Time and Tide Miavana

Miavana Private Island is on Nosy Ankao island just off the north-eastern region of Madagascar. Surrounded by the warm, tropical Indian Ocean, this ultra luxurious beach retreat offers to discern an ideal combination between wild beaches, exciting adventures including diving, fishing and helicopter flights, as well as relaxation in the spa and delicious dining.

Something which genuinely sets this retreat apart from being an exquisite beach lodge itself is the fact that that guests may enjoy great adventures including safaris, wildlife observations and activities during their stay. Located on Nosy Ankao island, access to Miavana Private Island is by helicopter only from Diego Suarez which lies in the north of Madagascar.

Quick facts:

  • 14 extraordinary villas
  • Villas with direct beach access
  • Villas range from 450sqm
  • Accessible only by helicopter
  • Designed by Chinzombo architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens
  • Fantastic fly fishing
  • Turtles hatch on the island
  • Whale watching
  • Snorkelling and scuba diving
  • Kitesurfing
  • Lemur and rainforest trekking on the mainland
  • Relaxing wellness treatments.

This exclusive Indian Ocean island retreat features a total of fourteen villas which consist of one, two and three bedroom beach villas. These are all located along the beautiful western side of the island from where guests can step right onto the sand and enjoy breathtaking sunsets. The accommodation options are very spacious offer more than 400 square meters of living space. Each villa provides a welcoming indoor and outside area as well as a deck which leads straight to the beach.

Villa types:

  • One Bedroom Villas
  • Two Bedroom Villas
  • Three Bedroom Villas.


The public areas of the lodge feature wine cellar dining areas as well as a welcoming outdoor dining and bar venue with a swimming pool which is located on the sand, surrounded by the islands lush green vegetation.

  • French garden
  • Wine cellar dining areas
  • Dining and bar area
  • Swimming pool
  • Garden with lush green vegetation
  • Health and beauty spa


Exciting outdoor activities are on offer such as scuba diving and snorkelling where visitors learn about the vibrant and colourful marine life. Fly-fishing and deep-sea fishing can also be arranged. Jet skis are available for the thrill of a lifetime.

Furthermore, turtle, whale and dolphin watching makes for an unforgettable adventure. Miavana Guests may choose to explore the area by helicopter and excursions to the mainland including lemur treks, and forest walks can also be arranged. Relaxing beauty and spa treatments are also on offer; these are available at the exclusive, world-class wellness spa of this island retreat.

  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Fly-fishing
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Jet skiing
  • Turtle, dolphin and whale watching
  • Helicopter trips
  • Adventures on the mainland (lemur treks and forest walks)
  • Spa treatments.


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