Madagascar is fringed by a number of beautiful islands. On these islands it is easy to find deserted beaches with soft sand and clear water. The most popular paradise is Nosy be: a relatively developed place with a number of boutique hotels. We personally love Sainte Marie: an exciting pirate island in the East. All beaches have villages nearby where breadfruit trees shade bamboo huts and zebu cattle graze in the fields. All along the coast you find tropical deserted beaches, where ghost crabs scuttle across the sand and – particularly in the North – frigate birds can be soaring overhead. In the right period – you can watch the whales jump by with a cocktail in your hand. A relaxing end of your holiday guaranteed.