On a quiet and unspoilt beach fringed by a long coral reef, Anakao Ocean Lodge provides the chance to rest and relax, an ideal antidote to touring and sightseeing. It sits on a 1.5km beach of fine sand, opposite the island of Nosy Satrana, within a national park. Umbrellas, sunlongers and towels are provided so you have all your need for a lazy day at the beach. If you feel more active there's plenty to keep you occupied: explore by kayak, take a boat trip to a nearby islands for a beach barbecue, go surfing or waterskiing, and at the end of the day treat yourself to a sunset cruise.
Your home is an inviting bungalow, with a large bedroom, en-suite shower room and ocean views. Air conditioning keeps it lovely and cool, and you can help yourself to a drink from the minibar. There are some larger 2-bedroom family chalets, and 1 suite, all with similar facilities including private terraces.
The central area includes several seating areas, the lounge, bar and restaurant. At Anakao Ocean Lodge the freshest seafood is used to create dishes that are a delicious fusion of traditional Malagasy, French and Italian influences. The spa offers beauty and health treatments to leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised.
Open: Anakao Ocean Lodge is open all year.
Location: Anakao Ocean Lodge is on Andovoke Bay on the south coast of Madagascar, opposite Nosy Satrana. The lodge is a 45 minute speedboat ride from Tulear, which has regular flights to and from Antananarivo.
Rooms: There are 20 bungalows, 3 family bungalows and 1 Anakao suite. Bungalows are arranged along the beach facing the sea and provide accommodation for up to 3 people, with 1 using the sofabed. The 2-storey family bungalows accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children, and have the same facilities, and have a double bedroom downstairs and 2 single beds upstairs. The Anakao suite can also sleep 4 and has a lounge. All are air conditioned, have an en-suite shower room, hairdryer, mosquito nets, safe and minibar. Some bungalows are nearer the seafront and have full sea views, while others are set further back.
Activities: There are lots to choose from, all offered subject to availability and to be paid for locally. They include snorkelling, diving, kayaking, boat trips which can include a BBQ lunch, windsurfing, kitesurfing, waterskiing, surfing, whale watching (July to September), fishing and sunset cruises. You can spend time in the beach where there are sunshades and loungers.
Facilities: These include the restaurant, bar, several sitting areas, and a library. The shop sells clothes, jewellery and handicrafts. The spa has a comprehensive range of treatments. Sunbeds, parasols and beach towels are provided for guests.
Dining: Food blends traditional Madagascan cuisine with modern international influences. Meals are served at individual tables. Breakfast is a buffet, with a choice of dishes for lunch and dinner.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in the main lodge, but this can be erratic.