Presqu’île d’Ankify, Nosy Be
This lodge can really brag about their beachfront bungalows skirting the seashore of Nosy Be Island, located in the north-west of Madagascar. Inhale the alluring scents of vanilla and ylang-ylang when you arrive by boat and exhale your troubles. Christine and Philippe, the friendly French owners of Antoremba, will be at the front door with a warm welcome.
This Lodge can take you on a journey to find volcanic lakes, lazy lemurs, rum distilleries, Ylang-Ylang plantations and intricate coral reefs. The flora and fauna-lovers will be in awe when they discover the beautiful Lokobe Nature Special Reserve.
Arriving by boat at a beach lodge, which is just a piece of paradise, can take you to another world that can be a magical experience at first sight of at Antoremba. Be prepared to witness a pod of dolphins cruising past and marvelling at the 150-metre stretch of sand and peering up to two rocky headlands. This is what complete isolation feels like with the odd fishing boat passing by to remind you that you are not dreaming. You will reach Antoremba after a 25-minute boat journey south from Nosy Be which is part of the Madagascan mainland.
The beach here is perfect for swimming and the kids will love running around the calm waters and smooth sand. Antoremba is perfect for peace and tranquillity, but the lodge offers a range of great excursions in the area like going snorkelling at Nosy Tanikely, a tiny island visible across the bay, boasting superb coral formations and a profusion of colourful tropical fish.
The nearby island of Nosy Komba, where you can experience cute lemurs eating bananas perched on your shoulders or go to the markets for a shopping experience on the Island. The Sambirano River can be accessed by canoe to discover stunningly waterfalls. The Nosy Be archipelago is famous for offering deep-sea fishing in their Marine Reserve which is just what the doctor ordered.
Antoremba Lodge has 7 bungalows consisting of;
- 6 Bungalows
- 1 Family Bungalow
These seven seafront bungalows are all decorated with traditional materials and precious wood such as rosewood and teak wood. The bungalows are well ventilated with en-suite bathrooms and an open terrace with the view of the beach. The lodge runs on solar energy, providing electricity for the lodge and hot water throughout the day.
The restaurant is situated in the main bungalow, facing the sea hosts of course, serves authentic cuisine and exotic dishes. It also has gentle music in the background, board games and good conversations with other guests. The quality of the food is exceptional with lunch and dinner served on a silver platter.
The Lokobe Reserve forest is classified as one of the world heritage sites by the UNESCO.
“Sakamanga was great, especially the on-site restaurant. Ankarana lodge was wonderful and so was visiting Ankarana National Park, punt seeing tsingy stone forest there! Definitely advise visitors to change money at the airport upon arrival, best rates.“
Hilda Todd – Antananarivo to Andasibe National Park
“Thank you, Sarah, for arranging the trip so well our flights, transfers, time on safari and the last night at the bed and breakfast were all well organised. The combination of swimming, fishing and snorkelling in such a beautiful environment was lovely.”
Grant & Heather Tradouw – Dhow Safari