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The beautiful island of Nosy Iranja, Madagascar

Beaches and Islands

Madagascar has a beach to suit everyone, from the wild southern shores in style at Manafiafy, the exotic charm and tropical coast in the east at Ile St Marie or Masoala to the luxury options in the north, what better way to relax after all that exploring?

Popular as they may be, the beaches and islands around Nosy Be (known as the Perfumed Isle, from the heady scent of ylang-ylang blossom in the air) offer beautiful beaches in the most exotic of settings. Tsara Komba is perfect for honeymooners, Tsarabanjina for the more active or Eden Lodge for those who want wildlife and beach, you can take your pick.

Anjajavy offers its own private nature reserve, reached by private plane where the hosting and options are second to none. The rustic east coast beaches at Masoala Forest Lodge or the superb boutique option at Princesse Bora, with great whale watching, there are plenty of choices to consider, depending on how much, or how little you want to do.

Experiences

Charter a Yacht

Island-hop along Madagascar’s north-western coast on a private, skippered yacht.

Anjajavy Adventure

Sail, windsurf, snorkel and canoe off the beaches on Anjajavy.

Snorkel on Ile St Marie

Snorkel over historical shipwrecks off the coast of Ile St Marie.

Madagascar Family Adventure

Search for pirate graves and elusive aye-ayes, before making bows and arrows and going on a bug-hunt.

Coastal Forests

Explore the coastal forests in search of lemur species, including unusual black lemurs, as well as land crabs and chameleons.

Sea Turtles

During nesting season, spot sea turtles on the beaches. At other times, encounter them beneath the surface, often snacking on seagrasses.

Whale Watching

Time your trip right and head out to watch whales breaching off-shore between June and September.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management. My desire to see more led me to work as a guide for AndBeyond, first in South Africa, then in Tanzania as the company expanded. Here, I lived and worked in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro, guiding and running safari camps.
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Chris Johnston

Having trekked through rainforests, searched for ancient tombs and been mistaken for a priest, Chris continues to travel the length and breadth of this beautiful, baffling country. Whilst many people consider Madagascar a wildlife destination, he finds the culture and landscapes just as captivating.
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