• Humpback whale, Madagascar

About Masoandro Lodge

About Masoandro Lodge

A simple yet stylish lodge positioned on a hillside overlooking an intimate creek with lovely views for whale watching in season. Its location is just a few minutes walk from the Ikalalao Forest.

Lodge Details


An elegant eco-lodge consisting of just 18 delightful ethnically-styled bungalows arranged around a small, private palm-lined cove.


Set on the hillside of a picturesque little cove with its band of soft sand.

Accommodation & Facilities

The bungalows of the Masoandro Lodge are basic and constructed in traditional Malagasy style, beautifully crafted from wood and with palm thatched roofs. The two room types both offer lovely views of the cove below.

The 12 simple Superior Bungalows have air-conditioning and mosquito-netted double beds and colourful paintings as decoration. The 6 Luxury Bungalows are far larger and have their own separate lounge area, flat screen TV and private terrace.

The lodge has a lovely wooden open restaurant, with tables both indoors and on the terrace, as well as a nice beach bar where barbeques are done. Malagasy dancers add some entertainment value once or twice a week


The lodge has a lovely wooden open restaurant, with tables both indoors and on the terrace.


There is a small coral reef offering excellent snorkelling literally metres from the beach and two of Ile Ste Marie’s best dive sites are located near the lodge. Coco Bay is also fairly close by and well worth a visit.

For those wishing to relax on site at Masoandro Lodge, there is the rim flow swimming pool just above the beach, perfect for a refreshing dip.

From July through September some of the best whale watching in the world is on offer as humpback whales make their annual journey to the waters around St Marie. Masoandro’s hillside position affords excellent views and the lodge arranges boat-based whale watching trips in season.

Snorkelling equipment, bicycles and motorbikes are all available for hire, and the lodge will also happily arrange deep-sea fishing and boat trips to explore the area.

A range of forest and nature walks are on offer or you can enjoy a game of beach volleyball, petanque or table tennis at the lodge itself. For pure relaxation, why not treat yourself to a blissful massage.

Child Policy

Children are welcome but no facilities.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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