Traces of coconut palms transfer to the rhythms of paradise and restrain the forest from the powdery-white sand and alluring waters.

Nosy Be (which implies ‘giant island’ in Malagasy) is the hub of this archipelago of islands off the north-western coast of Madagascar and is Madagascar’s finest seaside vacation spot

Nosy Be, Madagascar. Picture: Getty

Whereas lemurs and otherworldly creatures just like the panther chameleon play within the forest, you may slip into the deep blue and snorkel or dive alongside pristine coral reefs, brushing previous fish, dolphins, turtles, manta rays, and whale sharks.

Nosy Be isn’t only a playground for scuba diving and sport fishing: for these with a extra sedentary method to holidaying, you may select to glide alongside the ocean’s floor aboard an opulent catamaran, disembarking on surrounding islands for a meal.


Lemur, Madagascar. Picture: Getty

On the island, you may go to Lokobe Nature Reserve which homes untouched tropical rainforests with towering timber. among the many uncommon flora, you may see vibrant birds.

In fact, a visit to Madagascar could be amiss with out seeing lemurs. Happily, there’s a close by Lemur Island. Sure, you may go island hopping from  Nosy Be.

Nosy Kombe – Lemur Island – is 90 minutes away by boat and as its identify suggests, has loads of lemurs. One other island value visiting is Nosy Iranja.

Nosy Iranja is made up of two islets – Nosy Iranja Be and Iranje Kely 0  that are linked by a 2km strip of white sand throughout low tide. Right here, you’ll discover a secluded island paradise and perhaps after stopping for a drink on the resort on Kely, the workers will level out the inexperienced turtle breeding spot.

Scuba diving off Nosy Be. Picture: Getty


Dhows glide throughout the nice and cozy Indian Ocean off the coast of Nosy Be. Picture: Getty.

Dubbed ‘Nosy Manitra’ (‘the scented island’) by locals, you’ll be surrounded by the aroma of aromatic ylang-ylang, frangipani, vanilla orchids, and different tropical blooms wafting throughout the island.

Frangipani flowers, Nosy Be. Picture: Piaxby

Away from the seaside, discover the Nosy Be’s distinctive vegetation and take a guided tour to seek out saucer-eyed lemurs, with their lengthy slender tails and bouncing gait, or go to the markets and handpick vanilla, pepper and different spices.

Dhow off the coast of Nosy Be. Picture: Getty.

Discover some of the lovely coastlines within the Indian Oceana and uncover that each second on Nosy Be is magical. The island’s additionally simple to get to as Airlink flies directly from Johannesburg to Nosy Be in below 4 hours.

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