We visited l'heure bleue from the 28th of December 2011 till the 13th of January. It felt like being in paradise for 2 weeks. Away from busy life. The views are stunning. The beach is around the corner and the diving centre at walking distance.
This is the perfect place to combine day trips (fishing trips, trips to nosy Komba, diving with Scuba Nosy Be, a trip to Lokobe or one of the islands in the bay etc.) with days of relaxation at 'home'.
Book a massage and you will get treated to a relaxing massage with a stunning view.
The staff is very friendly. We left a tip for the cleaning lady, on the first day, she refused. We thought it was to little. But she told us that she earned a good salary and loved her job and didn't need our extra money. How cool is that.... in one of the poorest countries of the world.
The staff is treated very good and on new years eve there was a good party and all the staff joined in. And the next morning at breakfast they were friendly as ever!
And then the food. We booked half pension. Every night a 3 course meal with a choice of a fish and a meat dish. And if you wanted a vegetarian dish they would prepare you something of your choice (no extra charge). Breakfast with fresh fruit and good coffee!
And if you book a day trip ask if they prepare you tuna sandwiches! They are really nice!
We really enjoyed our selves and met a number a nice and interesting people while staying here. If we have to name one thing that wasn't good.... It might be the rain. When it rains... It really rains! It doesn't last long fortanely.
This is a really a place worth visiting, a beautiful island, nice people and beautiful diving spots, just around the corner! Ask at the reception for the divecenter: Scuba Nosy Be. Very professional and friendly guys, who are able to tend to every kind of diver (experienced or not).
Anyway: we are definitely coming back here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- L'heure Bleue is a stunning blend of tropical island paradise, ecological architecture and design, and Malagasy sustainable crafts. The result is really unique and brings to the guest an atmosphere of bohemian luxury and modernity. This ecochic hotel provides waterfront bungalows and lodges on the most famous bay of Nosy Be, with a 180° view. Resaurant with terrace on the bay, 2 swimming pools (sea water & fresh water), beach. Green Globe certified. Winner of 2013/2014 African Hotel Awards (Best renovation & refurbishment). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- L'Heure Bleue Madagascar/Nosy Be