Nosy Komba - or lemur island - is a small volcanic island located 20 km from Nosy Be. Accessible only by boat from Hell-Ville, the island is home to a community of 4,000 inhabitants who live to the rhythm of the waves and the wind. Housing a few luxury hotels, the latter offer transportation by speedboat. Nosy Komba has no cars and no roads, just little trails that connect the local community.
Also called turtle island, Nosy Iranja is made up of two small islands connected by a strip of white sand. While the larger of the two islands is home to a charming little fishing village, the smaller is privately owned and dominated by luxury hotels.
Known for its orchid, spice and fruit plantations, Nosy Sakatia is considered the "little sister" of the island of Nosy Be. Accessible on foot from the big island, Sakatia offers an astonishing contrast between its white sand beaches, its rice fields and its ecosystem sheltering some lemurs.
Nosy Tanikely is more than an island, it is a protected area and a marine park with remarkable marine and terrestrial biodiversity. Surrounded by a coral reef, snorkelling in the clear waters of the island is an unforgettable experience. If you are lucky, you will witness the spectacle of the tropicbirds, which nest in the cliff faces.
Located to the south-east of the island of Nosy Be, the Lokobe nature reserve is the last primary forest on the island. As its name suggests, Lokobe (many colours) is rich in colour as much for its fauna as its flora, with sumptuous trees such as rosewood and teak, and several families of lemurs who reign supreme in this ecosystem.