Luxury Madagascar Holidays: An Overview

Despite being the fourth largest island in the world and a mere 250 miles off the coast of mainland Africa, Madagascar remains a largely undiscovered corner of the continent and as far as we're concerned, that's all the more reason to love it.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Lemurs, lemurs and more lemurs! Every variety of this dancing, jumping, singing, furry beast can be found here, and only here
  • There's great whale watching on the island paradise of Ile Ste Marie - humpbacks come to calve in the warm seas from July to September
  • Dive the islands of the Nosy Be archipelago and find your own castaway beach - it's a genuine chance to leave the modern world behind

Madagascar Luxury Holidays: The Detail

There's no denying that Madagascar is unique. An astonishing 80% of the country's flora and fauna is endemic to the island. A fascinating mélange of African, Asian, Arabic and European cultures is evident wherever you are, from the rice paddy fields in the valleys to the Arab style pirogues on the river and the clapped out Renaults which rule the streets of Tana. Even the name of the capital, Antananarivo (hence Tana, to those in the know), is exotic and the rest of the country certainly lives up to that reputation. Quite the heady mix when it comes to a luxury holiday, in our humble opinion.

Top picks for Madagascar

Antsiranana Bay, Madagascar

The North


The north combines dramatic landscapes and beautiful beaches in one manageable region.

Where to go

Aerial View of Nosy Ankao - Madagascar


The North

A fabulous and ultra-luxury lodge created by Time + Tide is now open and wowing guests on the private island of Nosy Ankao.

Where to stay

Constance Tsarabanjina

Constance Tsarabanjina

The North

Just off Madagascar’s north coast, this ultra relaxed hideaway in the Mitsio Archipelago is the definition of a Robinson Crusoe island.

Where to stay

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