Nosy Be Hotels
Despite being Madagascarís number-one beach destination, attracting thousands of sunscreen-slathered tourists from across the globe year round, Nosy Be and its surrounding islands remain paradise in the buff. Luxury doesnít always mean electricity or even a good mattress, but itís this exact lack of 21st-century fluff that makes it so appealing in the first place. With only one super-pimp package resort (aimed squarely at the Italian charter market), Nosy Be is refreshingly void of bling. This is an island where you can read a trashy novel in the sand without ever hearing the whir of jet-skis. Although Nosy Beís beaches (and resorts) donít look as fantasy-fulfilling as some in the Caribbean or Greece, they do win points for tranquillity, gorgeous light, sparkling clear turquoise water (void of the seaweed that plagues many Eastern African beaches) and excellent al fresco restaurants serving seafood feasts on the sand.