The Madagascan south west is like the old west itself. It’s dry and baron and rugged. But the coast here is absolutely beautiful, and offers awesome snorkelling, tranquil waters and beautiful beaches. Unlike the rest of Madagascar, the south western coast has no green, tropical foliage and only consists of rugged beauty. Succulents, cacti forests and even baobabs grow everywhere.
Very popular with the more well to do Malagasy and French families, this area is a little Oasis in a big desert. The beach is lined with palms and fir trees, and stretches for kilometres along the magical and tranquil lagoon. Its dotted with quaint little restaurants and bars and lodges that cater to every need. Markets with local goods and souvenirs and little dive establishments are also to be found.