Set within a private nature reserve at the end of a peninsula jutting into the Mozambique Channel, Anjajavy Hotel offers an immersion in Malagasy nature at the edge of the sea. Yet despite its remote location, which is accessible only by private airstrip, this boutique ecolodge offers all the contemporary comforts a discerning guest could wish for. A 4-star establishment by European standards, Anjajavy features 24 rosewood villas, each with a private terrace facing the sea. Each villa has a bedroom with a sitting area, breakfast table, and bathroom with separate lavatory. A small staircase provides access to the upper level with an additional small loft for lounging. An individually controlled, silent air conditioning system keeps the villa at an optimal temperature.
Activities include sailing, kayaking, water skiing and snorkeling in a nearby protected bay. A large swimming pool overlooks the ocean. Backing the hotel is an 1,100-acre nature reserve that's home to more than 1,800 floral species, most of which are endemic to Madagascar, along with many medicinal plants. The forest also harbors many fauna including Coquerel’s sifaka, a type of lemur, which visits the resort's lush garden at tea-time each day and is frequently seen at close range. Other wildlife often sighted include chameleons, Cuvier’s oplure (a type of iguana), the showy Bird of Paradise, and the Madagascar fish eagle, which hunts over the coral reef offshore.