Ocean Momo Hotel & Restaurant is located along the coast of Antalaha in the northeast of Madagascar. The hotel was founded in 1988 by the couple Annick and Maurice (Momo) Paula. Ocean Momo is the best address in Antalaha for a calm and luxurious stay directly at the beach, a very nice place to splash out and relax after a challenging trek through the Masoala forest, a visit to Marojejy National Park or Cap Est.
The hotel offers twin, double and family bungalows either air-conditioned or ventilated, equipped with bathroom/hot shower, safe and bed with mosquito net. All bungalows are tastefully furnished and designed with local materials. With the Indian Ocean only a few steps away, guests can fall asleep to the sound of the waves. The prices for a bungalow range from 80,000 Ariary to 180,000 Ariary (2014).
The restaurant building is dominated by a spacious salon with stone tiled floor and wooden furniture. As Momo is a passionate collector of Malagasy handicraft, countless wooden sculptures along with sea shells and crystal rocks in all sizes decorate the restaurant area.
Guests can enjoy their meals either inside or on a terrace with view over the garden and onto the ocean. All meals are based on fresh local products. Breakfast costs between 7,000 and 10,000 Ariary, a menu for lunch or dinner with seafood costs 30,000 Ariary and without seafood 25,000 Ariary (2014). A free and relatively fast WLAN is available in the entire restaurant area while the electricity is on, usually until about midnight and from early morning.
Next to the restaurant building is a large functions room which can accommodate up to 500 people, suitable for seminars, workshops or private parties such as weddings.
The hotel, restaurant and garden are in top condition; a sign of good management. The staff is extremely friendly and service-minded, making everyone's stay enjoyable.
The waters around Antalaha can be quite rough, but not so at Ocean Momo. An approximately 1km wide reef protects the beach and makes swimming possible during high tide.
GPS coordinates: S 14°54.266' E050°17.077'
Hotel & Restaurant Ocean Momo
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