On the South-eastern tip of Madagascar, the boutique lodge, Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge, has opened in more recent times and is already a firm favourite with Rainbow customers. This luxury, solar-powered lodge has six beach bungalows set in lush coastal bush on an exquisite bay. Bungalows front straight onto the beach . Unbeknown to most, this is where whale watching is actually best in Malagasy waters, and humpbacks can be seen from June through to November. The beach is also arguably the most attractive in the country. Visitors can also take cruises into the mangrove system and walks in east coast littoral forest, where rare lemurs abound.