Designed by Lesley Carstens and Sylvio Rech, (North Island), Miavana will take luxury to a completely new level in Madagascar.
14 one, two and three-bedroom villas are set along a fine, white-sand beach on untouched Nosy Anakao, part of a group of five small. reef-ringed isles off the north-eastern Malagasy coast.
Apart from relaxing in style, guests can partake in a range of land and water-based adventure activities: these include jet-skiing, helicopter rides, forest hikes to seek some very rare lemurs such as Golden-crowned (Tattersal's) and the all-black Perrier's sifakas; scuba diving and snorkelling to explore vibrant coral reefs; fly and deep-sea fishing and in season, watching marine turtles, dolphins and migrating whales.
There is also an outstanding Spa.
Getting there: we recommend taking the once-weekly SA Airlink flight from Johannesburg to Nosy Be, from where Miavana transfers guests to the lodge by means of helicopter. (See our suggested sample itinerary for details).