The turquoise waters off Nosy Be, Madagascar. are home to pristine coral reefs and exotic marine life.
The turquoise waters off Nosy Be, Madagascar. are home to pristine coral reefs and exotic marine life.
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Dreaming of a unique tropical island getaway? Explore the Indian Ocean archipelago of Nosy Be, just off the coast of northwest Madagascar, where every moment is magical.

With dazzling white beaches, exotic forests and vibrant markets, there’s something for everyone. Fringed by coconut palms and embraced by crystal-clear waters, Nosy Be’s coastline is one of the most beautiful in the Indian Ocean. Swim, snorkel or dive through the turquoise waters, which are home to pristine coral reefs and exotic marine life.

The tropical swimming pool at one of the luxury hotels in Nosy Be, Madagascar.
The tropical swimming pool at one of the luxury hotels in Nosy Be, Madagascar.
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Nosy Be promises world-class scuba diving and sport fishing, making it the perfect destination for sea lovers. You can marvel at the pristine waters aboard a luxurious catamaran. After spending time on the beach and in the water, explore the island’s lush vegetation, keeping a lookout for unique animals such as lemurs and panther chameleons as you meander through the tropical forests.

Nosy Be is known locally as “Nosy Manitra, which translates to “the scented island”, and as soon as you catch the fragrance of the island’s blossoming flowers wafting on the breeze, you’ll understand why.

During your stay on Nosy Be, immerse yourself in Malagasy culture as you stroll through the colourful markets. Discover delicious local flavours, such as freshly caught seafood and mouthwatering local rum, and browse for one-of-a-kind keepsakes to give to friends and family and to remind yourself of the incredible time you spent in this piece of paradise.

Tourists take their places on the traditional wood pirogues in the Ambatozavary village on the island of Nosy Be, Madagascar.
Tourists take their places on the traditional wood pirogues in the Ambatozavary village on the island of Nosy Be, Madagascar.
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There’s really no better place to spend your next holiday.

Airlink, which is privately owned, flies directly from Johannesburg to Nosy Be in less than four hours, which makes this exotic getaway easier to access than ever before.

And because Nosy Be is part of an archipelago, it’s easy for travellers to take day trips to the surrounding islands.

Visit flyairlink.com/destinations/flights-to-nosy-be, or speak to your travel agent or tour operator to book your escape to Nosy Be, Madagascar.

* This article was paid for by Airlink.

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