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Nosy Be, meaning ‘big island’, is the largest of several islands off the north west coast of Madagascar. This island is the country’s busiest and most developed tourist resort and has good transport links from the mainland, great beaches and a pleasant perfumed scent from the Ylang Ylang grown here. Close by, the island of Nosy Komba has sandy coves and is less developed with Black Lemurs inhabiting the greens hills that drop down to the sea. To the south west, Nosy Iranja is actually two islands linked by a sand causeway and is an important breeding ground for Hawksbill Turtles. Snorkelling and diving is popular in the archipelago and the area is excellent for sailing; it is possible to charter yachts and catamarans to lazily cruise between this remote group of islands. North-east of Nosy Be, the Mitsio Archipelago consists of a dozen small islands with Nosy Mitsio boasting one of the most luxurious resorts in the country.