Who doesn’t love beach holiday – the chance to bronze yourself until even your grandmother doesn’t recognise you, sip cocktails to your heart’s content or to simply enjoy a good book. When people think of the best beach destinations in and around Africa, places like Mauritius, Zanzibar and Cape Town come to mind. But what if we were to tell you that the best beach destinations of Africa actually lie just off the continent? Madagascar, is home to more kilometres of seafront than any other African nation, with amazing hidden gems of white sand beaches.
Nosy Komba is another island that makes it onto our list. Situated between the tourist hot spot Nosy Be and mainland Madagascar, this oval-shaped volcanic island is home to several stunning beaches and lodges. The island is great if you have a sense of adventure running through your veins as Nosy Komba has numerous uninhabited coves to explore as well as paths that lead inwards to the island’s hills with a wide variety of birds, chameleons and black lemurs. If you plan on visiting, don’t forget to check out Tsara Kombra Lodge. Be warned: this beach lodge is only accessible by boat.