A luxurious, authentic and stylish beach lodge.
Nestled into lush, tropical gardens on the coast, south of Nosy Komba in the Nosy Be Archipelago. Transport here is via foot, boat or local pirogue.
Accommodation & Facilities
On a lush hillside between the forest and the beach, you will find just 8 individual lodges for guests, each with spectacular views across the bay. Strategically built to make the most of the shady vegetation and the ocean breeze, they make the ideal accommodation for an island getaway. Constructed to naturally blend with their surroundings, they are made from traditional materials such as rosewood, with thatched roofs intricately intertwined from Ravinala leaves. Each lodge is uniquely and elegantly decorated with Malagasy antiques, each with a private terrace and garden. There are 6 “Ocean View” lodges, with a bedroom, lounge, bathroom and terrace covering about 75 metres squared, for up to 3 guests. The other 2 are “Ocean View Suites”, with an extra 25 metres squared of space and room for an extra guest. Rooms are all equipped with a desk and a safe, beds are swathed in mosquito netting and a range of products are supplied in the bathroom made from essential oils. There are no TV’s or phones here to help protect the environment and add authenticity to your stay, there is, however, a mobile phone signal and 24 hour internet access.
Within the main lodge you will find a restaurant, bar and lounges as well as 4 terraces with breathtaking views.
Cuisine is prepared by a French chef and ingredients are picked depending on what is in season. All food is fresh, picked straight from their very own gardens and fish is plucked straight from the sea! Beautifully presented, cuisine is a sensation not just to the taste buds.
A myriad of activities are available here, so allow plenty of time for these alongside the obligatory relaxing. The Scuba Diving is excellent, suitable for beginners and experienced divers alike, and the snorkelling is fabulous too. Species you are likely to encounter are turtles, starfish and parrotfish, as well as spectacular coral formations and giant anemones. There are huge options when it comes to fishing; troll fishing for African Red Snapper, dogtooth, wahoo, dolphinfish and barracudas or fishing for squid in the traditional style (in a pirogue – sailing lessons are also available). Tours are available to Tanikely, the Mitsio archipelago and the Baie des Russus (Russian Bay), known for dolphins, whale sharks, humpback whales and manta rays as well as being a chosen spot for water turtles to lay eggs. There are also trips to Nosy Iranja (Turtle Island), Sakatia (the orchid island), Kisimany (a natural crater) and Nosy Mamoko where you may find giant land tortoises and beautiful waterfalls.
For those wanting to spend a bit of time on land; hiking lessons will take you from the north to the south of the island, through forests brimming with wildlife such as black lemurs, chameleons and birds. You can learn all about the medicinal herbs found on the island, visit Nosy Be and explore the sugar works, Dzamandzar distillery and the market or head to a cocoa plantation. Take a trip to the highest point on Nosy Be, visit the Lokebe Nature Reserve or join an excursion to one of the local villages; Tam-Tam - famous for producing outrigger canoes, or Ampangorina – known from the tablecloths, lace, necklaces and sculptures produced here.
Children are welcome.
Tsara Komba Lodge is aware of being in one of the worlds richest ecosystems and works hard to protect and respect its environment. As well as this, they also promote social responsibility, employing people from local villages and providing training and health funds.