Madagascar has long been famed for its incredible biodiversity and unique wildlife. Nestled off the north-western coast is the beautiful island of Nosy Be, offering intrepid explorers a chance to unwind on pristine beaches.

The island’s main hubs, Ambatoloaka and Hell-Ville, are found on the southern side of the island. Their beaches can be quite crowded but if you journey along the west coast, visitor numbers drop significantly. The northern end of this stretch of coast provides a wonderful spot to enjoy turquoise waters and stunning sunsets.

For the adventurous, there are also plenty of activities on offer. The warm waters around the island provide fantastic opportunities for snorkelling and diving. Those who venture inland may stumble across waterfalls, lagoons, cocoa and vanilla plantations, and abundant wildlife in the Reserve Naturelle Integrale de Lokobe.

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