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.
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.