Nosy Be in nord-west de Madagaskars


chanty   beach


Your Tropical Holiday Paradise

2 Bungalows and 3 rooms on the beach, all with ocean view, air-conditionned and a cosy restaurant on a private beach.  

Christian & Chantal Herz

Nosy Be

 We are personally taking care of our guests

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chanty beach seen from the sea

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view on the beach

chanty beach is located on the west coast of nosy be, opposite the island of sakatia The Location: directly on the beach

chanty beach is a charming and quiet beachfront holiday resort comprising two Creole style houses, a magnificent mansion and a neighbouring bungalow, situated in a well established and treed garden directly on a palm covered sandy beach, away from the hustle and bustle of tourist amusement centres. It is located about 30 street km from the airport (40 min), 5km north of the small town Dzamandzar and opposite the island of Sakatia. The German owner and his malagasy wife are taking personally care of their guests. chanty beach offers relaxation in a friendly and tropical home, away from home, and is a paradise for your holiday . We speak English, French, German and Malagasy.

 The Hotel:


Bungalow with 2 sea view studios (75 m2 each) with kitchens; they can be joined by a door to form a family bungalow. A bungalow studio can receive 1 or 2 persons, possibility of 1 sup. bed sharing (any age).

Rooms: In the garden floor of the villa 3 sea view double rooms, thereof 2 with kitchenettes (40 m2 each) and 1 with mini-bar (35 m2). A room can accommodate 1 or 2 persons, possibility of 1 sup. bed sharing for a child (< 12 years).

All units have sea view, are 25m from the beach and equipped with:

  • A tastefully decorated en suite bedroom
  • Luxury bathroom (shower, washbasin, WC, bidet), water cold & hot (SOLAR)
  • Individual living terraces, opening on to a secluded garden and the beach
  • Individual air-condition and
  • Ceiling fans in the bedrooms and on the terraces 
  • Mosquito nets, table-linen, towels
  • Stocked fridge
  • 3 cellphone nets 3G+
  • Internet access free   
  • Room safe
  • Deck chairs
  • All rooms open on to the sea and have direct access to the beach through the shady garden. 


Breakfast is served in our restaurant on the beach. Memorable three course dinners available by arrangement (host table, except Sunday). Other restaurants are not far and easy to get there by a walk on the beach, by boat or by taxi.

Airport transfers, laundry service available

Bungalow seen from the seaside
Garden between villa and beach
bungalow patio

room in the gardenfloor of the villa

Sporting, activities and excursions:

chanty beach  offers

  • Snorkelling on the nearby coral reefs 
  • Dinghy paddeling
  • We are proud to help and assist you to choose and to book your activities and to organize your excursions by sea or on the island to discover the unique fauna and flora of the "Perfume Island". 

Other Activities

Even if mass tourism does not (yet) exist on Nosy Be, you will find many exciting possibilities for making your dream holiday: 

  • Excursions on land and on sea
  • Scuba diving (diving schools, accompanied diving excursions).

  • Yachting
  • Game fishing   
  • Picnic-excursions to neighbouring islands and to visit lemur reserves

  • Bivouacs on deserted tropical paradise islands

  • Rental of mountain bikes, motor-cycles, cars and 4x4

  • Guided excursions with QUAD's

  • SUP-Stand Up Paddling

  • Excursions on horse back
  • GOLF (Pearls International Golf Course, 18 holes, 2000 m from Chanty Beach, with fitness center, big swimming pool & tennis court. Tel.:+261 32 03  08080)

breathtaking sunsets seen from your garden terrace


beach restaurant

nice table ready for a gourmet dinner


What to do in the evening?

After enjoying the breathtaking sunset with a pleasant sun downer on your garden terrace, you may stay with us for a gourmet dinner (fresh seafood and tropical plates are our specialties).

fresh sea food - our speciality



Or you may dine out in one of the numerous restaurants, which offer a cuisine that is as cosmopolitan as the people (Malagasy, French, Italian, Chinese, Creole, Indian and other specialties).

Nosy Be comes to life in the evening and the habits and culture of the local people blend harmoniously with the visitors in the various restaurants, casinos and night clubs. Everywhere guests are received with warmth and hospitality by the residents.

our beach




What does  chanty beach  offer ?

An unforgettable stay in a tropical paradise on one of the most charming beaches of Nosy Be. The few rooms chanty beach has, guarantee a private atmosphere and a relaxed holiday. The ideal place to unwind and relax. Far from home you will feel "at home".

You have the choice between bed and breakfast or half-board (breakfast & three course gourmet dinner).

There are other restaurants nearby which can be reached by walking along the beach, by boat or by taxi. 

What would cost you a stay in chanty beach   ?

                      Rates      rates for chanty beach Click here for Chanty Beach rates

Travel Tips for Nosy Be

* Travel to Nosy Be is possible throughout the year. However, April to January is usually the most pleasant period. You can easily travel to Madagascar from Europe, East- and Southern-Africa (Addis Aabeba, Nairobi, Jo'bourg) as well as from almost all of the Indian Ocean islands (Mayotte, Reunion, Mauritius).

From Europe and Africa you are normaly arriving in Antananarivo (=Tana), the capital of Madagascar with connection to Nosy Be. From Paris CDG either to Tana with Air Madagascar, Air France and Corsairfly; or with Air Austral to Reunion with direct connection to Nosy Be. From Marseille to Tana with Air Madagascar. Since beginning of July 2015,  Turkish Airlines has started regular flights ( 3x per week) from Istanbul to Tana.

As from April 2018, Ethiopian Airlines has started from the main airports in Europe flights 3 x per week directly to Nosy Be with stopover and changing airplane in Addis Abeba (ADD), very interesting air fares and flying time.

NEOS and MERIDIANA are flying from Mailand (sometimes via Rom) to Nosy Be directly but mainly for the Italian "all inclusive " hotels on Nosy Be.


There are convenient flights by  South African Airlink from and to Johannesburg, some of them with direct connections to Nosy Be. South African Airlink opened a weekly direct flight between Johannisbourg and Nosy Be as from 20 March 2016.  Visitors travelling between the Indian Ocean islands may also fly directly to Nosy Be. (e.g.: from REUNION or MAYOTTE with  Air Austral & Ewa Air).  From Nairobi and Mauritius numerous flights weekly to Tana with connections to Nosy Be.

* Travel to Nosy Be by road with  Malagasycar

* Visas: All foreign visitors to the Republic of Madagascar require entry visa. The tourist visa for stays of 30 to max. 90 days should be obtained on arrival at the airport (recommendet). It's just an immigration stamp in the passeport with the date of validity. As from 2016 the fees are for a tourist visa for max. 1 month  80.000 Ariary (about 25,-Euro). Tourist visa for more than 30 days  up to 2 month at 100.000 (~32,-€) and up to 3 month 140.000 Ariary (~44,-€).

* Health: No immunizations are necessary. Malaria prophylactics are essential. Drink only bottled water or take water purification tablets. Travel insurance is recommended. Have a look for details on

* Currency: As from 1 Jan.2005, the Malagasy Franc (FMG) has been replaced by the ARIARY (AR or MGA).1 Ariary = 5 Fmg.     1 Euro = approx. 3.400 AR (or 17.000 Fmg). Take cash in Euro (better than  US$) or traveller's cheques (don't forget the bank receipt for your cheques, US$ cheques not smaller than 50,-$, the banks don't take 20,-$ cheques). Attention, if you are bying US$ cash, please control that the series year (very small down to the left side of the president picture on the bill) is later than 2000. Earlier series will not be taken by banks and money changing offices nor by Chanty Beach.

Credit cards are not widely accepted. On Nosy Be only VISA and MASTERCARD in some hotels/restaurants. There are ATM at the banks in Hell Ville for VISA and MASTERCARD. Chanty Beach unfortunately does not have the facility to allow the use of CREDIT, DEBIT or ELECTRONIC cards as a method of payment.

* Language: Malagasy; French is business languages and widely spoken, English is spoken in the tourist centres.

* General: power supply 220-240V, European two-prong plugs. Time: GMT +3. Temperatures in Nosy Be in the southern summer (Nov.-April) max. 32°day, 27°night, in southern winter (Mai -October) 30°day, 23°night. For Nosy Be comfortable light clothing, insect repellent, sun protection. For the central highlands also warm clothing for cool nights. 

Last but not least

We are looking  forward to assist you in designing  your dream holidays already at home. For example,  your excursions on land and on sea, your pleasure cruise on a comfortable catamaran to discover all the beauty of the archipelago of islands around Nosy Be, your scuba-diving in the corral reefs or your game fishing. Arriving at Nosy Be, everything is ready for you.

By the way,

Further informations about Nosy Be you can find on the newly creates website of our local tourist board: (English & French)

About the North of Madagascar, visit the French website


Here some other photos to whet your appetite:   photo page   photo page

Or this  Youtube clip from  our  guest Ralf zum Video

Other questions? Please don't hesitate to ask us for more information's. Send us an e-mail. We hurry to answer you!

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 Some Voices of our Guests  

October 2016

Hello Christian,

Yes, we have all made it back home safely and we thoroughly enjoyed our very comfortable stay at Chanty Beach Lodge.  We sincerely thank you for all your help and referrals to get to dive on Sakatia, Jean Pierre was so great as a guide, and KK was a blessing to drive us many miles -  all thanks to you! 
Best Regards,
Lynda McGee (for Isaac and Margaret as well), La Verne, USA

November 2014

Dear Christian & Chantal,

I am well back in New Zealand now and regrettably back to work! I had an amazing stay and will return!. Here I found a virtual oasis! Even had the palm trees over a magic beach. Just what I was seeking after a long trip to France and the UK. I even managed a little nightlife and yet could still retreat safely to my hideaway as the opportunity presented. My bungalow was spotless, well serviced and wonderful staff made the stay truly memorable! A 5 star experience!

To the next time we meet!  take very good care! Best Regards

Mike,   Dunedin, New Zealand

July 2012

Hi Christian and Chantal

We would like to thank you for a fantastic holiday at your hotel.  You were so helpful with everything and the food and accommodation was wonderful.  We really enjoyed ourselves as a family and would recommend your hotel to all our friends. Greetings to your staff.

 Chris, Cathrin, Phillip and Wilhelm, Cape Town, S.A.

October 2010

We spent a week staying in a beautiful airy bungalow on the beach at Chanty Lodge and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Christian and his family are attentive and caring hosts, going out of their way to share their passion of Madagascar with you and offer helpful suggestions. Best experience - Enjoying an afternoon swim while watching the sun turn the ocean champagne colour as it sets over Sakatia Island.

Sarah & Warren, Paulshof, S.A.

May 2009

Chanty Beach Hotel Villa, just a few metres from the beach this resort is a quiet hideaway with lovely shady gardens and warm German/Malagasy hospitality (They offer both self-catering chalets and B&B).

Christian and his lovely wife Chantal were great in preparing the most delicious evening meals served right on their beach restaurant!  Christian's knowledge of the island and its people was most entertaining, giving us a good insight on what to expect of these wonderful people. Our accommodation was comfortable - an air-conditioned room, en suite bathroom - clean and spacious!  Off the veranda was a small kitchenette, not that we ever used it too cook as there were more than enough eating spots along this bay. There was however a fully equipped bar fridge - with enough 3horses beer to keep your thirst quenched!

For lunch, we found ourselves repeatedly drawn to the Sambatra B&B - a way further along the beach, which offered the most amazing seafood, and great service. If you have an afternoon to spare when not consuming large amounts of calamari, prawns and fish, catch the ferry to Sakatia Passions - only ten minutes away this is simply a little piece of paradise with fabulous snorkelling in clear blue water.

Each afternoon we enjoyed the best full body massages under the trees of Chanty Beaches lush gardens- at very reasonable prices! A definite must to ensure you get rid of any stress and to ensure a truly relaxing holiday.

We thoroughly enjoyed Chanty Beach, a lovely small Villa with great hospitality.

Marcine, East London, S.A.

June 2008

"Louise and I agreed that we had one of the best holidays of our lives and hope to be back one of these days. Looking at all our photos brings back very happy memories indeed. The 55kg Sailfish which I was so fortunate to hook into, snorkelling at Tanikely was like swimming inside an aquarium, the buffet & meeting the locals at Sakatia Passions on 2 successive Sundays, the amazing sunsets with images of Dhows in the background against a pink and fading sky, but most of all the variety of DELICIOUS meals provided at Chanty Beach by your very well trained and competent staff. Being in the industry ourselves we have quite a critical eye when it comes to accommodation establishments, but we can quite honestly say that Chanty Beach lacks nothing. The level of service, the hosting, standard of rooms as well as the cleanliness are unsurpassed anywhere! We will happily recommend to all with whom we share our precious memories of a wonderful holiday spent with amazing people in a most perfect setting & climate".

Many thanks

Chris & Louise, Cape Town S.A.

June 2007

We had a stunning time and everything went very smoothly (transfers etc.). Chanty Beach was the perfect spot, very peaceful and quiet with a beautiful garden and a lovely beach. The room (bungalow) was great too, very spacious and private with a gorgeous view from the terrace. The breakfast was simple (fresh fruit, baguette, jam and honey, tea & coffee – you pay extra for juices or cooked breakfast) but always very nice and sufficient. We also had dinner a couple of times and it was always delicious, mainly fish & seafood! Chanty Beach is the perfect place for honeymooners - we very much enjoyed the tranquillity, long walks along the beach, lazing in the garden and going for a swim at sunset! We will definitely be back!

Tina & Angelo, Cape Town - South Africa

November 2006

We were so happy with Chanty Beach and out of all the other places we saw we would still choose Chanty if given the choice again. It is very quiet, cozy and private. Christian the owner was also incredibly helpful and informative. The transfer from airport to Chanty went smoothly and the services provided were excellent. I even indulged in a massage in my room that the owner organized. We hired motorbikes and explored the island-the roads been very challenging and battered. We hired a hobby catamaran at Sakatia Island. We did snorkel and saw lots of turtles and it was so great to swim so frequently as the water was so divine. Overall the stretch of beach between Chanty and the rest did not feel too commercialized which is what we appreciated - only minimal harassment. Thanks again

 Vicci & Rick, Knysna - South Africa

May  2005

Hi Christian and Chantal,

We are back in Australia with wonderful memories of our stay at Chanty Beach. WOW the evening meals you served!! They surpassed those we have had in 5 star hotels! Makes my mouth water just thinking of the oysters, HUGE prawns and of course lobster night. Memories of the entrees too, such variety. Just wish Nosy Be was closer to Australia and we could return next year.

Will always remember our "2 hour" swims in the warm water and the spacious accommodation.

Take care,

Cheers Lyn Butler.  


 If you are lucky enough to hit on the Chanty Beach at Nosy Be web site DO NOT LOOK ANY FURTHER. This place has excellent spacious accommodation 10 mtrs. from a good beach and warm calm water.  The owners Christian and Chantal Herz are excellent hosts, and the food that Chantal serves is equal to anything you will eat in Europe  at a quarter of the price. If this place was closer to Australia we would be regular visitors.  Thank you Christian and Chantal for helping to make our holiday a memorable one.

Lyn and Lyle Butler , Queensland , Australia.




B.P. 172 
Nosy Be 207
Tel Fixe:+261 34 86 928 16  

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