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St. Mary's Island

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Address: Malpe, Udupi, India
Phone Number: +91 820 253 8779
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Tranquility with Adventure combined!!!

One has good accessibility to the island by the ferry ride which has to and fro service from the Malpe shipping port for a nominal fee. The island has rich coral artifacts on its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Anson_Cabral
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Bangalore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This little island is visible and accessible from the Malpe beach and is an absolute gem of a place. Malpe itself is quite clean and the ferry ride to the island is a lot of fun (though i do think they should give everyone a life jacket). A white pomfret almost landed smack on my friend's lap straight from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant experience,nice boat ride and exploring the island with nice stones and rocks arranged artistically,must go to places on trip to udupi

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Udupi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a beautiful island surrounded by Arabian sea off the Malpe coast. You get a boat in Malpe which takes you to the island in the morning and gets you back to the coast by evening for a nominal fare. The island is a worth visit but please remember to take your own food.

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

One has good accessibility to the island by the ferry ride which has to and fro service from the Malpe shipping port for a nominal fee. The island has rich coral artifacts on its shores and calls for an awesome picnic spot especially for the couples and families with inquisitive kids.

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to Malpe beach many times, but it was the first time i went to St. Mary's Island, wow the place is simply beautiful, the landscape is simply beautiful, those hexagonal shaped rocks neatly split into columns is amazing, the reddish golden color adds to it. The crystal clear water is simply beautiful. Its advisable to start early so you... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't bother spending your time and money getting here. The place is filled either with people or garbage the people have left behind. The boat ride is stuffy and makes you feel like some refugee.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must visit for nature lovers. Huge waves are blocked by granite rocks and makes the place so scenic. Reach there for the first trip of boat.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waste of time and money. Not worth. If you still want to go take government ferry to save a few bucks. Beach is crystal clear. Deserted island

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Udupi one has to go to Malpe from where the ferry service tto the island is available.The island also known locally as BhadarGhada provides good scenic beauty.The beauty of this island has been brought out by the famous Kannada film director Late Puttanna Kanagal in his his film Shubha Mangala.As food is not available it is advisable to carry... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rs. 300 during weekends - can stay there some time. Rs. 200 during week days - can stay there only 1h. The Island is small therefore you can see most of it in 1h. But i believe 2hrs is better. Granite formations are amazing. Makes the sea water nice. Unfortunately, the place is full of garbage. Opposite side of the... More 

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