We really enjoy this property and recommend it highly for our guests visiting Ifaty-Mangily. It is located only about 10 minutes from Mangily village, about 20 minutes’ drive north of Tulear on the road tarred in 2016. Visitors come here mostly to appreciate the incredible ‘spiny bush’ with its weird and wonderful flora and rare birds. This relaxed seaside hotel is the perfect choice after (or before) travelling on the RN7 overland route.
20 rooms are set in free-standing, en-suite, sea-facing bungalows. The suite sleep four people. The bungalows have thick walls, big windows, wooden flooring, thatch roofs and are equipped with a fan. . A welcome swimming pool and lovely views over the Mozambique Channel add to the ambience. The airy restaurant has indoors and outdoors seating.
In late spring and summer (October to March) days can be very hot, while in winter (May to August) nights can be cool to crisp or even cold. From July to August, whale-watching from this area can be productive – there is research under way to try to determine what percentage of the Humpback whales migrate up the Mozambique Channel as opposed to along the eastern side of the island.
Guided walks are offered to the nearby spiny bush parcels such as the Mosa Forest (good for birding) or Reniala Centre; visits to Veso fishing villages and the hotel can arrange various marine activities such as kayaking and snorkelling.