Luxury family villa: a 5* home away from home

Imagine a family holiday which combines the space and freedom of having your own private family villa with the luxury, indulgence and facilities of staying in a 5* hotel.

Double storey villa at Constance Halaveli Resort

Double storey villa at Halaveli

That illusive combination of style, space, privacy and service with the lavish facilities of a luxury hotel was the inspiration for our villas with their own exclusive butler service, private gardens and pools.

Spend days water skiing, scuba diving, sunbathing, luxuriating in the Spa de Constance.

Travelling with kids

If you’re travelling with your kids, let them experience the adventure that is the Constance Kids’ Club before returning to the peaceful haven of your own villa for precious time reconnecting as a family.

Venture out to explore the variety of delicious dining options or spend a quiet night in around your own table with the in-villa dining option.

Villa butler

Your villa butler will be on hand to organise excursions, book spa treatments, arrange meals as well as seeing to any other needs you and your family might have.

Constance Belle Mare Plage – Mauritius

Relax and unwind in the sumptuous space of our beautiful palm-thatched, two-storey villas set amidst stunning landscaped lakes and gardens close to the beach at the peaceful northern end of the resort.

Constance Lemuria Presidential Villa

Constance Lemuria Presidential Villa, Seychelles

The two double bedrooms are laid-out over two floors so that once you’ve put the kids to bed you can come downstairs and enjoy your evening in the spacious living quarters and outside dining areas without disturbing them.

Children enjoy the private garden with a terrace and pool while older kids can venture out to explore the beach beyond.

Constance Le Prince Maurice – Mauritius

Choose between the ultra luxe space of the beachside villas at Le Prince Maurice or the spacious Family Suites with an extra kids’ bedroom.

High-rafted ceilings, elegant colonial-style decoration and vast, spacious rooms full of light create a stylish boutique vibe. In the villas, kids can play in the private pool or a few steps beyond and they’re on the perfect white sand beach and the calm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Constance Halaveli – Maldives

Enjoy the peace and seclusion of your own two-storey palm-thatched villa set in a garden of verdant palms and tranquil pools. The spacious, cool accommodation is set over two floors giving you and your family room to spread out.

Located on the quiet southern side of the island, all family villas are set on the beautiful beach, a short walk from the hotel’s amenities and Kids’ Club.

Hillside villa at Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles

Hillside villa at Ephelia

Constance Ephélia – Seychelles

Set in the lush hills and stunning mangrove forest to the west of the resort and close to the beach, the family villas at Ephélia have two or three bedrooms, sleeping up to six people.

The large gardens with pristine pools and cool, spacious living space laid out in sleek modern woods and stone give the villa an elegant, laid back, welcoming feel.

Presidential villas – for an extra touch of luxury

Experience a little extra luxury in the ultra luxe Presidential Villas at Constance Lémuria, Halaveli, Ephélia, Le Prince Maurice or Belle Mare Plage.

All Presidential Villas include up to three double bedrooms, two swimming pools and staff on hand to look after all you and your family’s needs.

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Architecture and design at Tsarabanjina

The unique island hideaway of Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar is a place where barefoot chic sits comfortably beside the island’s distinctive biodiversity.

Beach Villa at Constance Tsarabanjina

Beach Villa at Constance Tsarabanjina

The seemingly effortless blending of traditional Malagasy building techniques with the comforts of a modern luxury hotel is part of a conscious effort to maintain Tsarabanjina’s natural Robinson Crusoe charm.

In Malagasy culture it is believed that the invisible spirit world is a part of our world, and it has been our mission in refurbishing the resort to protect the unique, invisible, free spirit of the island.

History of Tsarabanjina

Tsarabanjina was originally discovered in 1990 by a South African adventurer, Richard Walker, who fell in love with the island and wanted to share it with others.

In 1998 he built a small resort with eight bungalows which integrated with their natural environment so that guests could enjoy the island’s authentic charm.

In 2006 he handed over guardianship of the beautiful island and its resort to Constance. This is a responsibility that we take very seriously and one which was at the heart of our plans when we decided to refurbish the existing resort to introduce a little luxury for guests in this special place.

Beach Villa, Tsarabanjina

Beach Villa, Tsarabanjina

Architects behind Tsarabanjina

In an effort to protect the authenticity of Tsarabanjina we selected architects who understood our respect for the ecological integrity of the place. We then went further to embrace the local culture by introducing Malagasy arts and crafts into the design of the hotel.

When choosing the materials for the construction of the resort our first decision was easy, we banned all plastic. We then searched for locally sourced wood from the main island and used it in its raw form to give guests a sensory connection to the nature that surrounds them here.

Working with local crafts people

Throughout the refurbishment we have tried to use local crafts people who have traditions of construction, basketry, weaving, embroidery which have been handed down from generation to generation.

We believe that in employing local crafts people we are not just supporting a local economy but promoting a passing down of traditional, cultural skills.

The result is an island where luxury tourism sits comfortably alongside authentic Malagasy charm and tradition in such a way that the natural environment is added to rather than impacted.

Unlike other resorts our luxuries are discreet rather than ostentatious. We prefer to highlight the island’s natural beauty and relaxed pace so that guests can enjoy the same authentic experience here that they always have.

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MCB Tour Championship 2013

Keep up-to-date with all the news from the Senior Tour leading up to this year’s MCB Tour Championship.

Legend Golf Course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legend Golf Course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

The MCB Tour Championship website includes the latest news, player profiles, scores, calendar of events and history of the championship.

The MCB Tour Championship, to be held 9-15 December in Mauritius at Constance Belle Mare Plage, is the final event in the Senior Tour calendar.

Take part in the championship

Amateurs eager to get in the action of this prestigious golfing event can now apply through the entry form posted on the website. Entries are being accepted for the Constance Hotels Pro Am (11-12 Dec 2013) and the Air Mauritius Trophy (9,10,14 Dec).

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Top 5 underwater cameras

Take amazing photographs whether you’re on the beach or in the water with our round-up of the top 5 underwater cameras.

Manta Rays at Constance Moofushi

Manta Rays at Constance Moofushi

1. Olympus Tough TG-2

This tough compact underwater camera creates sharp, bright underwater pictures as well as shooting HD movies and include GPS. It is 12MP, has a 4x optical zoom, a 3” display and a CMOS sensor combined with a TruePic VI image processor for beautifully clear results.

2. Panasonic Lumix FT5

This 16.1MP camera with HD video and 3” display incorporates the very latest technology including wi-fi connectivity and NFC which allows the user to transmit images by simply touching it to another NFC device. It can also be upgraded with extra apps to allow remote usage and GPS. Picture quality is great largely thanks to its optical image stabilisation and underwater mode which compensates for red tones often lost underwater.

3. Nikon Coolpix AW110

This Nikon camera is the best all-rounder and offers built-in GPS and wi-fi for sharing or uploading photos instantly as well as enabling the photographer to use the camera remotely. The 8-frames-per-second continuous shooting option is great for capturing fast moving marine life and its underwater images are crystal clear. Features include full HD video, 16MP CMOS sensor and 5 x optical zoom.

Diving at Constance Moofushi

Diving at Constance Moofushi

4. Canon PowerShot D20

Large buttons make this 12MP camera easy to use underwater and the 5 x optical zoom brings marine life much closer to hand. Although the continuous shots at 1.9fps are slower than some of the other cameras its picture quality is good and the GPS and full HD movie shooting are useful.

5. Pentax WG-3

This 16 MP camera has the bonus of having six LED macros lights around the lens to illuminate objects close at hand while you’re underwater. It’s funky design and rubberised grip make it easy to use in water. Other features include a 3” screen and full HD movie recording.

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