The largest of five islands in the archipelago is Miavana, this beautiful island has an interesting history. In the 1990s the island was used by ‘pirates’ as a way to avoid police control on the roads between the Sava and Diana regions of northern Madagascar.
In 1998, Ibis Algoculture was created as a way to preserve the area, reduce fishing pressure and provide alternate employment through seaweed farming. The waters surrounding the archipelago are rich with nutrients and provide a fantastic environment for coral and marine life.
After many years of success, in 2010, following several episodes of extreme water heat, algae production began to collapse, creating the need for a new sustainable enterprise in the region. Thus the idea for Time + Tide Miavana was born, an eco luxury resort developed to ensure the archipelago’s protection and an opportunity.