Nosy Iranja, A Postcard Of Madagascar





Nosy Iranja

Want to be Robinson Crusoe for a day?
Then try a trip to Nosy Iranja
We kept Nosy Iranja as a last of our vacation in Madagascar. We were based in Madirokely, Nosy Be and everyone along the coastal area organized boat trips to Nosy Iranja. Yes, I say everyone because when we found ourselves walking along the beach, plenty of men approached us one by one offering boat trips. In fact Nosy Iranja was a popular sailing day trip destination from Nosy Be. We had already pre-booked the excursion with our hotel for Ar130, 000 per person; it included boat trip snorkeling, swimming and a good lunch on the bigger island. The trip to get there was about two hours but during the sailings we had luck to see some turtles and dolphins. Once arrived we couldn’t stop admiring: the gorgeous Nosy Iranja consisted of two islands connected by a1 km long sand bar done by walk only during the low tide hours. The bigger one, about 2000square meters, was named Nosy Iranja Be, it was inhabited meanwhile the smaller one, about only 100 square meters was named Nosy Iranja Kely.

Nosy Iranja
The white beaches and the crystal waters made everything so amazing. The walk between the islands with water on both sides was absolutely breathtaking. Upon arrival we were left free for two hours and then we were called for lunch on the big Island. Food was prepared by the staff members of our boat; they caught the fish on the seashore of Nosy Iranja while we all were enjoying the sea bathing. They have arranged a small hut by the beach side where they cooked and served food to us. It was a kind of Robinson Crusoe atmosphere!!! After the lunch we had two more hours to visit the island. It was absolutely not enough; we could just go around fast through the lovely village and see some vendor’s gift items. I wished I could stay more. Nosy Iranja was one of the most special places I've ever had the privilege to visit: a real heaven on earth. If you are in Nosy Be, I'd highly recommend it and if you can plan an overnight in Nosy Iranja believe me you will never be mistaken. It will exceed all your expectation.  There were some accommodations along the beach on the bigger island and I really wanted to stay there one more day but sadly we had to return back to Nosy Be. It has been a rushed trip.
Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja
 
Some handy tips:
1.     Don't forget you sunblock creams otherwise you will get burned during the boat trip
2.     Mosquito repellents are necessary, especially if staying overnight
3.     I heard that the sunset is absolutely stunning.
4.     Hiking up to the hill was said amazing. We didn’t have enough time to try it.
5.     In case of day trips, return back to Nosy Be before sunset as the heavy seas can give troubles during the sailings
6.     Plastic items are taken to the island by tourist only. Please take it back with you when leaving Nosy Iranja because the indigenous don’t know what to do with it and they through it in the sea.
7.     A torch could be helpful when staying overnight.
8.    A night is Nosy Iranja is highly recommended. Expensive? Probably! But nothing is compared to Nosy Iranja. Give yourself a day in paradise.
Nosy Iranja, A Postcard Of Madagascar Nosy Iranja, A Postcard Of Madagascar Reviewed by Travel Tips on April 23, 2018 Rating: 5

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