When to go
Maroantsetra is Madagascar's wettest town, and very hot virtually all the year round. To enjoy a pleasant stay in the town, it is best to visit between May and October.
How to get there
The best way to get to Maroantsetra is to take an Air Madagascar/Tsaradia flight from Antananarivo. You can also get there by boat from Tamatave. Alternatively, there are travel agencies that offer longer round trips between Antananarivo and Maroantsetra, in 4x4 vehicles with stopovers.
Where to stay
For a truly unforgettable stay, we recommend the Hotel Masoala Resort, which has original modern bungalows set around a swimming pool in a natural setting. Looking out over the Bay of Baly, they present wonderful views. You can also stay at the Coco Beach, relaxing on the banks of the river not far from the town centre.
Where to eat
Take advantage of your stay to stop off at the restaurant of the Masoala Resort, where you can sip their delicious cocktails and enjoy their copious dishes, prepared using local products.
What to see
The attractions to be visited are absolutely exceptional. You can enjoy watching the local craftsmen at work as they construct traditional Malagasy boats, using simple makeshift tools. Also, make sure you take some time to observe the preparation and weaving of local vanilla.