Our family enjoyed a magnificent week at Sambatra! I wish we could have stayed longer. Vincent and Valerie are amazing hosts, and they have the best staff on the island (Jackson and Lena). We instantly felt part of the Sambatra family. This place is totally off the grid in a magical way. We spent so much time relaxing on our bungalow’s front porch and swimming in the beach 20 steps away. The food was the best we had in all of Madagascar, and it was such a treat to eat all of our dinners with other guests, as well as Vincent and Valerie. We loved the nights where we ate right on the beach with a lovely fire. My kids loved Winnie (the dog) and still talk about her constantly. They also talk about BINGO night at Lucky Dube. Be sure you include a Wednesday night in your stay to take part in this super fun evening! In short, this is a really special place. Vincent has worked hard to make it what it is today, and you get to reap the benefits. My best advice is to stop debating and book this place right now! You will be so glad you did!…
We stayed at Sambatra for a week. The food is fantastic, the bungalows are simple, fresh and personal. The beach and sea on Ile Aux Nattes is paradise, right off the porch. The staff is super friendly. We wanted to stay here forever!
We really loved this place a lot!! So beautiful setting and people! Vincent and his team were so nice and helpful and it was the only place in our whole madagascar trip where all the guests were eating together in one table like a family and therefore got in better contact as in the other hotels and as well while going alltogether to the funny Bingo game at the reggae bar „Lucky Dube“ where we had a very funny evening while playing bingo, eating pizza and drinking beer. Vincent won the greatest bingo jackpot of all time at the Reggae Bar and gave free beer for every table and left a lot of the money in the bingo jackpot for the next wednesday. We really felt like on a dream tropical island on Ile aux Nattes. 100% recommendation! Thanks again Vince to you and your lovely team!!
7 stars. You won't believe it until you see it. There are very few places as you travel in the world that truly capture you. Hyperbole aside, this is one of those places. The curated experience from Vincent & Valerie, plus their staff, plus the communal vibe of your fellow guests, plus the indescribable physical location of this place - you are guaranteed magic. The best place I've ever been that I can never describe to anyone who was not there.
We really had a fantastic stay in this hidden gem at Île aux Nattes. The six bungalows,of which the lodge consists, are located on the beach with every comfort you need. The best place of your bungalow is the deckchair with a lovely view on the ocean, and if you are in the right time of the year, you can see humpbacks splashing around. But the best asset of this lodge is the owner! He really welcomes you in his home and does everything to make you feel at home. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on one big table for all the guests where even he joines the table. He also organises great whalewathing tours with his own boat (in season). Off course we can’t forget the very friendly staff who took care off us in everysingle way! One of our best experiences of our life until now