Top ChoiceFrench in The West Coast

La Table d’Alexandre

For a decadent lunch on a day trip around the island, stop at Alexandre’s. The debonair French chef here serves exquisite cuisine in a dining room that wouldn’t have looked out of place on the set of Out of...

Beach in The West Coast


Far and away Nosy Be’s best beach, Andilana, at the island’s northwest tip, is a long stretch of pearly white sand, with water that’s true azure and clear as gin. It’s ideal for swimming and chilling for an...

Beach in The West Coast


On a small bay just north of Madirokely, Ambondrona is more tranquil than its southern neighbours, with lovely views of the mainland hills across the sea.

Seafood in The West Coast

Chez Loulou

Right on the beach, this casual restaurant and bar is best known for its gargantuan Sunday seafood-buffet lunch (Ar65,000). Seafood also gets pride of place in the daily three-course meal. If you want to linger...