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The Litchi Tree, Amber Mountain National Park

Spectacularly set at the foot of the Amber Mountain National Park, The Litchi Tree is an unassuming base for a world of adventure.

Originally built in 1902, this charming colonial mansion was once the residence of Joffre, the town’s marshal, and the French admiralty. It was beautifully renovated and restored to all its former charm by the current owner, who opened the property up to guests in 2008. The Litchi Tree is committed to environmental sustainability, from the use of solar energy and locally sourced wood to the beautiful furniture hand-made by local craftsmen. 

The rooms are set in beautiful gardens and, though simply furnished, are quite stylish with white-washed walls and splashes of vibrant colour. The main building houses the dining area where you can enjoy delicious home-cooked meals, freshly baked bread and fine wines. But perhaps the greatest treasures of all lie beyond the walls of The Litchi Tree itself and in the nearby Amber Mountain National Park, where you can hike, birdwatch and discover seven different species of lemur. 

The Litchi Tree, at a glance

  • Lovingly restored, intimate boutique guesthouse in Joffreville
  • Originally built in 1902
  • Within easy reach of the entrance to Amber Mountain National Park and a 45-minute drive from Diego Saurez
  • Accommodation comprises just five spacious rooms, each with large double beds and en-suite facilities 
  • Minimalistic décor featuring elegant furnishings, white walls and vibrant colours
  • Small restaurant and well-stocked bar
  • Friendly and personal service 
  • Environmentally and socially conscious, using locally sourced materials and employing local staff  

For leisure and pleasure 

  • Lounge and small library 
  • Excursions in Amber Mountain National Park, where you can discover waterfalls, crater lakes and an array of flora and fauna
  • Visit the incredible Ankarana Reserve, home to dazzling rock formations including the Red Tsingy
  • Discover the beautiful beaches of the Three Bays
  • Enjoy boat excursions on the Emerald Sea
  • Explore the colonial architecture of Diego Saurez

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