Built in two years following great logistical effort, the hotel is composed of a central building facing a fifty year old coconut grove and twenty four villas made of palissandre wood scattered throughout a garden landscape.
Yves Boucharla, from Lyon in France, who is the architect of the Brasseries of Chef Paul Bocuse, paid tribute to the Sakalava traditional villages with a refined and elegant architecture, unanimously acclaimed. The whole facility is cleverly integrated in nature.
Each of the 24 rosewood villas borders the main beach of the huge private estate of the lodge.
All the villas have a spacious terrace facing the sea, a living room with a salon and a bedroom.
A staircase rises to the upper floor where a rest room has been created which can also serve as an office or a bedroom for children or friends.
The bathroom is equipped with a large corner bath and the toilets are separate.
A silent and individual air conditioning system keeps the bedroom at an ideal temperature.
The Oasis is a wet biotope, including carefully selected plants representative of the huge territory of Madagascar. Created by Camille Muller, a renowned French landscaper and great lover of Madagascar, it is located at the heart of the hotel, behind the villas of the lodge.
A system of spray misters maintains a constant hygrometry and maintains a pleasant cooling sensation during the hottest hours. Tea, cool drinks and cakes are served every afternoon. One can discover a wide floral diversity brilliantly arranged. It is in this vegetation where the Souimanga Sunbirds, the Malagasy Kingfishers and the Malagasy Paradise Flycatchers take refuge. The pond attracts frogs and chameleons, and the canopies of the flourishing trees surrounding it are the playground for groups of lemurs, whose wild nature is carefully preserved, for the great enjoyment of the guests.