Nosy Be Madagascar

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Nosy komba

Nosy Kombe, located halfway between Nosy be and Madagscar, is the island of lemurs. In addition to these cute little monkeys there are giant tortoises, chameleons and the Boa Costrictor.
There is also a fishing village where you can buy handicrafts at a good price.

Nosy tanikely

Nosy Tanikely is a protected marine reserve where you can snorkel on the coral reef, admiring colorful fish, starfish and sea turtles.

 


Nosy Iranja

The one that presents itself in front of our eyes when it comes to Nosy Iranja it is something incredible, two small islands with lush vegetation linked together by a strip of sand. Here the sea is clear and crystalline.


 

Also not to be missed Nosy Sakatia e un tour a Nosy Mitsio, a splendid archipelago just over 50 km from Nosy Be.

How to reach Nosy be

You can reach the beautiful island of Nosy Be, either by plane landing at Fascene airport, about 12 km from Hell-Ville, or by sea as ferries or motorboats leave every day from the coasts of Madagascar.

Where to stay in Nosy Be

Basically the options for those looking for accommodation in Nosy Be are two:

    • You can opt for a holiday of luxury and relaxation in the resorts located on the most beautiful beaches of Nosy be, the choice is wide but certainly the best is the Andilana Beach Resort, located on the most beautiful beach of the island. This option is very popular for a honeymoon in Nosy Be.
    • Or you can discard the hypothesis of villages, and choose a much cheaper way, staying in bed & breakfasts in the main towns and living in full contact with the Malagasy population. Ambatoloaka for example is the most popular town on the island, with more accommodation and local facilities.
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As we saw in the previous article, the Madagascar it is a vast land, rich in naturalistic attractions, which hosts more and more tourists ready to venture among the spectacular natural parks.



But if your passion is the sea and dream of heavenly beaches, the destination that suits you is without doubt Nosy Be, a small island located off the northwest coast of Madagascar.

Nosy Be is a volcanic island, the largest of an archipelago of smaller islands, many of which are uninhabited.

Un trip to Nosy be it is ideal for those who want to immerse themselves in an atmosphere of peace and relaxation in full contact with nature. In fact, the days flow by following the Malagasy lifestyle, which is based on the interlayer “Mora Mora” which literally means Piano Piano.

For this reason, in recent years the island of Nosy Be is one of the most popular destinations also for a honeymoon, a unique and still uncontaminated place.

In addition to the beautiful beaches and the postcard sea that surrounds the archipelago, they are the island of Nosy Be offers many excursions, including the natural park of Lokobe, the small forest formed by the aerial roots ofSacred tree, volcanic lakes or a visit to the capital Hell Ville.

To visit the archipelago and its beauties, the only way is by boat excursions, where you will fall in love with the splendid islands of Nosy Komba, Nosy Iranja and Nosy Tanikely.

What to do in Nosy Be

As we said Nosy Be offers a lot to do, there for all tastes, you can choose whether to laze on some dream beach or organize excursions to discover the island.
So let's see the main attractions in Nosy Be, dividing them into "Land" and "Sea" Excursions.


Excursions to Nosy Be

Hell Ville

Definitely worth a visit the capital of Nosy Be, a colonial city among the oldest in Madagascar. Lose yourself among the many spices of the covered market and go down to the port to admire the characteristic sakalava boats.


The Sacred Tree

A gigantic Ficus more than 200 years old considered a place of worship for the Sakalavas.
It is characterized by aerial roots that once touched the ground become trunks for a new tree, developing an incredible forest of 5.000m2.

The natural reserve of Lokobè

A popular destination for nature lovers, 740 hectares of forest that is home to four species of lemurs, chameleons and birds of all kinds.

Lemurialand

Large natural park characterized by a mix of exotic animals and plants, such as theYlang ylang. You will be amazed by the many animal species, among which many species of lemurs stand out.

Do not miss theneedles of the north of the island of Nosy be and La Petite Cascade, a small waterfall with its pond in a corner of wild forest

The Beaches of Nosy Be

The liveliest beach in Nosy Be is Madirokely, from where it is possible to take boat trips and visit the nearby islands.

The most beautiful beach in Nosy Be is definitely Andilana Beach, located in the most extreme part of the island.
I remember that in Nosy Be there is the phenomenon of the tides, not all tourists appreciate it, in my opinion it is an incredible and fascinating event, even if it does not always allow you to enjoy the sea.


The most beautiful sea, however, is that of the various islets that make up the archipelago, so let's see the most beautiful excursions to do around the archipelago:

Excursion to the archipelago of Nosy Be

Nosy komba

Nosy Kombe, located halfway between Nosy be and Madagscar, is the island of lemurs. In addition to these cute little monkeys there are giant tortoises, chameleons and the Boa Costrictor.
There is also a fishing village where you can buy handicrafts at a good price.


Nosy tanikely

Nosy Tanikely is a protected marine reserve where you can snorkel on the coral reef, admiring colorful fish, starfish and sea turtles.

 

Nosy Iranja

The one that presents itself in front of our eyes when it comes to Nosy Iranja it is something incredible, two small islands with lush vegetation linked together by a strip of sand. Here the sea is clear and crystalline.

 

Also not to be missed Nosy Sakatia e un tour a Nosy Mitsio, a splendid archipelago just over 50 km from Nosy Be.

How to reach Nosy be

You can reach the beautiful island of Nosy Be, either by plane landing at Fascene airport, about 12 km from Hell-Ville, or by sea as ferries or motorboats leave every day from the coasts of Madagascar.

Where to stay in Nosy Be

Basically the options for those looking for accommodation in Nosy Be are two:

    • You can opt for a holiday of luxury and relaxation in the resorts located on the most beautiful beaches of Nosy be, the choice is wide but certainly the best is the Andilana Beach Resort, located on the most beautiful beach of the island. This option is very popular for a honeymoon in Nosy Be.
    • Or you can discard the hypothesis of villages, and choose a much cheaper way, staying in bed & breakfasts in the main towns and living in full contact with the Malagasy population. Ambatoloaka for example is the most popular town on the island, with more accommodation and local facilities.
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