Sainte-Marie is an oasis that abounds with natural wonders: primary forests, endemic flora, waterfalls, unique marine species, etc. Besides, this exquisite island is well preserved from mass tourism and remains an idyllic holiday destination.
H.S.M cares about sustainable development and actively contributes to its implementation.
Created in 2009, Cetamada is an association that ensures the conservation of marine mammals in Sainte-Marie. The association raises awareness among the villagers and trains local guides to promote responsible whale watching.
Minimizing its environmental impacts
Protecting and conserving the environment
Participating in waste management and recycling
Promoting sustainable tourism and ecotourism
Educating and raising awareness of the environment and marine biodiverity
Developing community activities
Supporting scientific research
Conforming to labour legislation
Valuing local staff and local culture
Improving the villagers’ living conditions
Actively participating in community actions
Increasing fairness in economic activities
Improving professionalism within hospitality industry
Soanambo Hotel is one-hour flight from Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, and 1 hour and 50 minutes from Saint-Denis, the capital of Reunion Island.
You can travel to Sainte-Marie by boat. First, you have to travel by car from Antananarivo to Mahambo or Soanierana Ivongo. Then, take a boat to Sainte-Marie at the pier.
Shuttle buses for airport-hotel or port-hotel are available. The reservation needs to be done at least 48 hours in advance.
You can also take taxis or tuk tuks.
Soanambo Hotel is located on the southwest coast of Sainte-Marie Island, 10 minutes from the airport.
Address: P.O box 20 Vohilava, 515 Ile Sainte-Marie.