Top things to do in Ambodifotatra

Top Choice Fusion in Ambodifotatra

Idylle Beach

This cool restaurant is without a doubt one of the best on the island: the fusion cuisine blends European and tropical influences to produce wonders such as tuna carpaccios or succulent zebu steaks in green-pepper s…
Top Choice Cafe in Ambodifotatra

Crazy Lemur

This activity centre doubles as a great cafe and bar, which serves informal meals (omelette and salad, burger and fries etc) on a lovely slice of beach: tables are set in the sand and under the palms.
Cemetery in Ambodifotatra

Cimetière des Pirates

This is a fascinating spot from which to contemplate the history of the island. The cemetery overlooks the Baie de Forbans just south of Ambodifotatra, the perfect pirate hangout. Missionaries, colonial and marine o…
Parade in Ambodifotatra

Whale Festival

If you're on Île Sainte Marie in July, don't miss the Whale Festival. It's a huge event that celebrates the start of humpback-whale season: there's a big parade, games, stalls, exhibitions, concerts and a conference…
Malagasy in Ambodifotatra

La Terrasse

This is the place to come and get your fill of poisson sauce coco (fish in coconut sauce) or fried calamari. The open-air setting, right by the sea, and laid-back vibes are additional draws.
Pizza in Ambodifotatra

Pizza Mama Santa

Great wood-fired pizza and a lovely dining room. Portions are huge. Takeaway available.
Cafe in Ambodifotatra

Choco Pain

This little cafe is a boon for travellers catching the dawn departures of the boats to the mainland, as it opens at 4.30am. For those lucky enough to get a lie-in, come in for a mid-morning coffee: the pastries are …
European in Ambodifotatra

La Paillote

This vazaha (foreigner) hangout entices with its very attractive open-air floor plan, street-front location (great for people-watching) and broad menu, from pizza to langouste. Try the thick zebu fillets. English sp…
Bar in Ambodifotatra

La Banane

The bar is the favourite hangout of French retirees and the atmosphere can be seedy.
Club in Ambodifotatra

Baramix/La Polina

This nightclub fills up at weekends.