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Nosy TanikelyNosy Be Marine Park

A diverse coral reef and a privileged position in the middle of Nosy Be bay in Madagascar give Tanikely its nickname of natural aquarium.

The Nosy Tanikely marine reserve, with its abundant coral reefs and exceptional biodiversity, provides habitats for numerous underwater species.
The warm tropical waters and alluvial deposits from the Sambirano River mean that a large number of species have made this small islet their home. Indeed, a varied and spectacular fauna lives all around the island.

Nosy Antanihely means “the island of small land”. It is an uninhabited islet that is also of scenic interest to those less interested in the seabed. Visitors can go there on day trips, but cannot sleep on the island.

Access to the island has been controlled since 2010. A 700m radius around the lighthouse marks the boundary of the nature reserve zone.
The infrastructure on site is very modest: a reception, a picnic area, an interpretation centre and toilets.

The east beach is the bathing area, but it is possible to dive all around the island, with buoys marking the reserve zone.


With its soft sand and turquoise waters, Nosy Tanikely’s beaches are a paradise, ideal for a pleasant swim or siesta under the vegetation, sheltered from the sun.


Grab your flippers, mask and snorkel and enjoy the pleasures of snorkelling at Tanikely. Observe the corals and underwater fauna from the surface or by snorkelling.


Would you like to visit Tanikely? Browse our list of service providers who specialise in this destination. They’ll be able to organise this excursion for you in line with your requirements.


Dive into the waters of the nature park, where the seabed is highly colourful and diverse and the aquatic fauna abundant. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a novice or an experienced diver.

How do I get there?

Visitors come to Nosy Tanikely on day trips:
Departures are mainly from :

  • Nosy Be
  • Ankify
  • Nosy Komba


The island of Tanikely is a natural marine reserve.
There is no accommodation or restaurant on site.
Boats are not allowed to anchor at night.

We invite you to discover our non-exhaustive list of tourist accommodation around the island.