Nosy Be is a perfect destination for who loves enjoying and relaxing on the beach. It is an island situated 15 km off Ambanja on the north-western coast of Madagascar and has a surface of 321 km2. The best period to visit it is from april to december, during the dry season. The chief town, Hell-Ville is a lively small town with 30.000 inhabitants. The inner part of the island is covered partly by tropical forest partly by Ylang-ylang and coltures. The best excursions are to Lokobe Natural Reserve, where macaco lemurs, chamaleins, birds and some boa constrictor live, and to Mont Passot from where (330 mt) visitors will have a view on the vulcanic lakes and the archipelago’s islands. Most famous beaches are: Madirokely, by Ambatoloaka village, where some bars and local restaurants are set; Belle Vue and Andilana, the best.