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Nosy Be

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Travel Guide Africa Madagascar Nosy Be

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Introduction

Nosy Be is a resort island located in the northwest of Madagascar.

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Cities

  • Hell-Ville - Also known as Andoany, Hell-Ville is the main port town on the island, but most travelers will choose to stay on the island's beaches and avoid the bustle of this busy town.

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Sights and Activities

  • Nosy Komba - This island is located just south of Nosy Be and is significantly less developed, with no cars on the island and only a handful of smaller resorts.
  • Nosy Tsarbanjina - This island is part of the Mitsio Islands, which are world famous for their scuba diving opportunities. Tsarbanjina is a private island that offers luxury accommodation to travelers with money to spare.
  • Nosy Tanikely - A tiny, uninhabited island that is located southwest of Nosy Be, this marine sanctuary offers world-class snorkeling and is also popular with scuba divers.

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Getting There

By Plane

Fascene Airport (IATA: NOS) is located on the northeast of the island and services both domestic and international flights. Taxis are available from the airport and can take you to all points on the island.

By Boat

You can best travel to the Nosy Be by taking a speedboat from Ankify. Two ferries also will take you from Ankify, but these are much slower, and only recommended if you have to take a car with you.

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Sleep

Accommodation in Nosy Be can be very expensive (up to twice that of the mainland).

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