Fringed by white sand beaches and sprawling coral reefs, Time + Tide Miavana is a haven of luxury at the ends of the Earth. The ultimate destination for modern day explorers, the resort brings together world class luxury in a world of rare wildlife and extraordinary landscapes. Relax into the barefoot ease of Nosy Ankao, where life is measured in the rise and fall of the tides. With local, hand hewn stone, Malagasy wood and hand dyed textiles in shades of turquoise, Time + Tide Miavana immerses guests into the island setting. With the freedom to explore as you want, you will inspire the mind, awaken the soul and reconnect with nature in a thrilling and meaningful way. Discover, unwind and refresh the body and mind in this remarkable wild place. Come, let us show you.
Designed for an effortless flow between the in and out, the villas immerse you into the island setting. Elements of sea, sand and air meet through inspired interiors featuring hand dyed textiles, Malagasy wood and local stone. Each villa includes a Personal butler available 24/7, Eco-cooled sleeping spaces and fans, indoor and outdoor showers, soaking tubs overlooking the ocean, floor to ceiling retractable glass windows offering panoramic ocean views, spacious lounge, well-stocked kitchenette and personal bar, oceanfront verandah and private pool, cruiser bicycles and electric buggy, generator and solar power, multi adaptor plug points throughout villa and limited Wi-Fi and phone signal.
- 8 one bedroom en suite villas
- 4 two bedroom en suite villas
- 2 three bedroom en suite villas
- Study can convert to a children’s bedroom
Activities and Facilities
From the Activities Centre you can enjoy the blue safari adventures, exploring the region with seasonal recommendations by an expert team. Nov – April/May Warm days with rain mainly overnight. Best for diving, fishing, snorkelling, turtle watching and terrestrial walks for lemurs etc. May/June – Oct Cooler weather with a prevailing south-easterly wind. Excellent for intrepid guests; find humpback whales & tens of thousands of nesting terns, partake in kite surfing or terrestrial walks for lemurs and other species.
On foot you can touch and feel nature Lighthouse Built in 1937 by the colonial French, this offers the perfect viewpoint with 360-degree views and is great for sundowners. The Cabinet de Curiosities Housing rare artefacts such as an elephant bird egg, pygmy hippo skeleton and local treasures. Explore some of Madagascar’s culture and heritage.
Guided Nature Walks In the islands forests find birds, chameleons, non-venomous snakes and an introduction to the region’s unique flora and fauna.
Guided Birding Boat trips to nearby island Manamphao offer the chanceto see four species of terns nesting in colonies numbering in the tens of thousands. Seasonal – May to September
Spa Trained therapists provide in-villa treatments including facials, massage, scrubs manicures and Thai yogatherapy.
SCUBA DIVING Dive from shore on the shallow house reef, explore neighbouring islands or venture through the remains of small wrecks. Unique species you may see include manta rays, sea turtles, Napoleon wrasse, bumphead parrotfish and spinner dolphins. During the winter months, the number of dive sites are limited for reasons of safety. Time + Tide Miavana offers a PADI qualified centre. Divers who have not dived for 6 months or longer will be required to complete a refresher dive with our instructors
SCUBA DIVING Advanced Open Water Course. This course helps open water qualified divers improve their existing skills, such as buoyancy and diving to greater depths (30m extendable to 40m with deep specialty). The theory part of this course should be completed online before arriving.
PADI Discover Scuba Diving A closely guided introduction to diving for guests 10+ years looking to make their first foray into the underwater world. Max depth 12m
Bubble Maker Children 8-9 years old can don full scuba gear and jump in to explore the house reef while very closely supervised by one of our PADI instructors. Max depth of 2m
SNORKELLING Guided or independent snorkelling from the beach in front of the villas or by boat to nearby reefs
On The Water
Wakeboarding is a great group activity that can be paired with other water sports. There is also wakeboards, children’s skis and tubes that can be towed in the bay for a fun, family adrenaline-filled outing.
Stand-up Paddle boarding is a great activity for a calm day. Adventurous guests can explore the bays of Nosy Ankao with as a guided or independent (with experience) activity
Kite Surfing Seasonal winds create great conditions for kite surfing. This is currently only offered to guests with previous experience
Fishing – Pirogue Boat Trips Introductory fishing trips close to Miavana
Ski Boat Fishing 2-5 hours – trolling, bottom fishing, jigging or popping. Full day trolling, bottom fishing, jigging and/or popping. With top of the line gear, beginners and pros can try for a variety of fish, including barracuda, sailfish, marlin, mahi mahi, giant trevally and dogtooth tuna.
Guided Fly Fishing Flats fly fishing including fly casting instruction or fly tying if requested.
In the Air
Several extraordinary national parks are a short helicopter flight away on the mainland. With the knowledgeable guides, you can explore the best this region has to offer: rare wildlife, other-worldly landscapes and a fascinating natural history. Let our expert team advise on the best excursion to fit your interests. All adventures are weather, logistic and seasonally dependent.