On the island of Sainte Marie, a small tropical forest shelters a corner of natural paradise. The walk in Ambodiriana forest is not one of those tours usually listed in the travel guides. Far from equaling the reputation of the beaches, the cemetery of pirates of the island, this little stroll is worth to be undertaken to swim in the tropical atmosphere of your stay.
The property is located in Antevibe, in the southern part of the island. The walk takes place in a forest extending over an area of nearly 3 hectares. The visit follows a path 800 m long, which the hotel took care to mark. The route will lead you to a typical tropical flora: clove, banana, mango, vanilla, coconut and other exotic fruits. You will also go through a bamboo forest.
The ride includes highlights on which it is advisable to linger. You will appreciate the melody of the small waterfall of Ambodiriana, near the bamboo forest. You will climb the "Stairs to the sky" to reach the "Viewpoint" located 50 m above sea level. As its name suggests, this view offers a breathtaking panorama on the east coast of Sainte-Marie. All year round, you can see nearby islands such as the Ile aux Mats. Between the months of June and September, this point offers you an unobstructed view of the spectacle of whales, specific attraction in Sainte-Marie.
This circuit is offered for free by thehotel Sahasely for his clients. For visitors, a contribution to the maintenance of the circuit is requested, it is a symbolic sum of 1000 Ariary per visitor.