Great hotel overlooking the laguna, very friendly staff. We have spent 5 nights at the hotel and really had the laid back vibe around there. There are two types of bungalows, the white ones a bit further away from the ocean, and the yellow ones thatched roofed type closer to the ocean and the swimming pool. We took the latter one which came cheaper, but do have a more basic bath room. The view from the thatched roofed bungalows is incredible, overlooking both the pool and the ocean, you could even watch the sunset from your little terrace. The pool itself (infinity pool) is not very big, but for us it was good enough, about 10-15m long. Staring into the ocean whilst lying in the pool, really a nice way to spend your holidays. The resort is one of the last resorts of Mangily, you're almost in Ambolimaïlaka (the next village) and as others describe is, it is indeed a bit of a drive from Tulear. For us it took 2 hours, but as we knew what was coming, this was not bothering us at all. Upside of being situated here is that there are not a lot of people wandering around at the beach, compared to Ifaty itself (we visited the beach there when we went diving). La Mira has a couple of parasols down at the beach as well, very nice to hang around in the morning and a bit less warm than around the pool. Security keeps the kids who hang around to move on. No one tried to sell us anything at the beach during our stay though. So why not give the resort 5 stars? Well, for us, the bathroom, especially the shower was a bit too basic. Next to this, we think that the breakfast is a little bit overpriced, although it's nice (fresh fruit, fruit juice, crepes, toast, egg if you like). And there are no safes, at least not in our bungalow. As we had planned to stay several nights, that means you have to stock up money in Tulear and preferably up to 2 million Ariary in our case. We would have preferred keeping that kind of money in a little safe. Finally, we visited La Mira during the low season, there were only one or two couples beside us, but in high season, when more of the bungalows are occupied, we could imagine the pool and beach getting a bit crowded. But apart from this, we had a very pleasant stay, those views we will remember for a long long time, food was nice and fresh from the pirogue (as for almost all hotels here) and the staff was nice and helpful. Rooms have electricity, mozzie nets and fans plus practical furniture.
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- Hôtel à Tuléar Madagascar , hôtel La Mira L'hôtel La Mira est un hôtel situé à 34 Km au nord de Tuléar dans la fameuse baie d'ifaty. Hôtel- Restaurant moderne dans un cadre luxueux construit sur une dune en bordure de mer. L'hôtel LA MIRA de Madio Rano est un véritable oasis dans le pays vezo (tuléar). En bordure de mer dont elle n'est séparée que par ses plages et de l'autre coté entourée par un jardin arboré et fleuri de plus de 10 hectares qui contribue à en faire un lieu de villégiature privilégié ou la recherche de la qualité de la vie, le charme et le bien être s'allie à celle de maintenir des prix les plus modérés malgré un standing raffiné et élégant. La Mira un hôtel recommandé à ceux qui aiment le calme dans un cadre confortable et enchanteur Un paradis hors du temps ... more less
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