Accommodation rating: Superior
Nosy Komba is a beautiful island a few kilometres from Nosy Be, accessible only by speedboat transfer, which takes approximately 20 minutes from the harbour. Famed for its population of habituated black lemurs, this quiet and peaceful island features dramatic hills, sandy coves and sheltered harbours.
Tsara Komba, set in a tropical garden, was built in 2004 using local materials. Traditional carvings and paintings by local artists perfectly complement the rustic and elegant furnishings throughout the hotel. Granite pathways lead you from the beach to four bungalows hidden in the lush, tropical garden. Each one is spacious and comfortable with a unique interior, king size four poster bed and a furnished veranda overlooking clear turquoise waters. The restaurant and bar, perched on the hillside, is superb, combining the best of Malagasy spices with French cuisine. The focus is on seafood and a good selection of wine is available as well as Tsara Komba's renowned coconut rum punch. Staff are attentive and always on hand to ensure a memorable stay.
Activities from the hotel include an excursion to the nearby marine reserve, Nosy Tanikely and an expedition to the main island of Madagascar to visit a coffee/cocoa plantation, a traditional rum distillery and the colourful and busy market in Ambanja.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.