4 days from £1635pp plus international flights.
This is the tropical ocean paradise you've seen in your dreams! Azure blue ocean stretches out into the distance in front of you, water gently lapping on the sand beneath your balcony. All around you are gardens, full of fragrant flowers, bewitching hummingbirds and brightly coloured birds of paradise...
But you're not dreaming! This is Anjajavy, a peninsula and reserve on the north west coast of Madagascar. It's remote - you can only get here by plane - and completely unspoilt. Not that you'll have to rough it - far from it. The lovely hotel here offers all you need without encroaching on nature. You'll be staying in a villa made from local rosewood with all creature comforts.
By day you'll be able to explore the reserve, walking through the forest looking for lemurs and chameleons, discovering creeks and deserted beaches and meeting locals in the nearby village. There are watersports enough for the most ardent water-lover, and a spa villa where you can indulge in a therapeutic massage. Add to this some of the freshest seafood you'll ever find - the crab and Madagascan prawns are especially good - and you have all the ingredients for a perfect beach getaway. It's simply too good to resist!
Photographs copright Anjajavy l'Hotel and Relais & Chateaux
Guide price from (pp sharing): £1635 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: This is priced up until the end of October 2014.
3 nights twin-share accommodation; return charter flight from Tana to Anjajavy; half board accommodation.
International flights and taxes; visas; travel insurance; meals not specified; drinks; laundry; tips; items of a personal nature.
Getting there: This holiday starts and ends in Tana (Antananarivo). Return flights from the UK cost from around £800 per person, depending on season, airline and availability.
Departure dates: This is a private, tailor-made itinerary and can begin on the day of your choice. It can be extended as you wish.
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Time: GMT +3 hours
Flight time: Flights from Europe to Madagascar take about 10/11 hours.
Language: Malagasy and French are Madagascar's official languages. English or German is spoken by a municipal workers and guides.A basic working knowledge of French will make communication easier.
Visas: Most nationalities require a Madagascar visa, obtainable from the High Commission in London (or on arrival into International Airport.
Health: Malaria is present in most of the country. No vaccinations are compulsory.
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Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499