Miavana

Miavana

Nosy Be Archipelago & The North Coast, Northern Madagascar, Madagascar

At a Glance

  • Bringing a new level of luxury to Madagascar

  • Offering a "blue safari" experience with activities to enjoy and explore the marine life found here

  • Designed by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, who were behind the award-winning North Island, Seychelles and Chinzombo, Zambia

  • Stunning one, two and three bedroom villas strung along an untouched beach

  • Activities include whale watching, diving, jet skis, deep-sea fishing and helicopter flips

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Best time to Visit

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Any time of year is fine for a visit and unlike other parts of northern Madagascar which often experience heavy rainfall and cyclones from January to March, these months are a good time of year to be on Miavana for fishing and the waters are clear for snorkeling. You can expect a bit of a breeze and the rainfall is usually overnight. If traveling around Madagascar, in general, the best time to travel to most areas is April and October/November with warm days and less chance of rainfall. The coolest time to travel anywhere is during the dry season (May to October). Average maximum temperatures average around 30°C in coastal areas (higher in summer).

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Insider's View

There are 39 turtle nesting sites found near the lodge

There's a real magic about being able to step straight off the villa of your deck, stroll down the beach and into the sea for a snorkel on the pristine reef

Miavana in the local Malagasy language means "reconcile" - the name was chosen to reflect the owner's hope that guests will come here to unwind, reconnect with nature and their loved ones and leave restored

Look out for manta rays during your helicopter flight from Diego Suarez to Nosy Ankao

Take to the water and enjoy some of the most unique scuba diving and snorkeling in the world

Take a scenic helicopter flight to neighboring islands in search of lemurs

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Miavana or take a look at our itineraries to Northern Madagascar

Description

Miavana is an ultra-luxury lodge located on Nosy Ankao island, off the north-east of Madagascar. With wild beaches, incredible diving, fishing, helicopter adventures and spa treatments, it brings a new level of luxury adventure to the Indian Ocean.

Located on Nosy Ankao, an unspoiled island off the northeast coast of Madagascar, Miavana is a new ultra luxurious lodge. There are fourteen one, two and three bedroom villas strung along the western side of the island, stepping right onto the powder-soft sand and enjoying spectacular Indian Ocean sunsets. This is not simply an exquisite beach lodge on an untouched island, it offers all the adventures you'd expect on a safari, with wildlife, activities and adventures galore - something which truly sets it apart as a destination.

The island itself is surrounded by a pristine reef offering superb snorkeling and diving opportunities as well as turtle, whale and dolphin watching, fly-fishing, deep-sea fishing beyond the reef, helicopter flips and more. Of course, if you simply want to relax and enjoy the wild beauty of the island, you can stroll along the beach, lounge under a palm tree watching the world go by, or enjoy a bit of pampering with an in-villa spa treatment.

The villas are vast, with the smallest measuring more than 400m sq, each with indoor and outdoor living space and a deck to the front that steps straight onto the sand. The main lodge features a sweeping white rock wall which shields the indoor areas from the elements. Here you'll find a french garden, wine cellar dining areas, a "chamber of curiosities" filled with weird and wonderful items found on the island, from canon balls to lemur skeletons. To the front is a beautiful outdoor dining and bar area with swimming pool, set on the sand and surrounded by lush green vegetation.

Accessed by helicopter from Diego Suarez in the north of Madagascar, it is also possible to enjoy forest walks and lemur treks on the mainland as day trips. Owned by Time + Tide who operate the award-winning Chinzombo in Zambia's South Luangwa, we are confident that they will create a truly beautiful environment and offer the very best guiding possible. Miavana is not only an exciting development for Madagascar but the Indian Ocean as a whole.

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Activities

Scuba diving, snorkeling right from the beach, fly-fishing, deep-sea fishing, turtle, whale and dolphin watching, helicopter flips and adventures on the mainland including lemur treks and forest walks. For those looking for a more sedate stay, there is a world-class spa offering an array of treatments.

Reviews

5

Annie Foot (Staff)

The ultimate in luxury beach stays, the opening of Miavana has taken Madagascar as a stand-alone beach destination to a new level. From the moment you arrive on this remote private island prepared to be wowed by the attentive and personalized service which will ensure you make the most of your time here. This is an adventure playground with the chance to enjoy exceptional snorkeling and diving right off the beach, big game fishing, scenic helicopter flights to neighboring islands in search of lemurs (my personal highlight). You will be pampered by your villa attendant, and are in for a treat with the incredible food prepared by the team of chefs, whether you choose to dine in your villa or at the beach piazza.

Offers

Complimentary helicopter trip for stays over 5 nights at Miavana

Complimentary helicopter trip for stays over 5 nights at Miavana.

3 – 4 hr trip in total per group.  Includes walk through either Ankaraka (tsingy) or Ambre Mt (rainforests) or Daraina (lemurs).  Available for stays of 5 nights onwards.

Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability

Book from 08 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
Travel from 08 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
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Experiences

  • Fishing at Miavana

    The waters around Miavana are a fisherman's paradise. Go out on one of the state of the art boats, or take a helicopter to search for big game species including giant trevally, bluefin, sail fish and barracuda all waiting to be caught... and released.

  • Lemur Trekking at Miavana

    Take a boat trip to one of Nosy Ankao's neighboring islands where you will be accompanied by an expert nature guide as you go in search of the endemic golden crowned sifaka, Perrier's sifaka and crowned lemur as well as a variety of other fauna.

Vacation Ideas

  • Zambia and Madagascar in Ultimate Luxury

    South Luangwa & Miavana

    from $28300 pp 11 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & directions

Nosy Be Archipelago & The North Coast, Northern Madagascar, Madagascar

Miavana is located on Nosy Ankao island, off the northwest coast of Madagascar.

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Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Miavana or take a look at our itineraries to Northern Madagascar

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