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Palissandre Côte Ouest

Morondava, Western Madagascar, Madagascar

At a Glance

  • Enjoy wonderful sunsets over the Mozambique Channel

  • Conveniently located for visiting the Avenue of Baobabs

  • Relax beside the pool and enjoy views out over the ocean

  • Sample fresh sea food in the hotel's Lakana Restaurant

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Any time of year is fine for a visit except from January to March, when heavy rainfall in many areas can make some roads all but impassable, and when there’s a high risk of cyclones in the east and northeast. In general, the best time to travel in most areas is April and October/November. The coolest time to travel anywhere is during the dry season (May to October).

Average maximum temperatures vary from about 30°C in coastal areas (higher in summer) to around 25°C on the hauts plateaux. In Antananarivo and other highland areas, temperatures during winter can drop to 10°C and even lower during the night.

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Insider's View

Walk out of the lobby and look beyond the outdoor pool to the spectacular Mozambique Channel which lies before you

Take a late afternoon trip to Avenue des Baobabs to watch a truly spectacular sunset

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Description

Located on Morondava beach, just 40 minutes from the famous Avenue of the Baobabs, Palissandre Côte Ouest comprises 30 bungalows each with private terrace and sea views. This makes for the ideal place to relax after exploring western Madagascar.

Located on Nosy Kely beach, Palissandre Cote Ouest is a stylish property within easy reach of the Avenue des Baobabs. The hotel is a wonderful option for those looking to combine relaxation with the impressive baobab-strewn dry forest landscapes of western Madagascar. There are 30 thatched bungalows set in well-maintained gardens scattered with coconut palms, each with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and a private terrace, perfect for viewing the stunning ocean sunsets over the Indian Ocean. A few family bungalows are also available.

The restaurant overlooks the pool and serves delicious Malagasy cuisine, in addition to offering themed buffet nights and sometimes beach barbecues. You can also enjoy cocktails made with local rum and seasonal fruits at the hotel’s Tsingy Bar. Palissandre Cote Ouest even has a small spa offering various massages and healing treatments.

The Palissandre Cote Ouest is ideally located for visiting the Avenue des Baobabs (around 40 minutes away) and offers a good base to relax between seeing the sights of the Menabe region. Activities such as snorkelling, windsurfing and boat trips into the nearby mangrove lagoons can be arranged at the hotel.

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Reviews

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Annie Foot (Staff)

The ideal base from which to explore the nearby Avenue des Baobabs, this laid-back beach resort is perfect for an overnight stop. Relax by the pool and enjoy the view towards the Mozambican Channel whilst you feast on the fruits of the sea. At night stroll through the soft sand to your villa where you will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves.

Holiday Ideas

  • Off the Beaten Track Madagascar

    Andasibe, Tsingy de Bemaraha, Ile Sainte Marie & Nosy Komba

    from AED AED46900 pp 21 nights

    • Listen the call of the Indri as it echos through the forest at Andasibe
    • Discover the incredible sights of Tsingy de Bemaraha and enjoy some of the best wildlife sightings the country offers
    • Enjoy a sunset drive through the Avenue of the Baobabs - this region is well documented and photographed for a reason

Location & directions

Morondava, Western Madagascar, Madagascar

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