Off the Grid : A Honeymoon Adventure in Madagascar
I just had the best two weeks of my life. Getting married is such a fantastic experience, and then to have sometime alone with no distractions is magical.
Madagascar is the 4th largest island in the world, and we picked it as a destination because of the seclusion and wildlife. My wife loves to travel, and wanted to go to a place we would most likely never have the opportunity to visit again. We spent over 50 hours in planes during our honeymoon, and it was worth it to get an opportunity to explore Madagascar.
Anjajavy - Resort on the West Coast that was one of the most incredible places I’ve ever been. Think Hawaii with no people and overwhelmingly nice people. We heard Richard Branson visited the resort a couple weeks ago.
Whale Watching off Ile Sainte-Marie
Andasibe National Park - Lemurs
Things to consider:
I’ve shown images from the rural areas, which are the most pleasing to the eyes. Although Madagascar is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been it is also one of the poorest places I’ve ever seen. The amount of poverty you see in the capital and surrounding areas is overwhelming, and the country is still recovering from the coup in 2009.
I’d highly recommend Madagascar as a place to consider for your honeymoon. If you need someone to talk with Will from World Primate Safaris is a good guy to reach out to.