Northern Madagascar


Cosmetics in Hell-Ville (Andoany)

Le Jardin des Sens

Local essential oils of ylang-ylang, black pepper, katrafay (Malagasy bush tree) and more scent the air here, where you can also stock up on honey, spices, soaps and skin products. Set in a beautiful old house,...

Arts & Crafts in Nosy Komba

Ampangorinana Craft Market

Ampangorinana has an interesting craft market with beautiful cut-work embroidered tablecloths and curtains, excellent wood carvings and paintings spilling out of almost every house. There are also spices, vanilla...

Gifts & Souvenirs in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

Couleur du Monde

You'll go in here for the chocolate, but then be tempted by the zebu-horn and shell jewellery, raffia bags, vanilla, shells and all sorts of gifts. It's difficult to tear yourself away from this gem.

Health & Wellness in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

La Natura

Indigenous essential oils and health-related products such as noni juice and aromatherapy goodies fill the shelves here, along with local spices. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable.

Arts & Crafts in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

Le Village

A nautical air pervades this shop, with pictures of fish, brass instruments and very impressive models of ships made of wood. They'll pack and post anywhere in the world.

Jewellery in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

Jewelers By Bleu Nuit

Dark-blue walls and good lighting set off the stylish silver jewellery here, some with gemstones, some plain. There is also a range of rather classy handbags.

Chocolate in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

Boutique Chocolat

Madagascar produces superb chocolate and here's a wonderful place to buy it. The exquisite creations cost around Ar10,000 for 100g.

Arts & Crafts in Hell-Ville (Andoany)

Souvenir Stalls

On the northern side of Rue Passot between the post office and the BNI-CL bank are a number of souvenir stalls. They sell precious stones, crystals, batiks, jewellery, metalwork and T-shirts. You can try...

Drinks in Hell-Ville (Andoany)

Société de Rhum Arrangé

If you’d like to take a taste of Madagascar home with you, why not plump for a bottle of rhum arrangé (homemade rum with fruit inside)? There are more than 20 flavours to choose from at this little place, from...

Gifts & Souvenirs in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

Artisanat Azur

Located in the historic Cassam Chenaï house with its information board outside, this shops stocks local artisanal gifts such as raffia bags, jewellery and clothing, as well as batik and swimwear.

Clothing in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

La Soubika & Maki

Brightly coloured, fun clothes abound here, for adults and children, including T-shirts emblazoned with lemurs, sunhats, beach wraps and towels.