For those wanting to combine some great outdoors adventure with a relaxing beach escape in a relatively short time-frame, northern Madagascar has it all. The Diego Suarez area is a well-kept secret with easy access to Amber Mountain and Ankarana National Parks which showcase some of Madagascar’s most impressive scenery.
For beach lovers, Nosy Be is an island off the north west coast of Madagascar, known as the ’Perfumed Isle’ due to its abundance of ylang ylang blossoms, vanilla plants and pepper plantations. It’s an island surrounded by a myriad of smaller islands – including Nosy Komba and the private island of Tsarabanjina. Here beautiful palm-fringed beaches come as standard and with exceptional diving and snorkeling on offer, you can be assured of the perfect island escape.