Hotel Sakatia Passion Hotel 2 star
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For those who love game-fishing or sailing, this small, charming, seafront hotel will be your heaven on earth. In a friendly fishermen's atmosphere, Jacques the owner cheerily runs his business with a good deal of friendliness and is committed to providing you with a different activity to do every day of the week.

This hotel review is a translation from the French published on our French site, Easyvoyage.com.

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    Location 10.0 /10

    The hotel is located on the small island of Sakatia, known as Orchid Island, to the north-east of Nosy Be.. The two islands are separated by a roughly 800m stretch of sea, and a shuttle boat, the "Catanga", operates free of charge, both day and night, for guests staying at the hotel.To get to the island, a free ferry service operates from Shanty Beach and takes 5 to 20 minutes depending on the boat (the slow one is really quite something!)

    Accommodation 7.45 /10

    Arrival at a palm tree-lined beach with transparent water. Initially opened as a fishing centre, the beauty of the surroundings attracted other holiday-makers, thus transforming it into a hotel. Since 1995, fishing lovers have flocked to this small seafront hotel. A main building featuring typical local architecture houses a few restaurant tables, a bar and a lounge. A Hi-Fi system, a library, some impressive fishing trophies on the wall, sofas and large wooden tables make this a friendly place where you quickly feel at home.
    The hotel obviously has fishing equipment but it also has 6 hobie cats and around two dozen kayaks, so you will never have to be out of the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean for long. The hotel also organises 6-day tours. You will sleep in a bivouac on the beach and will discover a new village or beach every day... and of course sample what you have caught.

    Overview 7.45 /10

    The 12 bedrooms, distributed over 6 bungalows with typical architecture, each have a small terrace, in front of which there is a small foot shower to prevent you from bringing the beach into your room. Barefoot is the way of life here! A tiled floor, a double four-poster bed covered with a mosquito net, a small desk and a wardrobe are provided; all very basic but clean. Families also have the possibility of adding a single bed in one corner of the room. A small bathroom with a shower and toilet provides hot water (which is not the case of all the hotels on the island).

    Food and drink

    Meals are taken at the shared table or at an individual table for greater privacy. Whatever happens, everyone comes together at some point in the day in the bar, in a warm, family atmosphere. A continental breakfast is served in the form of a buffet and includes coffee (which is not great), bananas, fruit juices, bread, eggs and cheese. That should build up your strength for the morning. A set menu (starter, main course and dessert) is served at lunch and dinner. Although this consists primarily of seafood caught that very morning, zebu-based Madagascan cuisine is also served from time to time. The advantage of a single set menu is that the ingredients are fresh!
    A Musical Buffet is organised every Sunday with a host of local specialities and a festive atmosphere.

    Beach 6.70 /10

    The small, golden, sandy beach and the clear waters are separated by fossil coral that you'll have to cross if you want to go for a swim. None of this was like this before the last cyclone, which pushed the beach back by 50 metres. Let's hope nature puts it back as it was!Numerous other, more beautiful beaches are just a few minutes walk away.

    To know

    A few turtles given by the National Environment Office are being kept by the hotel until they get bigger. They will then be released into the wild.
    To get to the island, a free ferry service operates from Shanty Beach and takes 5 to 20 minutes depending on the boat (the slow one is really quite something!)
    Guests have access to a very slow Internet connection.
    For the past 10 years the hotel has been involved in the reforestation of the island, following years of burning culture. Guests are therefore made aware of this problem and invited to contribute to the purchase of rice until the new crops become profitable. It is an opportunity to do your bit for a population that has problems making ends meet.
    If you are bringing a baby with you, nannies are available to take care of them for you to take a boat trip.
    There are many countryside walks to do around the hotel.
    The island of Sakatia has a few rules: You are not allowed to bring a dog along, bury anyone, or do your washing on a Tuesday. (Do not try and find the connection between these three prohibitions, nor the reason behind them - that's just how it is!)

    Equipment

    • Sports equipment

      sailing, kayak

    advantage

    • Location
    • Many activities offered
    • Friendly atmosphere

    disadvantages

    • The coral on the beach

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