The Bay of Wrecks - Fort Dauphin

Fort Dauphin is the capital of the Anosy region, located in the South East of Madagascar. It is a region full of resources that embraces its name: the city of diversity.
The Bay of wrecks takes its name from shipwrecks which you can see on the beach. The town is paved with surprising landscapes with varied ecosystems and spectacular mountains. Its national parks, as rich as each other, also contain rare and endemic species of the region and the Big Island. The beaches are suitable for diving.

Located in the heart of the island and easily accessible, Wreckage Bay is a mythical place of Fort Dauphin. It extends over several kilometres, leaving room for a seamless freedom in a splendid setting. Its immeasurable playground calls for relaxation with family or friends, a prosperous place for recreation and exchanges. The hospitality of the natives of the city makes you feel at home. It is also a paradise for kitesurfing enthusiasts who can enjoy it all day long with the blowing of the generous wind.

This article was featured in Prime Magazine November 2017

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When to go

Fort Dauphin is a region that is rather hot but with significant rainfall. With more precipitation in Summer than in Winter, it is more interesting to go during the months of June to November to enjoy the splendour of the place.

How to get there

A national flight allows direct access to Fort Dauphin from Antananarivo via the airline Air Madagascar. The journey takes only one hour. Taking the road to Fort Dauphin can also be interesting because the landscape is full of surprises.

Where to stay

For those who prefer proximity to the city, the Croix du Sud, the Dauphin, Kaleta or Lamarina hotels are available with their charm and speciality. Facing the sea, the Talinjoo Hotel is ready to welcome you with its light and sea atmosphere. The Hotel Lavasoa guarantees you full service with its tour operator. The Neépenthès Hotel, meanwhile, welcomes you in its green setting with an enchanting decoration and a warm atmosphere.

Where to eat

If you like seafood, an address: Richard's. For the supporters of French cuisine, come to Marceline. And to discover Malagasy cuisine and that of the rest of the world, the choice is multiple: at Vivie, at Perline, at Georges ...

What to see

It is necessary to plan to spend days in Fort Dauphin if one wants to discover all its richness and take full advantage of it. The city is full of tourist attractions, including the Saiadi Botanical Garden, Nahampoana Reserve, Cascade Estate, Ranopiso Arboretum, Pic Saint-Louis and Andranara Park. Beautiful beaches and bays make the area charming, including Libanona Beach, Ankoba Beach, Anse Dauphine Amparihy, Monseigneur's Beach, Evatraha and Koraho Beach, Italy Bay, Bay of Sainte Luce, Bay of Lavanono and many others.