Antsiranana Bay © Masindrano
One of the finest natural harbours in the world, Antsiranana Bay is a vibrant and cosmopolitan seaport located at the northernmost tip of Madagascar. Formerly known as Diégo Suarez Bay, this tiny island is haven for nature lovers with wonderful lakes, rainforests and waterfalls to explore, and wildlife such as lemurs, crocodiles, and an array of indigenous birds. Visitors can relax at the quiet beach at Ramena, while others can take a boat to nearby Nosy Be to explore the lush inland areas. The bay has been the setting for some major historical events, such as the invasion of Madagascar by the Allied forces in 1942, to protect the territory from the Japanese after the surrender of France, and a submarine attack on the British fleet by Japanese submarines.