GPS coordinates
North longitude: 13°15'57.6''S – East latitude: 48°12'13.0''E

Transport : several international airlines now offer (sources 2016) Nosy Be:
Air Austral: Direct Roissy Charles de Gaulle – Nosy Be via the meeting
Air France: Direct Roissy Charles de Gaulle – Nosy Be via the meeting or Antananarivo
Air Tsaradia : Direct Roissy Charles de Gaulle – Nosy Be via Antananarivo
Ewa Air: Direct Mayotte – Nosy Be

Air Néos (from Italy): Milan or Rome direct – Nosy Be
Air Méridiana (from Italy): Milan or Rome direct – Nosy Be
Airlink (from South Africa): Direct Johannesburg – Nosy Be

Ethiopian Airlines: Direct Roissy Charles de Gaulle, Rome, Milan, London, Dublin, Frankfurt, Munich, Madrid, Brussels, Vienna, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, ... – Nosy Be via Addis Ababa

+ 1 hour during the summer in Europe, from April to the end of September,
+ 2 hours in winter from October to the end of March.

The climate in Nosy-Be is tropical and humid. The dry season lasts from May to September: it is the austral winter. From June to August, temperatures are often the lowest, reaching 28 °. During the rainy seasons, from October to April, they can reach 35 °. Precipitation is heaviest from January 15 to February 28.

Entry formalities & Visa
You must check that your passport is still valid for 6 months after your return date. You can take your visa on arrival at the airport in Madagascar:
– For a stay of less than 30 days, the entrance fee is 80,000 Ariarys, or about 25 euros per person.
– For a stay of 1 to 2 months: the visa fee is 100,000 Ariarys, or about 30 euros per person.
– For a stay of more than 2 months and less than 3 months: the visa fee is 140,000 Ariarys, or about 43 euros per person.

No vaccination is required in Madagascar but it is advisable to be up to date for vaccinations: Tetanus, Polio, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and B.
Antimalarial treatment: The risk of contracting malaria exists, so it is important to guard against it. A minimum antimalarial treatment may be recommended (consult specialized organizations that will be able to inform you about the appropriate treatment; whatever the treatment chosen: Nivaquine, Savarine, Paludrine, Lariam ...
We recommend a mosquito repellent lotion: a natural polyarom body milk adult or child, the most effective here, sold 6.50 euros in the Big Blue, certainly better than the products of laboratories sold in pharmacies or commercial surfaces (5 out of 5 or other ...). You can ask us when you arrive.

Electricity and water
The Big Blue is connected to the Madagascar electricity service. Attention : this is not the case for some establishments, the unfortunate customers notice it on the spot, but too late!

Also, the hotel is connected to the water service of Madagascar. We also warn you about food served in some places washed with unsafe water that causes disease, also the leading cause of death. Be vigilant outside the Big Blue.

Post and telecommunications
The postal service works well in Nosy Be, allow from 15 days to 3 weeks for the delivery of mail. The mobile phone works in large cities and especially in Nosy-Be. Communications with the France are generally good, but it is often difficult to get the line.
NB: Communication from France to Madagascar: – 00 261 + the number of the correspondent

Our ethics
Le Grand Bleu is a family establishment in line with its values. Sex tourism is an attack on human dignity, condemned by Malagasy and international laws. The Hotel Le Grand Bleu does not tolerate it in any way.
For the comfort, tranquility of all customers, a barrier and reception service is in place 24 hours a day. Reservations required in advance.