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St. Mary's Island

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Address: Malpe, Udupi, India
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+91 820 253 8779
09:00 - 17:00
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One of the most scenic sunset's I have seen from a beach

A short ferry ride from Malpe Beach. The ferry is abit overpriced at 200Rs. ( Can go upto 300 during seasom ) The view is very pretty. The best time to visit is during the sunset... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Yash T
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Me and my friends were attending a wedding and decided to convert the outing to a vacation. Hence, we decided to stay at a guest house near (Malpe, Udupi) so it's easier to reach (St. Mary's Island). We all had a crazy time at the beach, banana boat ride and enjoyed our stay the superb way. We all loved the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short ferry ride from Malpe Beach. The ferry is abit overpriced at 200Rs. ( Can go upto 300 during seasom ) The view is very pretty. The best time to visit is during the sunset ! The rocks add to the beautiful setting. The ferry closes around 6-7 pm so reach Malpe around 4:30 to enjoy the place at... More 

Thank Yash T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best place in earth .we need to get a hold of boat with 30 min distance. Opens from 8 am to 6 pm .really worth it

1 Thank Manan G
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a motor boat from udipi to this island. Normally, they insist that you take the return boat in 1 - 2 hours. But, you can request for some more time. Please do not get attracted to the water and attempt to snorkel here. There are rocks all over. You can find a lot of sea shells and very... More 

1 Thank raju_mn1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is an island about 30 min boat ride from malpe beach. It is a really beautiful place, water a certain places is very clear

Thank Pranath S
Mangalore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely patch of unspoiled beauty. It is very convenient to take the boats from Malpe beach. The trips start from 8:30 AM and they charge 300 Rs per head. The boat has a capacity of 24 but they will even make the trip at half capacity. The crystal clear water and the volcanic rocks on the island are a highlight.

1 Thank StarletScarlet99
St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a small island and you can spend either a couple of hours or a whole day here. Mostly clean beaches, fantastic rock formations and warm waters surrounding it...what more can one ask! Take a walk around the island. Even though it does get a bit crowded, you can eke out some solitude. The ferry ride to & from... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

What a beach! Serene, peaceful and divine. You need to get into a ferry from Malpe fish yard. They charge Rs. 200 per adult. It will just over an hour to reach closer by to the island. They will port you to a smaller boat from about 500 m from the shore, which will take about 5 min to reach.... More 

Thank VishwasCR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I was super amazed and mesmerised when I saw the island it is one of the neat and clean island. Inorder to go to this island you need to take a boat ride by paying Rs. 300/- per head and if you are going on not a busy day you can stay around 2-3 hours but on busy day it's... More 

Thank Anand S
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The rock formations starts to make you think about how beautiful would have been the process of formation of earth. I never knew that there are geographical protected sight. The pace is worth a visit...the boat trip, the clear water and wonderful rock formations. Dont forget to carry a bottle of water with you...

1 Thank SanjayVarier

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