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Hotel category

3 Star

Rooms

12

Wellness/Spa

NO

Internet

FREE

PADI dive center

Offsite (Free pickup)

House reef

NO

Resort Highlights

  • Offbeat travelers will love this unique boutique resort on Nosy Be's coastline
  • Explore miles of pristine coral, home to rare and colorful marine creatures
  • Spend your diving days marveling at whales, sharks, mantas and dolphins
  • Grab a pina colada at the swim up bar, part of the waterfront swimming pool
  • Discover ultimate bliss with an oceanfront massage 
  • Dine on fresh, colourful cuisine at the open-air, atmospheric restaurant 
  • Retreat to your spacious and light room, complete with a four poster bed and wooden flooring
  • Pamper yourself with local organic toiletries, found in every room

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 35% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 65% (balance) is due 37 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 15% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 35% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 25 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 25 and 17 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 17 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Hotel Arc En Ciel is a boutique resort on the island of Nosy Be, off the north western coast of Madagascar. 

This remote region offers some of the healthiest coral reef ecosystems in the world. Head out for a couple of dives and you may encounter a humpback whale, pod of dolphins, turtles, false killer whale, whale shark, hammerhead or manta ray.

The resort overlooks the sea and is set within tropical gardens. A large pool is surrounded by sun loungers and comes with a swim up bar. 

Each of the 10 rooms is made from natural materials, complimented by local artwork, exotic flowers and white linens. Each room has air conditioning, a veranda and organic toiletries. 

The restaurant serves up colourful, fresh cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a view. Services include massage, money exchange, WiFi and laundry service. Nature-based and cultural excursions are organised by the resort. 

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What to see

Language:
French, Malagasy, English
Currency:
Malagasy Ariary
Time:
GMT +3
Climate:
Hot & subtropical
Natural hazards:
Monsoons bring storms and cyclones to the east and north from December to March.
Diving season:
Year round
Water temperature:
28C/83F (Jan-March)
25C/77F (July-Sept)
Air temperature:
21C/70F (Nov-April)
15C-20C (May-Oct)

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Instrumental in mapping local dive sites
  • Equipment rental, assembly, rinse and storage
  • Full day dive and island hopping trips
  • Boat pick up from your hotel
  • Camera and video rental
  • Resident marine biologists, active in research
  • Free WiFi, merchandise and craft store

Description

Manta Diving Nosy Be is a PADI Dive Center based off the coastline of Madagascar. 

The dive center has been in operation since 1996, boasting a wealth of local dive knowledge. The organisation was instrumental in mapping existing dive sites in the remote archipeligo. 

Dive trips set off on the three trusty boats, Arsen, Topy and Doris around 8:30am and return around 1:30pm. These trips combine visits to small islands and include 2 dives and lunch. 

The dive center offers boat pick up directly from your accommodation and equipment rental, assembly, rinse and storage. You can rent a Go Pro camera or arrange an underwater video. 

Diving is best between April and December, where small fish, pelagics and predators such as sharks and barracuda are common. Visibility is best during this season. 

Opportunity to interact with resident marine biologists, or get involved with international research on whales, turtles and sharks. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Center

Dive boat facilities

  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Fresh Water Shower

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Great for families

  • Board Games

Payments

  • Visa
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival 

  • Fly into Fascane Airport via Air Madagascar, Air Austral, Ewa Air, Corsair or Neos. 
  • The resort will arrange a pick up for you, for an additional cost. 

Departure

  • The resort can arrange an airport drop off for you. 

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