Princesse Bora Lodge

Sainte-Marie is a tropical island just off the East coast of Northern Madagascar. Once known for being a haven for pirates and vagabonds, it is now a treasure island for those seeking palm-lined beaches, coral reefs and relaxation.

A new concept of hospitality with ecological influence is born in this unique and still preserved environment: PRINCESSE BORA LODGE & SPA. The hotel is located in a vast palm tree grove right next to a white sand beach and the lagoon.

To make your stay even more memorable we strongly recommend you to go and visit Coco Bay and Clipper Bay, two private beaches belonging to the hotel which are surrounded by a large forest of coconut trees.

Staying here means enjoying luxury and authenticity all in one go. Let your senses guide you…

Sainte-Marie Island is a paradise bathed by the warm streams of the Indian Ocean. The PRINCESSE BORA LODGE & SPA is nested in a large palm tree grove in the southern part of the island.

Coco Bay, a private beach with a palm tree grove belonging to the hotel, is located in the northern part of Sainte-Marie Island. It is accessible either by 4x4 or by boat. The place includes a villa, an annexe, and a hotel guide that accompanies the day trips.


All the villas have been built with noble materials from Madagascar:
• rosewood
• stone
• roofs of traveller-tree leaves

Executive Beach Villa
These spacious villas (90m²) perfectly embody the symbols of luxury and simplicity in one single place. They include a large central bathtub made of stone, a double shower, a double basin, separate closets, a wide terrace and a king size bed that faces the Indian Ocean.
An Executive Beach Villa can accommodate two adults as well as one child (12 years maximum) and has air conditioning.

Luxury Villa
These villas have an octagonal shape including a large terrace with a hammock. They include a double bed on the main floor, two single beds (for two children of 12 years maximum) on the mezzanine, a bathroom with a shower and a double basin, and separate closets.
A Luxury Villa can accommodate two adults as well as two children (12 years maximum) and has air conditioning.

Comfort Villa
The warm atmosphere of these villas will make you feel good. These villas include one double bed, bathroom with shower and a sink, cabinets and individual terrace with a hammock.

A Comfort Villa can accommodate a maximum of two people.


The ideal place to enjoy a cocktail while admiring the sunset is definitely the bar of the PRINCESSE BORA LODGE & SPA.

Other delicious drinks include mojito, little punch or punch coco.

In the wine cellar of the PRINCESSE BORA LODGE & SPA you will get the opportunity to (re-) discover the grapes which were imported from Europe into South Africa. Furthermore, you will get the chance to taste the same grape varieties but grown in different countries (South Africa, Chile, Argentina, and France).

Inspired by ancestral traditions of Africa, the Jungle Spa in the heart of Madagascar uses an impluvium well, meaning a central well which collects rainwater in order to use its benefits for the different treatments.
The Spa is a jungle delight, a haven for total rejuvenation. A bath with a citrus fruit scrub is followed by a nurturing skin peel using wild honey which leaves you revitalised. Finish your treatment with a pampering massage using natural ingredients such as combava and soothing vanilla.


We organises, in collaboration with the best diving centre of the island, diving sessions on coral reefs to observe the exuberant marine life with its many tropical fish species, as well as fishing trips.

Whale Watch.
Live a unique experience. From 1st July to 30th September, the Lodge becomes a scientific base, centre for whale-watching and studying expeditions. These mammals migrate from Antarctica, to reproduce and give birth in the waters of Sainte-Marie Island. In collaboration with the whale-protecting association Cetamada, our team gives you the opportunity to participate in their observations. During your stay at the Princesse Bora you will be able to participate in the activities concerning these sea giants (up to 30 tons and 18 meters long). On our boats with the research teams, you will be able to observe the whales, and collect data (identifications pictures, behavioural studies, etc.). Debriefing and conferences about sea mammals at the end of the day. A magical and unforgettable experience in the idyllic setting of the Princesse Bora and Sainte-Marie Island.


3 BR, 3 bed(s) 2 pers, 3 bed(s) 1 pers, 3 BA, 1 shower(s)
  • Kitchen
  • BBQ
  • Hair dryer
  • Linens provided
  • Telephone
  • Air-conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Wi-fi
  • Satellite
  • Private swimming pool
  • Parking
  • Terrace


  • National Parks
  • Restaurants
  • Sightseeing
  • Beaches
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water-skiing
  • Sea : On site
  • Beach : On site
  • Shopping : about 10 mn on foot

Points of Interest

  • Etude baleines à bosse (juin à septembre)
  • Excursions


per night, from € 100

Additional information

Supplement full board per day: Adult 20 € Child: 10 €

Transfers Airport-Lodge-Airport Free by zebu-cart or by car

Supplement for Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve : included in the rates


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Location :

Luxury villa > Madagascar > Sainte Marie Island > Nosy Boraha

  • Nearby city/cities : Nosy Boraha
  • Nearest airport : Sainte Marie, Madagascar





Spoken languages : English, French

Princesse Bora Lodge ,BP 13 515 Sainte-Marie Island (Madagascar)
Nosy Boraha

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