Anakao Ocean Lodge

This beautifully positioned new hotel is situated at one end of the village, with charming bungalows constructed from local materials, each with private bathrooms. There are 28 rooms in total, including 1 suite and 2 extra spacious family rooms. Most rooms overlook the beautiful Mozambique Channel with a small patio and sun loungers to enjoy sunsets. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities including, mini bar, electronic safety deposit box, air- conditioning and free Wi-Fi can be found in all the rooms.

Various excursions can be arranged with the hotel, such as boat trips to nearby islands including Nosy Ve, scuba diving and snorkelling on the fringing reefs, fishing, exploring the area by quad bike and visits to Tsimanampetsotsa National Park.

All the spacious rooms overlook the sea and feature modern amenities including flat screen TV, mini bar, safe, telephone, air- conditioning, mosquito nets and free Wi-Fi in all the rooms.

There is a long stretch of calm beach in front of the lodge with loungers and umbrellas and the sea is safe for swimming. The lodge has a dive shop with good scuba diving and snorkelling equipment available to hire alongside other watersports.

The large restaurant serves freshly prepared traditional Malagasy and international dishes on a set menu often featuring fresh seafood, but can cater well to special diets.


Restaurant, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV, mini bar, electronic safety deposit box, mosquito nets and a dive and water sports shop onsite.

Ian Loyd
Area Specialist

Visit Nosy Ve Island early in the morning when the sea is usually at its calmest, providing the best snorkelling opportunities.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

Local Wildlife

Around the hotel itself is a good example of spiny bush habitat with birds such as sub-desert brush warbler and littoral rock thrush and reptiles such as the three-eyed lizard and Bernier's Striped Snake. On the offshore island of Nosy Ve there is an impressive red-tailed tropicbird colony and coral reef. Between July and September humpback whales can be seen further offshore on boat trips from the lodge.

Optional Activities

Excursions to Nosy Ve, snorkelling and scuba diving, village visits, quad biking and visits to Tsimanampetsotsa National Park.

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Anakao Ocean Lodge -23.661004, 43.649526 Anakao Ocean LodgeView

It was lovely to meet Helen face-to-face and to devise the ideal trip with her – her enthusiasm for Madagascar certainly confirmed us in our choice of destination. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides, seemed genuinely interested in their work and in interacting with tourists. Invaluable in spotting wildlife and discussing uses of local medicinal plants. [Our escort guide] was a delightful companion on our journey in Madagascar and very solicitous of our welfare. We were thrilled by the wildlife. Without the keen insight and knowledge of our guides we would certainly have failed to spot the giraffe-necked weevil and stick insects. The night walks were very productive – several mouse lemurs. The first sight of indris was an especial thrill as was the sight of a sleeping mouse lemur in broad daylight. Perhaps the most rewarding experience occurred when the lemurs came to us – six ring-tailed lemurs in Isalo, sifakas on the balcony in Anjajavy, flocks of grey-headed lovebirds on the lawn at breakfast. An excellent tour which gave us a good insight into the wildlife and potential conservation issues in Madagascar. We had opportunities to visit local communities. We were most impressed by the efficiency in ensuring a trouble-free and very enjoyable time in Madagascar. Our tour leader and driver were delightful and very hard working. We shall certainly look forward to booking a further tour with you.

Mr & Mrs V - Ashprington, Devon