The Ifaty southern region is delightfully laidback, comprised of two small fishing villages called Mangily and Madio Rano. Between these villages you will find a collection of bungalow accommodation options, making it an ideal beach destination to unwind after your more active trekking and wildlife exploits on other parts of the island, or simply watch the traditional ‘pirogue’ fishing boats ply the gentle waters. Due to the convenient location behind a large coral reef and the proximity to Toliara, first touristic infrastructure developed during the 1970ies. At the white sandy beaches of Ranobe bay (translated “big water”) at Mozambique Channel, you have the best opportunities to relax. The water is warm and the sun shines on more than 300 days of the year. Ifaty has a number of well equipped hotels and lodges, via which you can organize trips by zebu carts (charrettes), lobster diners, pirogue journeys or visits to the nearby Reniala Reserve as well as the tortoise village.