Nosy Iranja, made up of two idyllic islands some 48 km (75 mins by boat) south of Nosy Be. The islands are linked by a sandy walkway that is navigable at low tide, at which time guests may stroll across to the larger northern island and explore the local village. The southern island is exclusively reserved for guests, meaning there is private access to a sublime beach and crystal clear waters. The island is famous for its turtle population and visitors can sometimes witness the hatchlings scurrying across the beach towards the water. Take a boat trip to nearby bays for great snorkeling and scuba diving and chance a sighting of dolphins and whales along the way.