A new luxury resort, Voaara, will open in March on the island of Sainte-Marie (also known as Nosy Boraja) off the northeast coast of Madagascar .
The resort, which has undergone a major renovation, will initially open with eight luxury bungalows and a three-bedroom villa.
The hotel will eventually have 45 rooms while construction is expected to take up to five years.
The first phase will include two oceanfront queen villas, a beachfront queen villa sea, four king beach villas, a two-bedroom beach loft and a three-bedroom beach villa with a private pool, outdoor bathroom and private terrace. Each villa will have ocean views and easy access to the beach.
Facilities launching in the first phase will include three restaurants, two spa treatment rooms, an open-air cinema and a jungle gym . Activities will include deep sea fishing, ATV riding and beach hikes and picnics.
Voaara is the debut property of Voaara Hotels, co-founded by Philipp Kjellgren and hotel investors Benjamin Hubbel and Jeff Coe from LimeStone Capital.
St. Maries can be reached by a 45-minute scheduled flight or an hour-long charter flight from the airport Antananarivo, and then take a boat trip lasting about an hour.