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Ifaty is the final flower in the spectacular bouquet of Madagascar. Laid-back and unpretentious, the charming south-west coastal town is located 29 kilometres north of Toliara and is a popular vacation resort for those seeking ultimate relaxation. With coral reefs just offshore, glorious beaches framed by mirror smooth ocean waters, sea breezes that whispers in the trees, and a wonderful tropical ambiance, Ifaty is a piece of heaven on earth. A variety of accommodation options includes hotels and adorable beach bungalows mainly built from traditional Malagasy materials creating authentic welcoming lodgings blending in harmoniously with the environment. Most of the accommodation venues can arrange diving and snorkelling on the nearby reefs and islands teeming with colourful marine life. Explore the long stretch of coral barriers zoned by sand dunes and quaint fishing villages. Just north of the village of Mangilly is the fascinating spiny forest with bloated baobab and drought resistant trees harbouring an amazing array of endemic species, a paradise for the nature lover and avid birder. The lagoons are the preferred gathering place for the locals where they trade and make a living from transporting visitors to the coral reefs and popular fishing sites. During the months of June to August whales can be observed from the beautiful white sand beaches. Take a trip on a traditional pirogue, a dugout canoe or sailboat, to search for waves that break offshore providing fantastic surfing opportunity. The beaches are awesome, the sunsets magnificent, the atmosphere and people are mesmerizing, and it is undeniable that Ifaty is just absolutely picture perfect, an unbelievable destination for a dream escape.