Welcome to Ampanihy Bay

After lunch, you can hire a pirogue to take you across the bay to the peninsula (Ar5000). You’ll probably see local women wading up to their necks as they fish for shrimp.

Now consider this: the locals report that every year from mid-November through December enormous sharks, larger than your pirogue (dugout canoe), enter the mostly shallow bay through a very deep channel in order to give birth. They never attack anyone, although their young are sometimes netted by accident, and the sight of a huge dorsal fin can prompt an early bathroom break. Once you reach the peninsula, you can walk across to the ocean, where you can look for miles in either direction, probably seeing no one. You can spend as much time as you’d like beachcombing here before returning.

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Ampanihy Bay in detail