Royal Beach Hotel
Travel Blogs from Nosy Be
When we went to breakfast, one of the staff members said that Air Madagascar had called, and that we should collect the bag from their office in town. So we went there first, my clothes and face cream being a priority over wild lemurs today! I said to Steve I was sick of dressing like a boy! Anyway, I was very excited to see my bag there and a very helpful man sorted out the paperwork, although was not overly apologetic. It sounds like this is ...
... up with Air Madagascar. She even called it 'Air Mad' - they are notorious for leaving bags in Antananarivo, as well as their regular delays! Fingers crossed it really does get on the late afternoon flight here, otherwise I will have another day in Steve's shorts!
Then Bruno, our local guide, met us to take us around the island.
First we went to one of the many ylang ylang distilleries. The island is covered ...
... remember enough French to get through this, with patience, after such a long day and not much food… They say it will arrive on tomorrow's flight from Antananarivo - late afternoon - and then they will bring to me! So all my clothes, toiletries, shoes - all I have are jeans and shirt. Steve dug out a nice pair of his shorts for me, that do fit, and at least he has deodorant and body wash! No face cream though, no hair brush (and of course ...
... the French do here ......!
I'm starting feeling bad, it started slowly in the taxi-brousse already but thought it was because we were folded between the benches. But no I ended up in bed for 7 days! I felt so bad sweating, diarrhea, that we called a doctor. He was kind and noticed a low blood pressure and no fever. Then he started to write down a list of medications! okay at that moment I was so sick I really needed some drugs. 40 000 Ariary (€12) for the ...
... Island was isolated from Africa so lemurs are only found here; they are white, black and all colors in between. The lemurs are very slow and cuddly, most are nocturnal and difficult to see hanging from tree branches or sleeping in tree trunk depressions.
After a hot 45 minute drive we arrived at a resort hotel and we had a drink and some fruit while listening to group of children chanting a monotonous melody. Back on the bus we went to a lake that was close ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool