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

  • 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 has the third largest coral reef system in the world, the Toliara coral reef, off the south-western coast

Madagascar Luxury Holidays: The Detail

Madagascan terrain varies from tropical rainforest and paradise beaches to central highland plateaux and the dry desert-like south. Dancing lemurs, avenues of gigantic baobabs, spectacular birds, luxurious beach retreats and an incredibly hospitable population are just some of the things you can expect to come across on your Madagascar luxury holiday.

You'll also find an unparalleled quality of diving and snorkelling around some of the most unspoilt reefs in the world, mostly located in the north of the island. Here dive operators and local fishermen work together to protect the environment while encouraging sustainable tourism and protecting one of the few corals whose biodiversity has not yet been drastically changed by the effects of global warming. The beaches, islands and luxury lodges along this stretch of coastline are none too shabby either.

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

Possibly the most exclusive castaway experience out there, Miavana is an ultra-luxurious private island hotel located off Madagascar’s northern shores.

Where to stay

Constance Tsarabanjina

Constance Tsarabanjina

The North

A private island paradise just off the Madagascan coast, Constance Tsarabanjina houses just 25 thatched villas set within a tropical jungle leading down to powder white beaches.

Where to stay

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