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Step into the shoes of a modern-day explorer and traverse the island on foot, by bicycle, buggy or quad bike. Discover forests teeming with endemic species by day and marvel at a sparkling canvas of stars by night, with us as your guides. Witness the rare sight of sea turtles nesting and the rush of hatchlings making their first-ever journey to the water’s edge. Seek out one of the largest nesting tern sites in the Indian Ocean located on Nosy Manampaho, home to approximately 40,000 – 90,000 migratory birds between the months of June and October.

Activities

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Meet Miavana’s resident population of Crowned Lemurs while trekking through pristine forests. The lemurs on Miavana were translocated by the Bekaroaka Lemur project with community support to protect them from the threat of habitat destruction and hunting. Our Conservation team carefully monitors these lemur families to ensure they are thriving, with the benefit that we can be sure to find them without too much effort.

Lemur trekking

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Hop on a quad bike (ATV)to explore the island from top to toe. Miavana is 5km long by 2km wide, with 10 square kilometres of land to explore. Pass through a local village and stop off at the Lighthouse, which offers spectacular 360-degree views across the archipelago to the mountains on Madagascar’s mainland.

Guided Island Tours

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Head out on your own to explore the island’s trails or enjoy a guided nature walk for an introduction to Miavana’s abundant fauna and flora. There is the possibility of seeing the world’s biggest chameleon and one of its smallest as well as non-venomous snakes, a variety of butterflies and bountiful birdlife. We can also recommend a night walk at full moon or when the stars are bright.

Nature Walks

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Join one of our Conservation team members on their daily beach walks, looking for signs of nesting activity. Depending on the time of year, you can witness mothers nesting on our protected shores or babies hatching right in front of your villa. Miavana is one of the rare places in the world where several species of sea turtles nest in safety, including the critically endangered Hawksbill turtle, Green turtle and Olive Ridley turtle

Turtle Monitoring

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Take a boat trip to a nearby island in our archipelago to see four species of Terns, predominantly Sooty Terns, at one of the largest nesting sites in the Indian Ocean. From mid-May to September, over 40 000 breeding pairs arrive on Manamphao. Combined with a castaway beach picnic on its uninhabited shores, this is an experience that can’t be beaten.

Bird Watching

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In developing the island, our Landscaping team removed many invasive species of plants and trees and planted hundreds of thousands of endemic species in their place. Contribute to the island’s ecosystem and plant a tree yourself.

Tree Planting

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Best Time To Go

Nature Walks: All year round,

Bird Watching: June-October

What To Pack:

Comfortable walking shoes.

Our Villas

SPACIOUS ISLAND LUXURY

There is nowhere in the world like Miavana, there is no luxury, no beauty, no tranquility, no thrill to equal this blue haven.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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