Madagascar lies off the east coast of Africa and is the world’s fourth largest island.
It is unique. The animals, plants and people are unlike anywhere else. This extraordinary country has long remained obscure as a destination and is little known even amongst the most serious of travellers. Nosy Be is a smaller island off the North West coast and has become the favourite destination for tourists – small in number though they are.
Coastal views are spectacular and there are some excellent beaches. The presence of coral reefs means that the sand is white or golden and more often than not a lagoon completes the perfect picture.
Nosy Be enjoys a tropical climate all year round, with average temperatures higher than the rest of Madagascar. From 27°C in July-August (the winter season ) to 35°C in February –March. The rainy season lasts from January to March.
Visitor comments: Thousand thanks to Sams and his team for your devotion to duty and kindness. Congratulations to the Chef (Bravo Din). Keep your smile and your good humour Béa! And Sams thanks for all the ropes! and your patience .. we will come back! we will come back! Armel and Pierre
Sams was very helpful - arranged trips, taxis, meal reservations etc. - nothing was too much bother. Dean cooked some superb meals for us and Rosina called in twice to see us, plus her arrangements for Tana and taxi pick ups were all as planned. Madagascar is certainly different and even though we have travelled a great deal and I have lived in a third world country for three years there were still new experiences to be had. We have good memories of our stay and this is in part due to the beautiful villa and the care taken to ensure that everything ran smoothly and efficiently. Elizabeth H
The villa is more beautiful than we could have imagined. The gardens are spotless and the view from our terrace amazing.
Routes to Madagascar: Option One: Direct flights now available - Milan to NosyBe with Air Madagascar and Air Corsair.
Option Two: To Antananarivo (Tana) the capital with Air France or Air Madagascar - then another short flight (45 mins) is required to get to Nosy Be. This flight is with Air Madagascar. Some choose to go via Antananarivo (known locally as Tana) to explore the mainland.
Any questions: Do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.
For enquiries in Madagascar phone Sams on 00261 320 203 664 or Rosina on 00261 320 422 955 (French and Malagasy spoken)
You would be met at Nosy Be airport by our staff. (Return flights from Milan c. €900 depending on time of year - contact us for details). French and English spoken. 24 hour maid/caretaker service available. Tourism is largely undeveloped, nevertheless there are quality restaurants within minutes of the villa.. On the same beach as the villa is a restaurant serving meals all day long. It is possible to prepare your own meals in the villa and eat on the magnificent terraces – or speak to your maid and she can organise for a local chef to come and prepare meals for you.
On site we have a Malagasy sailing boat and staff can take you on your own trip round the islands. Nearby is the Lokobe Reserve where lemurs, snakes and rare birds unique to Madagascar can be seen.
On many beaches spectacular sunsets can be witnessed.
It is possible to cycle all round the island in a day on the bicycles available at the villa.
Among the aficionados Nosy Be is a recognised place for great diving.
Other Activities: Sight seeing - Limure and marina reserves