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Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2015

We spent a relaxing few days at Princesse Bora and thoroughly enjoyed it. The whale watching was an obvious highlight, but this was a beautiful place to just sit on the beach or by the pool; to eat in the restaurant; or to enjoy the spa. The best hotel we found in Madagascar by miles.

3Thank Peter S
claireaucoco, Director of Sales at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear traveler, thank you for your review. We appreciate to read that your stay at Princesse Bora was delightful and as you said the whales watching is an unmissable experience ! We hope to welcome you again very soon.

Rochester, New York, United States
Reviewed 31 March 2015

I was staying at a different hotel, but I visited Princesse Bora for massages with my husband. The layout and landscaping is absolutely precious. The design of the whole hotel is very modern while retaining all the feel of a tropical island resort. We visited the bar, took a look at the beautiful infinity pool and grounds. It looked divine...

2Thank IvaF_4-7
claireaucoco, Director of Sales at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, of course all the amenities of Princesse Bora Lodge are open to external patrons, as the Jungle Spa, the Beach Grill Restaurant and the Bora Dive & Research Center. We are glad you came and try the spa, so you can see it is a very good value. I hope next time you'll visit Sainte Marie Island you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2014

After traveling around Madagascar for several (exciting but chaotic) days, we spent 3 days at Princesse Bora - what an absolute delight! An unexpected level of luxury in a country which is still developing, we enjoyed every aspect of the experience. Excellent food & wine, superb spa, and glorious coral reefs inhabited by a technicolour array of species. Such a...

6Thank wandrian95
claireaucoco, Director of Sales at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review on trip advisor. At Princesse Bora, we are actively taking care of this little island to preserve it and to make it stay a wild place. So we are glad you appreciate it. Best regards from the team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Our family stayed at this amazing resort in a luxury Villa on the beach, for 12 days in December over Christmas. It is breathtakingly beautiful and truly set in paradise. The unspoiled beauty and tranquility, white sandy beaches with lush vegetation and palm trees and the bluest blue ocean often left me speechless! We were a family of four and...

5Thank Dia_Carstens
claireaucoco, Director of Sales at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your so kind review. It was a pleasure to welcome you at Princesse Bora, we always appreciate when a family feels like at home here. And with a stay of 12 days, you never get bored for a minute : it shows Sainte Marie has so much activities to enjoy ! Hoping to see you...

Poznan, Poland
Reviewed 23 November 2014

We spent there 4 nights on August this year in Executive Villa. Hotel itselfis situated along magnificent, long, white sand, wild beach with palms immerse them selfs in the azure ocean. Everything is just taken from heaven, you can admire there just what you can except from „paradise holidays”. Our villa was really beautiful, neatly decorated, just few steps from...

4Thank KubaiWojtek
claireaucoco, Director of Sales at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your nice review. We are glad that you enjoy so much your holidays. We take good advice of your remaks. We now have 3 new kayaks with their paddles. Actually we don't open the deck bar during austral winter because it is usually too windy. We are waiting for your next journey to Sainte Marie...

Reviewed 8 November 2014

Everything was just very good! The staff was most helpful and charming. Good variety of activities. Especially the trip to Clipper Beach was very nice. A must. The Plantation was most interesting Good food and service. Lighting in restaurant could be improved

3Thank JGHoffmann
claireaucoco, Director of Sales at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, thank you for this nice review. All the team is proud to see that you spend a nice time in Princesse Bora Lodge. If you're able to come back in a few years, you will see the evolution of the plantation. All the best.

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 16 October 2014

We stayed 4 days in Sainte Marie island at the Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, and it is truly one of the best accommodations we have experienced during our Madagascar trip!! Rooms, food, beach and service are all impeccable, luxurious and top-range. The spa is a little gem (the best body scrub ever!) and the diving club is world-class quality...

2Thank Ciloubul
claireaucoco, Director of Sales at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your nice comments. We are lucky to enjoy local products growing on Sainte Marie island like coffee, vanilla, peppers and of course tropical fruits that we can buy in villages and use for the Lodge. It is a very interesting part of the visits in Sainte Marie. We are glad you appreciate it, and hope...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Wonderful spot in paradise. Excellent food (perhaps a bit fussy for our basic tastes) great staff. Hotel met all our expectations and more after our wildlife tour around Madagascar. Recommend several days here to relax and enjoy.

1Thank Fee18_13
claireaucoco, Director of Sales at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about the lodge. There is so many things to discover on Sainte Marie island, just few days is not enough. Maybe you'll be able to coma back and see the rest of it. Best regards from the team.

Devizes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2014

The management really needs to get a grip on this place, it could be so much better but they need to be much more hands on. In a casual, fairly small beach resort which we understand is privately owned rather than a chain there is really no excuse for the management not being out there and talking to guests in...

4Thank MyrtleWiltshire
claireaucoco, Responsable commercial at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking time to write your review. we are sorry to read that your stay did not satisfy your expectations. About the swimming pool, we actually planed to renovate it on november. And for the vegetarian dishes, we just decided to propose a new formula for the vegetarian guests. We always want to take good care...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2014

What a wonderful hotel! We arrived in the afternoon after a short flight from Tana, and were greeted at the airport by very helpful staff and a zebu cart. This was a really fun was to travel the short distance to the hotel. On our arrival, the cold towel and welcome drink were lovely. We were given a very helpful...

2Thank sewh88
claireaucoco, Responsable commercial at Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear travelers, you have done a lot during your stay on Sainte Marie island but there is plenty of other activities you need to try for your next stay ! Like the big loop excursion to discover the mangrove and wild east coast, or maybe some scuba diving. We are waiting for your next trip to Princesse Bora Lodge &...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
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  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lodge of charm, allying luxury and wild nature in a typically tropical environment, Princesse Bora Lodge and Spa is a warm and human sized hotel. It takes place on Sainte Marie Island, East of Madagascar, a heaven of peace, far from mass tourism. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa

Address: 13 Bp, Nosy Boraha 515, Madagascar
Region: Madagascar > Toamasina Province > Nosy Boraha
Price Range: RM482 - RM1,077 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Princesse Bora Lodge And Spa
Princesse Bora Hotel Ile Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha)
Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa Madagascar/Nosy Boraha
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Nosy Boraha
#1 Spa Hotel in Nosy Boraha
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