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Nosy Be, the fragrant island

Nosy Be, the island is also known as Ambariobe (the “Large Island” in the local dialect) and is also referred to by the region’s inhabitants as the fragrant island. Shaped like a cornucopia, this is a very green island with its sugar cane plantations, its heady fragrance of cinnamon, frangipani but above all ylang-ylang, a tree which flowers all year round and which delights great perfume makers the world over.

The picturesque craftsman’s villages are worth a visit, as is the flower and spice distillery, the Sacred Tree, the colourful market of Ambanja, Mont Passot or the attractive beach at Andilana. Take home some lasting images you’ll never forget!