Discover the Perfumed Isle
When you step ashore on this island off the northwest coast of Madagascar, you’ll be greeted by a symphony of exotic aromas, including vanilla, saffron, cinnamon, lemon grass, and ylang-ylang. Add lush green forests, brilliant blue volcanic lakes, and gently crashing waves, and your senses are in for a real treat.
The main town of Hell-Ville is certainly much more welcoming than its name implies. French colonial buildings line the seaside and brightly colored classic Renault taxis wait to take you to the best spots on the island.
Animal lovers can’t leave without visiting Lokobe National Park—home to a unique species of black lemur. Go with a guide and they’ll provide you with fruit to feed these friendly creatures.
Aquatic activities abound around Nosy Be. Diving and snorkeling around its calm waters offer a glimpse at an incredible undersea world. Sea turtles can be seen all year round, plus humpback whales and whale sharks seasonally.
Locals call their way of life mora mora, which translates to “slowly slowly”, and with so much wonder around you, it’s incredibly easy to embrace.