Located south of Grande Terre, the main island of Mayotte, the Maoré Garden is bordered by the warm waters of the Mozambique Channel. The coral reef that surrounds the lagoon is one of the most famous in the world, it is home to an extraordinary fauna: you will meet sea turtles and multicolored fish, you will see whales and their young. On the ground, the secular baobabs are used as habitat for maki and fruit bats, pacific fruit bats.
The Maoré Garden is nestled on the beautiful sandy beach of N’Gouja, 18 bungalows are distributed in its tropical park, close to the sea. Listen to the sound of the sea caressing the shore, get to know the facetious makis, raise your eyes to the centenary baobabs … new experiences are available to you at the Maoré Garden. Your stay is under the sign of Nature. She takes possession of the place by deploying her exotic flora and abundant fauna. Place of nesting sea turtles, the beach Maoré Garden is the subject of special attention. Two associations work closely with the Resort to ensure tourism development in harmony with the environment. The concept of integrated tourism is in our nature, it is an integral part of our development.
Unique species in Mayotte, the Common lemur (Lemur fulvus mayottensis) lives in a group, in a social model close to ours. Her small hands, her golden eyes and her soft coat give her a plush look. It is not shy and the trees of the tropical park Maoré Garden shelter several dozens. From your terrace, you can observe them. They jump from branches to branches, peel the fruits that make up their meal and play with their young.
18 bungalows that can accommodate from 2 to 6 people are distributed in the tropical park of Maoré Garden.
In the shelter of centuries-old baobabs, they are distributed in the vegetation and can not be seen from the beach.
15 bungalows are located on the main site side, after the restaurant’s Faré, either on the beach or on the garden side. 3 bungalows are located at the entrance of the site, next to the diving center.
2 categories of accommodation proposed
• Superior bungalows combine comfort and authenticity. They are made with local materials (coconut braided, bamboo, stone). Carpentry and furniture are exotic wood (Movingui). They have a covered veranda, a large shower + 2 sinks, a separate toilet, a safe, a mini fridge, a hairdryer and a split system for air conditioning.
• The standard bungalows, made with local and natural materials, are equipped with a covered veranda, shower, toilet, air conditioning and a safe.
We organize nautical excursions, with equipment PMT (fins, mask, snorkel) in boat, supervised by an approved diving instructor. During these snorkeling trips, you will discover the splendid islands of white sand of the lagoon. It is not uncommon to meet dolphins or turtles, with whom you can swim freely.
SWIM WITH TURTLES
Just enter the transparent water of the lagoon to, just a few meters from the edge, enjoy the unique pleasure of swimming with turtles. The beach is a nesting place for these wonderful animals, and the herbarium that slopes down gently serves as pasture. They are placid and let themselves rub shoulders without fear. The green and hawksbill turtles are numerous, you will discover them during your swim on the beach of the Maoré Garden.
PADDLES AND SEA KAYAKS
Paddles and sea kayaks are available for rent at Jardin Maoré. You will be able to observe sea turtles that feed on the seagrass at high tide or high tide. The transparent water allows you to see the flora and fauna coral a few meters from the edge. There is no danger on the site, currents are weak to nonexistent. The use of a paddle or a kayak makes it possible to reach the drop off at low tide, without the risk of trampling the seagrass or of being injured on sea urchins. Walk along the coast and discover the crystal clear waters of the lagoon, the colorful corals and the fish along the drop offs.
ATELIER BEAUTE MAHORAISE
Several appointments are given throughout the year to discover all the secrets of Mahoran beauty. Thus you will learn what is the Mzindzano, the beauty mask that women apply on their face, you can let yourself be tempted by a Henna tattoo, the flowers of jasmine will decorate your hairstyle and you can try the traditional outfit of Mayotte : the saliva. Through this workshop, you will learn how the woman, in the tradition still very anchored and respected in Mayotte, marries all these ingredients of beauty according to the occasions (weddings, religious songs, traditional dances …).
Rest your body and enjoy a massage in the privacy of your bungalow.
Made with organic essential oils, the massages offered at the Jardin Maoré help relieve muscular tension and rejuvenate the body. Their benefits are numerous: elimination of toxins, reduction of stress, sensation of lightness, improvement of the muscular, blood and lymphatic system …
Recover from your trip by plane, let go and put your vital energy back in circulation: book your massage today .
Integrated in the Maoré Garden, the Le Maoré Lagoon diving center takes you to discover the south of the Mayotte Lagoon. The beautiful spots offer very rich exploration dives: the coral gardens are full of multicolored fish and turtles. Our team of qualified instructors, all passionate about their job, supervises the teams of divers of all levels …
DIVING IN THE LAGOON
From 5 to 10 minutes by boat, these outings are done in the afternoon on the coral gardens of the lagoon and are open to all, from baptism to confirmed diver.
They are ideal to realize your first bubbles, to follow courses or to carry out formation of improvement.
Coral reefs start from the surface and descend to 20-25 meters. During these dives, we observe corals, gorgonians, small reef fauna, turtles and sometimes dolphins …
Drifting dive on the big barrier
On the outer walls of the barrier (20 to 40 minutes by boat), these outings dedicated to level 1 or Open Water divers, are done in the morning.
From the south of the boat pass to the Morne Rouge, the clear waters are full of fish: you will meet in addition to the coral fauna, barracudas, rays, groupers, dolphins, turtles, and if you are lucky, small reef sharks .
Drift dives are made along the drop offs, from the surface to 40 meters deep (depending on the level of the team). A control of the currents is carried out by our monitors before the launching, to guarantee your total safety.
These dives are done on the reefs of the lagoon, where we meet all the small nocturnal fauna (shrimps, crabs, turtles, pencil sea urchins, groupers, lionfish flying …).
Regularly, we go on the Joachim wreck, located in front of the hotel. The dive begins on the wreck of this 16 meter sailboat, set against a background of 20 meters.
The hull is covered with different corals and small gorgonians.
The circuit extends on the falling between 10 and 3 meters, where we observe the turtles that rest.