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Miavana Villas
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Nosy Ankao
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Village - Beach Piazza
The main 'piazza' or village has many attractions from the glittering infinity pool and rooftop bar, to your choice of private dining in the beach pizzeria, lounge or Italian-inspired indoor grotto and cellar.

With one of the most sublime views in the world, it will be hard to leave the multitude of relaxing spaces and head out on one of the day's recommended activities.

Unlock your imagination and explore the wealth of treasures we've collected from around Madagascar in our museum or Cabinet de Curiosites - from an elephant bird egg to dinosaur bones and sunken treasure.
Rooftop bar
3 dining spaces
Museum of curiosities
Madagascar's first 5 star eco luxury accommodation

Getting there

International flights
Paris - Antananarivo
Reunion - Nosy Be
Mahe - Antananarivo
Mayotte - Diego Suarez
Port Louis - Antananarivo
Nairobi - Antananarivo
Johannesburg - Antananarivo
Private Jet Charter
Mfuwe - Diego Suarez
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Domestic airport
Miavana
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Getting there

Domestic flights
30 min helicopter flight
Diego Suarez - Miavana
1 hour helicopter flight
Nosy Be - Miavana
1 hour, 55 min flight
Antananarivo (Tana) - Diego Suarez (Madagasikara Airways + Air Madagascar)
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Miavana
Int. airport
Domestic airport
Destination airport
Flight path
Map Map

Activities

Lemur treks
Stroll through magnificent forests and enjoy seeing the lemurs - an encounter with these unique creatures is just 10 minutes away by helicopter or 25 minutes by boat. Spot the endemic Golden Crowned Sifaka, Perrier's Sifaka or the Crowned Lemur.

Activities

Underwater
Miavana's abundant marine life will amaze you. Snorkelling and scuba diving in these clear aquamarine waters should be on your island bucket list. Take a boat to explore reefs never seen before or walk down the beach in front of your villa and straight into the coral beds not far offshore.

Activities

On water
Try your hand at kayaking, fly and boat fishing, paddle boarding and kite surfing. Go dolphin, manta ray and whale watching, see these animals in their ocean playground. Fishing in these waters is extraordinary with Giant Trevally, Bluefin, Sail Fish, Barracuda and many more waiting to be caught...and released.

Activities

On land
Take in the breath-taking sights on foot or by cycle. Day and night walks allow you to to discover the forest, the island and the night skies. Watch turtles lay their eggs, of the hatchlings make their first struggle down to the water's edge. On nearby deserted island, Manamphao, see one of the largest nesting terns sites in the Indian Ocean with between 40 - 90,000 birds arriving each year around June through until October.

Activities

By air
Explore the northern reaches of Madagascar on our half day helicopter safaris. Visit Ankarana or Amber Mountain National Parks, be guided through the forests by our expert guides and see the unique grey tsingy or different species of lemurs and other wildlife.

Activities

Spa
Experience 'In Villa' pampering with organic products that harness the potency of Africa's and Madagascar's botanical heritage.
Pioneering blue safaris

History

Nosy Ankao is part of approximately 15,000 hectares of protected marine space, which along with the adjacent mainland, makes up the Loky Manambato Protected Area. Our journey to Nosy Ankao began with entrepreneur and treasure hunter, Jean Christophe Peyre, who has been an adventurer in Madagascar for over 25 years.
Jean Christophe shares our passion for protecting special wild places and harmoniously developing ways for local communities to sustain themselves without overexploiting the area's natural resources. Before a pole was put in the ground we were supporting local conservation efforts to reduce net fishing and monitor wildlife movements around and on the island, including the four species of turtle that nest here all year round.

Miavana took almost 4 years to build with up to 500 local workers forming the construction team. Designed by award-winning architects, and part of our extended safari family, Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, our lodge seamlessly fits the environment and offers guests the chance to create amazing memories in the heart of an Indian Ocean paradise. The villas are strung out along the western side of the island, each offering uninterrupted beach and ocean front views.
Eco luxury

Our people

In the Malagasy language, Miavana means "to bring together" - through their care, knowledge and charm, our people bring together our guests and the wild beauty of Madagascar. To find out more about the T+T family click here.
  • Managers
Ella Cuyler
Miavana General Manager
Greg Wepener
Island Manager
Chris Barfoot
Water Sports and Diving
Simon Andrianiaina
Water Sports and Diving
Heinrich Brittz
Helicopter Pilot
Wayne Haselau
Activities Centre Manager
Enoryt Appollis
Executive Chef
Sjani Cuyler
Front of House Operations Manager
Alfred Muswaka
Sommelier / Restaurant Manager
Anatollio Ramizalahy
Front Office Manager
85% endemic wildlife and flora