The fourth-largest island in the world, Madagascar is a magical destination. This idyllic location is home to an exotic variety of beautiful flora, featuring up to 15,000 different plants. This includes over 860 different species of orchids, as well as a diverse range of animals and birds to admire from up close or afar.
Madagascar is famous not only for its lemur population and other unique fauna and flora, but also for the lagoons, swamps, forests, jungles and deserts which feature here. Not only are the sights and activities truly astounding, but the range of lodges available to guests offer everything from beachfront accommodation to intimate tented resorts.
We've selected our favourite lodges in Madagascar, detailing exactly why you should visit these impressive accommodation choices, and what they offer you as a traveller in Madagascar.
Located off the north east coast of Madagascar lies Miavana; a deluxe relaxation retreat designed for travellers looking to unwind while surrounded by heavenly scenery. Miavana is the perfect place to reside at the end of an enthralling day of lemur trekking, scuba diving or snorkeling, offering 14 diverse villas to choose from, all dotted along the beautiful island of Nosy Anako.
This elegant resort offers travellers the chance to go back to basics, encouraging guests to reconnect with nature while revelling in luxurious interiors and deluxe resort features. You’ll find idyllic, sandy beaches located on Miavana’s doorstep, with vast views of glittering turquoise waters and mesmerising coral reefs.
Anjajavy L’Hotel allows guests to truly escape the stresses of everyday life, thanks to its remote location ‘at the end of the world’; combined with its very own, impressive nature reserve, spreading across 550 hectares of land.
In fact, this secluded resort is so far removed from the rest of Madagascar that it can only be accessed by aircraft, making a stay here a once-in-a-lifetime experience to embark upon.
Anjajavy L’Hotel is the ideal resort for both families and adventure-seekers, thanks to a host of activities on offer during your deluxe stay here. Enjoy a pool of active adventures, from canoeing through mangroves, windsurfing and catamaran sailing, to deep-sea fishing, or serene guided beach walks for when you’re looking to simply unwind and explore the majestic surroundings.
The accommodation at Anjajavy L’Hotel is formed of 24 rosewood villas, all offering spacious interiors both for living, sleeping and unwinding while also offering a designated relaxation area and a hammock on your verandah.
Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, located in beautiful Nosy Mitsio, is one of our top picks when it comes to Madagascar accommodation. These lavish lodges sit atop a secluded, private island, featuring a magical and tropical jungle backdrop.
All 25 thatched lodges overlook the long stretches of white sand on the beachfront, meaning visitors can take a dip in the warm sea waters or simply go for a beach stroll whenever they feel like it.
A stay at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina includes access to delicious food, unlimited cocktails and truly astounding scenery from your window. Even better, this lodge removes guests from technology, with limited access to the internet and no television provided, so you can simply sit back and relax, without the constant reminder of stresses back home.
Mandrare River Camp is the perfect spot for a remote, luxury camp experience, consisting of six large and deluxe tents; making for a truly intimate and secluded stay. The camp is situated amongst truly mesmerising scenery, surrounded by beautiful forestry where you can go birding, embark on a sacred gallery forest walk or even venture on a night walk.
The property places a strong emphasis on the culture of the Antandroy or ‘people of the thorns’ who inhabit the region. The camp has accomplished guides who will provide fascinating information about the people of this unique part of the country, and you will see colourful tombs, learn about local beliefs and see an Antandroy dancing and music performance, all fantastic ways to immerse yourself in the culture.
A stay at Princesse Bora Lodge and Spa is like stepping into paradise. Found on an island off the east coast of Madagascar, the villas themselves feature classic thatched roofs - fantastic for bird watching from your window and overlooking the wondrous trees and surrounding nature. That’s not forgetting the added extras here, allowing guests to truly unwind. These include hammock swings, which feature outside the entrance of each spectacular lodge, providing both a point of relaxation and an authentic Madagascan feel to the accommodation itself.
Princesse Bora Lodge and Spa offers its guests a little slice of heaven, with a beautiful beach sitting adjacent to each villa, which is of course every traveller’s dream when visiting such an exotic country. If you’re looking for quiet surroundings and privacy, Princesse Bora Lodge and Spa is certainly the resort for you when venturing over to Madagascar, as the nearby beaches are famed for their tranquillity.
Opt for an executive beach villa for lavish extras, featuring a central bath, private terrace and, of course, a luxury king size bed, with an accompanying single bed for children. The four-poster beds offer absolute comfort on your adventure to Madagascar, and make for a great spot to relax in after a day of quad biking, scuba diving or humpback whale watching.
To embark on your adventure of a lifetime in Madagascar, get in touch with us by calling 020 7843 3500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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