Auberge Peter Pan

Top choice bungalow in Anakao

This creative burst of liberal personality is the best budget hotel south of Tana. Dario and Valerio, the young Italian owners who have made this place their life’s work, have crafted a funky selection of eight warmly eclectic bungalows, set in a playful yard of political art contained by a fence of enormous crayons.

All of this on a beautiful beach and with strong ties to the local community.

The dynamic bar within is a fusion of revolutionary and hip, with Che Guevara looking on while you sip a deadly rum drink from an enormous green coconut. Apart from understanding the science of cool, these boys know how to cook. The spectacular ever-changing menu (mains Ar20,000 to Ar25,000), a mixture of Italian and Malagasy, is precisely what is missing in hotels three times the price. The problem is that word has spread and people are staying for weeks if not months. So book ahead and be careful of that Molotov cocktail. English spoken.

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