L'Heure Bleue is set on the farthest end of the sandy beach at Madirokely. The restaurants and nightlife of Ambataloaka are within walking distance of the hotel, but its location insulates you from the bustle.
The 8 new luxury lodges are stylishly designed and set either on the waters edge, or on the hill with a beautiful view across the bay. All the bungalows have a private terrace with sea view. Each is equipped with a king sized bed (convertible into twin beds), a ceiling fan, a mini-bar, individual safe and free WIFI. All bungalows have mosquito nets and private facilities with a lovely rainfall shower.
The food here is excellent, with a focus on fresh seafood. Dinner is a la carte with a choice from 2 starters, main courses and deserts The emphasis is often on sea food – during our last stay we enjoyed fresh lobster.
Activities & Facilities
L’Heure Bleue has two swimming pools. The first is a decked freshwater swimming pool with deckchairs and loungers. The second is a beautiful seawater infinity pool from where you can gaze out into the ocean. Beside the freshwater pool, a thatched bar and lounge provide a cool and shady retreat. A terrace, built on stilts, extends towards the sea and is an ideal spot for breakfast or from which to enjoy the sunset with an aperitif.
L’Heure Bleue can arrange fishing, diving and Nosy Be excursions including horse-riding, quad biking and 4WD trips around the island. Excursions to other islands can also be arranged through local providers, including to Nosy Komba to see the black lemurs and Nosy Tanikely marine reserve for some excellent snorkelling and a picnic lunch.