Dauphin Blue Ankify Lodge
The charming Dauphin Bleu is situated opposite Nosy Be, in the village of Doany, part of the borough of Ankify. Surrounded by a lush and well kept forest, the bungalows overlook a crystal clear sea immediately bordered by a colorful coral reef. The old colonial style house, settled 20 metres above the sea, offers a unique panorama of the Ampasindava peninsula and the Nosy Komba island. From January through October, guests might see dolphins pass by or sea turtles gather their food along the rocks.
The bungalows are spread out over tropical gardens and come with their own sea facing terrace shaded by tropical trees. Fully renovated in 2007, each bungalow comes equipped with a shower and private toilet. They are modestly decorated in order to blend in with the natural surroundings and magnify the beauty of the region.
The north part of Madagascar where Dauphin Bleu is located is relatively untouched and does not yet benefit from modern infrastructure. The equipment used by the hotel allows them to be self-sufficient for water, energy and telecommunications. The fresh water supply is drawn from their own bored well. Power is supplied by a soundproof generator. Electricity is available from 5:30 pm until 11 pm.
The Dauphin Bleu restaurant offers views of the sea and renews its menu everyday for lunch and dinner. The menu selections will vary according to the fresh local village and regional resources (fish, crustaceans, zebu, fruits and vegetables etc.) The staff strives to cater to the guests' culinary preferences. After a long day, enjoy an array of rum flavored cocktails against the backdrop of a tranquil evening from the bar terrace.