The Mitsio Archipelago
The Mitsio Archipelago is a collection of small islands located about 55 km of Nosy Be and 30 km off the mainland of Madagascar. The archipelago is made up of more a dozen islands, which are uninhabited except by a few small fishing hamlets and one tourist resort and is only accessible by boat.
The Mitsio islands boast dreamlike beaches with glorious turquoise waters and world-class destinations for excellent diving and snorkeling. They are also great places for kicking back and relaxing after a few days (or weeks) exploring nature’s wonders on foot. Skimming over the water you often glimpse bottle nosed dolphins and green turtles but the arrival is even more breathtaking, as you slow among tiny tropical islands, lush with tropical vegetation and necklaced with powder-white beaches.
Few parts of Madagascar suffer from any a light pollution and this is no exception: at night the stars glitter brightly over the water. Spectacular sunsets are luminous wonders. It’s a time to watch in appreciation as the sun sinks into the Mozambique Channel, turning the sky a molten gold and providing a spectacular backdrop to Organ Pipes’ striking silhouette.
Beautiful beaches make the islands a dream destination for day excursions. Alternatively, charter a yacht or take a boat trip to explore from above the water.
A pristine underwater world. Below the archipelago’s surface, a vibrant world teems with marine life. Divers float through more than 300 species of coral and a huge variety of fish, including eel, barracuda, kingfish and tuna. This attracts many shark species, including grey-reef, white-tip, silvertip, zebra, scalloped hammerhead and tawny nurse sharks, all drawn by the unfettered and largely unexplored ecosystem. Here you can plunge into deep-waters at Nosy Be to discover a wonderland of barracuda, boxfish, starfish, rays, sea urchins eels, and plenty more exquisite marine life of the reef. Corals are in good condition and the ocean offers a large diversity of reef fish.
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