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Idylle Beach

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BP 32 bis, Ambodifotatra, Nosy Boraha 515, Madagascar
+261 32 48 684 81
10:00 - 22:00
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Trapani, Italy
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 kindness of the owners. They are friendly and they create a good and relaxed atmosphere.... More 

Thank Noemi C
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Zagreb, Croatia
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 cocktail (surprise) and greeted very warmly by all of the staff. I was promptly escorted... More 

Thank Stefan P
Boulder, Colorado
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 expensive

Thank oodle1
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Glencairn, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles 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 was a table of 8, most of whom were smoking indoors - totally not ok,... More 

Thank RobTee99
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 this place for both the service and the food. Don't miss out if you visit... More 

Thank YianaJ
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

A French restaurant serving good food overlooking the sea. The service was very friendly and the food exquisite especially the sea food. The cocktails were outstanding. Well worth visiting.

Thank Simon S
Antananarivo, Madagascar
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We had dinner at Idylle Beach one recent Saturday evening, and it was one of the finest meals we've had in Madagascar! The atmosphere was magical - local musicians playing in the corner, a superb menu, a warm ambiance, and outstanding service. Sophie and her team know how to take care of their guests. The food was superb - the... More 

Thank Follow-the-Lemur

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
French, European, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?