Anakao or Anokao is a coastal fishing town of about 3000 on the southwest coast of Madagascar, 35 kilometres south of Toliara. It is located southwest of Soalara. It is inhabited by the Vezo people and is a notable resort getaway!
Anakao Ocean Lodge & Spa, a magical place that by a curious and favorable combination of circumstances, has preserved its nature in pristine condition.
A new exceptional destination particularly adapted to the one who has the soul of a real traveler.If a holiday beach should one day be able to be part of your fondest memories, if you are looking to live the experience of a cultural journey initiated by your unwavering passion for the discovery of new destinations where authentic values merge and now forgotten rhythms, Anakao Ocean Lodge & Spa offers you great emotions.
Arriving by the sea Anakao Ocean Lodge & Spa crouches at the bottom of a bay in half moon like a geode of precious stones.
The rational use of local materials, especially local limestone and precious woods, the bungalows overlooking the sea, the beach suites; provide comfort that can hardly be imagined to reach Madagascar, as far from cities.In the central area; a bar, a restaurant, lounges across the ‘square’, the central hub of the Lodge, a TV / library room and a shop where you can find not only clothes, t-shirts and lambas, but also many small handicrafts, from ethnic necklaces to precious wood carvings, strong expression of local culture.The newly opened spa will reinforce this notion of being in perfect harmony with the place.Our comprehensive offer of care and specialized formulas is a good idea for celebrating a personal event of importance.
Then, when the sun sets on the horizon, on the Mozambique Channel to the right of the hotel, while the many nuances that the sky takes at this time announce the night, you will have the proof if it were necessary of the generosity of nature.
A piece of paradise just for you.
Day 1: Antananarivo
Arrival in Antananarivo. We meet you. Transfer to La Villette Hotel 3* on a half board basis.
Day 2: Fly to Tulear -Anakao
Transfer to the airport.Check -in for the flight to Tulear.On arrival, you will be met and transfer to the fishermen village Anakao.Accommodation at Anakao Ocean Lodge 3* on a half board basis.
Days:3-4-5-6-7 : Anakao.
Free days on the beach.Or you can do some activities such as surfing, fishing, excursion to the baobabs etc. Accommodation at Anakao Ocean Lodge 3* on a half board basis.
Day 8: Tulear -Antananarivo -Johannesburg
Transfer by motor boat to the airport of Tulear, fly to Antananarivo.Then, check -in for the flight back to Johannesburg.
Among the activities, we organize daily excursions by boat or canoe to the neighboring islands of coral origin: Nosy Ve and Nosy Satrana. These two small islands are located less than 10 minutes by motorboat are surrounded by white sand beaches and the waters are crystal clear. .At low tide, a shuttle provides the connection to the open sea of the bay for dives in larger funds. Diving equipment is provided by the lodge and during the winter months, when the water temperature is not to your liking, you will be provided with isothermal equipment provided by the club.
Members of PADI or other dive organizations can book their dives at Anakao Ocean Lodge & Spa. In high season periods, we recommend booking well in advance to obtain the desired bookings. TheFirst dive.For those who have never experienced the emotion of a dive, the baptism of the sea is the ideal opportunity to get familiar with the seabed.
Boat & BBQ
And if for half a day you choose to go to one of the nearby islands with a barbecue of fish caught and cooked on a wood fire by your piroguier. This on one of the most picturesque beaches in the area. The exit is the star of the morning. In fact, the boat remains available depending on the water levels on the neighboring islands of Nosy Satrana or Nosy Ve.Or explore the beaches of Maromena and mangroves.
In the period from July to September in the region of Anakao it is possible to admire the whales that pass in this stretch of the Mozambique Channel. Boat trips organized for this occasion are exciting outings. . The duration is at most two hours.
One of our musts, a romantic trip to Anakao Bay.ideal for couples on honeymoon but not only. You leave by boat in the late afternoon to reach the island of Nosy Satrana where refreshments are served with wine or sparkling wine with South African sofa. We must contemplate sunset when the sky takes its colors of fire, a thousand shades of orange-red to purple, before returning to the lodge in time for dinner.
Deep sea fishing
For those who love fishing motor boat or canoe trips with local fishermen. Fishing is interesting beyond the coral reef at about a nautical mile away. If you want to do an experiment with traditional boats Vezo.
QuadFor a more dynamic afternoon and change the habits the quad is the ideal way to discover the Anakao area with its fishing village, the thorny forest, typical of this region of Madagascar, the old French railway and the dunes of sand laid a short distance from the Lodge. The exit takes about two hours and a half. One hour short tours available
Tsimanampetsotsa National Park is a site of great biological importance and because of its landscapes. It is like one of the ten most important reserves of Madagascar. The only and only salt water lake in Madagascar, discoveries of skeletons of prehistoric animals in the caves have given him very recently an interest even higher.
There are daily flights from JHB to Antananarivo with Airlink. If G Class is not available the price will change depending on what booking class we can get at the time of your enquiry / booking.
Air Madagascar schedules are subject to change so sometimes we may need to adjust the itinerary.
**We can also combine this trip with Reunion Island and we would then use Air Austral for the flights. **
Rates are subject to availability, currency and airport tax fluctuations. Peak & High season surcharges will apply.