"Boasting a 5,000-plus kilometre Indian Ocean coastline supplemented by hundreds of offshore islands and islets, Madagascar doesn’t lack for stunning beaches offering a classic composition of sloping white sand lined with swaying palms and a backdrop of lush rainforest. An increasing number of these beaches, whether in the north or south, or on the east or west coast, now host exclusive beach lodges espousing a ‘barefoot luxury’ ethos. ”
- Philip Briggs
Exclusive beach retreats
From small but idyllic tropical islands such as Nosy Ankao and Nosy Tsarabanjina to remote mainland destinations such as the jungle-swathed Masoala National Park and the stunning vistas of St Lucia Bay, Madagascar boasts more than its fair share of isolated beach-resorts-with-a-difference. Small, exclusive, and often set apart from other lodges by tens or even hundreds of kilometres, they tend to have a dual focus on beachside and terrestrial activities. Such time-honoured pastimes as sunbathing, swimming and eating fine seafood are all on the menu, but most lodges are also located close to good snorkelling and/or diving sites, and many also offer deep-sea marine activities such as game fishing or whale- and dolphin-watching cruises. Most also stand close enough to one or another national park or protected forest to offer guided jungle walks in search of lemurs, chameleons and other endemic wildlife – making for a uniquely Malagasy experience twist on a classic beach holiday.
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What People Say
The personalised service provided was far beyond my expectations. A three week trip visiting four countries in Africa, multiple game reserves, wineries and much, much more was flawless. While a close encounter with a leopard and her cubs…
We got in touch after hearing about Hide & Seek from a friend. Have to say hats off to Jamie, he was so patient throughout, even through our indecisiveness! Ultimately we ended up with the most incredible holiday of our lives. Thank you again, we will be back!!
Thank you for arranging our Safari holiday in Kenya and Tanzania for us. It was to celebrate our 40th. Wedding anniversary which was on July 1st. 2018, and through your arrangements, we have had a holiday that we will never forget...
Margaret and Stephen
Thanks so much for a truly unforgettable once in a life time holiday. Hopefully we will be in touch again soon!
Nick and Sarah
Spot on in terms of itinerary . We not disappointed by any of the suggestions and had the best holiday ever! Thank you!
Jamie was very helpful throughout the booking process and recommended the perfect holiday. There was nothing we would change having now been out to Tanzania. I would highly recommend Hide & Seek to friends and relatives.
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Glen and Amanda Crawford
Hide and seek dealt with our last minute travel plans extremely well. Obviously, our accommodations shifted as availability diminished but ultimately they came up with a vacation that we will never forget.
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