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Nosy Be The island at the end of the world, unforgettable views, sandy beaches, crystal-clear Indian Ocean, palms and unique nature are just a prelude to the magic world. We invite you for a journey of the lifetime to the place where the life moves on “mora mora” - with no rush and no stress.

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Hotel Corail Noir Hotel Corail Noir Madagascar / Nosy Be

-22% 1 407 Gbp
1 087Gbp
  • romantic holidays
  • sunny terrace with ocean entry
  • stylish and comfortable rooms
  • swimming pool overlooking the ocean
  • garden with Malagasy vegetation
  • access to a beautiful beach at Nosy Sakatia
  • Last minute

Hotel Orangea Hotel Orangea Madagascar / Nosy Be

-18% 1 364 Gbp
1 117Gbp
  • romantic holiday
  • houses in a tropical garden
  • by a beautiful, sandy beach
  • pool with a bar
  • All inclusive

Hotel Vanila & Spa Hotel Vanila & Spa Madagascar / Nosy Be

-21% 1 535 Gbp
1 204Gbp
  • holiday for two
  • near the sandy beach
  • surrounded by exotic vegetation
  • infinity swimming pools with oceanview
  • SPA centre
  • Last minute

Hotel Royal Beach Hotel Royal Beach Madagascar / Nosy Be

-20% 1 578 Gbp
1 247Gbp
  • perfect for family
  • miniclub and animations for children
  • next to the long, sandy beach
  • elegant rooms
  • water sports
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Palm Beach Resort & SPA Hotel Palm Beach Resort & SPA Madagascar / Nosy Be

-23% 1 641 Gbp
1 258Gbp
  • modern
  • right next to the wide, sandy beach
  • beautiful views
  • excellent service
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Andilana Beach Resort Hotel Andilana Beach Resort Madagascar / Nosy Be

-18% 1 684 Gbp
1 371Gbp
  • right next to 2 beaches
  • active relaxation
  • extensive sports facilities
  • restaurant on the cliff
  • professional service
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive

Hotel Ravintsara Wellness & SPA Hotel Ravintsara Wellness & SPA Madagascar / Nosy Be

-18% 1 791 Gbp
1 460Gbp
  • romantic holidays
  • by the sandy beach
  • large, stylish and comfortable rooms in bungalows
  • intimate holiday atmosphere
  • extensive garden with tropical vegetation

Hotel VOI Amarina Resort Hotel VOI Amarina Resort Madagascar / Nosy Be

1 727Gbp
  • romantyczne wakacje na bajecznej Nosy Be
  • przy pięknej, piaszczystej plaży
  • przestronne, stylowe wnętrza
  • afrykańska kuchnia
  • rozległy ogród z tropikalną roślinnością
  • All inclusive
  • Nowość w ofercie

Nosy Be
The island at the end of the world, unforgettable views, sandy beaches, crystal-clear Indian Ocean, palms and unique nature are just a prelude to the magic world. We invite you for a journey of the lifetime to the place where the life moves on “mora mora” - with no rush and no stress.

Nosy Be – large island of paradise beaches
It is located to the north-west of the Madagaskar, and its name means simply Large Island. Thanks to fairytale beaches and amazing nature it is loved by enthusiasts of tropical holidays. Exclusive hotels are located here, you can dive, snorkel, visit nearby islands, or simply enjoy the sun and the ocean. The full of life Hell-Ville with cafes and shops is the island's capital. Nosy Be’s treasure are amazing, tropical beaches. The most known are Ambatoloaka, Madirokely and Andilana. During the ocean high tides, which repeat daily, the water may cover the beaches for a few hours. Deeper in on the island, you can smell the plantations of coffee, vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon, ylang-ylang and spices, since the second name of Nosy Be is Perfume Island.

Beautiful Nosy
Near Nosy Be, islands of various sizes (in Malagasy: Nosy), surrounded by coral reefs are located. You can go to unpopulated islet Nosy Tanikely with beautiful coral reef and a lot of colorful fish of various sizes and shapes - a wonderful place for diving and snorkeling. It is worth visiting Nosy Komba - the Lemurs Island, the furry inhabitants of which await to be offered a banana. Nosy Iranja invites for wonderful views and meeting with turtles.

Rice and vanilla
The basis of cuisine is rice, manioc, sweet potato, coconut. They eat both meat and seafood here. A popular dish is ravitoto - chopped manioc leaves with nuts and beef. A popular dessert are fruits seasoned with vanilla: mango, papayas, lychee, bananas and many more.

Tea or coffee?
Or maybe ranonapango, a drink made of slightly burnt rice? People here drink coffee everyday, necessarily with sugar, also black tea with vanilla is popular.

Souvenirs from Nosy Be
It is worth to buy beautiful products made of wood: sculptures, car miniatures, as well as beautiful fabrics: batiks, embroidered tablecloths and curtains, pareo, traditional Malagasy clothes, products coming from recycling, for example made of metal cans, as well as notes, carton boxes, cards made of hand-made paper. Also spices will be a great gift: vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, cloves and essential oils, for example the famous ylang-ylang.

Lemurs - paws up Here
Lemur means much more than a cute animal. The islands are inhabited by more than 50 species of lemurs: from small gray mouse lemurs weighing approx. 50 g through ruffed lemur, which weighs approx. 5 kg, to indris and sifaka reaching up to 10 kg. They look like a mixture of dog, cat and squirrel, they can dance, make amazing noises, perform extraordinary stunts between the trees and trick out bananas from tourists - since lemurs are vegetarians. Lemurs, which are believed to hold the spirits of the ancestors, are fady - which means a taboo. They cannot be killed, scared, chased away, but they can be fed (with bananas).

Let’s raise a toast
With rum? This is the most popular alcohol on the Nosy Be. Toaka gasy – a local rum made of sugar cane can be flavoured with, for example, cinnamon or vanilla. Lychee liqueur is slightly softer. Among the popular alcohols we will find also trembo - palm wine. Beer is a luxury here, people drink it only on occasions.

Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.

Flight duration: Poland-Nosy Be - approx. 10.5h (direct flight).

Local time: GMT+2

Visas: required. A tourist visa valid for 30 days (including the day of entry and departure) can be obtained at the airport in Nosy Be. Documents necessary for obtaining a visa: passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of return to Poland with 3 blank pages, confirmation of a return ticket. At the airport you must fill in a visa application form and migration cards of arrival. Visa cost: approx. 35 EUR.

Climate: tropical, rainy season: December-March.

Religion: Christianity and traditional African beliefs.

Currency: Malagasy ariary (MGA): 1 EUR = 4200 MGA; it is worth taking low nominal euro (EUR) with you.

Official languages: Malagasy and French.

Voltage: 220 V.

Vaccinations: upon entering the territory of Madagascar, vaccinations are not required, however, WHO recommends vaccinations against yellow fever, hepatitis type A and B, diphtheria, tetanus and polio. We suggest anti-malaria prophylaxis. You should stock up on agents against mosquitoes. Customers, who have visited a country where yellow fever occurs within 6 days before arrival to Madagascar are required to have a vaccination card for yellow fever. A list of countries where yellow fever occurs is available on http://www.who.int/ith/ITH_Annex_I.pdf.

Obligatory tourist tax: at the Andilana Beach Resort (NOSANDI) and VOI Amarina Resort (NOSAMAR) all guests (regardless of age) are covered by an obligatory tourist tax in the amount of 3000 MGA (approx. 1 EUR)/person/night (payable at accommodation). Additionally, guests are covered by tourist vignette in the amount of 5000 MGA (approx. 1,5 EUR)/room/day (payable at accommodation).

Beaches: pristine white sand, crystal clear water. Characteristic of Madagascar are high amplitudes of tides of the Indian Ocean.

Local trips: organized by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility that, if there is not enough participants, a trip may be canceled.

 


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Three islands — the journey starts from Nosy Komba, called the “lemur island”. A visit to Lemur Park, where in addition to the Madagascar's most famous animals, also boas, chameleons and turtles live. Then, Ampagorina village with shops offering products of artistic craftsmanship, where you can buy souvenirs from Madagascar. Then, Nosy Tanikely, which means “small island” which since 2010 is a national park and a marine reserve. Stopover on one of the paradise beaches, time for snorkeling in the crystal clear Indian Ocean and relax. Further on to Nosy Sakatia, an island famous for emerald color of the ocean. Lunch prepared of fish and seafood. Return to hotel late in the afternoon. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 75 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - approx. 35 EUR (includes lunch).

Nosy Iranja — a trip to the island located approx. 50 km from Nosy Be. Nosy Iranja are two parts connected by 2-kilometer long sandy causeway. The island is a nature reserve, sea turtles and coconut crabs live here. It is surrounded by a paradise beach, and the ocean takes colors from light blue to cobalt blue. Time for relaxation on the beach and a bath in the ocean. Later, lunch in Malagasy style. Return to the hotel in the evening. Day trip. Price - approx. 78 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - approx. 39 EUR (includes lunch).

Nosy Fanihy — one of the most mysterious islands of the archipelago, it is considered by Malagasy people to be the cemetery of kings from Sakalava family. Surrounded by a crystal-clean ocean, it has beaches with powder-soft sand and it is a perfect place for snorkeling and relaxing. It will be an unforgettable experience to take a bath in the natural Antana Be pools, where you will have a chance to swim with large green turtles. Return to hotel in the afternoon. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 40 EUR, children up to 12 years old - approx. 20 EUR.

Quad tour — a great way to explore the interesting places of the island of Nosy Be. Adrenaline and perfect fun in the surrounding of palms and baobabs as well as an opportunity to see villages and beautiful beaches of Madagascar. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 80 EUR.

Trekking on Mont Passot — a program for enthusiasts of mountain trips. Trekking (approx. 2 hours) to the highest peak of Nosy Be - Mont Passot. After reaching the peak you can admire a beautiful panorama of the island. Return to hotel in the afternoon. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 40 EUR, children up to 12 years old - approx. 20 EUR.

Island Tour — a perfect way to see the most important places in Nosy Be. The program includes the Malagasy Sacred Tree - a place of prayers, revered in animistic culture. A drive to Hell-Ville town, A walk through the narrow streets, a visit to the city market, free time for shopping. Then, a Zoo - Lemuria Land, where the most interesting animals of Madagascar live: lemurs, turtles, snakes, chameleons, geckos and many more. Lunch in a local restaurant. Relaxation on one of the most famous beaches of the island - Andilana Beach. At the end, a drive to the highest mountain of Nosy Be - Mont Passot, from where you can admire the panorama of the island. Day trip. Price - approx. 80 EUR, children up to 12 years of age - approx. 40 EUR (does not include lunch).

Lokobe Reserve — a trip to the Lokobe Reserve is an excellent opportunity to experience the amazing nature. After a short drive, you will change to pirogues (local boats) and head to a forest beach with an ancient equatorial forest, where you can admire many endemic species of both plants and animals. During the walk you will have a chance to meet colonies of lemurs, chameleons (with a bit of luck you can also come across the world's smallest chameleon, only a few centimeters long), snakes, colorful amphibians and other forest inhabitants. The flora is also impressive - there are ancient trees, ravanelas, pineapple plants and cocoa trees. Day trip. Price - approx. 70 EUR, children up to 12 years of age - approx. 35 EUR (does not include lunch).

Whale watching — an exciting boat trip to places where you can watch marine mammals, particularly the humpback whales. A marine biologist and a licensed guide will provide details of the behavior and biology of these extraordinary animals. All in accordance with current local regulations and the code regarding observation so as not to interfere with whales' habits, especially during the period of mating and the birth of the offspring. It is also an opportunity to listen to the famous "songs" - low sounds emitted by the humpback whales, heard over the space of even hundreds of kilometers. The boat is equipped with a hydrophone, an underwater microphone used to detect sounds emitted in the water. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 47 EUR (includes the care of an English-speaking guide, water).

Snorkelling with a whale shark — an encounter with the amazing whale shark, the largest fish in the world, which is rarely seen in the natural environment. The guide and marine biologist will reveal the secrets of whale shark habits and give advice on diving with these animals. From the beginning of October till the end of December, the waters of Nosy Be are full of plankton, which attracts various species of fish. This is what makes this area so attractive for the up to 10 meters long whale sharks. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 47 EUR (includes: the care of a English-speaking guide, snorkelling equipment, water).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

Three islands — the journey starts from Nosy Komba, called the “lemur island”. A visit to Lemur Park, where in addition to the Madagascar's most famous animals, also boas, chameleons and turtles live. Then, Ampagorina village with shops offering products of artistic craftsmanship, where you can buy souvenirs from Madagascar. Then, Nosy Tanikely, which means “small island” which since 2010 is a national park and a marine reserve. Stopover on one of the paradise beaches, time for snorkeling in the crystal clear Indian Ocean and relax. Further on to Nosy Sakatia, an island famous for emerald color of the ocean. Lunch prepared of fish and seafood. Return to hotel late in the afternoon. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 75 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - approx. 35 EUR (includes lunch).

Nosy Iranja — a trip to the island located approx. 50 km from Nosy Be. Nosy Iranja are two parts connected by 2-kilometer long sandy causeway. The island is a nature reserve, sea turtles and coconut crabs live here. It is surrounded by a paradise beach, and the ocean takes colors from light blue to cobalt blue. Time for relaxation on the beach and a bath in the ocean. Later, lunch in Malagasy style. Return to the hotel in the evening. Day trip. Price - approx. 78 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - approx. 39 EUR (includes lunch).

Nosy Fanihy — one of the most mysterious islands of the archipelago, it is considered by Malagasy people to be the cemetery of kings from Sakalava family. Surrounded by a crystal-clean ocean, it has beaches with powder-soft sand and it is a perfect place for snorkeling and relaxing. It will be an unforgettable experience to take a bath in the natural Antana Be pools, where you will have a chance to swim with large green turtles. Return to hotel in the afternoon. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 40 EUR, children up to 12 years old - approx. 20 EUR.

Quad tour — a great way to explore the interesting places of the island of Nosy Be. Adrenaline and perfect fun in the surrounding of palms and baobabs as well as an opportunity to see villages and beautiful beaches of Madagascar. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 80 EUR.

Trekking on Mont Passot — a program for enthusiasts of mountain trips. Trekking (approx. 2 hours) to the highest peak of Nosy Be - Mont Passot. After reaching the peak you can admire a beautiful panorama of the island. Return to hotel in the afternoon. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 40 EUR, children up to 12 years old - approx. 20 EUR.

Island Tour — a perfect way to see the most important places in Nosy Be. The program includes the Malagasy Sacred Tree - a place of prayers, revered in animistic culture. A drive to Hell-Ville town, A walk through the narrow streets, a visit to the city market, free time for shopping. Then, a Zoo - Lemuria Land, where the most interesting animals of Madagascar live: lemurs, turtles, snakes, chameleons, geckos and many more. Lunch in a local restaurant. Relaxation on one of the most famous beaches of the island - Andilana Beach. At the end, a drive to the highest mountain of Nosy Be - Mont Passot, from where you can admire the panorama of the island. Day trip. Price - approx. 80 EUR, children up to 12 years of age - approx. 40 EUR (does not include lunch).

Lokobe Reserve — a trip to the Lokobe Reserve is an excellent opportunity to experience the amazing nature. After a short drive, you will change to pirogues (local boats) and head to a forest beach with an ancient equatorial forest, where you can admire many endemic species of both plants and animals. During the walk you will have a chance to meet colonies of lemurs, chameleons (with a bit of luck you can also come across the world's smallest chameleon, only a few centimeters long), snakes, colorful amphibians and other forest inhabitants. The flora is also impressive - there are ancient trees, ravanelas, pineapple plants and cocoa trees. Day trip. Price - approx. 70 EUR, children up to 12 years of age - approx. 35 EUR (does not include lunch).

Whale watching — an exciting boat trip to places where you can watch marine mammals, particularly the humpback whales. A marine biologist and a licensed guide will provide details of the behavior and biology of these extraordinary animals. All in accordance with current local regulations and the code regarding observation so as not to interfere with whales' habits, especially during the period of mating and the birth of the offspring. It is also an opportunity to listen to the famous "songs" - low sounds emitted by the humpback whales, heard over the space of even hundreds of kilometers. The boat is equipped with a hydrophone, an underwater microphone used to detect sounds emitted in the water. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 47 EUR (includes the care of an English-speaking guide, water).

Snorkelling with a whale shark — an encounter with the amazing whale shark, the largest fish in the world, which is rarely seen in the natural environment. The guide and marine biologist will reveal the secrets of whale shark habits and give advice on diving with these animals. From the beginning of October till the end of December, the waters of Nosy Be are full of plankton, which attracts various species of fish. This is what makes this area so attractive for the up to 10 meters long whale sharks. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 47 EUR (includes: the care of a English-speaking guide, snorkelling equipment, water).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

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