At a mere 3 sq km, Nosy Sakatia, just off the west coast of Nosy Be, is quiet and tiny. It’s famous for its orchids and is an easy place to wander around. There is also good snorkelling and a couple of good diving sites off the island.
Sakatia Lodge offers a variety of accommodation in garden bungalows, larger sea-view bungalows and family villas. A raft of activities – sailing, snorkelling, walking, fishing (the hotel’s speciality) and diving – can be arranged, making it ideal for families.
To get to Sakatia, make your way to the Nosy Be beach of Ambaro, next to the Chanty Beach hotel, where you’ll find motorised pirogues to Sakatia (Ar5000). Negotiate a price for a tour of the island (depending on the length of the excursion).