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Idylle Beach

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BP 32 bis, Ambodifotatra, Nosy Boraha 515, Madagascar
03 24 86 84 81
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Easily best restaurant we visited on the Island.

Great place, a chilled and cosy place to get excellent food at the same prices you get on the island. Great service. English spoken. We will be back. If you visit Sainte Marie then eat here before heading to Ile Aux Nattes to stay with Vincent at Sambatra Lodge. The two make the best trip ever.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Jimmyisashimi
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great place, a chilled and cosy place to get excellent food at the same prices you get on the island. Great service. English spoken. We will be back. If you visit Sainte Marie then eat here before heading to Ile Aux Nattes to stay with Vincent at Sambatra Lodge. The two make the best trip ever.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I was not expecting a restaurant like this at Ile St. Marie. I mean you get an amuse-gueule! It's very europeen though. And soooo delicious, especially the desserts. I'll definitely try to make such a mango-basil-sorbet.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The food was the best I have had in Madagascar. The Cocktails were good too! The staff made us feel welcome and were very accommodating. Would definitely recommend it to any one visiting the island!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

great cocktails, and good food but expensive!!!! nice stuff.. good location,right on the beach, next to the port.. go for the big pinacolada

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great cocktails. Great food. Great setting in town (and friendly staff). Perfect for a good meal away from the hotel on Sainte Marie. Really liked it (and we ate there twice)

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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Fantastic food here in a beautiful setting. Unfortunately we were unlucky to run into a particular waitress who was extremely rude and quite nasty to her colleagues. Accommodation also looked very nice although quite pricy.

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Bruno A, Propriétaire at Idylle Beach, responded to this review

Dear Benjamin, We would like to begin by thanking you for lunch at Beach Idyll and leaving a review on Tripadvisor. Any comments from you is welcome because it allows us to continuously improve the quality of services we provide to our customers. We have taken note of your comments and we are sorry to hear that our staff did... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Told it was the best restaurant in Sainte Marie, and did not disappoint. We stayed in one of the rooms at Idylle Beach and therefore had the privilege of having the ability to eat here every day. Bruno and Dominique excellently run this lovely restaurant, which is a must to visit when staying in Sainte Marie. Best mojito and piña... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Pleasant and friendly but a bit expensive. Good meal and nice surrounds in the main town of Il Saint Marie

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Tartu, Estonia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The name of this place could not be more accurate. It is really a fantastic place worth visiting. The food was great and served beautifully, the owners were very hospitable, the cocktails were delicious and the surroundings heavenly. We spent a whole afternoon enjoying the Idylle Beach. Wish we could go back!

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Bruno A, Propriétaire at Idylle Beach, responded to this review

Kerly and Siim Many Thanks for the warm and detailed commentary All Idylle Beach team joins me in thanking you for taking the time to share your feelings during your stay with us, and thanks to this we can still and always challenge ourselves to meet so our clients better. we improve, maintain a level of quality is not obvious... More 

Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Right on the beach on Ile Ste Marie in the center of town. This restaurant was a treat. Food was excellent, well portioned, tasty and reasonably priced. Service was very good, our order had been misplaced but waitress informed us of error well in advance - so it took 30 minutes for food to arrive, which is not uncommon at... More 

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Bruno A, Propriétaire at Idylle Beach, responded to this review

Dear YouMeWe, First we present our apologies for any small delay your order. Thank you for honoring us with your stay with Idylle Beach and for leaving your comments on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your enthusiasm for our team is highly appreciated is a great motivator and I will not fail to convey... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: BP 32 bis, Ambodifotatra, Nosy Boraha 515, Madagascar
  • Location: Africa  >  Madagascar  >  Toamasina Province  >  Nosy Boraha
  • Phone Number: 03 24 86 84 81

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 13

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