An hour’s drive from the city of Toliara, this charming 3 star eco-lodge has 20 beach front bungalows and one suite, set amongst the euphorbias on the dunes of Ifaty Bay. The restaurant offers simple but excellent Malagasy, French and Italian cuisine. One of best features of the hotel aside from its location is its beautiful infinity pool with a view over the bay.
The suite sits lower down than the standard rooms, right on the beach, and is easily large enough to sleep four. There is a sitting area with two twin beds, as well as a double bed (complete with mirror hanging from the ceiling above it).
There is plenty to do at Le Paradisier, aside from the pool, mountain bikes and snorkelling kit are available, and a masseuse is always on hand. The hotel can also help organise visits to the spiny forest, diving, fishing and riding.
There are twenty luxury rooms and one suite, all facing the water. The ten original rooms are built in stone rondavels, with double bedrooms on the ground floor and a mezzanine level with a small balcony above. The bathrooms are tucked away at the back, while each room has a small terrace in front. Ten newer rooms have also been added to these.