Take some time out on the Scented Island
Welcome to the small island off Madagascar’s northwest coast known as Nosy Be. We think you are going to love it here.
The sedative scent of ylang-ylang blossom fills the air, mingling with the rich aromas of pepper and vanilla that are grown here for export, and it is these pervasive aromas that provide Nosy Be’s fitting nickname, the Scented Island.
While it is more developed than the mainland, Nosy Be nevertheless offers you plenty of space and provides a taste of everything quintessentially Madagascan, all within convenient grasp. Here you can kick back on the beach with a book, a cool drink and the restorative Madagascan sunshine. We can also recommend Nosy Be as a great destination a family-friendly getaway, since the water along the beautiful shoreline is very shallow – even at high tide.
Lurking underneath the waters, just offshore, are some world-class diving and snorkelling opportunities, should you tire of all that relaxing. If you’d prefer to explore the island’s unique biodiversity, your expert guide can introduce you to some of the locals: lemurs, chameleons and various other species unique to Madagascar live in the island’s forest canopies.