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Nosy Ankao
Sink your feet into the pearly sands of a remote island sanctuary where you'll taste sweet jasmine on the breeze while gazing at a thousand sparkling shades of turquoise.

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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Domestic airport
Destination airport
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Getting there

International flights
Paris - Antananarivo
Reunion - Nosy Be
Mahe - Antananarivo
Mayotte - Diego Suarez
Port Louis - Antananarivo
Nairobi - Antananarivo
Johannesburg - Nosy Be
Johannesburg - Antananarivo
Private Jet Charter
Mfuwe - Diego Suarez
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Madagascar's first 5 star eco luxury accommodation

Nosy Ankao camps

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Activities

Lemur treks
Stroll through the forests of Nosy Ankao and encounter the Crowned Lemurs behind Time + Tide Miavana. For more species, take a helicopter adventure to the mainland for the Golden Crowned Sifaka, rare Black Lemur or Perrier's Sifika.

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

The largest of five islands in the archipelago, Nosy Ankao has an interesting history. A transient location for seasonal fisherman, the one small village lost its entire population (of around 10) after they ate turtle meat which was poisoned by seasonal algea. In the 1990's 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, the algae production began to collapse which is how Time + Tide Miavana was born; an eco luxury accommodation development to ensure Nosy Ankao and the archipelago's protection.
Eco luxury

Our people

The family is revered in Africa. It's a precious bond, a connection of hearts and spirits that is unbreakable. At Time + Tide, we're that kind of family.
  • Management
  • Team
  • Guides
Rosco Wendover
Miavana General Manager
Greg Wepener
Island Manager
Enoryt Appollis
Executive Chef
Alfred Muswaka
Head of Food and Beverage
Jackina Rabehatonina
Operations Manager
Anatollio Ramizalahy
Front Office Manager
Cathie Rasolofonjatovo
Sales and Reservations
Heinrich Brittz
Head Helicopter Pilot
Simon Andrianiaina
Naturalist Guide and Water Sports

Facts

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The largest of five islands in the archipelago, Nosy Ankao has an interesting history. A transient location for seasonal fisherman, the one small village lost its entire population (of around 10) after they ate turtle meat which was poisoned by seasonal algea. In the 1990's 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, the algae production began to collapse which is how Miavana was born; an eco luxury accommodation development to ensure Nosy Ankao and the archipelago's protection.