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Miavana

Nosy Ankao, Madagascar

Platinum price level

Mango Opinion

This is an epic new private island resort. While it is a journey to get to, it is worth the trek. Powder sand beaches, beautiful warm waters of the Indian Ocean, luxury villas, chameleons, helicopter excursions to Tsingy Rouge and lemur trekking create a real adventure for visitors.

Surrounded by vibrant coral reefs and the Indian Ocean’s spectacular maritime wonders, Miavana will consist of only 14 one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas strung along the island’s western pure white beaches. Reaching nearly 5,000 square feet in size, these palatial villas have been perfectly designed and will allow guests to step directly onto the powder-soft sand from their private decks to enjoy spectacular panoramic Indian Ocean sunsets extending to the far contours of mainland Madagascar

Miavana was specifically designed for nature lovers who appreciate the finer things in life. The island itself is surrounded by a pristine reef offering superb snorkeling and diving opportunities, as well as whale and dolphin watching, deep-sea fishing beyond the reef, jet skiing, kite surfing, helicopter flights, and more. The resort’s “blue safari” comprehensive guided water activities provide fascinating insights into the surrounding ecosystem as guests explore the aquamarine bays, beaches, lagoons, and channels of the archipelago.

Of course, when simply wanting to relax and enjoy the wild beauty of the island, opt for strolls along the beach, fly fishing from the front door of the villa, get up close with the resident hatching turtles, lounge under a palm tree watching the world go by, or indulge in a bit of pampering in Miavana’s world-class spa. It is also possible to embark on rainforest treks and lemur safaris on helicopter day trips to mainland Madagascar.