My mother and I spent 5 very happy days at La Petite Traversee in June 2013. Thank you so much to Ockie, Vincent, Olivier, Pepe, Georgette and Florio for making us feel so welcome. Not being able to speak French - which is something of a problem as a traveller in Madagascar - it was great arriving at a resort where everyone can speak English. We loved the communal meals, evening entertainment and many interesting discussions and felt so at home. I've read many of the other reviews and most of them are accurate - this is a great little resort! Great value for money. All the meals were superb, as were the pizzas made in the pizza oven which we often had for lunch . Definitely the best pizzas on the island! If you are after luxury this is not for you. The chalets could do with a face lift - walls need a lick of paint, toilet didn't flush that well, and basin tap leaked, as did the roof.,,, not to mention that there was no door to our bathroom, but the many positives made up for any discomfort, which given our overall experience we didn't mind that much. Rustic the chalets certainly are. And now to the highlight of our stay - the beautiful black and white ruffed lemurs. They are wild and live in the trees above and around the resort but are used to people as Ockie feeds them loads of bananas every day! Whether this is right or wrong - but bear in mind that these lemurs were brought to Il Aux Nautte and this is not their natural habitat - it made for an incredible up-close experience and definitely the highlight of our entire holiday in Madagascar. I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone contemplating a holiday in Madagascar. All in all a great and memorable experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Petite Traversee is a small boutique island lodge on Ile aux Nattes,the most beautiful little island off Madagascar. Winner of the prestigious Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award in 2013 and 2014 ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Petite Traversee Madagascar/Nosy Boraha