Lokaro bay – a wild and beautiful postcard
For those who love the 3 S: Sun, Sea, and... Sand, mixed with adventure, the Baie de Lokaro is a heaven on earth in the South-East of Madagascar.
Lokaro bay and the islet attached is as close to paradise as you'll get. This bay is in the Lonely Planet as one of the top beaches in the world and that is true. Just bear in mind it is isolated and well-preserved area of inland waterways, green hills and barrier beaches. It is one of the world’s last frontiers as they only exist in remote corners of the globe. A magnificent place: the white sandy beach under our feet, the forest behind us, the turquoise sea in front with small islands and brown rocks. It is a wild and beautiful postcard.
Lokaro, some 25km northeast of Fort Dauphin, behind the four-peaked peninsula you can see on the horizon, is a perfect 1,5 km triple crescent of golden sands backed by dense coastal forest and sheltered from the ocean by rocky outcrops. The craggy islet of Nosy Lokaro is joined to the far end of the beach at low tide. The Baie de Lokaro is the top out-of-town getaway for wealthier locals and expats.
It is perfect when there is no wind blowing. The horseshoe island can be reached by walking over the sand bar but beware of the tides. Additionally to this, Lokaro boasts the only substantial coral habitat in the southeast of Madagascar and offers superb snorkeling opportunities. Once on the beach at Lokaro, one can visit a small lodge called Pirate camp, where overnight facilities are available.
The most popular activities at Lokaro is to wade through the river mouth to a beautiful little island with a white beach and calm water for snorkeling. At your request, it is possible overnight a bivouac on the beach. If you prefer to have your fresh crayfish, oysters, prawns or fish brought to you where you made your beach fire, we ask the local cook and you would get what you need.
Watch more photos about Baie de Lokaro here.