Nosy Ankao is the largest of 5 islands constituting an archipelago protected by coral reefs and is a home to prestigious resort of Time + Tide Miavana. The villas provide unmatched luxury thanks to ample space with at least 450 sqm, private pools with oceanview, butler service and complimentary bicycles and electric buggy for easy exploration of the island. Each of them is located along the sandy beach, which is visible through floor to ceiling windows too. The resort’s centre (the “piazza”) offers 3 dining spaces, infinity pool with rooftop bar next to it and cabinet of curiosities, where interesting exhibits such as elephant bird egg, dinosaur bones and sunken treasure are presented. Pristine white beaches, turquoise bays and lagoons wait to be discovered during “blue safaris”, which are the main highlight of the hotel. They combine guided land and water activities to fully embrace the beauty of the setting. Amazing forests inhabited by lemurs are just 10 minutes away by helicopter or 25 minutes by boat. While hiking one may observe Golden Crowned Sifaka, Perrier’s Sifaka or the Crowned Lemur. Scuba diving and snorkelling are worth considering during luxurious cruises. What is more coral beds are not far offshore and are accessible from the beach too. Anglers are invited to try to catch Giant Trevally, Barracuda or Bluefin. Spotting dolphins, manta rays or whales is a good option for the whole families. Stay at this exclusive resort makes it possible to witness turtles laying their eggs or visit Ankarana or Amber Mountain National parks famous for their wildlife during helicopter safaris. Guests may also expect spa treatments based on organic products and botanical heritage of the region in the privacy of their luxurious villas.
Location: Nosy Ankao, about 2h and 45 min flight from airport in Antananarivo.
Accommodation: 14 villas.
Restaurants & bars: 3 dining areas and 1 bar: beach pizzeria, lounge, Italian-inspired indoor grotto, rooftop bar.
Facilities: swimming pool, local trips, museum of curiosities, Internet connection, blue safaris (mix of guided water & land activities), boutique.
Sport & Recreation: hiking, animal observation, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, flyboarding, boat fishing, paddle boarding, kitesurfing, cycling.
Spa: in-villa treatments based on organic products.