Miavana is an ultra-luxury lodge on the private island of Nosy Ankao off the northeast coast of Madagascar. This exquisite escape by Time + Tide will offer an untouched and unparalleled adventure marked by its wildlife offerings, pristine Indian Ocean setting, and collaborative conservation practices.

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Miavana, Madagascar – a luxury lodge resort seeks to open up a completely undiscovered piece of the earth to intrepid travelers everywhere. Miavana consists 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 by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens of Seychelle’s North Island and Zambia’s Chinzombo fame. Each space allows guests to step directly onto the powder-soft sand from their private decks. Surrounded by vibrant coral reefs and the Indian Ocean’s spectacular maritime wonders, enjoy spectacular panoramic sunsets extending to the far contours of mainland Madagascar.

The main lodge of Miavana features a sweeping white rock wall to shield the indoor areas from the elements. Explore the French garden, wine cellar dining areas, and a “chamber of curiosities” filled with some of the island’s most peculiar finds, from canon balls to lemur skeletons. Miavana also hosts a beautiful outdoor dining and bar area with an outdoor swimming pool set in the sand and surrounded by greenery.


Miavana has been designed for nature lovers who appreciate the finer things in life. The island itself is surrounded by a pristine reef that offers superb snorkeling and diving opportunities. Whale and dolphin watching, deep-sea fishing beyond the reef, jet skiing, and kite surfing are all on offer. The resort’s “blue safari” comprehensive guided water activities provide fascinating insights into the surrounding ecosystem. Set off to 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, your options are plenteous. Opt for strolls along the beach or fly fishing from the front door of the villa. Get up close with the resident hatching turtles 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.

With its wild beaches, sumptuous accommodations, world-class amenities, and incredible water adventures, Miavana in Nosy Ankao, Madagascar promises to bring a new level of luxury and design to Madagascar and the Indian Ocean.


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