Relais de la Reine
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. The 37 rooms have polished wood floors, canopy beds, and private verandas. Saddle one of the property’s Malagasy horses and ride to the nearby piscine naturelle, where swaying palms and thick vegetation shade a waterfall that spills into a deep, clear sandy-bottomed pool.