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“Postcard picture beach of Madagascar”
Review of Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Two small lush tropical islands connected by a thin curvy strip of fine white sand. Clear aquamarine waters on both sides. Sea turtles. 1.5 hour boat ride each way from Nosy Be. Bring lots of sunblock and a swim shirt to avoid being sunburned. Small village on island selling handicrafts. Excursions usually include water and lunch. Good views from short 15 minute hike to top of hill on island next to lighthouse. Most beautiful beach in Madagascar.

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

From flying foxes to green turtles, giant rays to hermit crabs, Nosy Iranja is a paradise island for humans and wildlife alike.

The beaches are stunning, the waters crystal clear. The sunsets are colourful - striking beyond anything I've ever seen, and the beautiful, rousing sunrise is worth waking up for.

There are a couple of boat tours that go to Nosy Iranja, and some will make the most of the journey across to look for marine life - be reassured, there's plenty of this. There are opportunities to see dolphins, flying fish and whale sharks if you time it right. We went with Baleines Rand'eau - I've written a separate review of their service but in short I couldn't recommend them highly enough.

Nosy Iranja is one of the most special places I've ever had the privilege of visiting. If you are on Nosy Be, I'd highly recommend a visit over (a few hours by boat). It exceeded my every expectation on an unprecedented scale. One of the best weekends of my life and truly a paradise on earth.

Thank Em B
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

By going there we had the luck to see also a couple of whales and a see turtle... Once arrived, we could only admire the natural scenario and enjoy the see... It is a place not to miss!

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Two islands joined by a brilliant white stretch of sand and water as clear as a swimming pool. A photographers dream and a lovely local village on the larger of the two islands. Curios and gifts for sale with a few tame lemurs wondering around. We took a stroll to the unused lighthouse which makes for an exquisite view of the sea. The excursion from Andilana resort included the most divine lobster and seafood lunch on another strip of beach near Nosy Iranje lodge. The most wonderful sea at a perfect temperature. Probably the most memorable trip during our stay in Nosy Be.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

After two hours of a rough ride passing Dhows and experiencing the utmost beautiful scenery of the Mozambique channel, you arrive at this stunning island taken out of a Robinson Crusoe book. Everything is so picturesque - the fishermen´s village that greets the visitors with their handmade tablecloths as a village canvas. Small children are playing in the magnificent sand with leftover plastic bottles and caps from former visitors that have not realized that plastic does not vanish or disappears. Whatever plastic was produced is still around us, even as microplastic. It is devastating to see the huge amount of plastic pollution of the village. The least visitors can do is to carry their waste and plastic back to the main island to minimize the impact of plastic pollution on the landscape and the ocean.

Thank Kristin D
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