Enjoy your passion for water sports in Babaomby

If you have a passion for water sports, we advise you to spend your next vacation in Babaomby. This place located on the northern tip of Madagascar in Diego-Suarez, between the Mozambique Channel and the Indian Ocean, offers you the best kitesurfing and windsurfing spots on the island.
This location presents all the necessary conditions for the practice of your favorite disciplines. The seawind, the famous “Varatraza” or tradewind, and the microclimate which dominates this part of Diego-Suarez, make it a paradise for kitesurfers and windsurfers.
Amateur or passionate, you will find this zone called "the pool" an ideal setting for learning and progressing in kitesurfing. Break into this incredibly transparent lagoon! Here, the depth is low while waves make it easier for you to learn your favorite figures.
For windsurfing, rather go to this huge lagoon of 12 km long and 3 km wide. This area is protected by a coral reef. The wind is optimal while the stream is systematically receding. Depending on your level, you can practice your freestyle or speed.
After physical efforts, treat yourself to a well-deserved moment of relaxation at the "emerald sea". This heavenly place composed of 5 islets of dream, among which the best known is called "Suarez islet", unique in the world thanks to its authenticity. From beach walking, to swimming in turquoise blue water, to scuba diving and excursion, you will not have any time to get bored.
This article was featured in Prime Magazine July 2017

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When to go

Diego-Suarez enjoys a very soothing climate. The breath of the Varatraza (tradewind) softens the temperature in this region of Madagascar between April and October, with an average between 25°C and 30°C. It is the ideal time to spend some time in this city.


How to get there

To live your passion in Babaomby, you must first join Diego-Suarez. You can choose between flying on a regular flight from Antananarivo, Nosy Be, Majunga or Sambava... or go for a car trip. Once you get to Diego-Suarez, go to Ramena port to get onboard of a boat to reach Babaomby. Your sea crossing will last one hour.


Where to stay

In Babaomby, you can stay inside tents of Babaomby Island Lodge. This property overlooks the Babaomby spot and offers all the equipment you will need for kitesurfing or windsurfing. Same thing for Hotel Les Paillottes de Babaomby** (emerald sea). Lakana Ramena Madagascar**, Hôtel de la Baie**, Hôtel Le Suarez*** (on the road to Ramena)


Where to eat

During your sailing in "emerald sea", you will have the opportunity to taste some local dishes cooked with fresh fish caught right on the spot. You can however order your meals for take away at the your hotel’s restaurant.


What to see

In Diego-Suarez, holiday rhymes with beaches and baths. Visit the beautiful beach of Ramena or the Three Bays. Rejuvenate in the baobab forest for a trekking or a boat trip inside the lagoon.

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