Sakatia Lodge
Clownfish in the vibrant reefs near Nosy Sakatia  
There is superb diving to be had in Nosy Be archipelago  
Sakatia Lodge has an excellent in-house aquasport centre  
The lounge at Sakatia Lodge  
Villa Tonga Soa  
Double room interior (Madiro)  
Setting off on a scuba diving excursion  
Twin room interior, family bungalow  
View from the villa Tonga Soa ('welcome')  
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Sakatia Lodge

Nosy Be, the Mitsio and Radama islands, Madagascar

Sakatia Lodge is a great value beach property, away from the hustle and bustle of busy Nosy Be. Situated on the southern-side on the island of Nosy Sakatia, this highly popular lodge is a favourite with divers.


The lodge has four nature bungalows, four ocean view bungalows, a private family bungalow and a beachfront villa. Each room is simple in design with an en-suite bathroom and private terrace. All rooms have hot and cold running water and a ceiling fan, but the beachfront villa also benefits from air conditioning. Electricity is available between 9am-2pm and 5pm – 1am every day.The beach can be tidal, but a permanent sandy area around the lodge provides a place to relax and sunbathe at all times of the day.

Meals are eaten in the open air restaurant, adjacent to the bar area. Breakfast is a buffet and the dinner menu is set – do let us know about any allergies/dislikes in advance. The food prepared is organic, fresh and locally sourced.

Activities & Facilities
One of the main attractions of the lodge is the excellent dive centre, run by the brilliant instructor Jacques. It offers numerous NAUI dive courses and fun dives at dive sites within the house reef and further afield around the Nosy Be archipelago. Excellent snorkelling can also be enjoyed off the beach in the house reef – the seabed shelves extremely gradually. Other activities include exploration of the island villages, kayaking, pirogue tours of the island with a picnic lunch, quad-biking or horse-riding on Nosy Be and other island excursions.

Access to the lodge is by speedboat from the island of Nosy Be (approximately 15 minutes).

Accommodation Reviews

'Your brochure offered us a suitable trip with option to customise sample tour. We had a wonderful trip. Food at Litchi Tree and location at Iharana Bush Camp wonderful. Sakatia Lodge is very friendly. We enjoyed snorkelling especially with Whale sharks!! As we are not divers, a magical experience. Very lucky to be there at right time of year to see Whale sharks'

Mr and Mrs Thompson
November 26, 2015

'We had a wonderful time in Madagascar and the great majority of things worked out very well. The diving, transfers, food and lodging on the trip to Sakatia was very good, went off without hitch and we really enjoyed the lodge there, and the people. In fact we got our advanced diver certificates.

There were a few hitches and cancelled flights with the aptly named Air Mad.... 

Some of the lodges we not of a great standard, notably the one in Kirindy which was very dirty ( full of litter which they  mostly cleaned up once we pointed it out). Also showers were cold.  We do not mind roughing it but these place advertise warm showers which were absent. Food was really good every where especially chips!!

All in all we enjoyed the trip a great deal and we pleased with the guides from Za tours, no cancellations there and they were very willing and able to reschedule our trips and destinations.

Thanks to you and Rainbow tours

Anne and Jon Bander'

Mr and Mrs Bander
November 11, 2015

The perfect way to end a tiring trip. Just heaven away from the busy Nosy Be. Everything to hand. Great food with great staff. Well organised and according to Ron a really top class dive school. The canoe trip round the island and beach lunch in the local village enabled us to support the locals and at the same time have a really great experience. 

D Fisher
November 10, 2013

The dive centre at Sakatia Lodge is undoubtedly the best we have ever experienced. Jacques is the very best operator and can show (you) creatures never seen before. He was very helpful as we are older divers. The dive boat is very good and easy to use. All equipment is well maintained and was carried for us. We have not doubt this is the very best, top notch diving. Jacques uses the tides and his considerable knowledge (for) using the most appropriate sites. We saw better coral and sea life than anywhere we have been before (which covers many parts of the Indian Ocean – Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius, etc). The hotel made us feel very special and we were treated to a dinner on the sands under the stars. This has been without a doubt one of our best holidays. We are grateful for Rachel’s superb organisation and knowledge. Please encourage clients to use Sakatia Lodge Dive Centre. We talked to some very experienced divers who used a different company and they saw much less than we did’

Mr and Mrs Nettell
October 25, 2013

Sakatia Lodge is a lovely quiet spot on the island with clean beach and a pleasant village nearby, friendly management & Lovely Staff

November 20, 2011

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