La Pirogue

Top choice lodge in Mahambo

This elegant resort has a fascinating reef-front location and a beautiful garden setting complete with two resident lemurs. The bungalows are delightful with local wood carvings and deckchairs on the porch. There's a wonderful outside dining area with the sea lapping nearby, although the food is pricey and could be improved.

Kayaks and pedalos are free for guests. Motorbikes (½ day, Ar20,000) and quad bikes (30 minutes, Ar50,000) are available, and fishing trips can be arranged.