Nosy Be is the flagship destination of tourism in Madagascar. Moored in the north-west of the island, it is 600 km from Antananarivo. The splendor and the fame of this island rest on its beaches of charms, its vegetation and the surrounding paradisiac islands.
The name of this haven of peace comes from the fact that it is the largest island in the region. Mount Passot, constituting the roof of the island of Nosy Be, rises to 430 meters and offers a breathtaking view of the whole island, crater lakes, neighboring islets and the Mozambique Channel. The pleasant weather throughout the year and the turquoise sea make Nosy Be a legendary destination.
Also called "perfume island", Nosy Be is a place where the production of Ylang-Ylang, this plant from which we extract gasoline, is highly developed. This is one of the main agricultural wealth of the island alongside other tropical crops such as coffee, pepper or cocoa.
The neighboring islets deserve a small detour because they are of rare beauty. The Nosy Komba islet, south of Nosy Be, is worth more than a short day of sightseeing. Its name means "the island of lemurs" because it is home to many species of lemurs.The latter live freely on the islet and are used to visitors. It is therefore easier to approach them. The Nosy Komba also reserves beaches of great beauty, ideal for those who love lazing. Scuba diving enthusiasts will find their happiness and will not tire of admiring the marine life around the island.
40 minutes from Nosy Be, you will reach the island Nosy Tanikely. Its reputation rests particularly on its beautiful seabed. They constitute a real aquarium. In fact, it is an underwater national park, a nature reserve where one can admire starfish, corals and many species of colorful and attractive fish. The beach is as beautiful as that of Nosy Komba. The center of the island is home to lemurs that can be easily approached, chameleons and bats of impressive size. For lovers of diving, the Sozy Bench is famous for its gorgonians and sharks.
If you stay on the island, a trip to Nosy Iranja is not too much. It is one hour from the island. Nosy Iranja is famous for its golden sandy beaches where the sunsets are splendid. The landscape is dominated by an old lighthouse that offers a panoramic view of the islands forming the Mitsio Archipelago, the rainforest and the ocean. The beaches offer a show out of the ordinary because turtles come to rest in the season of laying eggs. That's why the islet is called Turtle Island. You can also see beautiful napoleons on coral bottom.
The archipelago of Mitsio, accessible from Nosy Be, has six small islands: Tsarabanjina, the Great Mitsio, Nosy Lava, Nosy Ankarea, the Four Brothers and the Bench of Castor. Tsarabanjina, located north of the Nosy Be region is a private island. For those who prefer seaside tours away from crowded hotels, a visit to this unique escape venue is recommended. The islet is covered with lush forests dominated by palm trees, limited by white sandy beaches before giving way to the turquoise sea. It is home to natural reefs rich in underwater fauna and vegetation. Tsarabanjina is considered the most beautiful island of the Mitsio archipelago.
Not far from Tsarabanjina is the island of Four Brothers, made up of very typical monoliths that arouse curiosity. The set of islets that make up the Four Brothers is composed of four pitons standing on the Mozambique Channel. The wild beauty of the site and its calm offer an idyllic setting that encourages escape and serenity. Not far from here, the "Whale-Rock" spot is a popular dive spot for its black coral, king fish, parrotfish and barracudas.
Activities abound to appreciate the beauty of the Mitsio archipelago: water skiing, snorkelling, diving, boat trips and guided tours on the islets of Mitsio. You will have the opportunity to watch the Ankoay, the eagle or the eagle of Madagascar, one of the rarest birds in the world. The archipelago, renowned for its breathtaking seabed, is an ideal place for diving in the Nosy Be region. This has earned him the name of "divers' paradise". You can see barracudas, jacks, whale sharks, napoleon fish, turtles, groupers, riflemen, etc.
The region of Nosy Be is a luxury of nature, one of the most beautiful sights in the world. Ideal destination for a honeymoon, fans of underwater exploration and seaside tourism will find satisfaction on this site.