Nosy Iranja Lodge

Nosy Iranja Lodge

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Sun kissed beaches, the azure Indian ocean boasting natural coral reefs teeming with exotic fish, breathtaking sunsets and a tropical climate combine to create the perfect setting for an unforgettable getaway. Nosy Iranja is home to the luxurious Iranja Lodge and boasts absolute tranquillity, natural beauty and unique flora and fauna. Perfect for families and honeymooners, the lodge offers a variety of watersports including some of the world's best fishing and scuba-diving, snorkelling, water-skiing and sailing.
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Iranja Island, Nosy Iranja Madagascar
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Fascene Airport
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vAardt wrote a review Nov 2007
Somerset West, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fantastic getaway. We holiday to SNORKEL and live in South Africa. Have been to Mauritius a number of times but this is quite different. We are a family of 4 with children of 17 and 14 years and all enjoyed our 7 days at Nosy Iranja very much. Tranquillity, comfort, 28 deg sea water (in mid winter) and fantastic food. This is NOT a 5 star commercial hotel, so if that is what you are looking for, then don't go. This is 5 star food, service and NATURE at it's best with comfortable 3 star island accommodation set amongst natural gardens. The snorkelling was out of this world. We will be going back!
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Date of stay: July 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jana P wrote a review May 2008
Somerset West, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a revelation Nosy Iranja was. We spent 7 nights here in April and from the moment we arrived we fell in love with this serene tranquil paradise. This is truly a get away from it all destination.
Accommodation: The villas are very spacious private and beautifully decorated with all the amenities that you could wish for. They all have a magnificent view of the ocean from the large patio.
The staff are the most hospitable friendly and welcoming that we have experienced. Nothing is too much trouble. We were always treated like royalty. My husband had a birthday while we were there and the staff surprised us with a birthday cake, champagne and a party after dinner. They must have seen his birth date when we checked in. The management were wonderful with special mention of Theo, Zho and Jimmy. Although it is difficult not to mention all the wonderful staff at the resort.
The beaches: There are 3 swimming beaches. 2 on either side of south point and one right in front of the resort. And they are all incredible with crystal clear warm (29Deg when we were there) water. As the resort is close to equator the sea temperature is always warm unlike Mauritius.
Cuisine: Excellent and delicious. We had fresh seafood at lunch and dinner daily, often including prawns and crayfish.

We had a lot of fun with the sailing boats and the paddle skis. My son also tried the para sailing which he loved.

Nosy Iranja has a turtle-monitoring project that focuses on researching and conserving the hawksbill turtle. We were lucky enough to see some eggs hatch and watched as the baby turtles mde the journey down the beach to the ocean. It was one of the most incredible experiences we have ever had.

I cannot reccommend this resort enough. It is seldom that one still finds such an unspoilt destination. We wll definitely go back. We had a magical time on the island.
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Date of stay: April 2008
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marcopolo1964 wrote a review May 2018
paris
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just to be clear: this a review about Le Zahir de l'Ile on Nosy Iranja, which is the sister hotel of Le Zahir Lodge on Nosy Be. There's some confusion because there once was a luxury hotel on an island adjacent to Nosy Iranja that is now closed.There is a cheaper lodging option staying in tents with foam mattresses on the backside of the island, but i don't know if that place even has a name.

Nosy Iranja is a totally unique paradise tropical island, with some of the most beautiful white sands and turquoise waters I've ever seen. It's popular with (mostly Italian) day trippers from Nosy Be, who come for a snorkel and picnic, and then go back. While that's perfectly nice way to visit, being on the island before they arrive and after they've left is magical.
Le Zahir de l'Ile won't be for everyone. Some of the bungalows are a bit small, the decor is an eclectic mix of international tropical retro, there's electricity only for a few hours in the evening, you will have geckos in your room, ducks and chickens from the village wander about, there's no hotel shop, the shower doesn't have much pressure, and the nights can be warm. But the island is so beautiful and the staff so laid back and friendly none of that matters (or is actually positive). I could have spent all day on a chair with the hotel's lovely garden behind me and the gorgeous sea in front of me.
Right off the beach you find yourself swimming with turtles, and a friendly young Frenchman has started up a scuba outfit (pierrot@nosykombaplongee.com) on the island and we dove in some great reefs with beautiful fish and turtles. Right next to the hotel is a lively and friendly village. There are nice walks you can take up to a lighthouse, through the village, or to beaches on the backside of the island.
Food is delicious mix of European and Malgache, though they maybe do too much effort to please their mostly Italian clientele. They make a very nice melanzane alla Parmigiano, but do I really need that in Madagascar? We asked expressly for fresh fish, and that's what we got. They make their own bread which is about the best we had in Madagascar.
We could have stayed forever, even if there's not much to do except be in paradise.
If I had complaints it's that the hotel could install more solar panels to avoid using a generator, and you get the feeling they could do more to source food from the village.
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Date of stay: April 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Bungalows are fine if you are a couple, a bit cramped with a kid. Ask for the family rooms.
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Chaim87 wrote a review Jan 2012
Brussels, Belgium
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I went on the Nosy Iranja island almost 12 years ago, with the World Wildlife Found (WWF). We were a group of 15 Italians coming from the island of Nosy Be, where we spent two weeks before. The island itself is amazing, the fishers village too, we enjoyed really nice adventures, we slept on the beach and two days later we went back to Nosy Be. Being part of the WWF travel's group means deciding to experience eco-tourism, which is the best way to discover remote places on the world. The Nosy Iranja Lodge is a place like many others, built for another type of tourism and with completely other interests for the island itself. People, as they wrote on their comments, get annoyed quickly, complain for animals and insects, and are frustrated for the scarcity of fishes in the sea. I swear, went I was there, one of the most incredible thing was the sea life, I haven't seen again such a quantity of fishes and corals. Considering the fact that this hotel is the result of corruption, and for this reason was closed in the past, my question is about the future of the island.
People have to travel somewhere else.
What is the reason to fly for 22 hours and stay in a luxurious hotel which has much in common with all the resort of the worlds, but with less activities?

Please consider very careful before to contribute to the destruction of another paradise; even if it is considered an eco friendly hotel (?) the question is, what is better for the preservation of the island, a green hotel or simply nothing?

Chaim Waibel
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Date of stay: February 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brit-backpacker wrote a review Oct 2017
Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Very disappointed by our stay; the hotel is in the middle of the village and on our first night there was an all night party with loud music all night. At 4.45am I went down to tell one of the locals to turn his music down. When you are paying 220 Euro per night (possibly one of the most expensive hotels in Madagascar) you might hope that one of the staff might do that job. Other hotels in Madagascar sensibly use solar panels; not this place, the loudest generator. The food was average. Worst of all we wanted to leave early and the manager told us 'no problem I will arrange a boat' and then proceeded not to arrange a boat and we were stood on the beach with our bags packed as all the boats left and we were told there was no choice - we had to stay another night - and pay another 210 Euros. Service levels improved after we complained but overall so disappointed with the experience and value for money of this place. Would say that there are far better hotels and lodges on Nosy Komba or Nosy Bee - although it is a beautiful island and the nicest beach I've ever seen.
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Date of stay: October 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fair_opinion wrote a review Dec 2011
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tiny tropical island in the middle of no where...Perfect for a short relaxed stay to get away from it all. Food is basic but good quality same for wine list. Ideal for snorkelling and spotting baby turtles. Quality and clean lodgings. The gym has been outdated for a long while and still is.
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Date of stay: July 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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No name wrote a review Aug 2011
Milan, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location: Beautiful island, stunning small beaches, turquoise sea.
Climate: 20 to 30 degrees, not sticky, cool in the evenings. Ideal summer weather.
Lodge: beautiful, for those that want to enjoy the total luxury of sleeping in stunning bungalows, under the mosquito netting of four poster bed, hearing the waves of the Indian ocean break nearby. Amazing food.
Staff: v nice and friendly.
Nature: We watched green turtles lay their eggs, watched the baby turtles hatch, dolphins jump in the sea, rays, sharks whilst swimming amongst beautiful tropical fish. Sadlly we missed the wales. Maybe next time...
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Date of stay: August 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ideal for couples or families with children at school. My three year old was too smal to...
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BadgerCT wrote a review Jan 2010
Cape Town Central, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are still fantasising about returning to this wonderful place. No telephones, no TV, no noisy crowds. Lots of room on beautiful beaches, large rooms with private garden areas, great food and friendly staff too! I'd recommend asking for a room on the sunset side of the island as watching the sunset from our private veranda was a real romantic highlight. Seeing the baby tutles hatching on the southern beach and following one while snorking as it swam around the reef were others.
Don't count on using the gym though, it's barely existant and the few weights are badly rusted.
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Date of stay: August 2008
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John W wrote a review Oct 2017
Mönchengladbach, Germany
1.0 of 5 bubbles
***Please read***please read****

Local ConMan!! My wife and I visited the island on a day trip.
While there we decided to stay the night, we had the bar man call the owner of the Huts Zahir or Mazir.
We had a present conversation and he advised that it was 110,000 MA per person for the evening, this included lunch, evening dinner, breakfast and Lunch the next day.
My wife and I agreed luckily I had 400,000 MA on me so just enough money.
The next day the bar man advised me the captain was waiting at the bar at 14:30 and just before presented me for a bill of 256euros. I advised this was incorrect and when they called the owner he said I told you Euro’s not MA!!! Stuck on a desert island there isn’t much you can do, we where took back to Nosy Be where a man stood waiting for us and came back to the hotel with us to collect the money!
Please don’t fall foul of this horrible horrible man, his huts and his bar staff on the island.
His phone number is tel:0320593880!!!
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Roadster23 wrote a review Jan 2009
Johannesburg
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Approx 90min boat trip from Nosey Be and absolutely stunning ! Must be the premier island and hotel in Madagascar. The beaches are the typical postcard white sand with crystal clear water and the resort is the only hotel on the islands (sand bank link between two beautiful islands) Hotel island small – could walk around it in 15 min.
In my view better that the Mauritius beaches etc. Hotel has 30 lodges, we stayed in a junior suite which has two large bedrooms and good bathroom / shower area and a great patio area looking over the beach. Thatch and wood construction with fan / no aircon but generally the sea breeze helps though in December at 35 degrees its gets hot and humid. All the lodges are connected by sand passageways through the indigenous gardens and each lodge far away enough that you don’t see each other.
Main hotel area is on the point so 180 degree seaview from restaurant, bar etc. Main bathing area has umbrellas. loungers, fully serviced etc with a great "Natique" office for scuba diving, all water sports, excursions etc.
Staff unbelievably helpful and efficient and go out of their way to ensure your stay is superb – English not widely spoken by waiters etc but enough to assist you. Main language spoken is Malagasy and French.
We were on a fully inclusive package so good breakfast: cereal, fruit, croissants etc, eggs and then three course meals at lunch and dinner. Considering its an island and logistics involved food awesome and great surrounds to have dinner surrounded by beach and sea. Can get most drinks / bar relatively fully stocked though limited range of wines – some French and mostly South African with average price of approx USD30 but enough choice.
No mobile reception so no mobile phones / blackberry’s which is actually a blessing. There is internet available and a satellite phone if needed.
We had an absolutely stunning time, well looked after in the most picturesque surroundings – stayed a couple of extra nights as it was so good. Its casual – shorts and shirts / dress etc for dinner though no shoes – everyone walks around barefoot which is a great touch. Had a great New Year party – very casual and nicely low key. There was also a wedding in the following week and hotel put on great effort.
Mainly French guests with smattering of South Africans. The experience is not going to be as built up / advanced / 5 star as say Mauritius hotels but for a relaxed picture postcard island getaway its prefect, quiet, friendly and casual and in my view a much better experience. Can’t recommend enough and resort managers Theo and Zo really ensure you have a great stay.
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Date of stay: January 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ceepee315 asked a question Sept 2017
New Jersey90 contributions16 helpful votes
when is turtle hatching season on the island?
Answer from bruna s
Province of Milan, Italy83 contributions40 helpful votes
Non saprei, ho visto la schiusa delle uova in settembre
alessia663003 asked a question May 2018
Naples, Italy139 contributions41 helpful votes
Posso avere un contatto per prenotare?
Answer from alessia663003
Naples, Italy139 contributions41 helpful votes
Trova il dito di Zahir lodge e contatta la signora Laura!!! Io ho fatto così!!! Lei è gentilissima, molto professionale e l’unica struttura di nosy Iranja e’ degli stessi proprietari dello Zahir lodge si Nosy Be . Il nome di questa piccolissima struttura (solo sei bungalow) e’ le Zahir de l’ile !
doda85 asked a question Apr 2017
Florence, Italy79 contributions47 helpful votes
ci sono mosquitos ad Agosto?
Answer from dottfrancies
Imola, Italy16 contributions17 helpful votes
Ciao, non ne ricordo e non ricordo neppure di becchi.
marcopolo1964 wrote a tip May 2018
paris282 contributions210 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bungalows are fine if you are a couple, a bit cramped with a kid. Ask for the family rooms."
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Palmenpanda wrote a tip Nov 2015
Switzerland8 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bungalow at the right corner gives opportunity to have ducks as pet (use water for foot washing...)"
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ArchieD3 wrote a tip Sept 2012
Bengaluru, India3 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms facing the sea were nice and closer to the beach, there is too much walk to the other rooms."
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No name wrote a tip Aug 2011
Milan, Italy215 contributions85 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ideal for couples or families with children at school. My three year old was too smal to appreciate the holiday"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nosy Iranja Lodge
What food & drink options are available at Nosy Iranja Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is Nosy Iranja Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Nosy Iranja.