It goes from April to September. April and May are months when the water temperature is among the most pleasant, there is still plankton in the sea that makes us hope for unexpected meetings with the big filterers of the sea! The visibility starts to improve and the amount of fish in this period is really extraordinary! In June and July the water becomes clearer, and the visibility is among the best of the year due to the almost total absence of plankton. In August there is the most awaited event for us, the arrival of the Humpback Whales, and, although the flights will start to be more expensive and the island is more crowded with tourists, it is definitely worth not lose the extraordinary meeting with these mammals marine that migrate in the waters of Nosy be in this period to mate, give birth and breastfeed the puppy. We will see them as protagonists until around the end of September / mid-October.
It goes from October to December. It is in this period that the sea starts to fill with plankton, visibility is greatly reduced, but if it were not so, he would not arrive, another good giant of the sea, the biggest fish in the world, The WHALE SHARK. We have the best sightings in November, but will keep us company until the middle of January.
Begin by mid-January and finish in mid-March. These are months in which it is easier to run into gloomy and rainy days, risking to spend the whole holiday closed in your hotel room.
What to put in your suitcase
the only antidote for the little Mosquitos (At Nosy Be are called Mokafui)
for the classic traveler’s disorders (fever and dysentery)
to permit us to leave you the memory of your holiday taken by us …
Wet suit for divers
a 3 mm is sufficient, for the most sensitive to cold from July to September a 5 mm is advisable
Nosy Be is a tropical country
temperatures are high but if you come in August (here it will be winter), you could need a jacket for the evening.
Days at the sea
some swimsuits and slippers are more than enough, but for the boat trips a k-way for the wind and a hat to protect themselves from the sun are necessary. Sun creams are essential to enjoy the sun without the risk of coming home red like lobsters.
Excursions in the Forest
a pair of sneakers and a light long trousers can help you
is the local currency that has since long replaced the old Malagasy Franc (FMG)
€ 1 is around 2,900Ar to 3,600Ar but during the year the currency exchange often fluctuates.
For the change of currency you can rely on your facilities, or in Hell Ville there are several banks where you can change the currency or withdraw cash from the counters where each withdrawal will charge the equivalent of about € 2.00.
The euro is however well accepted by everyone.
unfortunately, are very little accepted, except in the larger hotel facilities where it is possible to pay with visa or mastercard …