Miavana is located on the largest of five islands in a remote archipelago off the northeastern coast of Madagascar, accessible only by helicopter from Diego Suarez and Nosy Be airports. Discovered 30 years ago by our partner Jean Christophe, an entrepreneur and treasure hunter who believed in conserving the area, this archipelago is a natural wonderland waiting to be explored.
Miavana has an interesting history – a transient location for seasonal fisherman, then a secret hideaway for pirates, and more recently a thriving seaweed farm, thanks its nutrient-rich waters. In 1998, Ibis Algoculture was created as a way to preserve the area, reduce fishing pressure and provide alternate employment through algae production. Still in operation, the seaweed farm moved to a nearby location and made way for sustainable tourism on Miavana, Madagascar’s most exclusive private island resort with conservation and community at its core.
It took four years to create Miavana. Four years of planting over 100,000 indigenous trees, painstakingly restoring the natural vegetation and using only natural and recycled materials to create the ultimate private villas. Dotted along the pristine beach, Miavana’s 14 villas are a masterpiece in luxury. Fringed by white sand shores and sprawling coral reefs, Miavana stays true to the island’s secluded roots, creating a luxurious haven where guests can enjoy our signature Miavana experience.
Flawlessly designed to offer both unity and privacy, the Miavana Piazza offers several dining areas, a glittering infinity pool overlooking the ocean, a well-stocked wine cellar and bar, a curated Boutique and our Cabinet de Curiosities, where you can marvel at the treasures of Madagascar. Be sure to stop in and see the butterfly collection, an extinct elephant bird egg, pygmy hippo skeleton, antique manuscripts, ancient armour and amulets – among other rare finds.
From our Activities Centre, you can enjoy thrilling adventures, exploring the region with scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, kiteboarding, ocean safaris, a variety of water sports, lemur trekking, quad biking and helicopter excursions, with seasonal recommendations by our expert team. With the freedom to explore as you want, you will inspire the mind, awaken the soul and reconnect with nature in a meaningful way.