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Anakao Ocean Lodge

About Anakao Ocean Lodge

For a cultural travel experience of the island of Madagascar, a stay here is requisite. The lodge is surrounded by astounding natural beauty, where time appears to stand still, existing only in the ebbing of the tides. Your own little piece of paradise on an unforgettable coastline, where the beach stretches over 1.5km, the pace of ‘normal’ life is forgotten and authentic Madagascan values are savoured.

Made from local materials with thatched roofs, the hotel is designed for maximum comfort and relaxation, ready to revive the spirits of even the weariest of travellers!

Lodge Details

Style

A luxury lodge on an astounding coastline, local materials were used in the construction including hand worked white stone and fine rosewood.

Setting

In a crescent shaped bay on a beach originating from coral, the lodge is in a protected National Park area south of the Tropic of Capricorn.

Accommodation & Facilities

There are 7 sea front chalets lined along the coast and 13 sea view chalets a little higher up on top of a dune, predictably with incredible sea views! The 3 family chalets and the suite are all on the sea front. Chalets are all very bright, with large inviting windows welcoming in the beautiful panoramic views of the sea. The décor has been kept simple, using natural woods. The chalets themselves are in an unusual octagonal shape, made from white stone and thatched straw roofs, made to deliberately guarantee natural ventilation. Despite this, there is individually controlled air conditioning as well. There is a comfy seating area which can be transformed into a third bed if necessary and a small passageway leading to the bathroom. Other facilities include a mosquito net, strong box, mini bar and hairdryer. All chalets have a small private terrace.

Family chalets are on 2 levels with a small day area on the lower floor along side a double bed and bathroom. The next level is fitted out with 2 single beds, ideal for children. The suite is larger, with more space and a big terrace, and compared with the seafront (or sea view) chalets, have an extra bedroom, sleeping up to another 2 guests.

Heated water is via solar panels and electricity is available night and day here with the use of generators.

Other facilities at the lodge include a restaurant, newly integrated SPA and, of course, the incredible beach just a few steps away…

Dining

At the central hub of the lodge you will find the exquisite restaurant, finely blending Malagasy, French and Italian cuisine. Ingredients are freshly sourced and seafood is taken directly from the ocean you will see before you. Buffet breakfasts here are extravagant serving everything from hot croissants and hot plum cakes to fruits, yogurts and cheeses. Eggs are cooked as desired by guests. Lunch and dinner are usually served at the table with a variety to choose from, themed nights are often featured.

Activities

PADI dives are available for those with a certificate; those who do not have one may take part in a ‘Sea Baptism’. Half day snorkelling tours are done with a guide out on a boat and there is the option of renting a kayak or boat for your own use. Between July and September it is possible to go whale watching out on the channel to admire these amazing creatures.

There is a Boat and Barbeque trip that can be organised which will take you out for half a day in a motor boat to explore the nearby islands, either Nosy Ve or Nosy Satrana, or to explore the Marumena beach or mangroves.

Embark on quad bike excursions to explore the surroundings Tsimanampetsotsa Park, or trolling rod fishing excursions can be booked. For the more water inclined, kite surfing, wind surfing, jetskiing, waterskiing and wakeboarding is available on the beach and boats can take keen surfers to the best spots.

For a more romantic trip, toast the sunset after a late afternoon on Nosy Satrana with an aperitif or glass of fine South African wine.

Child Policy

Children are welcome.

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