We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Le Grand Bleu

Travelers' Choice award winner
Hotel website
Andilana | BP 407, Nosy Be, Madagascar
Special Offer
Package Deal
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Le Grand Bleu
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Le Grand Bleu
Write a Review

312 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    231
    58
    16
    5
    2
See reviews for
85
138
23
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (312)
  • Mar-May only
    (84)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (63)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (96)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (69)
All months
Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

beautiful hotel with kind and warm owners that made us feel like we arrived at the right place!! me and my husband spent the end of our honeymoon in this beautiful place and had the grand finale for a great experience in Madagascar. beautiful rooms great places to chill, delicious food and kind owners. very much recomanded!

Was this review helpful? Yes
brussels
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Le Grand Blue and everything was perfect: from the warm reception by the wonderful owners Céline and Jacques (who do everything to make your stay easy: from providing information on excursions to reserving the catch of the day for dinner) to the comfortable bungalows and magnificant views from the restaurant and infinity pool. We felt very much... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Celine_de_Nosy-Be, Propriétaire at Le Grand Bleu, responded to this review

Dear Iemand Brussels, My stay took place with great diplomacy. Indeed, during an arrival briefing, Jacques has all the excursions. They are also including many of our sea kayaks, quads outputs including horse riding, diving bottles or sport fishing with our clubs. Thank you for your review greeted with great pleasure by our entire team. Iemand, it will be a... More 

Nelspruit, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for our 2nd anniversary just after a work contract on the indian ocean. Celine and Jacques are wonderful people that made us feel so welcome! Our room had flowers, they had a special treat on our anniversary and was the 2 most friendliest people we met. We stayed in a sea-view room that has... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Celine_de_Nosy-Be, Propriétaire at Le Grand Bleu, responded to this review

Dear Jean-Pierre in South Africa, You celebrated your second anniversary and are delighted that you have chosen the BIG BLUE for this event. Thank you for your compliments that stimulate us in our efforts reception and hospitality, thanks to our entire team. We believe that we would be nothing without a good team. That is why every year we organize... More 

Calgary, Canada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights and we were happy with the location and the fact there was a Beautiful pool to lounge beside. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. That being said, the trade off for the location is that you must eat at their restaurant which is over priced and not as tasty... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The infinity pool is absolutely spectacular just like the view over the bay from the terrace of your bungalow (but not the family bungalow; they look out over a different less beautiful bay). Staff is friendly and helpful and the owners can accomodate you with all kinds of pricey excursions. The exchange rate of 1 €= 3000 AR is a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Celine_de_Nosy-Be, Propriétaire at Le Grand Bleu, responded to this review

Hello, You are right, the infinity pool is absolutely spectacular, allowing a view that embraces the entire bay. Also, our exchange rate without bank commission is particularly attractive to Nosy Be. Regarding the dinners, we offer 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 desserts, you choose yourself and changing every day, through our chef and his entire brigade. The price is... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

One word, Amezing! We where a group of 8 that spend our last days there, and after had been traveling for 4 weeks we just loved the place, lovely owners, fantastic food and service! We are defenetly going back there! :D

Was this review helpful? Yes
Celine_de_Nosy-Be, Propriétaire at Le Grand Bleu, responded to this review

Dear Joachim, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for the Big Blue. Indeed, the resort has its reputation for over 10 years with a report "exceptional value", also including our welcome kindness. Sincerely More 

Maastricht, The Netherlands
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

One of the better places we stayed on Nosy Be. Comfortable bungalows with large beds and patio with hammock to relax, drink and read at the end of the day enjoying the ocean view. Beautiful infinity pool with views on Nosy Fanihy and with almost every day a stunning sunset, best to be enjoyed with one of the homemade cocktails.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Celine_de_Nosy-Be, Propriétaire at Le Grand Bleu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. You have done an excellent stay with us at Big Blue, and for us it is our pleasure and reward. Yes, we remember very well your dinner with the famous grilled lobster menu: more than 1kg per person. You have feasted. We keep a very good memory of you, and if you want... More 

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the grand bleau for 4 nights befor returning to Tana yesterday (18th october). Set on top of a hill, the first thing that grabs you is the views, which are totally out of this world. I saw the views and the infinity pool and felt like i'd died and gone to heaven! The second thing to grab... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My and my friend stayed in Grand Bleu last year in October. I have to say we had a great time (despite the fact we had a rat in our bungalow almost every night- but I guess that is out of control as many creatures come in and out of there at night). Beds were VERY uncomfortable, but that is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andilana, Madagascar
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you find yourself in Nosey be and want to escape Hellville (aptly named) you could make your way down to the very lovely Le Grand Bleu in Andilana, a little over 20km away. You're in for a treat. Situated on a hill overlooking two bays this little spot of paradise sports a bar, classy restaurant, easy access to snorkeling,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

337 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (287)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (53)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (42)
Viewed
Dining (38)
Viewed
Room/suite (15)
Viewed
View from room (20)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (115)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (50)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (13)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Family/play areas (6)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (11)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay