We have amended our cancellation terms for bookings that are affected exclusively by any specific Covid-19 related restrictions:

  • If guests are unable to travel to a Time + Tide property for any specific Covid-19 related restrictions within 30 days of their arrival date, their bookings can be postponed to a later date within 12 months of the original travel dates.
  • Please note, confirmed flights are non-refundable, and any third party services booked on your behalf are subject to the specific terms of the supplier
  • If a booking is cancelled for any specific Covid-19 related restrictions within 30 days of their arrival date, Time + Tide will refund any money paid in full, less a booking administration fee of 5% of the total booking value, which will also be used as a contribution towards our local conservation and community projects that continue to be supported by Time + Tide and its Foundation during these times.

These specific Covid-19 related restrictions include:

  • If the government of either Zambia or Madagascar have closed their borders to international travellers.
  • If the government of either Zambia or Madagascar has declared that no visas will be issued to travellers from the guest country of origin.
  • If any Time + Tide property in either Zambia or Madagascar is temporarily closed.
  • If the government of either Zambia or Madagascar has imposed a mandatory quarantine upon entering the country.
  • If the government of the guest’s country of residence has closed its borders for all but essential travel.

*Updated booking terms: the Covid-19 cancellation policy applies to any NEW 2021 and 2022 bookings. Existing bookings are subject to the original booking terms and will be discussed on a case by case basis


We spent five days at Miavana. The place is just out of this world! I cannot find words to qualify it. The hotel is so so so great the island is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE I know! That staff are very helpful and effective. The food is amazing!

Laya, 2018

Extraordinary staff, very relaxing with beautiful scenery. Well after a few hours a wave of peace floated in and for the next few days we were in heaven.

Carla, 2020

Breathtakingly beautiful and indescribably luxurious. Cannot fault or complain about absolutely anything. The staff, the food, the beautiful accommodation creates paradise within paradise. This is a one of a kind place that will exceed your highest expectations!

Marina, 2019

My week long stay at Miavana was unparalleled in almost every aspect of luxury. Defining luxury not only in terms of great quality and exclusivity, but in terms of craftsmanship, consciousness and a unique enriching experience. The richness of the culture set the context for such unique environment, and is the pillar of every impressive distinguishing feature of the resort.

Tessa, 2019

Miavana will exceed your expectations. We traveled to Miavana for a week in early December 2018 and had an incredible experience. The weather was perfect, the staff was attentive and there was enough activities on offer to keep us busy (honestly we could have stayed an extra week). The island is also home to a group of crowned lemurs which were amazing to see. I got my PADI open water scuba certification during our stay and the coral at the dive sites was incredible!

Ashley, 2019
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