This island rises off the ocean floor midway between the mainland and Nosy Be in an almost perfect cone shape and looms above the turquoise sea: its summit reaches a mighty 622m (much higher than that of Nosy Be). There are no roads, no banks and no electricity on the island. Hotels operate on solar power backed up by generators.
Nosy Komba is often included in an organised tour from Nosy Be along with Nosy Tanikely, with just a couple of hours at the village of Ampangorina. If you'd like to stay, the choice of accommodation is between relatively isolated top-end resorts, and less expensive options along the beach at Ampangorina village.