From private islands to luxury retreats, here are a few of the options available to you if you want to wind down at the end of your safari…Anjajavy - a beautiful Relais and Chateaux property located on the west (north-west) coast of Madagascar. Located in its own private nature reserve, Anjajavy offers authentic luxury on the beach whilst at the same time being able to explore the reserve under your own steam – don’t be surprised if at afternoon tea you are joined by a troupe of dancing sifakas as they skip across the lodge lawn!
Tsarabanjina Island – this beautiful private island used to be the sister hotel of Anjajavy. Set off the coast of Nosy Be off the north western coastline of Madagascar, Tsarabanjina can only be accessed by float plane or a rather speedy sea transfer! Cosy beach bungalows, great diving and a sand floored bar makes Tsarabanjina a great place to wind down and the ideal spot for a lazy few days at the end of a honeymoon. Princesse Bora Lodge – located on Ile Sainte Marie off the east coast of Madagascar, Princesse Bora Lodge is an intimate property combining perfectly with the forests of Andasibe (ideal for Indri watching) as well as the cosy private reserve of Palmarium. Princesse Bora Lodge is also the ideal location for setting out with the Megapetra whale research team for a spot of whale watching between the months of July and September.
Aside from its vast quantities of bizarre wildlife, Madagascar is also the ideal place for a little bit of beach time.
- Best beaches in Madagascar: Ile Sainte Marie, Anjajavy, Ifaty, Nosy Be
- Top beach lodges: Tsarabanjina, Princesse Bora, Anjajavy Lodge