North-west Madagascar enjoys a sunny climate all year round with an almost constant temperature of 26°C to 28°C. Visit Nosy Iranja between April and October. The best time for snorkelling is between May and September.
Take a flight from Air Madagascar/ Tsaradia to Nosy Be. The adventure starts when you take the boat from Hell Ville, on your way, you will discover Nosy Antsoha, Ankazoberavina and the Ankivonjy Rock before arriving to the beautiful island called Nosy Iranja. Nosy Iranja is 48km south-west of Nosy Be taking around 1hr 30mins by speed boat.
Most people just come for the day but you can stay on the other side of the village in beachside edo- huts at the Zahir Lodge. In Nosy Be, you can book at Ecolodge Nature Sauvage, Hotel Home Madagascar, Nosy Be Hotel & Spa, Nosy Saba Island Resort & Spa, Sakatia Lodge, Vanila Hotel & Spa or Hotel Valiha.
You can eat on the beach on Nosy Iranja with a al fresco food cooked by Chez Olivia on the far side of the village. On Nosy Be, the restaurant of Nosy Be Hotel Resort & Spa offers specialities based on fresh and organic products. Also try Chez Nono or The Ravinala Restaurant.
Explore the beach, swim in the turquoise water and browse for local souvenirs on the beach. If you're lucky, designated guardians may allow you to observe the laying of eggs and hatching of hawksbill and green turtles. Nosy Iranja is popular for dive tours and is a designated protected marine site.
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