Nosy Ve

Nosy Ve is an uninhabited coral island three kilometres off Anakao in the far southwest with deserted white-sand beaches and low greenery with little shade. Local fady (taboos) have left Nosy Ve unspoilt and provided a safe nesting ground for many red-tailed tropicbirds which allow close approach.

Mediocre snorkelling is available on the fringing reef but is much better at Nosy Satrana, 7km south of Anakao and also possible to visit on a day excursion from Anakao.