This charming and remote resort sits right on the gorgeous Ifaty beach in south-western Madagascar, and makes a wonderful spot to relax after visiting the interior, or for diving off the local reef. It offers around 20 comfortable, rustic bungalows, an infinity pool, kayaking and good birding trails.
Although Madagascar's wildlife is its main draw, the island also boasts a lovely coastline and idyllic offshore islands that offer a chance to relax in seclusion and style, while continuing to enjoy the island's biological richness. The pace of life is slower here, and you can experience the friendly, laid-back atmosphere for which Madagascar is renowned.
The Vanila Hotel offers the comforts of a three star hotel in the heart of the tropics, with magnificent views of the sea, or their tropical gardens. Each bedroom opens onto a terrace, and a refreshing swimming pool overlooks the sea, as do the restaurant and the bar. Right next door is a dive centre.