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Hotel category
3 Star
Rooms
8
Wellness/Spa
NO
Internet
FREE
PADI dive center
Offsite (Free pickup)
House reef
NO

Resort Highlights

  • Ylang Hotel enjoys a remote location with panoramic views
  • Pristine coral, whales, sharks, dolphins
  • Nestled between the sea and forest
  • Peaceful and intimately sized resort
  • Open-air restuarant overlooking the water
  • Bungalows, rooms with breakfast, verandas, mosquito nets
  • Unique flora and fauna, cultural trips, horseback riding, hiking

Resort Description

Ylang Hotel is located on Nosy Be island, off Madagascar's northwestern coast. 

Madagascar's remote location provides divers with untouched, pristine coral reefs, full of reef fish. You never know what may show up during the surface interval or dive, be it a false killer whale, turtles, humpback whale, whale shark, manta, hammerhead or a pod of dolphins. 

The resort is set between the sea and the forest, overlooking the bay with a long strip of sand ending in a sheltered cove by the mangrove swamp. Surroundings are peaceful and the resort is intimately sized. 

Choose from 4 bungalows, 2 double rooms and one family room, all comprised of wooden furnishings and crisp white linens and mosquito nets. Each room comes with breakfast included and a small veranda. 

The open-air restaurant serves zebu meat, plus chocholate desserts and tropical fruits.

Spend time exploring the unique flora and fauna, meet the local community, go horseback riding on the beach or hike up to Mont Passot. 

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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

Courses

  • 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

Equipment

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Thick (5-7Mm) Wetsuits ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

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

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Center

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • European (2 Pin) Power Sockets

Entertainment and family

  • Games

Activities

  • Ping Pong
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hiking

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Payments

  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

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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