At around 20 dive sites, which the base controls for up to three dives a day, there are wrecks, coral reefs, sandy areas, seagrass meadows and limestone cliffs. Among other things, groupers, rays, reef sharks, turtles and moray eels as well as nudibranchs, rock fish, pipe ghost fish and rocking fish frolic in the water. And those who are on Sainte Marie between June and September will certainly hear the song of humpback whales singing more often during the diving, who give birth to their young in the water and mate here. During this time, whale watching tours with the NGO CétaMada (www.cetamada.org) are offered, which are accompanied by a trained guide. Participants can participate in the scientific collection of data.
The Princesse Bora Lodge is located on the south end of the island of Sainte Marie on a picturesque beach. There are 20 villas in three categories, built and decorated with attention to detail, mainly from local materials, a swimming pool, restaurant, two bars, a wine cellar as well as a rum distillery and a spa. You dive with the diving center Bora Dive & Research, which is located on the hotel grounds on the beach.
Sainte Marie also offers a lot over water; From visiting the pirate cemetery, extensive bicycle or quad tours, climbing tours, picnics to hiking tours through the tropical forest, there are lots of activities possible.