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Overview

Masoala Forest Lodge is best described as a ‘castaway retreat’. Set in Madagascar’s Masoala National Park, this lodge is only accessible by boat or foot (over several days through dense rainforest), making it the perfect escape from the modern world.

Promising barefoot luxury on a tropical island paradise, Masoala Forest Lodge offers comfortable accommodation that blends harmoniously into the natural environment. Each room is a stone’s throw away from the pristine, private beach, with the lush, wildlife-rich rainforest as your backdrop. Two communal areas provide the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the breath-taking scenery and to simply let yourself relax.

There’s a ton to do and see during your stay at Masoala, from water-based activities and exploring the rainforests to napping in a hammock as the ocean lulls you to sleep. Snorkelling, kayaking, forest walks, night walks and whale watching are just a few of the adventures you can enjoy – all designed to connect you to nature and her many splendours.

Highlights

  • Barefoot luxury in Madagascar’s largest remaining intact rainforest and national park.
  • Exclusive holiday in a hidden gem destination - only accessible by foot or boat.
  • Enjoy pristine private beaches where the rainforest goes all the way down to the sea.
  • Elevated, tented suites with exceptional ocean and forest views.
  • Night walks in a private forest reserve.
  • Forest walks, snorkelling, kayaking, traditional pirogues, swimming, whale watching, fishing and community visits.
  • Encounter a trove of rare and unique species.

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Guided walks
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling

Rooms

Rustic, charming and a natural extension of the tropical environment, Masoala Forest Lodge’s treehouses are the perfect way to immerse yourself into Madagascar’s island life. The thatched treehouses are elevated on stilted wooden platforms, with canvas sides that provide the feel of a traditional African safari tent. From the loftiness of the treehouse, you’ll find yourself among the canopy of the rainforest, overlooking the beach with the cool breeze of the ocean greeting you. And with the water just a few steps away from your room, let the gentle sounds of the waves lapping at the shore and rustling of leaves lull you to sleep every night.

Facilities

Everything at Masoala Forest Lodge is designed to provide the ultimate barefoot luxury experience in a haven of tranquility. When not enjoying the lush rainforests and pristine beaches of the private reserve, enjoy the two stilted, thatched and open-plan communal areas.

The first, The Beach House, is where lunch and dinner are served, with a nook of comfortable chairs and a well-stocked natural history library that’s perfect for relaxing after meals. The Sea Deck provides exceptional views over the bay and is where breakfast and afternoon tea are served. This is the perfect space to take in the beautiful scenery with a drink.

And for those who enjoy a bit of R&R while on vacation, the massage tent offers blissful massage therapy treatments to melt all your stress away.

Dining

Mealtimes at the lodge are an unforgettable experience. Choose from diverse menus that perfectly combine traditional Malagasy and European-style dishes. Expect fresh fish, shellfish, beef, rice, fruit, and vegetable as staples of the cuisine, while an onsite salad and herb garden provides crisp, newly harvested greens.

Breakfast and afternoon tea are served on the Sea Deck, while lunch and dinner are enjoyed at the Beach House. Snacks and sundowners are savoured on beach, with the mesmerising African sunset as your view.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant

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