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Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge

Manafiafy Street St Luce, Mahatalaky Tana 101 Madagascar
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Barefoot luxury in a truly breathtaking setting…Sparkling blue seas, verdant rain-forests, abundant wildlife, and distant mountains, this small and intimate lodge offers a taste of serenity to all of our guests. Nestled into a forest fringed cove, our luxury thatched bungalows offer private decked terraces inches from the sea, perfectly reflecting the tranquility of their natural surroundings.
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Non-smoking rooms
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Manafiafy Street St Luce, Mahatalaky Tana 101 Madagascar
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Antananarivo Airport414 miSee all flights
Marillac Airport23 miSee all flights
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Suzanne O wrote a review Oct 2019
Siem Reap, Cambodia16 contributions4 helpful votes
The drive from Fort Dauphin on National Route 12 is an experience in and of itself but my word it is well worth it. The lodge is absolutely gorgeous, the private beach front is pristine, the service is impeccable, and our guide, Nama, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We went to Madagascar to see lemurs and see them we did. Boat trip through mangroves was also pretty spectacular AND the food was great. A special birthday trip with my daughter, we were very happy campers!
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Date of stay: October 2019
chapyBristol wrote a review Oct 2019
Winford, United Kingdom367 contributions158 helpful votes
This must be one of the most beautiful and most remote places we have stayed (measured by time if not distance - the roads are terrible!). It is well worth the effort of getting there; the bungalows are amazing, spacious and well equipped with private access to the beach and sea views. The whole site is set up to fit into the surroundings, so it is well hidden from the sea. The food was amazing, we especially loved the local fish and lobster. The guide was very knowledgeable, and we saw some amazing wildlife, by boat and by jeep. It is very close to the local village, and it was fascinating to see villagers carrying on their traditional way of life. The staff were all lovely, we were so well looked after by everyone. We loved the wood carvings dotted around the site, and the use of wood in the rooms. In short: great for relaxing, great for food, great for wildlife and great for local interest.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jan wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions10 helpful votes
I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this lodge, the food, the activity, the friendly staff, and the beachfront room. Whilst it is a bit of a journey to get there it is totally worth every minute as on the way you pass through numerous villages, getting to see the way people live, what I thought of as the real Madagascar. There is a range of activity on offer which you can do each day accompanied by your guide. Our guide, Nama, was great, he had amazing knowledge about the wildlife, the vegetation the history and the culture, which he shared with passion and enthusiasm, he also had amazing eyesight, spotting lemur and other wildlife with ease. The food was great, fresh crayfish and fish cooked to perfection with all staff helpful and generous with their time. We loved every minute of our stay and would certainly recommend it for a few days of escape from the rat race.
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Date of stay: October 2019
mei700 wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom340 contributions33 helpful votes
This was our first trip to Madagascar, but will certainly not be our last. We have absolutely fallen in love with the country, the wildlife, the people and the culture - so beautiful and unspoilt, and using the lodge as a base was great. Everyone at the lodge is amazing, friendly and helpful, and our guide was funny, knowledgeable and helped us spot so many endemic species during our short stay. Food was incredible and the kitchen made huge efforts to cater for our vegan diet. We didn’t manage to snorkel in the waters in the end, but that will be for another trip! Thank you to everyone at the lodge and see you again soon!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Martin Fearnley wrote a review Jul 2019
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom58 contributions22 helpful votes
Fantastic beachside retreat. Right next to the mangroves ti see some endemic birdlife. Around the cove you get to see the 29km beach cove, we didn't see anybody on it. The place is great, the food is amazing. The freshest lobster and oysters I have ever eaten, all inclusive to boot. The staff were great. Only downsides are... 3 hour drive from gort Dauphin to get here and no wifi .
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
$831 - $1,055 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MadagascarToliara ProvinceMahatalaky
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Sainte Luce Reserve (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.