Sakalava Lodge

In a splendid park of 5 hectares facing the beautiful turquoise lagoon, sheltered from the wind, nestled in the shade of the filaos trees, the Sakalava Lodge offers holiday makers unique charm, authenticity and relaxation! Here you can unplug your brain during your stay; or take a step towards being adventurous and active!

Sakalava is one of the best spots in the world for kitesurfing and windsurfing. The wind statistics are amazing, the Varatraza (the name of the local wind) blows from early May to end of November between 25 and 35 knots.

On the reef, the waves (1,5m-3m) will satisfy the more advanced riders. The school provides equipment adapted for all levels. Two instructors are available for courses and offer advise on which equipment to rent. Everywhere in the bay is shallow and flat water, which are perfect conditions to begin kite or windsurfing.
From R 24 187
For 7 Nights
Half Board
At A Glance
Bars / RestaurantsChild FriendlyLand SportsWater SportsWifiBeach



On a 7-acre beachfront populated by thousands of sea birds and many wild lemurs, the lodge has 15 bungalows in total.

8 bungalows are located land side, in a forest of casuarina trees, surrounded by greenery, populated by many birds and a family of lemurs.

5 bungalows made of plant materials, perfectly integrated into the landscape, are located on the beach, offering 1-4 beds. The view of the bay is stunning while being sheltered from the wind. No engine noise, no cars, the birds, the cry of lemurs, and the sound of waves on the reef, will rock your parties.

The beachfront bungalows have private pailottes. It is platform 2/3 m, covered with natural stone tiling, a parasol and two mattresses. Sheltered from the wind, enjoy the spectacle of the bay, ideal for reading, relaxing, get a massage …. it’s a zen place and refined.

Entirely renovated in 2013 our beachfront bungalows are now able to satisfy demanding customers looking for both a good level of comfort and charm. Queen size bed in solid wood, bathroom made of natural stones, wooden floor, green roof, bamboo, driftwood … everything is beautiful and in accordance with the traditions and the environment. If you love the concrete, tolle, bay windows and tile, you’ll find it further down the bay.

Dining & Entertainment

Among the novelties of the 2013 season, the owners have completely renovated the restaurant and created the first kite bar in Sakalava Bay: The Riders Bar.

Whether you just want a yummy cocktail and to eat some kebabs before dinner or partying with friends late at night, you now have a perfect setup right on your doorstep.

A friendly bar, reading corners, lounge with sea views, a giant screen with Sat TV and the latest videos of windsurfing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding … a pool table, a quiet terrace to enjoy the sunset, good music and a team that will follow you to the end of the night.

As in the rest of the lodge, The Riders bar is fully equipped with the latest generation of LED bulbs and a solar power plant that provides clean energy all night.


Sakalava Bay (Baie des Sakalava) is a popular destination for windsurfing and kitesurfing located approximately 16 kilometres from Diego Suarez on the northeast coast of Madagascar.

Sakalava Bay is easily accessible by car. Coming from Diego Suarez, after ten kilometres there is a junction at the small village of Ankorikakely (respectively eight kilometres from Ramena) from where an unpaved sandy road leads another six kilometres to Sakalava Bay. Alternatively it is possible to walk to Sakalava Bay from the village of Ramena via Baie des Dunes and Baie des Pigeons. This beautiful nature walk takes between 2.5 and 3 hours.

The beach at Sakalava Bay is several kilometres long. On the far south side mangroves are growing. The area around a rocky islet is best suited for kite and windsurfing. During low tide sandbanks emerge in the bay. A trail leaving from the north side of the beach leads to two unnamed beaches, of which the second one is the most beautiful.

Currently there are two hotels along the beach, Sakalava Lodge as well as a second nearby – with a third in the process of being built. Each property in this area has a windsurfing and kitesurfing center, ideal for guests to make use of the on-site facilities. Next to the hotels are small local restaurants, offering basic meals such as seafood and coconut rice to visitors of the beach.


Madagascar, a small island in the Indian Ocean offers you a lot of activities to experience whilst on holiday: trekking, diving, surfing, but also one of the newest to the country, which is kite surfing!

Not as easy as it seems but no worries, everybody can do it after a little bit of training – and fear not as there is an excellent center on site at Sakalava Lodge!


Total package price from:
  • Johannesburg: R 24 187

Packages are priced per person sharing, inclusive of:

  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Antananarivo on SA airlink
  • Return domestic AirMadagascar flights Antananarivo to Diego
  • Airline taxes
  • All return transfers to the hotels
  • Airport meet and greet
  • 7 accommodation with breakfast & dinner daily (with the 1st night in Antananarivo)

Prices are a guideline and may vary depending on date, time and class of travel, final rates would be confirmed at time of booking | Rates based for travel Sept / Oct 2017

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