Anjajavy le Lodge
Mahajanga, Nosy Be Archipelago
One of Madagascar’s luxury lodges, Anjajavy le lodge is a member of Relais & Châteaux and achieved an Environmental trophy. It has 25 luxurious rosewood villas situated on the peninsula of untouched bays, Tsingy forest, coral reefs and lemurs. Trip Advisor ranked it “Travelers choice Top 10 of Hotels of Africa & Indian Ocean” from 2011-16. Anjajavy is ideal for those seeking a peaceful and remote holiday, with pristine beaches, untouched turquoise waters, the unique limestone Tsingy and fascinating forests. Anjajavy borders a superb dry forest reserve protecting a plethora of wildlife – Coquerel’s sifaka (Lemur), Mouse lemurs, the rare Madagascar fish eagle and chameleons.
The long, sandy beach in front of the villas is for swimming and relaxation. There are deckchairs and shady areas provided. A second beach around the corner attracts water sports fanatics, which preserve the tranquillity of the villas and the beach in front of them.
The 750-hectare private natural reserve right next to the lodge is open for guests to walk through all day with or without a guide. Excursions and walks are opened to everyone and most do not require any special physical aptitude. Sign-posted paths from the hotel lead guests to the forest and surrounding bays. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed at Anjajavy and this is the perfect place to lounge by the pool, explore idyllic beaches and small coves, and savour the excellent food – especially the freshly baked pastries.
How to get to the Lodge?
The only way to access this island is by air transfer. The flight will be approximately 90 minutes from Antananarivo, one hour from Nosy Be airport or 40 minutes from Majunga airport.
Anjajavy le Lodge has 25 villas facing the Indian Ocean. All the villas are air-conditioned and built of local rosewood and roofed with Satrana leaves. They are equipped with a large bed, sitting area, breakfast corner, bathroom with an oversized bath and shower. On the Mezzanine floor is another room with two single beds and much more storage space. The French windows open onto a large sea-facing veranda furnished with armchairs and a hammock from which you can watch the lemurs in the trees or the fishing pirogues sailing on the ocean.
The main lodge houses have a comfortable lounge, bar and billiards table, a television room and the main restaurant. The main building looks out across the lawn, usually littered with parakeets, to the huge 200m2 swimming pool and the Indian Ocean beyond. You can observe the wildlife virtually without effort. You can expect a troop of beautiful Coquerel’s sifaka lemurs that comes to forage just metres from the beach and Brown lemurs often join them. At night, you can spot mouse lemurs in the beam of your torch.
All the villas have a ground floor, first floor (Mezzanine) and a terrace which include;
o Queen size bed with cotton mosquito net
o Bathroom with bath, hairdryer and separate lavatory
o Table and chairs, kettle for the tea and refrigerator
o Ideal for the children or guest room for two additional people
o Loft room with table and chair
o Twin bed
o Foot shower
The restaurant offers a lunch menu consisting of three to five choices per course. At dinnertime the fine dining three courses meal with two choices per course will be on offer. Another one of their favourites is the Beach Barbecues which are organised regularly by the lodge. Dinner in the Oasis and private picnics can also be arranged, especially for the honeymooners.
The fee for lunch is 30 € per person (menu or à la carte).
A French landscape designer, Camille Muller, designed the Oasis in search for harmony within the diversity of experiences on offer in Madagascar. There is a variety of aquatic plants, papyrus reeds, tree ferns, climbing plants and palm trees which house the local humming birds, lemurs, malachite kingfishers and many other species. This is also the perfect setting for our afternoon tea with refreshing soft drinks, teas and cakes.
The 750-hectare private reserve surrounding Anjajavy le lodge includes 4 nature-lover settings:
- A dry deciduous forest made of palissandre trees, ebony trees, baobabs and other plants endemic to Madagascar
- A mangrove forest which protects the reserve
- The Tsingy- unique limestone rock formations
- Beautiful private beaches
“I enjoyed every minute of our trip and had a wonderful time with Bert our excellent guide. I have recommended the trip to many of my friends and we plan to do it again next year.“
Julie Conradie – Kayak trip
“We had an unforgettable time. Everyone keeps asking us how it was and we are still struggling to find the words to describe the experience. Everything was amazing.”
Lana Rolfe – Kayak trip