Nosy Saba, The island of happiness
Madagascar is the ideal getaway destination, where you can discover paradise corners with enchanting and unique landscapes. Still unknown to the general public, the small island of Nosy Saba, a small stretch of land lost off the northwest coast of Madagascar is a destination with enchanting charm.
It is easy to imagine a small island far from any civilization, but to find one that truly conforms to our imagination is almost mission impossible. Nosy Saba is one of those islands that plunge you into a world apart, where the Malagasy philosophy of mora-mora (pronounced moura-moura) meaning to go gently finds there all meaning. Turquoise sea, fine sandy beaches, exceptional underwater scenery are as many natural treasures that are offered to visitors of this little corner of paradise. Discover one of the most seductive spots in Madagascar – a 320 acre paradisiacal private island.
Being home to a rich fauna and flora, the island is a natural heritage protected by the Malagasy National Office for Environment. Many different bird and butterfly species can be found here as well as the blue-eyed lemurs. The primary forest with its hundreds of palm trees and a lush vegetation make this island an exceptionally beautiful place experience.
The sun kissed beaches invite for gentle and relaxing walks while the creeks around the island can be discovered. The coral reefs along the island of Nosy Saba offer exceptional spots for scuba diving enthusiasts.
There is no shortage of activities. A world of opportunities awaits – take your pick between a swim in the crystal clear waters or explore your surroundings with a small sailboat, a canoe or even whilst windsurfing. If you are lucky, you’ll soon stumble across groups of friendly dolphins, shoals of exotic fishes and a whole host of colourful corals. Alternatively, the island offers a series of secluded, powder-white beaches – just perfect for soaking up the sun and the sensational surroundings. Indeed, if you prefer to take it slow, you’ll be spoilt for choice on Nosy Saba – the island’s indulgent spa experience comes highly recommended and is sure to leave you feeling at one with the world.
You can also practice golf on an excellent nine-hole course. In addition, you can also initiate yourself to kitesurfing or water skiing. The water-sports club has sport equipment available for guests to enjoy water skiing, fishing as well as snorkeling.
Visitors are encouraged to explore this paradise on the various tracks which includes a pathway leading into the primary forest where the rare and endemic blue-eyed lemurs, the Eulemur macaco flavifrons and Eulemur rubriventer can be encountered.
Excursions are offered to visit to the nearby Radama islands which include Nosy Lava and Nosy Antenimora. Furthermore, interesting day trips can be enjoyed to the town of Analalava on the Big Island as well as to the Sahamalaza Marine and Terrestrial Biosphere Reserve. Sahamalaza National Park is an important biosphere reserve, home to eight species of lemurs and about forty species of birds. The Sahamalaza Park also includes a marine park rich in more than 150 species of fish.
Enjoy the flavor of the Indian Ocean, with first-class cuisine. The delicious cuisine served at Nosy Saba is characterized by the islands unique flavors of the ocean and the Malagasy heritage. Served in the dining room only a few meters away from the beach, guests enjoy the sunset and ocean. Le Calypso Restaurant is available for breakfast and lunch while La Rotonde Restaurant serves dinner. A great selection of fresh seafood and fish which are caught by local fishermen, homemade breads as well as locally grown vegetables and tropical fruits make up the gourmet meals at Nosy Saba. Refreshing beverage accompany meals which include tropical inspired cocktails as well as rums, beers and a selection of fine spirits and a stunning selection of world wines.
The Nosy Saba Lodge is a hotel that offers travelers all the comfort that will make your stay in Madagascar an unforgettable experience. Built in perfect harmony with nature, this lodge blends harmoniously into the local environment. Set within the Terrestrial Biosphere and Sahamalaza Marine Reserve, the resorts bungalows nestle amidst the lush landscape facing the surf of the Indian Ocean. Each the exclusive bungalows are situated along the main beach providing direct access to the beach and the ocean.
A total of 27 luxurious waterfront cottages (42 bedrooms) are spread along 3 km of powder-white sand inviting guests to a tantalizing combination of indulgence and excitement. What are you waiting for?
Take your pick between one of Nosy Saba’s 12 magnificent junior suites (75m²) and one of the 15 fabulous senior suites, which, at 105m² guarantee a level of luxury to suit even the most discerning tastes. Each of the island’s chic eco-lodges include a 25m² terrace with a direct access to the beach and a spacious garden with ocean view.
As well as individual suite bookings, NDAO-i-Travel also offers an exclusive island buy-out package, meaning there’s no need to share your island hideaway with anyone but your 100 hand-picked guests.
The island also has its own airfield (650m) for easy access to the island.
Enjoy the best of a beach holiday where excellent cuisine, luxurious accommodation and five star hospitality await. It’s always a good time to discover Madagascar and Nosy Saba Private Island – the country enjoys sunshine all year round, with water temperatures constantly hovering around 25°C.
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