Jewel of the Indian Ocean, Nosy Be was voted the 8th most beautiful island in the world. Portal of an archipelago composed of a dozen wild islands, the Perfume Island is sprinkled with flowers of Ylang Ylang, vanilla, coffee, cocoa, etc…Exhilarating, Nosy Be offers a set of emotions to live at each stage of the journey. From idleness in the shade of the coconut palms, between land and sea to the excursion, you will load for a journey through the islands, where an exotic flora and fauna combine to make this jewel a well preserved paradise.
Located on the west coast of Nosy Be, Vanila Hotel and Spa combines the comfort of a 3-stars establishment with the authenticity of Madagascar. Its traditional architecture and its sumptuous tropical park are in harmony with the original landscape of the Perfume island. It is located by the sea, opposite the Sakatia island (the orchids’ island). The beautiful hotel is equipped with a Spa of 200m2 with Jacuzzis, hammam, massage rooms and hydrotherapy. In short, you will find the well-being and conviviality to make the most of your holidays in paradise!
The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.
Airport-hotel transfer. Installation at the hotel. After a welcome drink, you can relax at the Spa for a massage with essential oils of Madagascar. You will be invited to discover the restaurants and the bar in one of the hotel's swimming pools. The chef will look after you with his famous exotic duck breast, grilled lobsters or flambéed camarons, accompanied by an authentic fresh fruit juice.
A free day to discover the huge exotic park. You can also stroll on the beach and take your marks at the hotel. Enjoy free time to browse the library or sunbathe around the pool near your room, offering a special view in front of Sakatia Island.
Sakatia is the most authentic island of Nosy Be. Accompanied by a local guide, you will discover the interior of the island on one hour and half of stroll: old “flamboyants”, coffee, pepper, vanilla, traveler's trees, pineapple, cashew nut, mango, jackfruit, guava, eucalyptus, raphia, orchids, medicinal plants, etc. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and traditional activities of the inhabitants of the island. You will end the morning on a private beach: a real place of tranquility. You will have lunch in the shade of the coconut trees. Kayaks and beach games will be at your disposal as well as a space for massage and relaxation.
Breakfast at the hotel. You have an entirely free day to discover the surrounding according to the rhythm of the holidays. You have the possibility to go riding on horseback contemplating the beach, to take a quad bikes or a taxi to see craft market. The hotel proposes many excursions that you can choose on the spot.
First stop in Nosy Komba, with discovering lemurs and visiting the fishing village. At about 11.30 am, you go sailing for Tanikely, an underwater nature reserve where you can immerse yourself in a real life aquarium, where you will admire the magnificent corals and anemones, myriads of multicolored fishes, crustaceans, moray eels and sea turtles. You can go for a swim, stroll to the lighthouse to see the bats and the lemurs perched on the endemic trees. Chameleons and butterflies will accompany you throughout the visit.
Breakfast at the hotel and free day to relax after your safari in Nosy Be archipelago.
Breakfast at the hotel and free day. You will enjoy the comfort and the activities offered by Vanila: volleyball, billiards, and sunbathing in the blue ocean or at sumptuous swimming pools.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of Lokobe reserve, the last primary forest of Nosy Be which makes many scientists happy. You will discover the rainforest inside this preserved universe to meet the nocturnal and diurnal lemurs (Macaco and Lépilémur), reptiles, chameleons, insects and tropical birds. You will leave the fishing village of Ambatozavavy in the south of the island, where you will load on a traditional dugout canoe, along the mangrove to Lokobe. Your guide, specialized in tropical flora and fauna, will invite you to discover the treasures of his reserve and will give you his secrets and legends during a meal in the fishing village.
Breakfast at the hotel, and free day after your trekking in Lokobe reserve.
Breakfast at the hotel and free day. Enjoy a little peace of mind to replenish your energy, sort your most beautiful photos or send few postcards before going back to the sea to discover the paradise island of Nosy Iranja.
Nosy Iranja is located at 1h30 from Nosy Be. On the way, you will visit the pristine coast of Madagascar and its large wild beaches. You will pass in front of the sugar loaf and some islets worthy of Robinson Crusoe. Nosy Iranja is composed of two islands connected by a sand bank (about 2 kms). It is a paradise island with reflections of postcard: exceptional white sand and a small traditional village in a luxuriant nature. The turtles come to lay eggs there every night and there are all kinds of birds: terns, herons and sea eagles. You will have buffet lunch in the shade of coconut palms, with crab tasting, grilled fish, shrimp skewers, squid, coconut rice and tropical fruits. A little nap before returning to the sea!
Now that Nosy Be has no secrets for you, take advantage of it to personalize the end of your stay (spa, shopping, snorkeling, fishing, whales watching, etc…). Vanila Hotel and SPA and its team will be at your disposal to present you the different activities that you can choose according to your desires of the moment.
Visit of the village of the Sirama sugar factory which is a historic monument. You visit the covered market, historical monuments and colonial buildings, from the port to the docks at the shade of a sumptuous millennium banian tree. Then, you will go towards the South on a road embellished bythe flowers of coffee, pepper and Ylang-Ylang. You will take lunch over the seabefore returning to the Mont Passot, the highest point of Nosy Be, to watch the spectacle of the setting sun with a 360 ° view of the whole island: an unparalleled moment.
Your stay is coming to its end. You will enjoy these last moments of freedom before returning with your driver to the airport. Through the plantations of Ylang Ylang and the fruity smells of the perfume island, you will see your holiday week as a waking dream. Madagascar is one of the rare destinations that has the art to awaken our dreams, our unknown desires and leaves in the heart of the visitors an unforgettable memory.
The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.
|Price per person||£1,410|