With unexplored villages, an abundance of natural beauty and one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, Madagascar is certainly a destination to watch for the coming years. Leading the way in the country’s luxury ecotourism category is Miavana on the private island of Nosy Ankao – a 30 minute helicopter ride from Diego Suarez on the mainland. Its remote location and small number of rooms (there are just 14 villas) makes this a truly exclusive destination.
Miavana offers ample activities to keep its few guests busy with excursions to untouched ancient forests, lemur watching, dolphin and whale watching, kite surfing and even the opportunity to watch turtles lay and hatch their eggs. For those looking for something more relaxing, an infinity pool, rooftop bar, private dining and Italian-inspired indoor grotto and cellar are all onsite.
Each villa is set on the white-sandy beaches with its turquoise waters in full view. A private pool and decking area make this the perfect accommodation for undisturbed R&R. The entire resort can be hired, perfect for an extended family getaway, or exclusive wedding ceremony.