Miavana Time + Tide
Miavana Time + Tide is a magnificent lodge on Nosy Ankao, a private tropical island in the north east of Madagascar. Surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters, the island is one of five forming a small archipelago in a protected marine and wildlife area extending to about 15,000 hectares.
Accommodation & Facilities
Miavana Time + Tide has 14 villas with private beach front positions, each giving guests wonderful views of the ocean and direct access to the beach and the sea. There is a mix of one, two and three bedrooms in the villas, to suit couple or families. The villas are huge, open and beautifully designed with a fresh contemporary style. They all have an ensuite bathroom for each bedroom, a large lounge, a study which can become a children’s bedroom, a private deck with a pool, and a small kitchen. Every villa has its own electric buggy for getting around the island. The Piazza, or Village, at the heart of the lodge has a variety of private places to eat including a wine cellar, an Italian style grotto, and a pizzeria. There is an airy lounge, a rooftop bar, a large infinity pool, a museum of Malagasy curiosities, and a small shop.
Wildlife & Activities
The marine and terrestrial wildlife at Miavana is prolific. The activities on offer include lemur tracking on the mainland, snorkelling and diving on numerous reefs close the shore or further afield, and well as boat trips for seasonal whale, dolphin and manta ray watching. Depending on the time of year, guests might see turtles nesting or hatching, tern colonies, or some of the hundreds of endemic bird species on guided walks on the island and the mainland. For the active, this is a good setting for kite surfing, sea kayaking, and paddle boarding. Between October and May, Miavana has good salt water fly fishing on the extensive flats around the archipelago, and fishing from a boat is also best at this time of year. Scenic helicopter flights over the ocean or the mainland can also be arranged.