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.
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS IN A TREED GARDEN, DIRECTLY ON A PALM COVERED, SANDY BEACH
Chanty Beach is a charming and quiet beachfront holiday resort comprising two Creole-style houses, a magnificent mansion and a neighbouring bungalow, situated in a well established and treed garden directly on a palm-covered sandy beach, away from the hustle and bustle of tourist amusement centres. It is located about 30 street km from the airport (40 min), 5km north of the small town Dzamandzar and opposite the island of Sakatia. The German owner and his Malagasy wife take care of their guests, personally. Chanty Beach offers relaxation in a friendly and tropical home, away from home, and is a paradise for your holiday. We speak English, French, German and Malagasy.
LEAVE THE STRESS OF THE MODERN WORLD BEHIND
The Nosy Lodge is located on the western side of the island of Nosy Be, the small tourist-friendly island on Madagascar's northwestern side. Interestingly, the land where the Nosy Be Lodge now sits was once a vanilla plantation.
Guests at the Nosy Lodge will enjoy how close it is to the beach, where they can snorkel, swim, or just lounge in the sun while sipping a tropical drink, and relaxing.
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.
NAMED ONE OF TRAVELLER'S CHOICE TOP 25 ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS THE WORLDS
Best Resort in Africa - In what is very much a first for Madagascan tourism, the island's Andilana Beach Resort has picked up the prestigious award as the Best Resort in Africa, beating the famous resorts of Mauritius, Morocco, Kenya and the entire Indian Ocean.