Madagascar’s main attractions are unquestionably its phenomenal biodiversity and stunning natural landscapes. However, its idyllic Indian Ocean beaches with soft white sand lapped by turquoise waters are perfect for some rest and relaxation, and should not be forgotten! Madagascar has some fantastic coral reefs, ideal for snorkelling and diving, and dolphin- and whale-watching are also widely available.
Nosy Be (‘big island’) in the Mozambique Channel is Madagascar’s most popular beach destination. While the beaches are stunningly beautiful (the western coast has the island’s best beaches), snorkelling and scuba diving are best undertaken on the other islets of the Nosy Be archipelago. Show me more >
Nosy Komba is a small island nestled between Nosy Be and the mainland in the Mozambique Channel, known for its population of black lemurs, lively local craft market and stunning beaches. Show me more >
Ile Sainte Marie (Nosy Boraha) is a luxuriant island off the eastern coast of Madagascar. This is a real tropical island with endless deserted beaches overhung by coconut palms, and bays protected by vibrant coral reefs and lush vegetation. Show me more >
Nosy Ankao – Miavana Private Island
Miavana Private Island, designed by the creators of North Island in the Seychelles, will open in December 2016. Show me more >
The Mitsio archipelago lies some 50km from Nosy Be, accessible only by boat. This is the Maldives of Madagascar with crystal clear waters, outstanding white sand beaches, abundant marine life and world-class diving. Show me more >