La Note Bleue Park Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Diego Suarez
Driving through the town and through the surrounding villages into the countryside highlights how poor this country is. Yet you don't see anyone begging. The guide has made a few references to the area being dangerous, and last year a few tourists were mugged, but that happens on Table Mountain too.
The coastline is truly wild and beautiful, with lots of small deserted beaches and coves, huge baobabs standing sentry in the middle of ...
... island off the coast of Africa!
We did a detour to the 'Rouges Tsingys' - red tsingy rock formations. They were 20km on a very bad road, off the main Route Nationale. Like something in a moonscape, or spooky ghost movie, these formations take on different colours if you go at different times of the day.
We finally reached Diego Suarez mid afternoon, with the hope we might be able to chill by the pool in the small hotel ...
Bruno arrived at our hotel with Connor around 8.45am, to big hugs from all and warm tears of happiness (from me!) – we were immediately taken aback by how much weight he'd lost and how he’d grown taller in the last 2 weeks! He looked good, and healthy but was also tired, looking forward to a warm shower, and 'f**king hungry’, all said with a typically cheeky Connor smile! So we got him some breakfast, while he went for a shower and ...
... English, and insisted on telling me the history of the bay on the way towards Ankarana National Park. Actually the more he went on, the more I started to get worried that he just maybe he knew a lot about local history but nothing about local flora and fauna. As it turned out, I need not have worried as with in minutes of having these negative thoughts, Anthonio had spotted a large Chameleon on a private fence as we drove past on the main road. Tony kindly reversed the ...
... relaxed, read, walked, swam and chilled and after my stay felt so much better. The biggest surprise was the food, which was excellent. Fresh barbecued fish, fresh crab, prawns, zebu etc etc. It was great and special mention must go to Camille’s omelettes the best I have sampled on this trip.
I ate each meal with Camille and Amelie. Camille originally came from Lorraine in Eastern France and had moved to Madagascar last year after leaving his ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool