Showroom in Sambava

Maison de la Vanille

In peak vanilla season (June to January), this is an interesting place to learn about processing vanilla in the large workroom at the back of the shop. It's free, but a purchase is appreciated: choose from...

Malagasy in Sambava

Bolo Bolo Restaurant

Cheap, cheerful, filling food that's heavy on the noodles and light on vegetables and meat. Wood-fired pizzas are on the menu too (from Ar15,000), if the oven is working. It's all quite pleasant on a wide veranda...

Club in Sambava

Le Baladin

Sambava's only nightclub has plenty of uses: DJs host parties at weekends, it shows soccer matches and hosts beauty pageants. It's the place to be – dress the part!

Pizza in Sambava

Boule d'Or Restaurant & Bar

This place does a roaring trade in tasty pizzas. But what draws the kids is the killer popcorn machine that churns out the toothsome stuff at Ar1000 a bag.

Chinese in Sambava

Mimi Restaurant

In addition to the Patisserie Mimi where breakfast of a croissant and coffee will set you back Ar6000, there is a large, somewhat dark, restaurant attached to the Mimi Hôtel. Food is good, solid Chinese and...