Hotels in Madagascar

Tiny Nosy Komba has no roads, and therefore no cars; guests arrive from Nosy Be, the nearest island, a 25-minute boat ride away.

Isalo National Park, in central Madagascar, is a moonscape of towering sandstone outcroppings, narrow canyons, and lush forest. Relais de la Reine, a collection of low-slung granite cottages, blends almost seamlessly into the surrounding area.

In the 1990’s a French tycoon came to the island nation of Madagascar looking for a high-end place to stay, but couldn’t find one, so he flew up the coast along the Mozambique Channel and discovered the perfect spot to build his own retreat.