- Luxury property on Nosy Ankao, a private island off Madagascar’s north-east coast
- Fourteen exclusive villas, with one, two, or three bedrooms each
- Snug lounge, wine cellar, dining area, bar, garden, swimming pool, spa
- Watersports, wildlife watching, helicopter rides, lemur treks, forest hikes
Designed by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, whose successes include Botswana’s Vumbura Plains and the Seychelles’ North Island, this property is super-chic! It is owned by Time + Tide Safaris, who are affiliated with YZ favourite Norman Carr. The villas are spacious and suitable for all types of travellers. With activities ranging from wet-and-wild watersports to animal adventures to simply enjoying being on the beach, Miavana has something for everyone to enjoy!
The property is accessed via helicopter from Diego Suarez, which is in the far north of Madagascar. Situated on the west coast of the island, both the villas and the communal lodge boast gorgeous panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. The lodge has an attractive white rock wall along its front, creating some very snug inner spaces! These include a sumptuous lounge and a wine cellar. There is also a charming garden and a mini-museum of interesting objects discovered around the island, such as a lemur skeleton and cannon balls! At the front of the building, there is a dining area with a well-stocked bar. Miawana also benefits from a superb spa. Finally, there is a sparkling swimming pool, positioned right on the beach!
Guest accommodation at Miavana consists of 14 villas, each with one, two, or three bedrooms. All are super-spacious – the smallest option contains 450 square metres! Every villa features a comfortable lounge and dining area, flowing out on to a deck where you can relax, eat, drink, and enjoy the beautiful sea views. Both inside and outside, the accommodation is very well appointed, with comfy beds, sophisticated lighting, ample storage space, shiny en-suite bathrooms, and glamorous sunloungers! The palette is mostly neutral, with just a few bright hues.