Les Dunes d’Ifaty is located 27km north of the city of Tulear, next to the Mangily fishing village and is built over an area of 6 hectares, amidst a flora of tropical and other typical indigenous plants from this dry region of southern Madagascar. It is built directly overlooking the Mozambique Channel and its endless coral reef barrier. It has been constructed using local materials and with ecology in mind, therefore, using water and electricity conservatively, though without taking away from fulfilling guest experience.
This romantic hotel has assigned a lot attention to the small details, creating a uniquely comfortable atmosphere. It consists of 19 spacious, stone villas, hinting at a partial sea-view. Dry stones from the region adorn the building walls and the frame is made up of Katrafay round wood and other essences from the southern part of Madagascar. All the roofing is composed of a double layer of vondry (a traditional Malagasy fibre) with waterproofing measures having been taken. The floors of the rooms, terraces and main building room are made up of vast Anakaraka wooden slats. All the windows are similarly made up of Anakaraka wood, giving the hotel a real sense of authenticity. The villas offer ensuite bathrooms with rain shower, TV and private terrace. The hotel offers furthermore 11 Superior rooms and 11 Standard rooms, which are in the garden area and have access to the pool as well as the beach close by.
A large swimming pool, overlooking the Mozambique Channel, is the perfect place to indulge in pleasant aquatic activity. One can alternatively relax and bask under the shade of the beach parasols or engage with others in the convivial lounge having fun with family, playing board games or reading books and magazines. During the day a wide range of activities are offered; such as, diving, snorkeling, boat trips, water sport activities, horse riding excursions, mountain biking, quad biking, beach volleyball, badminton, guided walks and cultural trips, as well as, traditional massages. Guests can also indulge in the delicious cuisine offered at the restaurant, or soak up the view at the beachfront bar.