Hotel Explora Village Hotel 2 star
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

Nature, sport, comfort and calm are the watchwords of this little hotel, which consists of bungalows in the middle of a luxuriant garden in front of an unspoilt beach. Nothing bothers you here (there are no children under 15), and you can do what you like when you like. Quad-biking and diving are the main activities on offer, but you will be happy whatever you like, provided you come with a convivial and relaxed attitude.

This hotel review is a translation from the French published on our French site, Easyvoyage.com.

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    Location 1.0 /10

    Explora Village is in the town of Ankibanivato, a mile north of Dzamandzar. The hotel is on the beach.

    Accommodation 7.45 /10

    This rather unusual hotel has 8 spacious bungalows for two people, and two small houses that can accommodate up to 4 guests. The rooms are prettily decorated in wood, and furnished with a double bed or two single beds, a day bed, and a small wardrobe. Regarding decoration, there is a colourful basket, floor fan, original lamps, and everything is colourful, stylish, and full of charm. The bathroom is at the back of the bungalows, in a small recess down a few steps. The shower and toilet are behind a shower curtain, and once again everything very colourful and charming.

    Overview 7.20 /10

    After being welcomed in a small hut used as reception, you pass through into the superb garden where guavas, coconuts, papaya and mango are waiting to be picked. The large, unspoilt beach is at the bottom of the garden where the bungalows are located. Dotted around this green area are welcoming spots where you can relax in the shade or in the sunshine, in a hammock or on a lounge chair. The hotel only has a few communal areas except the bar, restaurant, and open-air lounge overlooking the garden and the sea.

    Food and drink 7.20 /10

    The restaurant is open air and furnished with multicoloured tables, and is only open to the hotel guests. The three daily meals are served here, with one menu for everyone. It is posted in the morning, so do not hesitate to say if there is a dish you do not like. Zebu or fish kebabs often feature, together with salads and assorted vegetables. The room price includes continental breakfast, but this is only served from 7.00 am to 9.00 am.
    Finally, to have an aperitif or digestif, a bar decorated in local colours is open in the day-time and in the evening.

    Beach 7.45 /10

    It is a large, unspoilt beach, and at low-tide it is some distance to the water. It is naturally lovely, and is neither equipped nor cleaned.

    To know

    The owners are French.
    The hotel has a boat to take divers out to sea.
    Located close to a village and a large club, the hotel can get rather noisy.
    A spa is due to open at the hotel shortly.
    If possible, book one of the bungalows on the seafront!

    Equipment

    • Spa

      massage

    advantage

    • The friendly atmosphere
    • The space between the bungalows
    • The quad biking and diving equipment
    • The garden that is rich with different species

    disadvantages

    • The wild, unequipped beach

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