Nosy Be is Madagascar’s number one beach destination. The island is made up of sun-drenched beaches, beautiful turquoise waters and its coral reef system makes it a diver and snorkeler’s dream destination. A large percentage of Madagascar’s flora and fauna exist nowhere else on earth. Accessed only by boat, the Lakobe Nature Reserve is a natural habitat for the endangered black lemur. After my guided walk through the forest, I spent some time relaxing on the beach while being entertained by a group of ethnic Sakalava women and children, performing a traditional folk dance.