Nosy Be

On a small bay just north of Madirokely, Ambondrona is more tranquil than its southern neighbours, with lovely views of the mainland hills across the sea.

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Nearby Nosy Be attractions

1. Mont Passot

4.49 MILES

Mt Passot (329m), Nosy Be’s loftiest point, lies about 15km northwest of Hell-Ville (two-hour drive). It’s a good spot for admiring sunsets and the…

2. Sacred Banyan Tree

4.59 MILES

On the coast beyond tiny Mahatsinjo village, there's an enormous sacred banyan tree planted by the Queen of the Sakalava tribe in 1836. Nowadays, the…

3. Lemuria Land

6.32 MILES

This is a truly beautiful plantation full of ylang-ylang trees climbing up the hillsides, with mangroves along the river. The entrance fee includes the…

4. Parc National Marin de Nosy Tanikely

7.87 MILES

Nosy Tanikely is a protected marine reserve 10km south of Nosy Be. It's one of the best snorkelling sites in the area, with coral, numerous fish and sea…

5. Andilana

8.51 MILES

Far and away Nosy Be’s best beach, Andilana, at the island’s northwest tip, is a long stretch of pearly white sand, with water that’s true azure and clear…

6. Lemur Park

11.29 MILES

In this small park, the black lemurs are wild, but locals feed them bananas so that the animals will eat off your hand or jump on your shoulder for that…

7. Millot Plantations


This beautiful plantation, established in 1904, is a leading producer of organic cocoa, spices and essential oils, and a visit to this little slice of…

8. Cyril Plantation

24.75 MILES

This place, 7km north of Ambanja, is easy to miss: there's just an 'I' for Information sign outside. But it's worth meeting Cyril for a wander through his…