What you need to know
Beaches are not guarded
Lifeguards and security personnel are Rarely stationed at beachs. If you plan on Visit a beach, do not leave your belonging Unattended at any time, and keep a close Eye on children.
Bottled water is a must
Tap water is not safe to drink at hotels, restaurants and all other locales in madagascar, meaning you’ll need to drink bottle water at all times.
You’ll also want to avoid ice in drinks unless it’s been made from filtered water.
Malaria is prevalent
Local mosquitoes may carry malaria, so bring long-sleeved clothing, insect repellent with DEET (a chemical that limits mosquitoes’ ability to smell you) and anti-malaria medication, which can be obtained from your doctor.
Cash reigns supreme
Few restaurants, shops and hotels accept credit cards in madagascar, so bring Malagasy ariary with you or withdraw some from a local ATM to pay for goods and services.