Eden Lodge is a perfect combination of remote secluded beach, an abundance of wildlife and large baobabs, all of which is encompassed in a small, friendly and luxurious lodge. Located on the mainland across the water from Nosy Be, the lodge is only accessible by boat and is around 40 minutes from Nosy Be or Ankify if you are coming from the north.
The lodge is made up of just 8 large luxury 'safari style' tents spread out along the pristine beach. Each tent has a four-poster bed, en-suite bathroom, large walk-in shower and also a massage table at the back of the tent over-looking the gardens. The tents are warmly decorated and have ceiling fans, safe, mini-bar, large clothing storage and electricity around the clock provided by the solar panels which power this eco-minded lodge.
The main building is open sided, thatched and overlooks the beach. This is home to the restaurant, lounge and small bar. Food at Eden Lodge is superb offering home-cooked tasty cuisine, with something to suit every palate. The lobster is fantastic and the fresh bread, croissants, fruit and juices for breakfast are a great start to the day.
Guests can spend their days at leisure on the gorgeous beach, snorkel where Turtles and dolphins are seen frequently, view the wonderful baobab trees or go out on a walk in the nearby forest. A number of lemur species inhabit the forest behind the lodge and guided walks into the forest are a main attraction of staying at Eden Lodge. The hotel is able to offer a range of activities during the day (requiring an extra supplement), including deep sea fishing, horse-riding and quad-biking on the nearby island of Nosy Be, and excursions to other islands for wildlife watching. If this is too much, guests can just relax or join in a game of boules with the staff.
Eden Lodge was recently voted as one of the top 50 finest lodges in Africa taking into account the most outstanding, sustainable tourism operations, while effectively nurturing their environment and communities responsibly. It is a real gem.