Sheltered in a forested cove just steps from the Indian Ocean, Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge offers both adventure and tranquility in one of Tatler’s top 101 hotels in the world.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of four luxury bungalows and one spacious family villa. Each wood and thatch-roofed room includes a super king-sized bed and single bed as well as a cozy indoor sitting area and 270-degree windows for unparalleled views of the bay. The en suite bathrooms feature walk-in showers and plenty of hot water warmed by solar panels. The private wooden terraces come with comfy sun loungers making this the ideal spot for lounging and taking in the views.
The lodge is located in southeastern Madagascar about a two and half hour drive from Fort Dauphin. With both the Indian Ocean and the rainforest at its door step, guests can observe a wide array of Madagascar’s unique animal life. Five different species of lemur can be spotted around Manafiafy including the collared brown, southern woolly, thick-tailed dwarf, brown mouse, and sportive lemurs. There are 300 species of reptiles on the island from to chameleons to geckos to tortoises to the boa constrictor. The island nation is also home to some of the world’s tiniest frogs. The aquatic animals found here include crocodiles, sea turtles, and dolphins. From June to November, humpback whales migrate through the area.