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Royal Sakalava

Baie des Sakalava, Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 9 nights with wife and 3 kids. I'm a kitesurfer so wanted a good spot for kiting that was also good for the family. Kiting was awesome - tidal lagoon that is kiteable the whole time except for 2 hours around low tide. Butter flat water, huge lagoon, waves out the back. Kited every day even though... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Stifling mosquito infested bungalow, fleas in the bed, dirty beach, loveless restaurant (cheap plastic chairs, harsh lighting), inedible food (fish from previous day warmed up), highly overpriced (60 € per night)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the best place for people who seek for a nice, friendly and comfortable place to stay in Diego with a good quality/price. The employees and owners were really welcoming and helpful. The hotel is situated in a clean a beautiful bay. Children would love this place where they can have some activities like trampoline, rabbits/guinea pea/ turtles parc,... More 

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Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I learnt to kitesurf here with Alex and his team in August 2013. Since then, we have returned twice and always had a fantastic time. I do think that if you are not here for the watersports, whether you have a good time or not depends largely on what you look for in a holiday. The bungalows are by no... More 

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Valdese, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Bungalows are basic concrete squares with beds covered by a mosquito net, bathrooms which work and reliable hot water. This is not a place of A/C luxury, but everything is adequate and your precious stuff is safe on this property. The common area is the best part of this property as you can sit in shade & breeze overlooking bay... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Royal Sakalava is in the middle of nowhere, and if you do not have car transport at your disposal, you are reliant on eating all meals at their restaurant. There appears to be two classes of cabins with the better ones set on the breach. The others are set back further but we did not find this to be a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you are interested in kite or wind surfing, this is the easiest and best place you can have around Diego. The area is quiet and but the bungalows are basic - good enough for a calm journey. It is not a luxury resort. Your advantage is to have a huge beach and good waves in some period of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Definitely the best choice in the Sakalava Bay (about 20km East of Diego). The bungalows are clean and nice; and the bed comfy; and right on the beach; with the kitesurf rental shop and lessons onsite. The restaurant is pretty good too, a nice choice of malagasy and internationsl dishes with of course a fresh seafood specialty; i saw the... More 

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Hong-Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I came for the first time to Royal Sakalava in august 2012, at the end of a trip of a whole month discovering Madagascar. I had reserved only for about ten days, but the place had so much pleased me that I had convinced myself to return there in 2013. I had thus planned to stay there this summer for... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

bungalows are very basic at sakalava, but they are directly on the beach (although there are some concrete ones at the back) in a very beautiful bay. perfect for kiting as there were many of them there. maybe the bungalows are a little bit too basic for the money they ask for, but it is a good place to stay... More 

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