The Litchi Tree
A 5-room restored colonial mansion built in 1902 at the foot of the national park, the Litchi Tree is located on the heights of Joffreville and was the colonial home of Marshal Joffre (for whom the town is named) and the French Admiralty. A 45-minute drive from the town of Diego Suarez, this charming guest house has stunning views of the Diego Suarez Bay and the Mozambique Chanel. The guest house opened its doors in 2008 after two years of meticulous renovation. All of the furniture was made locally using sustainably harvested wood. This environmentally- and socially-conscious hotel uses solar power and employs only local staff, expertly trained by the owner.
The grand stairs lead into a hallway which is now an intimate dining area with whitewashed walls, minimal but beautiful carved wooden decorations, a fully stocked bar and small library and lounge off to the side. To the back of the house are the stable blocks that have been converted into five well-sized rooms. Each room has a double bed and en-suite bathroom with large shower. The décor is elegant with striking colours contrasting with the white walls and simple but tasteful furnishings