Autumn 2021

14 Jul21866 A Dreamy African Escape Situated off the north-western coast of Madagascar on the paradisal island of Nosy Be is award-winning four-star hotel and tourist complex, Andilana Beach Resort, delineated by two one-kilometre white sand beaches and salty azure waters. The perfect holiday destination for couples and families alike, LUXlife magazine has recognised Andilana Beach Resort as Best Luxury Beach Resort 2021 – Madagascar. Join us as we take a closer look at this dreamy retreat. Comfort, top-notch service, extraordinary experiences, delicious cuisine, fun, relaxation and wellbeing… Andilana Beach Resort offers guests a true opportunity to live in harmony with nature and themselves. Guests are invited to choose from the resort’s 204 rooms, which are divided into classic, family and suites, each offering a breath-taking view – either across the crystal-clear waters of Nosy Be’s most beautiful and exclusive bay, or over the private 37-acre tropical garden. Recently renovated with all rooms featuring satellite TV, a telephone, air conditioning, a safety deposit box, a hair dryer, and a kettle to make tea and coffee. All bathrooms were refurbished at the beginning of 2017. Guests can choose a room with a king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds, with a fully furnished 30m2 veranda or terrace. When it comes to food and drink, Adilana Beach Resort’s all-inclusive package includes access to three restaurants and three bars. Ravinala Main Restaurant shows off with a brand-new look and a rich buffet variety with hot and cold options available including pasta, meat or fish, homemade breads, pizzas and focaccias, and a variety of fruit and desserts. The renovated area includes a 250sqmt sea view terrace and an increased privacy which grants a cosier atmosphere. The panoramic Pily Pily Restaurant also serves lunches, and in the evening, following prior booking and for a supplementary charge, guests can savour shellfish dishes and a selection of meat and vegetarian dishes in an exceptionally elegant and romantic environment. Last but not least, Beach Restaurant sits in a wonderful location on the beach among the palm trees where, with a pleasant ocean breeze, guests can taste its famous Italian pizza, rice and pasta salads, or a create a salad to their taste. With a view to meeting the diverse needs of its guests, each day, the resort’s restaurants offer a halal menu, and on request and for no extra charge, dishes for vegetarians and coeliac sufferers. Drinks included with the meals are still and sparkling water, high-quality local beer, South African white and red wine, Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite, served at the table in practical glass jugs. Adilana Beach Resort boasts the biggest tropical, freshwater swimming pool in Madagascar at 1,000m2, and it also offers beach towels for free. Onsite activities and facilities also include two floodlit tennis courts; table tennis; beach volleyball; beach tennis; five-a-side football; bowls; archery; kayaking; aqua-gym; TV room; hire of board games; techno gym fitness room; mini-golf (nine holes); botanical garden; jogging track; and a small animal park with crocodiles, lemurs, rabbits, ducks and, of course, Carolina – Nosy Be’s giant turtle who is more than 200 years old. For a supplementary charge, additional facilities include PADI-certified (tank) diving centre; massage centre and beauty salon; photography; game fishing; laundry service, boutique and infirmary; and excursions by land and sea, including visits to the two islands of Nosy Iranja, the Lokobe Reserve, Nosy Tanikely Marine Park, Nosy Komba, Nosy Sakatia, and the highest point of Nosy Be, Mont Passot. Parents can also access the resort’s Mini-Club which welcomes children between the ages of three and 14. Throughout the year, the club has access to the large 1,000m2 play park, complete with magical palace, a fantasy castle, inflatables and slides. Lunch and dinner are served in a catering facility specially designed for youngsters, and they can choose from the dishes on the menu or the dishes available at the main restaurant. This is a safe place that is monitored and managed by the resort’s expert staff so that parents can relax while their children have fun. There really is something for everyone at Andilana Beach Resort, including the Outlet Fashion Boutique with a huge selection of clothing available for adults and kids at unbeatable prices. It is a real international shopping experience, with special offers available all year round on the best European and Asian fashion brands – Versace, Armani, Philippe Plein, and many more, as well as a journey to the East with colours and fabrics by Paul Ropp, Lakra, and Lily Jane. This is alongside the resort’s second boutique, the Jewelry Shop, which specialises in high-end crafted jewels produced in Madagascar, such as the celebrated Madagascar star sapphire. Indeed, guests aren’t short of things to see and do at Andilana Beach Resort and they are guaranteed a true African escape that will stay with them forever. Company: Andilana Beach Resort Contact: Daniele D’Alo’ Email: andi[email protected] Website: