Tulear, although a dilapidated, dusty and seemingly drab settlement, is intriguing. The people of the dry south or androy differ from all other Malagasy in that they do not cultivate rice. Instead, they plant meagre crops of melons, maize, cassava and millet. For a fascinating glimpse into the lives of these people, try to visit the little cultural museum run by the University of Tulear. Here you can see rare artifacts, like rather grizzly black magic fetishes used by the Mikea; masks with real human teeth and hair; erotic carvings of the Menabe Sakalava and tomb replicas.
Once you arrive at Tulear you could rent a 4x4 vehicle and run along the coast pist (160km); you will see untouched beaches, lanscapes with sand dunes until Ampasilava, where the Laguna Blu Resort is set. If you prefer a less adventurous travel, the nearest airport is at Morombe, 40km north; the hotel staff will come and welcome you.
Currency in Madagascar: Malagasy franc (MGF)