These days, the perfume island, or Nosy Be, has become a must-see destination when visiting the big island. Open to all types of tourists, this island has a lot to offer in terms of tourist
These days, the perfume island, or Nosy Be, has become a must-see destination when visiting the big island. Open to all types of tourists, this island has a lot to offer in terms of tourist and cultural activities. Through this article, we will make you discover this dream destination by bringing you its specificities, its surrounding islands, and some reasons that will surely push you to go there.
What Makes Nosy Be Special?
Many reasons make Nosy Be more specific than other destinations in Madagascar. Indeed, just by looking at its name, we will already see a great touch of attraction for the place. Why “perfume island”? Precisely because the city of Nosy Be is full of ylang-ylang plantations that perfume the whole city with its sweet scent.
Apart from its type, its climate also makes it accessible at any time. Nosy Be is a sunny island throughout the year. Its climate is divided into two main seasons:
The dry season (between April and December);
The wet season (between December and March).
What Activities Can Be Found and Practiced on the Island?
As Nosy Be is a pure tourist island, the activities that can be practiced there constitute a large part of the city’s attraction. Many annual events such as the Donia festival, the Libertalia festival, the whale weekend, and others bring a good number of visitors, whether they are foreigners or residents of the big island.
With direct contact with the local population, visitors will be seduced by the festive atmosphere that regularly animates the city of Nosy Be. They will also have the opportunity to exchange with the very welcoming inhabitants who are ready to make your trip unforgettable.
Nosy Be is full of places that deserve to be explored, which are rich in fauna and flora, and offer on a plate different typical Malagasy cultures that will surprise you without any doubt.
You can, for example, discover the famous sacred tree. This tree has an area of 5000 square meters and grows by branches that go deep into the ground. Unavoidable during a trip to Nosy Be, the holy tree shows the history of the Sakalava queen Tsiomeko for whom the tree in question was planted.
If you are passionate about panoramic views, you can also trip to Mount Passot and discover its sacred lakes. At the peak of 329 meters, you will be dazzled by this visit’s panoramic view. You will be in a position where you can see at the same time the pearl necklace islands of Nosy Be and the small sacred lakes all around while enjoying a magnificent sunset.
If you are the type of person, who likes to party, Nosy Be is the place for you. The city is always lively thanks to the numerous bars and karaoke houses that can be found there.
Charming Islands in the Surroundings
Nosy Be is surrounded by ten small islands, each with its own attractions and particularities. There are, for example, Nosy Komba, Nosy Sakatia, Nosy Tanikely, Nosy Iranja, Nosy Fanihy, Nosy Mitsio, Nosy Radama, etc.
If you are looking for a beautiful place to spend an unforgettable vacation, we strongly invite you to choose this jewel of the ocean.