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, a flat uninhabited and mostly unshaded island , has a history dating to the French who landed here in 1888 prior to conquering the mainland. Some ancient tombs of French settlers can still be found here. In the past the island served as a hiding place for pirates and as a slave departure port.
has a long white sand beach and is the world's most southernmost all-year breeding colony of red-tailed tropic-birds, which attracts ornithologists from all over the world.
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There is no accommodation on Nosy Ve and camping is not permitted. Day visits can be arranged in
the village of [[Anakao]]. The best transport is by a Vezo fisherman powered pirogue. Ask anyone in the village. A tax of 2000 Ariary serves as an entrance fee to the island. A stroll around the shoreline takes about one hour.