Situated just off of the northern coast of the picturesque nation of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean lies the island of Nosy Be. Nosy Be, or “big island”, was first inhabited by indigenous people native to Madagascar as well as those from the Comoros Islands whom were brought under French colonial control in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, Nosy Be has evolved into one of the world’s most prized tourist destinations with a distinct number of premium resorts. The spike in tourism is spurred on by a volcanic landscape, with eleven crater lakes scattered throughout Nosy Be, and a tropical climate all year-round that isn’t totally affected by the storm season - thanks to a mass of mountains on Madagascar’s main island. Another reason is the laid-back lifestyle that can be found on Nosy Be that appeals to those looking to detach from the rigors of the world at large. For those who want to experience all that Nose Be has to offer without the fetters of luxury resort life, here are ten vacation rental properties that might just fit the bill.
This Airbnb listing comprises of an entire house that offers a stunning view of the Indian Ocean. Those who are interested in staying here will find that this home is equipped to give guests a slice of Malagasy life, from the thatched roof to the sizable pool in the rear yard facing the sea. There’s a full staff on hand here, which includes a cook and a caretaker. The place can host up to eight guests between three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Other amenities here include free parking and smoking permittance on the premises.
En service complet - Villa face à l'océan indienNosy Be, Madagascar
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Host:the staff is very friendly and helpful and they take great care of the homechristine’s place worth the stay outstanding staff and peaceful area in paradise
This cozy bungalow in the Ambaro neighborhood is a choice rental for those who want to experience a tranquil stay by the beach in Nosy Be. It’s close to Dzamandzar, and offers visitors a wide view of the Mozambique Channel in the distance. Maeva is setup to house up to two people in one bedroom, and has a nice patio deck at the front of the home. The amenities that are offered here include a full kitchen and the chance to hang out with the dogs and cats that also call the grounds home.
Gite "MAEVA" AnkibanivatoAmbaro, Madagascar, Antsiranana, Madagascar
Top guest reviewsthe bungalow was clean and well presented
Host:i found him friendly and eager to help me make the most of my staylovely house mika and his family (property caretakers) were very nice and manuella gives great massagesthe meal we had prepared for us by the hosts was absolutely deliciouseverybody of marie's family and of course herself have been so helpful and friendly to usRead more reviewsa little paradise house in front of the beach really quiet
Located in the Madirokely district in the southern part of Nosy Be, this villa is done up in a pleasing tropical style and looks out right onto the sea. The home has two large terraces on each floor and can accommodate up to six guests between three bedrooms. Madirokely villa is amenable to those traveling with family as well, with amenities that include satellite television, wireless internet connectivity, and a full kitchen. There’s even a hot tub on the grounds to enjoy a scenic soak in.
Villa bord de mer, MadirokelyMadirokely , Antsiranana, Madagascar
This apartment is located in a bright pink-colored building in the Ambatoloka district. The brightness extends into the décor of the place, with pops of yellow and orange throughout - from the chairs in the living room to the kitchen. It can host up to six guests between three bedrooms, and is fully air-conditioned. The beach is situated nearby, and the property permits smoking as well as pets.
Appartement bord de mer Nosy BeAmbatoloka, Province de Diego-Suarez, Madagascar
Chez Efra is a vacation rental that evokes the tropical charm of the Malagasy people. It’s composed of a room in a home that can host two people. While there, guests are treated to breakfast, and have usage of the bathroom and the kitchen. Chez Efra is situated not too far from the town of Hellville, and a short ride to the beach via taxi or motorbike.
Chez EfraNosybe, Province de Diego-Suarez, Madagascar
What an exotic accommodation this bungalow is, as its roof is made of dried palm leaves. Set in a peaceful and secure environment, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the bungalow presents the sea and garden views that you can never be bored of. With one bedroom and one bathroom, the bungalow is perfect for solo travelers and couples.
Kill some time and read your favorite book in the hammock under the trees. Head to the gazebo to watch the spectacular sunset, while sipping your favorite wine. Don’t forget to dip into the small private pool to refresh yourself after a day of outdoor adventure.
Charming Bungalow "Mentalis"Nosy Be, Diana, Madagascar
Top guest reviewsbeautiful property beautiful room and beautiful peoplethe flatlet is tastefully decorated comfortable and the bathroom/shower is clean and nice
Host:solange is a great host and helpful organizing tours and transportsolange is an outstanding host her place her hospitality and her cooking are amazingsolange was a great hostess she was very communicative and provided lots of great suggestions for local activitiescouldn't have asked for a better host than solangesolange was friendly and so helpful in planning excursionsRead more reviewslovely accommodation very secure and close to everythingthere are so many good things to say about this place
This villa is geared towards welcoming large groups of travelers, including families. The property is located near Befotaka Bay, and has an open and airy ambiance. Inside, the villa is sleek and modern with high ceilings and wide windows to let the rays from the sun fill up the space. The villa can accommodate up to six guests between three bedrooms, along with three bathrooms on hand. The amenities here include an elegant pool on-site, a full modern kitchen, and wireless internet connectivity. There’s also children’s books and toys, for those accompanied by their mini-me(s) on the trip.
Villa de standing vue mer pour 6 personnes avec piscine
This vacation rental is nestled in a quiet residential area of Nosy Be and is remarkable for its vista that overlooks the Mozambique Canal. The home is a hybrid of traditional villa architecture and modern home design. The rental can host up to six guests between three bedrooms. The basic amenities are on hand here include a full kitchen and air conditioning. Should you desire a dip on a very warm day, there’s also a pool on the premises.
La Case Sakalava is a sustainable ecolodge that is perched atop a hill not too far from the larger towns on Nosy Be, such as Dzamandzar. The rental accompanied by a one-hectare garden that highlights some of the brilliant tropical flora that the island is known for. Those who are interested in staying here will find that the place can accommodate up to ten guests between five bedrooms, and five private bathrooms. The sustainable practices of the lodge does mean that the amenities offered are limited, but they do include free parking on the premises and daily breakfast along with outings arranged by the hosts.
Ecolodge Nosy Be MadagascarNOSY BE, Dzamandzar, Madagascar
Located in the seafront area of Ampasikely, “idyllic” would be the word to describe Le Moya Beach. This vacation rental is composed of a room in a complex of bungalows. The room can host two people, and has its own private bathroom. Once here, guests will be able to take advantage of the beach situated right by the premises, as well as the large swimming pool that is set underneath the shade of palm trees. There is no television in the room, but you can head to the communal lounge to enjoy some shows. The other amenities that come with the rental include wireless internet connectivity and free parking.
Le Moya Beach Nosy-BeNosy Be, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
Top guest reviewsRead more reviewsfood in the restaurant was great room was impecable very cleanthe food is delicious and fresh the breakfast is huge the rooms are large and clean
This beachfront villa lies at the edge of a large beach, and is a grand infrastructure that was designed to epitomize the area’s key slogan, “mora mora” - complete with a large veranda. The home has a steward on hand to prepare meals and maintain the general upkeep of the place. This rental property can accommodate up to ten guests between 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The amenities provided here include air conditioning, a washing machine, and a full kitchen along with wireless internet connectivity.
villa Marinella, pieds dans l'eau ,Nosy Be, Madagascar, Madagascar
Some last words on Nosy Be, Madagascar
The island of Nosy Be, Madagascar is an idyllic spot for those looking to bask in tropical warmth on their vacation. The Malagasy people embrace this and take pride to welcome guests to the island to share the culture they hold near and dear. This assembled list of vacation rentals covers the range of needs that a prospective traveler may have, whether it be an ocean view or the chance to get around the island with ease. And they may just be the frame for the pretty picture of your time spent on Nosy Be.
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