Just half an hour from Madagascar’s iconic Baobab Alley (also known as the ‘Avenue of the Baobabs’), the Hotel Palissandre Cote Ouest is located on a beach in Morondava, on the island’s remote west coast. Guests at this idyllic property are accommodated in 30 spacious rustic bungalows crafted from stone, timber and thatch, featuring four-poster beds and furnished, shaded verandas. All units are air-conditioned and equipped with plenty of hot water for relaxing showers at the end of each day.
At the centre of the property next to a swimming pool sits a large restaurant and bar, where the finest, freshest local ingredients are crafted into Malagasy and international dishes. Also found here is a day spa, where massages and other pampering treatments are offered – a real treat after a long day out exploring the coastline or travelling inland along rough, dusty roads!
Not-to-be-missed experiences while staying at Hotel Palissandre Cote Ouest include sunset at the Avenue of The Baobabs, a photogenic boulevard lined by over 20 unique upside-down trees and a visit to the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park which is home to a vast collection of needle-shaped limestone formations. Another highlight is the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve next door, which harbours over a dozen species of lemur as well as other amazing endemic fauna. Should you wish to learn more about local culture or history, there are a number of fascinating sites in the vicinity including an ancient necropolis.