First time was almost 10 years ago for a Xmas time with friends. 10 years after... I still think about this place where I've been several times and spend very long periods. A gorgeous island (everyone traveled know that!) Madagascar, but this one, not so far away but Island of Madagascar has a "petit je ne sais quoi" which make it different. The name? Sainte Marie, perhaps... Some hotels, some backpackers places and...some houses to rent. My favorite way to if I want to stay longer in a place... This one...staying in front of the lagoon, watching whales jumping... with nice staff ever found, popular and friendly bar and restaurant a few meters from there... Might we call that paradise? I let you try and tell me!