Time + Tide Miavana Madagascar
Time + Tide Miavana
Nosy Ankao, Madagascar
Time + Tide
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Chief Operating Officer – Dave Wilson. Previously GM of Norman Carr Safaris
5 Star Luxury
TIME + TIDE MIAVANA
History & Story
Discovered 30 years ago by our partner Jean Christophe, an entrepreneur who believed in conserving the area, Nosy Ankao is the largest island in a secluded archipelago. With a desire to bring long-term conservation and community development to the area, Time + Tide Miavana was born. The resort was designed to have minimal impact on the ecosystem and its native inhabitants. All invasive plants from the 360 hectare island by hand and replanting over 120,000 native plants cultivated from clippings by Island Manager Greg Wepener and his team. Throughout the development and construction, the local community were deeply involved, being consulted to ensure local customs were respected, and comprising the majority of the building teams. After a challenging but rewarding 4.5 years, Time + Tide Miavana welcomed its first guests in May 2017.
Designed by the award-winning Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, Time + Tide Miavana opened in May 2017. Beautifully conceptualised to celebrate the island setting, Time + Tide Miavana uses local, hand-cut stone, Malagasy wood and hues of turquoise that reflect the shimmering Indian Ocean.
Date added extensions
Opened May 2017
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Time + Tide Miavana offers world class luxury in a land of rare wildlife and extraordinary landscapes. With our range of activities spanning sea, land and air, it is ultimate destination for modern day explorers.
Time + Tide Miavana is located on Nosy Ankao, the largest island in a secluded archipelgao off the northeastern coast of Madagascar.
Key sites/activities in the area
Land – guided nature walks, lemur trekking
Air – helicopter excursions to the national parks of northern Madagascar (Anjahakely, Ankarana, Amber Mountain, Daraina)
On water – fishing (deep sea, trolling, jigging, popping, bottom, fly) sea-kayaking, standup-paddleboarding, surfskiing, windsurfing, kitesurfing
Underwater – snorkelling, diving – many ‘bucklist’ species including Manta rays, spanish dancers, etc.
Nosy Ankao is home to both the world’s largest and smallest chameleon species, the Oustalet’s and Brookesia, respectively.
Every August humpback whales migrate to the waters around Time + Tide Miavana for mating. Expect plenty of breaching, visible right from your villa.
We do not offer any children’s corner or babysitting services, but offer many family friendly activities and facilities. Children of all ages are welcome with prior arrangements.
14 luxury villas – 1 ,2 and 3 bedroom options. Starting at 450 metres square, every space has been laid out to offer panoramic views of the white sand beach, turquoise waters and dramatic mountains on the Madagascan mainland. Each villa is spacious and airy with a private pool. A personal butler will tend to your every whim, ensuring a delightfully relaxing stay.
Restaurants & Bars
Every day Time + Tide Miavana’s outstanding culinary team, led by Chef Enoryt Appollis, create exquisite meals that bring together the finest local ingredients with world class skill. Dishes range from light and fresh to indulgent and delectable, with flavours pulled from around the globe.
Time + Tide Miavana offers several dining options. For a more elegant setting, you may dine in our Italian grotto or the spacious veranda overlooking the ocean. If you crave a more casual experience, dine right on the beach with the sand between your toes, or in our piazza, where you can ease into the beachy vibes. For those seeking a little more privacy, dine in your villa, where your personal butler tends to you.
In the Miavana Village + Piazza, our beachfront bar, rooftop lounge and beach fire-pit provide the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a handcrafted cocktail or a premium wine. Enjoy a tasting with our expert sommelier in our thoughtfully curated wine cellar.
All meals are included in rates.
The Time + Tide Miavana villas are perfectly designed for total relaxation, with a private pool, spacious veranda overlooking the sea and direct beach access for ocean dips. Unwind with one of our in-villas spa treatments that use African botanicals, including massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures.
At the Activities Centre, you will find our well-stocked gym, featuring a range of cardio machines, free weights and yoga mats – all directly overlooking the ocean.
Additionally, there is also a large infinity pool in the main village overlooking the ocean and the mountains beyond.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Time + Tide Miavana does not offer a space specifically set aside for corporate events, but the spacious villas/main areas and total resort capacity of 44 guests mean that we can work with guests to meet their needs for corporate retreats. Please note that there is limited wifi and phone signal on the island.
Extra Notable Features
Unique activities offered at Time + Tide Miavana include scenic helicopter flights, scuba diving on reefs virtually unseen by human eyes (many bucketlist species, such as manta rays), world class fishing (Nov to April – deep sea, jigging, trolling, popping + fly-fishing on reef flats), beach picnics on one of the island’s secluded coves, wind and kite-surfing (May to Nov), a front row seat to the humpback breeding season – expect plenty of breaching (Aug to Oct), chances to visit a seasonal tern colony, our signature Sleepout Under the Stars on a nearby, uninhabited island (coming soon), and chances to see some of the world’s rarest animals in the many nature reserves, such as the black lemur and or Brookesia chameleon.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Tatler Travel Awards – Treasure Island Award
Jetstter – Best Far-Flung Escape
Travel and Leisure IT-List 2018
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