This time it's decided, direction Sainte-Marie Island in Madagascar! Ready to explore Red Island? Before takeoff, Idylle Beach gives you some tips to prepare your suitcase.


Your passport must be valid 6 months after the return date and contain at least 2 blank pages. A visa is required to visit Madagascar.

Visa, 3 accessions

  1. At the airport directly when getting off the plane

  2. Embassy of Madagascar in France 4, avenue Raphaël 75016 PARIS. Phone. : 01 45 04 62 11

  3. Electronic visa on the site

The cost of the visa is given for information

  • € 35 for a 30-day single entry visa.

  • 40 € for a single entry visa of 60 days.

  • € 50 for a 90-day single entry visa.

Schedule / Money / Telephone / Electricity

  • Allow + 2h jet lag in winter and + 1h summer in France.

  • € 1 piss = 3,800 Ariay

  • To reach Madagascar from abroad, you must type the following code: 261, then the local telephone number without the zero.

  • Remember to unlock your phone and buy a SIM card at Antananarivo Airport. It will cost you less for your local and international calls, or even take an internet package.

  • Electricity is distributed in 220 voltsand the sockets have two pins. However, it is not uncommon to have power cuts, even in the city.

Prepare your suitcase

  • Swimwear

  • Microfiber towel, ultra light, it will be used for the beach.

  • Light T-shirts / tank tops

  • 2 light shorts / skirts

  • 1 long-sleeved t-shirt (to protect you from mosquitoes in the evening)

  • 1 jeans or long pants (same)

  • 1 sweater or jacket (for cool evenings)

  • 1 k-way

  • 1 outfit for going out

  • Socks / underwear

  • 1 pair of flip flops or sandals (shoes easy to remove)

  • 1 pair of shoes suitable for walking (canvas shoes or sneakers)


  • Sunglasses

  • Hat, cap (ESSENTIAL accessory!)

  • Belly pocket for your papers and your money

  • Portable charger

  • Camera (remember to provide several memory cards)

  • Flashlight

  • Padlock

  • Mask + snorkel


  • Sunscreen and Biafine

  • Hand sanitizing gel or cleaning wipes

  • Mosquito repellent

  • First aid kit