• Explore this diverse ecosystem
  • Idyllic island location
  • Spacious luxury villas
  • A nature lovers paradise
  • Turtle tours, whale and dolphin watching

Open: Miavana opened in early 2017 and is open all year round.

Location: Miavana is on Nosy Ankao, the largest of the 4 islands in the Ankao archipelago. It is 3.5kms off the northeast coast of Madagascar. It can be reached by a 20 minute flight by helicopter from Diego Suarez International Airport, which is about a 2 hour flight from Antananarivo. It can also be reached by a 40 minute helicopter flight from Nosy Be.

Rooms: There are 14 villas in total, made up of 8 1-bedeoom villas (450sqm), 4 2-bedroom villas (700sqm) and 2 3-bedroom villas (865sqm). All are set 25 metres apart and about the same distance back from the beach and have private decks facing the ocean. The 1-bedroom villas can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children, the 2-bedroom villas up to 4 adults and 2 children, and the 3-bedroom villas up to 6 adults and 2 children.

Activities: Land-based activities include guided walks and forest treks on Nosy Ankao and on the mainland where you may see the rare golden-crowned lemur. Water-based activities include swimming, scuba diving (reef and wrecks), snorkelling, windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and deep sea and fly fishing. Watersports are co-ordinated by the Activities Manager. PADI diving courses are available. Dolphin watching is possible from October to May, whale watching between July and October, and turtles laying eggs most of the year and hatching from October to May. Picnics and sleep outs can be arranged on the neighbouring island of Manampaho.

Facilities: Communal areas are arranged around the piazza. They include a rooftop bar, wine cellar dining room, and a display room, the 'Cabinet of Curiosities', filled with items found on the island such as dinosaur bones, an elephant bird egg and cannon balls. To the front of the main building is the open plan lounge-bar leading to an outdoor dining area and a beach pizzeria. Additional facilities include an outdoor infinity pool and a luxury spa offering a range of treatments. Yoga classes are available.

Dining: Meals are served at individual tables. There are 3 different dining areas.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in guest villas.

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