Madagascar is the land in a forgotten sea. A world of lemurs and chameleons, and a mosaic of unexplored coves, rarity is the luxury of Madagascar. Fringed by white sand beaches and sprawling coral reefs, Miavana stays true to the island’s secluded roots, creating a luxurious haven where guests can enjoy the signature Miavana experience.
Dotted along the pristine beach, Miavana’s 14 villas are a masterpiece in luxury. Natural elements of sea, sand and air meet elegantly through inspired interiors and textures that celebrate the extraordinary island setting. Hand-dyed textiles mirror the endless shades of turquoise shimmering in the ocean views. Local, hand cut stones the colour of seashells accent the walls and the unique turreted shower, evoking castaway luxury at its finest. Floor to ceiling windows offer panoramic views of the Indian Ocean mere metres away.
Throughout the villas, every detail is thoughtfully designed to create the ultimate luxury experience. The one, two and three-bedroom guest sanctuaries offer ample space (minimum 450 square metres), a private pool overlooking the sea, a comfortable lounge, butler service and a well-stocked kitchenette. Each villa has an extra bathroom and a study, which can be converted into a children’s bedroom. From your villa, explore the island using the complimentary bicycles and electric buggy.
The food here really is outstanding, whether it’s breakfasts in your villa or lunches in the main area. Each day you can expect an excellent variety of delicious dishes.
The food and beverage team offers inventive dishes with local ingredients. At the helm, executive chef creates a rotating menu consisting of dishes like local zebu beef carpaccio, Thai-inspired soups and woodfired pizza for in-villa or piazza dining.
Each meal is designed daily and features high-quality ingredients sourced locally based on availability. Currently, the team is working with local providers to create sustainable supply chains that benefit the local communities, while providing guests with the freshest and best food available.
One of the most exciting projects on the private island of Miavana is the introduction of the magnificent and unique Lemurs, which is one of the most endangered creatures that you can only find in Madagascar. With the purpose of helping the conservation and the protection of these in the island Nosy Ankao, the team is dedicated to natural preservation and staying at this eco resort combines the perfect combination of feeling pampered while also contributing to the preservation of the environment.
One of the most incredible ways to spend some of your time whilst on the island is to explore the norther reaches of Madagascar on a half-day helicopter safari. Visit Ankarana or Amber Mountain National Parks, be guided through the forests by the expert guides and see the unique grey tsingy or different species of lemurs and other wildlife.
The main ‘piazza’ or village has many attractions from the glittering infinity pool and rooftop bar, to your choice of private dining in the beach pizzeria, lounge or Italian-inspired indoor grotto and cellar.
With one of the most sublime views in the world, it will be hard to leave the multitude of relaxing spaces and head out on one of the day’s recommended activities.
Unlock your imagination and explore the wealth of treasures we’ve collected from around Madagascar in the museum – from an elephant bird egg to dinosaur bones and sunken treasure.
As the largest of five islands in a rare archipelago, the resort is surrounded by breathtaking beaches and coral reefs ideal for expeditions, water activities and simple enjoyment. With a variety of eco-excursions endemic to Madagascar, Miavana’s guiding team is made up of local experts and worldwide specialists who have created programs for guests to entrench themselves in Madagascar’s rare, remote wildlife. Each excursion promises to be educational and exotic, allowing guests to experience previously untouched nature. A sample of programs include:
Thanks to Time + Tide for this incredible video of Miavana.