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Idylle Beach

BP 32 bis, Ambodifotatra, Nosy Boraha 515, Madagascar
+261 32 48 684 81
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
17 May 2017
“This is a gem”
8 Apr 2017
“Beautiful restaurant, excellent food, wonderful hosts”
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French, European, Seafood
€€ - €€€
BP 32 bis, Ambodifotatra, Nosy Boraha 515, Madagascar
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

This gem is not to be missed. Real beachside ambience with great French cuisine and service. We came for a relaxed coffee, stayed for a relaxed and well presented lunch and highly recommend this beach restaurant/bar.

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I highly recommend this restaurant: it has a beautiful setting, excellent food (I especially recommend the zebu bourgignon and the zebu lasagna) and wonderful hosts/owners. A must if you're in Sainte Marie.

Thank ccmontanez
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Location: The place is in Town and it is in a pleasant beach. Service: The service in general is very good. The personnel is very polite & available at any time. Food: The restaurant has very good food. You must try…. Note: Much appreciated the...More

Thank Noemi C
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I visit this little french restaurant every year. Try the beef ravioli, best ever The pineapple sorbet is a must.

Thank bernixi
Reviewed 13 January 2017

French food with a local twist set on a quaint little private beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean. The Zebu lasagna and ravioli were absolutely divine!

Thank Kerry W
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great location by the sea with lot of tasty and interesting combinations of local food with the touch of the French cuisine. Helpful and pleasant staff. Probably the best place to eat at Ile Sainte Marie.

Thank Sinatg
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

As things go in Madagascar, you very quickly realize that you never know what to expect and one must be prepared for any eventuality. At Idylle Beach you can forget about any of these concerns and truly relax.. I was welcomed at reception with a...More

Thank Stefan P
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The setting is gorgeous, staff very friendly and accommodating. We ordered the vanilla captain fish dinner and the fish was very tough and unexceptional. We declined to eat dessert because food was so bad. Unfortunate because all the reviews were good! It was expensiveMore

Thank oodle1
Bruno A, Gérant at Idylle Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016
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Dear Boulder, Colorado, We first want to thank you for being passed among Idyll Beach and letting your opinions on...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We were guided here by Tripadvisor ratings - Great little restaurant - they made a special effort to provide veggies on the side instead of carbs such as potato, rice etc. Half cockerel was tasty, but vanilla fish was a bit overdone... BIG PROBLEM THOUGH...More

Thank RobTee99
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We went here for my birthday dinner. We were met by the owner who had saved the best table on the beach for us. The rhum arrange was the best we had tasted in Madagascar and the food (seafood kebabs) were just divine. Highly recommend...More

Thank YianaJ
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Nearby Attractions
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: BP 32 bis, Ambodifotatra, Nosy Boraha 515, Madagascar
  • Location: Africa  >  Madagascar  >  Toamasina Province  >  Nosy Boraha
  • Phone Number: +261 32 48 684 81
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