A land unlike any other, Madagascar is an enticing destination for those who find its lack of modern conveniences, tourist infrastructure and efficient transport system an interesting proposition rather than a problem. Despite its volatile political situation, Madagascar continues to draw adventurers from all over the globe.
The fourth largest island in the world, Madagascar is one of the most bio-diverse countries on earth, home to thousands of species of plant and animal life of which about 80 percent cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. Situated off the east coast of Africa, Madagascar is very different from its African neighbour, and its uniqueness in the world has led some to class it as the Eighth Continent.
Madagascar is world famous for its lemurs, of which there are about 50 different types, ranging from the unusual to the utterly bizarre. Lemurs are endemic to the island and generally resemble a cross between a monkey and a squirrel; but lemurs are not the only curious creatures inhabiting this exotic realm.
AN ISLAND AWAY FROM AN ISLAND, FIND NATURES PARADISE
Situated on the west coast of Nosy Be, Madagascar, Nosy Sakatia offers the typical unspoilt tropical fauna and flora of this area. Only 6.5 km long and 2 km wide at its widest point, and has a current population of ±450 inhabitants. There are no roads, only foot paths. The island is perfect for one to wonder and explore its beauty and deserted beaches. The island is fringed by a spectacular coral reef to be enjoyed by snorkelers or scuba divers alike.
A LUXURIOUS AND TRADITIONAL VENUE, WHERE A WARM WELCOME AND PLEASURE-PACKED STAY ARE GUARANTEED
On Madagascar’s largest offshore island, the Vanila Hotel & Spa sits in quiet landscaped gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean, with views towards the ‘orchid island’ of Nosy Sakatia. There’s a sandy beach in front of the hotel, but for better swimming head to the private beach that’s ten minutes away by boat. The pools are a particular highlight, with a lovely tiered swimming pool as well as an infinity pool overlooking the ocean. There’s also a spa with hammam and massage rooms, and you’ll be able to use the Jacuzzi for free.
FROM ECOLOGICAL THATCH ROOFING TO UNSPOILED CLEAR WATER
Azure blue water, powder soft beaches, private bungalow fenced by tropical plants, choose from one of the 25 Beach Villas at Constance Tsarabanjina.
All villas are built and decorated in simple tones with a hint of Constance comfort. Feast on fresh seafood and Malagasy specialties in sand floored restaurant and contemplate beautiful view from your hammock.
Discover the island’s unique biodiversity with a guided nature walk or explore water still largely unexplored with guided snorkeling and private cruises.