The Mantis Collection opened Mantis Olô Bé Lodge in March in Andavadoaka, Madagascar.

The lodge is a six-hour drive from the nearest international airport in Tulear and has seven rooms – three bungalows, two suites and two standard rooms – that overlook the lagoon. Each room features a large wooden four-poster bed with a built-in fan and reading lights.

The restaurant features a main hall, a large kitchen open to the bar and the lounge, and two large terraces.

South African management couple, Nolan Muir and Shauna Stephan, have moved to Madagascar to manage Mantisa Olô Bé and lead a team of local staff members.

Andavadoaka is a small fishing village on the southwest coast and is one of the founding villages of the Velondriake locally managed marine area.

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