressive jumps out of the water. The humpback whales breed in the Antongil bay and the strait that separates the island of Sainte Marie from the mainland. Take an excursion in the sea to discover the frolics of the whales or the birth of baby whales. The trip lasts about four hours. Overnight at Princesse Bora Lodge &Spa.

Humpback Whale - Sainte Marie

Day 5 Ile aux Nattes

After breakfast depart to Ile aux Nattes by boat. Surrounded by a turquoise lagoon and white sand-beaches, Ile aux Nattes is a heaven of peace and tranquillity. After swimming and snorkelling, the guide will lead you to the local village where you will discover local crafts and delicious food. A barbecue lunch will be served during the trip. You can walk around the whole island on the beach in about 2 hours. Take a nice hike to the viewpoints Maison Blanche with a rooftop terrace and the lighthouse, a bit further south. Expect a 360* view over the whole island. Return to the hotel around 16:00. Overnight at Princesse Bora Lodge &Spa.

Ile Aux Nattes

Day 6 – Flight to Antananarivo

After a relaxing time in the paradise, today fly back to the capital. You can spend this day at leisure strolling around the markets or do some fun activity in the capital. There are a few nice spas in town worth trying. In Madagascar massages are accompanied with locally grown ingredients, such as lemon grass, vanilla, ginger and other nice scents. Your skin will smell like heaven! Alternatively, we highly recommend taking a local cooking class and learn more about chocolate, seasoning and spices. It is a fun activity with take-away gifts and a delicious lunch/dinner at the end. Overnight at Maison Gallieni.

Ile Sainte Marie

Day 7 – Departure. Veloma!

According to your flight’s schedule, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Extend this trip with some adventure either before or after Sainte Marie. Get active by exploring the numerous national parks across the island and hike in the Tsingy, Isalo or Andringitra. Go beach hopping in the north or visit the Kingdom of Lemurs in the southern forests of Berenty. madagascar has plenty of interesting activities awaiting for you. 

Ile Aux Nattes Birds