Overview of Time + Tide Miavana

With gorgeous villas dotted along a pearl-white coastline fringed by nodding palm trees,
Time + Tide Miavana is a masterpiece of barefoot luxury. Situated off the north-east coast of Madagascar, Nosy Ankao is the largest of five pristine islands that form a reef-protected archipelago. The island is part of a protected marine area of about 37 000 acres and only accessible by helicopter. Miavana offers sensational views over the endless Indian Ocean, with direct beach access from every luxury villa.

Guests are privy to a host of water activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, kite surfing and fishing. Boat excursions to see dolphins, manta rays and whales are also on offer. Or take the plunge and head underwater for scuba diving or snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters.

Explore the beautiful island on foot or by bicycle, watch turtles lay their eggs (best between December and February), or watch as the hatchlings scamper their way across the beach to make it to the ocean safely between December to April. If you are visiting between June and August, you will have the rare chance to watch terns nest on a nearby deserted island, the biggest nesting site in the Indian Ocean. Every year, between 40 000 and 90 000 of these seabirds come to nest here.

Hop in a helicopter for a half-day escape to Madagascar’s Ankarana Reserve or Montagne d’Ambre (Amber Mountain) National Park, home to the second smallest species of chameleon on Earth, seven species of lemur, about 77 recorded species of birds, and the cat-like fosa – Madagascar’s only predator.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • A luxurious tropical island lodge, only accessible by helicopter
  • Breath-taking ocean views and direct access to the beach from luxury villas
  • Fantastic conditions for water activities like scuba diving and snorkelling
  • Helicopter safaris to Ankarana Reserve and Montagne d'Ambre National Park
  • Watch turtles lay eggs and see them hatch between December and April
  • Watch thousands of terns nest on a deserted island from June to August
Fly fishing

Fly fishing

Kite surfing

Kite surfing

Scuba diving

Scuba diving

Snorkelling

Snorkelling

Whale watching

Whale watching

Rooms at Time + Tide Miavana

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • Villas feature floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors that offer panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.
  • Each villa boasts a private pool with fantastic sea views.
  • Breath-taking ocean views and direct access to the beach from luxury villas.

    One Bedroom Villa

    Gorgeous villas are dotted along the pristine beach, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors that offer panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, which is only a few steps away. Expect sensational attention to detail in these 450-square metre (4 840-square feet) villas, available in 1-, 2- or 3-bedroom configurations. Each boasts a private pool with fantastic sea views, a spacious lounge area and well-stocked kitchenette. Enjoy a private butler service, and complimentary bicycles and electric buggy with which to explore the island.

    General Facilities

    Miavana’s main beach village or ‘piazza’ features a sparkling infinity pool and rooftop bar, boasting one of the most breath-taking views in the world. The lodge’s on-site museum or Cabinet de Curiosites features a collection of treasures like dinosaur bones and an elephant bird egg. Elephant birds were enormous flightless birds that lived on Madagascar and became extinct about a thousand years ago.

    In-villa spa treatments are available for all guests at Miavana.

    Air conditioning

    Air conditioning

    Bar

    Bar

    Beauty therapist

    Beauty therapist

    Coffee machine

    Coffee machine

    Restaurant

    Restaurant

    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Wi-Fi available

    Wi-Fi available

    Dining

    Miavana offers 5-star dining in its beach pizzeria, lounge or Italian inspired indoor grotto with wine cellar.

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