Relais du Masoala
Relis du Masoala is a comfortable hotel close to the beach on the edge of the Masoala’s main town of Maroanstsetra. The hotel is considered to be the best in town, with 15 spacious bungalows set in seven hectares of coconut groves on the Bay of Antongil.
Built out of local baobao timber and falafa palm leaves, each spacious, well-appointed bungalow contains large comfortable beds with mosquito nets and private bathrooms with hot water.
Meals are prepared using fresh produce from the lodge’s own farm, and they can accommodate vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets.
The main building has a front desk a communal lounge with TV and free Wi-Fi and bar area. There is also a small swimming pool and lush gardens with seating area.
Private bathrooms with hot water, 24-hour electricity, mosquito nets, restaurant, swimming pool, lounge and TV area.
Highlights in the Masoala National Park include the red-ruffed lemur, white-fronted brown lemur, greater hedgehog tenrec, brown-tailed mongoose, day geckos, leaf tailed geckos, panther chameleons, helmet vanga and the recently rediscovered Madagascar serpent eagle.
Whale-watching boat trips to see migrating humpback whales (between July and September), trekking, excursions into the surrounding forest and to Nosy Mangabe, kayaking, cycling and table tennis.
Aye aye have been spotted in the Farakaraina forest, not far from the hotel, and excursions there can be arranged. The hotel has a sister establishment, Le Petit Relais, situated on the Masoala peninsula near the National Park’s entrance and the Tampolo Marine Reserver.
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