WHY VISIT THE BEACHES AND ISLANDS
- 5,000 miles of coastline, numerous islands and glorious sunshine
- Barefoot island luxury for couples or rustic island adventure for families
- Time your trip right and head out to watch whales breaching off-shore
- World class diving, snorkelling, sailing – and relaxing.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE 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.
BEYOND THE ORDINARY
Whilst it hard to drag yourself away from any of the beaches, if you find yourself on Isle St Marie, make the effort to find the pirate cemetery here. The island was an unofficial pirate headquarters in the 17th and 18th century, known as Libertalia.