Mt Passot (329m), Nosy Be’s loftiest point, lies about 15km northwest of Hell-Ville (somewhat further by road). It’s a good spot for admiring sunsets and the sweeping panorama. It’s also one of the best places to see Nosy Be’s crater lakes. Unfortunately, the viewing area is now packed with souvenir stalls, which somewhat detracts from the experience.
If you have your own wheels, the summit is easily accessible by car or motorbike (allow 45 minutes from Ambatoloaka); otherwise you could charter a taxi from Hell-Ville or Ambatoloaka: allow Ar90,000 for the return trip, including time at the top.
There have been muggings in the area so if you’re on your own or on a motorbike, ensure that you drive back before it gets dark.