Sink your feet into the pearly sands of a remote island sanctuary where you'll see a thousand sparkling shades of turquoise.

Madagascar has been called the land in a forgotten sea. It’s the fourth biggest island on earth and has a number of small peripheral islands off it’s coastline.

Nosy Ankao is the largest of five islands in a secluded archipelago off the northeast coast of Madagascar. An exclusive nature sanctuary, it is only reachable by helicopter. This region is an adventure playground, offering thrilling, unique experiences unlike anywhere else in the world.

On the island’s western side, Time+Tide Miavana offers panoramic views over the pristine white beaches and impossibly clear waters.

Miavana is a sensationally beautiful private-island resort, and possibly the most exclusive castaway escape in the entirety of Africa. The property is a dramatic blend of architectural beauty, stylish interiors, and unfussy yet attentive service.

This is a region with an unparalleled mixture of endemic wildlife and plant species, along with some of the most biodiverse marine environments on earth, so is naturally the perfect destination for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts alike.


Blue Safaris

From the Activities Centre you can enjoy our blue safari adventures, exploring the region with seasonal recommendations by Miavana’s expert team.

Nov – April/May Warm days with rain mainly overnight. Best for diving, fishing, snorkeling, turtle watching and terrestrial walks for lemurs.

May/June – Oct Cooler weather with a prevailing south-easterly wind. Excellent for intrepid guests; find humpback whales & tens of thousands of nesting terns, partake in kite surfing or terrestrial walks for lemurs and other species.

In The Air

Northern Madagascar is a natural wonderland that will leave you speechless. Several extraordinary national parks are a short helicopter flight away on the mainland. With your knowledgeable guides, you can explore the best this region has to offer: rare wildlife, other-worldly landscapes, and fascinating natural history. Let the expert team advise on the best excursion to fit your interests. All adventures are weather, logistic and seasonally dependent.

On Land

Be pampered, be educated, be inspired!

Guided Nature Walks In the islands forests find birds, chameleons, non-venomous snakes and an introduction to the region’s unique flora and fauna.

Guided Birding Boat trips to nearby island Manamphao offers the chance to see four species of terns nesting in colonies numbering in the tens of thousands.

Spa Trained therapists provide in-villa treatments including facials, massage, scrubs manicures, and Thai yogatherapy.

Lighthouse Built in 1937 by the colonial French, this offers the perfect viewpoint with 360-degree views. Great for sundowners.

The Cabinet de Curiosities Housing rare artifacts such as an elephant bird egg, pygmy hippo skeleton and local treasures. Explore some of Madagascar’s culture and heritage.

Under Water

Find a world of wonder under the sea

Scuba Diving 

Advanced Open Water Course This course helps open water qualified divers improve their existing skills, such as buoyancy and diving to greater depths (30m extendable to 40m with deep specialty).

PADI Discover Scuba Diving A closely guided introduction to diving for guests 10+ years looking to make their first foray into the underwater world. Max depth 12m.

Bubble Maker Children 8-9 years old can don full scuba gear and jump in to explore our house reef while very closely supervised by one of our PADI instructors. Max depth of 2m.

Snorkelling Guided or independent snorkelling from the beach in front of the villas or by boat to nearby reefs.

On The Water

Take in the view and get fit!

Wakeboarding is a great group activity that can be paired with other water sports. Miavana also have wakeboards, children’s skis and tubes that can be towed in the bay for a fun, family adrenaline-filled outing.

Stand-up Paddleboarding A great activity for a calm day. Adventurous guests can explore the bays of Nosy Ankao with as a guided or independent (with experience) activity.

Kite Surfing Seasonal winds create great conditions for kite surfing. Miavana can currently offer this activity only to guests with previous experience.


From reef flats to deep-sea expeditions, catch and release magnificent fish.

Fishing – Pirogue Boat Trips Introductory fishing trips close to Miavana.

Ski Boat Fishing 2-5 hours or Full day trolling, bottom fishing, jigging and/or popping. With Miavana’s top of the line gear, beginners and pros alike can try for a variety of fish, including barracuda, sailfish, marlin, mahi-mahi, giant trevally, and dogtooth tuna.

Our Africa Expert Said...

Lucie visited Madagascar in June 2019, after staying at Miavana she said of the property:

“This is simply the chicest of the chic. The most audacious and yet unpretentious luxury property I’ve had the privilege of staying at. There is nothing that has been overlooked, every single item is functional, super stylish and completely gorgeous. It’s such a rare thing to find somewhere quite so luxurious, that simultaneously makes you feel so immediately at home. ”

Getting There

Domestic Flights-

Diego Suarez – Miavana – 30 Minute Helicopter
Nosy Be – Miavana – 1 Hour Helicopter
Antananarivo – Diego Suarez – 1 Hour, 55 Min Flight

Call us

Speak to our team:

+44 1491 575 987


Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm

1 Market Place Mews,
Henley-on-Thames, OXON RG9 2AH