Vanila Hotel & Spa
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... rain had me shivering. Arriving at the port in Ankify around 9 am, the sun was shining to the fullest. I checked my stuff just to find my wavy, soaking wet passport. Luckily it was the only thing that was affected that bad by the rain. I found a bus company that was going to Ankarafantsika via Ambanja. They told me that the minibus would leave in 1,5 hours to go to Ambanja where I needed to change to a different bus. I should arrive in Ankarafantsika around 9 ...
... being dropped off in the water by a nut shell type of boat I had to walk to the coast. A little boy at the beach was yelled at by the people on the boat to show me the way to my accommodation. I instantly liked the island. No big resorts, no hotels, just a handful of guesthouses in the middle of the village with locals being the neighbors. Great! Totally my cup of tea! My accommodation was nice, owned by a guy ...
... it was way more expensive than what I had so far but it was also far more fancy food and although I usually don't compare to prices in Europe...compared to Europe it was dirt cheap regarding the quality of the food and the service! And I didn't really have much choice since my 6 hour walk in Ankarana Reserve resulted in a new blister in the new flesh of the old blister. It was even more painful than the first one. I could barely walk anymore. Since I didn't have to pay ...
... the huge fish in the morning, then the cook transformed it for lunch. I was surprised that Ella ate it as she saw it coming in and flapping around before being clonked on the head by Noel, the general help around the boat
... fans went off at midnight, and then the mozzies appeared. The food was simple, but acceptable (more fish, prawns, zebu as the only options). With a bit of effort someone could make this a really lovely place to stay, but we were now convinced that when we travel anywhere again we need to upgrade a bit! Basic with simple luxuries is fine, but basic and damn uncomfortable/noisy/grim/unimaginative is definitely not acceptable!