South African Hotels

Vanila Hotel & Spa

Northern region of Madagascar
Hotel Type
Beach, Spa

The spectacular island of Nosy Be in Madagascar can be translated as “Big Island”, and was named as such as it is the biggest island around Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, off the African coast. The island is characterised by its picturesque landscapes and diverse fauna and flora, while the underwater life is vibrant and colourful, making for an unforgettable tropical holiday. Nosy Be also bears a rich cultural heritage, and the friendly locals reinforce the fact that this is indeed a paradise island. The island is home to the magnificent Vanila Hotel and Spa.

The hotel offers 56 spacious rooms, including garden view rooms, ocean view rooms and prestige suites. Each hotel room is equipped for maximum comfort and is individually decorated and furnished with beautiful wood from Madagascar.


  • Kiddies' playroom
  • Playground
  • Mountain bike rental
  • Gym
  • Computer room with Internet, scanner, card reader, and printer
  • Handicrafts shop
  • Conference room
  • Two freshwater pools
  • A Child pool
  • WiFi
  • Two restaurants
  • Poolside bar
  • Dive centre
  • Spa with a hydrotherapy room, Jacuzzi's and a Turkish bath

Below detailed information about the Vanila Hotel & Spa is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone


Parfum Vanille

Vanila Hotel's French chef creates a delicious fusion cuisine, blending European techniques with unique Creole tradition. The Parfum Vanille restaurant seats 80 guests and the main restaurant serves breakfasts and buffet dinners. A wide variety of local products are available at the restaurant including tiger prawns, line fish, zebu and tropical vegetables. The great meals are often paired with fabulous live music.

The Grill Del Sol

The Del Sol Grill at Vanila Hotel seats 40 guests by the sea. This stunning venue is open all day while the adjoining pool bar serves a variety of cocktails.

Spa Facilities

Spa facilities:

  • Hydrotherapy room
  • Four private massage suites
  • 4 Jacuzzi's
  • Turkish bath.

  • Erol Cruises - Erol is an 18-metre traditional Turkish skiff and visitors can enjoy cruising in the Mozambique Channel.
  • Scuba-diving - The coral reefs and unusual wildlife make this one of the most famous scuba-diving in the world. Scuba-diving is available to a wide range of skill levels.
  • Private Beach - A private beach is located on Nosy Sakatia which is reached 10 minutes by boat. Guests can enjoy sunbathing, kayaking, trekking and snorkeling at the beach.
  • Deep-sea Fishing - With fish species abundant throughout the year, all types of fisherman can enjoy deep-sea fishing excursions from Vanila Hotel.
On-site activities
  • Kiddies playroom and playground
  • Mountain bike rental
  • Gym
  • Handicrafts shop
  • Two simming pools
  • Children’s pool
  • Spa treatments.

Vanila Hotel conferencing

The Vanila Hotel in Nosy Be, Madagascar, features a fully-equipped conference room and exhibition area of that is 80m² in size.

  • Business Centre
  • Children's playground
  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Massage treatments

Available Rooms

Garden Room

# Rooms:

The Hotel in Nosy Be, Madagascar, features 56 rooms including Garden Rooms, Ocean Rooms and Prestige Suites. The 20 Garden Rooms are between 28m² and 36m² in size and provide views of the tropical garden at the hotel.

Garden Room features:

  • En-suite bathroom with separate toilet
  • Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Mini bar
  • Overhead fans
  • Air conditioning.
Single Room €120
Double Room €170

Ocean Room

# Rooms:

The 34 Ocean Rooms vary between 32m² and 42m² in size and include 8 inter-leading rooms and 2 honeymoon suites.

Ocean Rooms feature:

  • Ocean view
  • Private balcony
  • Bathroom with separate toilet
  • Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Mini bar
  • Overhead fans
  • Air conditioning.
Single Room €140
Double Room €190

Prestige Suite

# Rooms:

The two Prestige Suites are named the African Suite and Malagasy Suite and measure 64m² in size.

Prestige Suites feature:

  • Ocean views
  • Mini hi-fi
  • DVD player
  • Jacuzzi on the balcony
  • 2 toilets
  • 2 lounges
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Mini bar
  • Overhead fans
  • Air conditioning.
Single Room €280
Double Room €330

Vanila Hotel & Spa Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

A tour to discover all of the superb sites and natural treasures that Nosy Be can offer!

Day 01: Transfer airport- hotel

Day 02 : Inland Nosy Be Tour, east to west…

Discover the inside of Nosy Be. Among other highlights, you’ll visit the village of
Dzamandzar. In the center of Nosy Be, Hellville boasts nice colonial buildings and a nice local market.
A little outside Hellville, you’ll be able to enjoy the sight of the sacred Banyan tree amongs the many
perfumes of coffee, pepper, vanilla and Ylang Ylang along the way.
You’ll end the tour with a visit of Mont Passot, the highest site in Nosy Be, from which you’ll be able to
enjoy the sunset before going back to the hotel.

Day 03 : Nosy Komba and Tanikely islands

You will embark on a mini-cruise aboard a catamaran to enjoy the two isldans near Nosy be.
Nosy Komba, your first stop, is the second biggest island of the area behind Nosy Be. It’s a traditional
fishermen’s village with a handicraft market, where one can shop for sculptures and traditional table
clothes. Nosy Komba is also famous for its small Lemurs’ park.
Afterwards, you’ll get to Nosy Tanikely (literally, « little land island »), a marine reserve that shelters all
kinds of multi-colored fish, corals, anemones, and even sea turtles. Snorkelling (equipment provided)
in Nosy Tanikely is a truly unique experiene, as one feels as if inside a real lifesize aquarium. The
seafood pic-nic lunch will take place on the catamaran after the snorkelling session.
Included : Transfers, catamaran rental, seafood lunch, local guide, entrance fees, snorkelling equipment, towels,
overnight in double room double / half-board.

Day 04 : Lokobe Forest reserve

Lokobe is the last primary forest of Nosy Be, with numerous medicinal and endemic plants, as well as
its millenial trees. For those reasons, Lokobe attracts many scientists every year.
Beyond that, it also has a rich fauna : nocturnal and diurnal lemurs (Macaco and Lepilemurs), snakes,
chameleons, insects and tropical birds. You’ll be transferred by ca or minibus to the village of
Ambatozavavy ; from there you’ll embark on a traditional boat along the mangroves to access the

Day 05 : Sakatia Island

Barely touched by modernism, Nosy Sakatia is the most authentic island of Nosy Be and has since
become a protected site.
With your local guide, you’ll get to discover the inside of Nosy Sakatia during an a hour-and-a-half
long trek. The many riches of Sakatia include a superb diversity of tree species : « flamboyants »,
coffee, pepper pots, vanilla, mangoes, guava, raphia…
You’ll also be able to share the culture and traditional activities of the local villagers throughout our
You’ll end the tour on our private beach where you can either snorkel, try your hand at fishing or have
a relaxing massage.

Day 06 : Day at leisure

Day 07 : Nosy Iranja, the turtle island

Considered one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world, Nosy Iranja is one hour and a half from
Nosy Be by speed boat. The island is made up of two small islands (Small Iranja and Great Iranja)
connected by a a white sandbank that is visible at low tide. With its turquoise waters, the island has a
genuine paradise feel to it. It is home to sea turtles, who come there to lay egg, hence its nickname as
the turtle island.
Nosy Iranja has also a large share of seabirds : sterns, marine eagles…
You can also visit the Great Iranja island’s lighthouse and the Iranja village after your pic-nic lunch on
the beauch, under the shades of coconut trees.

Day 08 : Transfer hotel- airport

Included in the rate:

  • Meet and greet, assistance, airport return transfers
  • Welcome cocktail, briefing
  • Transportation, fuel (mini-bus, 4X4, speedboat)
  • Accommodation in half-board (drinks not included)
  • Excursions mentioned in the program, transfers included
  • Pic-nic meals during the excursions
  • Guides & personnel (drivers, …)
  • Parks and reserves entrance fees

Excluded from the rate:

  • Extras and drinks not mentioned
  • Lunches not included in the excursions
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Personal insurance : repatriation, luggage loss, flight
  • cancellation
  • Visa and fees
  • flights
  • Local tax

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid from 01 November 2018 until 31 October 2019
  • Based on 2 adults sharing
  • Block out dates may apply
  • Subject to availability

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -13.321220

Longitude: 48.185203


Situated 15km from the north-western coast of Madagascar in the magnificent Indian Ocean, one can find Nosy Be. Characterised by its beautiful landscapes and diverse fauna, Nosy Be is a charming island in Madagascar.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

3 Star