This upmarket retreat, a member of the Relais & Chateaux group, stands on a remote peninsula, surrounded by its own private nature reserve, home to a variety of lemur and bird species. 25 luxury villas each offer a sea-facing terrace, and the large swimming pool looks out to sea.
Anjajavy Private Reserve can only be reached by air, and as a result offers a wonderfully remote experience on Madagascar's north-west coast.
Offering the ultimate combination of beach and bush, the reserve is an oasis for both wildlife and visitors. Its deciduous forest yields chameleons, frogs, common brown lemur, as well as nocturnal species such as sportive, and mouse lemur, which is the smallest lemur growing to just 24 centimetres long. However, the beautiful Coquerel’s sifakas are the local stars and are often seen next to the hotel and even in the trees above the villas.
The reserve is also home to the elusive fosa, Madagascar’s largest carnivore. Highlights amongst the prolific birdlife include Madagascar harrier hawks and the critically endangered Madagascar fish eagle, and the nearby Tsingy Caves are home to various species of bat.
This private rainforest covers an area of 450 hectares and has over 1,800 plant species, many of which are endemic, and abundant fauna.
- Ideal for viewing: Commerson’s leaf-nosed bat, common brown lemur, Coquerel’s sifaka, Madagascar fish eagle, Milne-Edwards’ sportive lemur
- Where: Sofia Region, Madagascar