Everything you need to know for your kitesurfing or windsurfing stay in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana) in the north of Madagascar

Everything you need to know for your kitesurfing or windsurfing stay in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana) in the north of Madagascar We organize taxi transfers in the city of Diego Suarez from the Lodge. Count around 30 euros for 4 people round trip in one day. Diego Suarez, whose Malagasy name is Antsiranana, is a pleasant port town in the Indian Ocean, rocked by the trade winds, which enjoys a pleasant temperature. Indeed, it is sheltered by the immense bay of Diego Suarez, itself formed by the succession of 4 bays of white sand. The Tuk Tuk is the best way to get around, convenient and inexpensive: around 15 cents per ride per person. You will find all the amenities in Diego Suarez: small convenience stores and a Score supermarket, banks and exchange offices, various shops. The central Rue Colbert is a lively artery, lined with small terraces and souvenir shops where you can find excellent spices (at Baobab) and very good chocolate from Madagascar. You will not fail to visit the typical market of fresh produce, vegetables, meat, fish and admire the unique architecture, witness to the colonial and military past of the city. Place Joffre opens up a lovely view of the port. You can have a meal or a refreshing drink in a restaurant, for example at Melville or Tsara Be. In the evening, the city comes alive to the sound of atmospheric bars like Le Taxi Be or Le Valliné which offer live music and later, for night owls, two nightclubs with a tropical atmosphere, La Boite Noire and Le Nouvel Hotel, take over until the early hours of the morning. To get out of the city and discover beautiful walks, you can also rent 125 and 250 Kawasaki motorcycles or scooters from DS MOTO. You will also have the opportunity to go Jet Skiing in Ankoroki, at Rémi's, which offers latest generation Yamaha jets. You will feast on a day trip to the Emerald Sea or a short stroll through the second largest bay in the world to Sugar Loaf which makes it look like Rio Bay! You will find that Diego Suarez is a pleasant region rich in discoveries, where there is no shortage of activities and where life is good. Also from the Lodge, we organize all excursions in the region: Amber Mountain about 1 hour from Diego with its endemic flora and fauna, the Emerald Sea, this exceptional lagoon where we organize kitesurfing downwinds for the day, the red Tsingys, spectacular rock sculptures and the sacred lake, strong in its legend and its crocodiles. Discovering Madagascar also means coming to meet a welcoming population. You will meet smiling, simple and spontaneous inhabitants. You will adopt the rhythm of this people, adept of the mora mora ("gently gently"). So time will sometimes seem to have slowed down as if to make you better appreciate the present moment and take the time to share it. By discovering these cultural and human riches, you will appreciate the authenticity of the Malagasy people and will undoubtedly fall in love with their beautiful country.

Our other services
Transfer from the airport

4x4 transfer from Nosy Be (port of Ankify)


Baby Sitting on request

No vaccine is required. However, it is recommended to update the usual vaccines

To get to us
Company from Paris and Europe to Antananarivo: Air Madagascar, Air Austral, Turkish Airlines, Air France.

Regional flights: direct flights to Mayotte and Reunion at DiegoSuarez (Antsiranana): Air Austral, Air Madagascar, Ewa Air.

Domestic flights to Antananarivo or Nosy Be to Diego Suarez: Tsara dia

The visa for less than 3 months can be taken upon your arrival at the airport in a few minutes. Cost: around 30 Euros.

All our services in summary Come to our house Ocean Lodge is ideally located in the middle of Sakalava Bay. You can thus enjoy a departure right in front of the Lodge: no long walk or waste of time when changing equipment! From the restaurant or club bar, you can also follow the progress of a member of your family or friends on the spot. Ocean Lodge is open from March to the end of November, that is, during the Varatraz season. The situation gives us exceptional wind conditions. No worries when you arrive! If you wish, we will organize your transfer from the airport. Our driver will be waiting for you at the exit with a sign with your name on it. During the 21 km long journey, you can admire the sugar loaf in Sakalava Bay and the baobabs (of a rare species) of the French Mountain. You will arrive in the splendid bay of Sakalava which extends over 2 km, by a track of 5 km which crosses the reserve of Oranja. The bar and restaurant on site You will enjoy the "Waterfront Beach Bar" sipping a natural juice or a caipirinha and various cocktails. From the restaurant with a direct view of the spot, you can taste good dishes with fresh regional products, prepared by our 2 pastry chefs Hermann and Henry. We offer many specialties such as homemade foie gras and smoked fish terrines in our smokehouse our very friendly fish and seafood fondues the zebu with various sides and a small sauce fresh grilled fish, caught in the morning. For dessert, our pastry chefs will make you taste their fruit tarts, frozen nougats, chocolate mousse and many other specialties. To accompany the dishes, we offer various red, white and rosé wines from South Africa, Chile or France, from our selection. To accommodate you, we offer bungalows with a large antélio (for your privacy) and sliding glass door. Direct view of the bay from your bed! Accommodation on site: our bungalows With the 2-3 person bungalows, you can add a comfortable foam sofa bed for an Eco family bungalow. The Eco Luxe Bungalow is made up of a 2-3 person bungalow and a small adjoining bungalow sleeping 2 for 1 person, with a terrace. All our bungalows have a view of Sakalava Bay and are designed for guaranteed freshness (it's hot at this latitude!) The bungalows are cleaned daily. For your comfort we have opted for quality Italian bedding. You will take your shower with fresh spring water heated by a solar water heater. Each bungalow has a small private terrace. You will be rocked by the sound of the waves to fall asleep. We also offer relaxing or invigorating massages for a moment of relaxation after a good kitesurfing or windsurfing session. Your kitesurfing or windsurfing course Our core business is kitesurfing, windsurfing and paddleboarding. Our team is always there to take care of you or to advise you, in a professional and always friendly spirit. Apart from lessons and courses, we also rent all kitesurfing, windsurfing and paddleboarding equipment. Going out in town in Diego Suarez In the evening, you can enjoy the bar and the restaurant. Typical Malagasy activities are organized in the village of Sakalava, 400 m from the Lodge. For customers who want to have an evening in the city in Diego Suarez in very lively bars and nightclubs, we organize an outing once a week. We can also call you a taxi.

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Our partner: the Lakana Ramena hotel

Your stay in Diego Suarez: practical information
Our hotel for your stays in Ramena. Possibility of transfer to the kitesurfing club.