Arriving at Miavana feels like stepping into a whole new world. Accessible only by helicopter, the remote resort is situated on a secluded stretch of sand on Nosy Ankao, a private island off the northeast coast of Madagascar. The environmentally conscious haven, which opens this month, is the newest offering from Time + Tide.
Designed by architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, the 14 one- to three-bedroom villas are made from Malagasy stone, a pale pink material that is sourced locally. Surrounded by tropical vegetation, the oceanfront villas feature private pools, spacious living rooms, full kitchens, and dedicated butler teams. Solar power and recycled materials were used to reinforce the property’s commitment to sustainability.