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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The world’s most exclusive diving experience at Constance Halaveli

Visit Constance Halaveli and indulge in the most exclusive, deluxe dive experience ever conceived.

Diving at Constance

Diving at Constance

TGI Diving Maldives in collaboration with Constance Halaveli and Sultan’s of the Sea have created a diving experience that is second to none.

Step aboard the luxury 20-metre yacht for 24-hours of luxury living and incredible diving at some of the Maldives’ most exciting dive sites spread over several stunning atolls.

With up to four of you able to enjoy your stay onboard the Azimut yacht, there’ll be a personal chef, dive instructor, massage therapist and videographer to make sure you have the experience of a lifetime.

The Azimut yacht will be entirely yours for 24 hours so you can choose to sleep aboard in the sumptuous luxury of the yacht’s cabins, or return to your villa at Halaveli. To book the exclusive diving experience, email TGI Diving Maldives directly at Constance Halaveli: dive@halaveli.com

Step on board the Azimut yacht

Upon arrival you’ll be greeted by your own dive instructor, and a personal chef who will prepare a breakfast of fresh truffles, King of Kings Beluga Caviar, Alaskan King Crab Legs, smoked Wild Balik Salmon (fewer than 1,000 fillets are produced each year) and Manuka Honey.

Then it’s time to set sail and encounter the diverse marine life and stunning underwater world that surrounds Constance Halaveli. You can expect to encounter whale sharks, mantas, reef sharks, Pyramid Butterfly fish, moray eels, hawksbill turtles and more.

Visibility is excellent in the Maldives, making this a diver’s paradise whether you are experienced or just making your first foray into diving.

Post dive massage and champagne celebration

Spa at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Massage treatment

Take time out between dives as you cruise the atolls and enjoy a sumptuous massage from your onboard spa therapist or soak up the sunshine while enjoying canapés of caramelised foie gras, Waygu beef burgers, wild finger limes, wild strawberries and Fritz Knipschildt’s Chocopolagie.

Savour the memory of your dives with a glass or two of chilled Dom Perignon or Crystal Rose before a light snack of Golden Almla Caviar and oysters accompanied by a Francisco Gomez, Gold Edition Sauvignon Blanc as you cruise back towards Halaveli.

5* dinner on board or at your own desert island

Then watch the sun set while savouring a sumptuous 5* dinner prepared by your chef and served either aboard the yacht or at a table set up on Alikoi, your own private desert island under the stars.

Highlights of the six-course dinner menu will include:

  • Hand-dived Bay Scallops
  • Buda’s Hand Yuzu
  • Wild Bush limes
  • Kobe beef
  • Blue Maine Lobster
  • Dessert prepared with Hennessey XO
Diving at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Diving in The Maldives

Wines including:

  • Pomerol, Château Petrus, 1997, the most expensive red wine in the world
  • Champagne Carbon, 2006, bottled in carbon and created by artisan sommelier Phillippe Jamesse, the best sommelier of champagne

Preparing your equipment before the trip

All diving equipment from Mare’s most exclusive premium range will be selected by you before your arrival in Maldives, and fitted to your exact size and then air freighted to the Maldives to await your arrival.

Fitted premium Mares dive equipment includes:

  • Regulator: Instinct 12S
  • BCD: Hybrid Pro Tec
  • Dive Computer: Matrix or the Matrix HD Air Integrated
  • Wetsuit: Mares Reef full or shorty
  • Mares Equator booties
  • Mares X-streams fins
  • Mares Liquid Skin mask
  • Mares Eos 10R dive torch
  • Mares Strobe Beam
  • Mares Cruise Backpack Pro
  • Mares Dry Bag
  • Mares Cruise Safety
  • Nautilus life line
Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

To book the world’s most exclusive diving experience

Email TGI Diving Maldives directly at Constance Halaveli: dive@halaveli.com

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Constance Halaveli Beach Experience Offer

Make 2013 the year you escape to one of the world’s most stunning destinations.

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Take advantage of our special Beach Experience offer and discover the chic island paradise of Constance Halaveli in the Maldives.

Book now to stay in one of our Halaveli Beach Villas or Double Storey Beach Villas, and we’ll treat you to:

  • complimentary breakfast in your villa or main restaurant
  • private beach BBQ dinner (drinks not included)
  • choice of dolphin search boat ride or private yoga session
  • dedicated sun beds on the beach

The offer applies to all stays in our Beach Villas or Double Storey Beach Villas before 22 December 2013, with a minimum 4 night stay.

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Recipe: Coconut cake

This Coconut cake recipe fits in nicely with the famous English “tea time”. A vital tradition, even in our part of the world. And there can be no “tea time” without cakes.

Coconut cake

Coconut cake

At Constance Halaveli, the coconut has a special flavour, far from the ersatz offerings sometimes encountered in Europe.

This simple little recipe will prove a delicious way of accompanying your lazy afternoon…

Ingredients

The coconut cake:

  • 150g butter
  • 150g sugar
  • 150g flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 packet of vanilla sugar
  • 3g baking powder
  • 50g grated coconut
1. Preheat the oven to 175˚C. With a little melted butter, grease a Kouglof pan.
2. In a stainless steel bowl, or with an electric whisk, mix the butter and sugar until it forms a creamy paste.
3. Add the eggs one by one.
4. Pour the sifted flour, grated coconut, yeast powder and vanilla sugar over the mixture. Stir it into a smooth dough.
5. Put it into the prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes.

The coconut cream:

  • 125g brown sugar
  • 100ml liquid cream
  • 100g dried coconut
  • 140g butter
1. Make a light caramel with the sugar and then add the cream.
2. Bring it to the boil and then add the coconut and butter. Let it cook for a few minutes, before storing it at room temperature.

Finishing and presentation

Once the cake has cooled down, take it out of its mould and serve it with coconut cream.

Top 10 spa treatments at Constance Hotels and Resorts

Soothe your mind and put a spring back in your step with our luxury spa treatments at Constance Hotels & Resorts.

Spa de Constance, Moofushi

Spa de Constance, Moofushi

Here’s a look at some of the most popular treatments our guests choose on a Constance holiday.

• Prince’s Stress Relief (Spa de Constance, Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius)

The spa’s signature treatment this is the ultimate in relaxation, a 4 hands massage using long, smooth strokes to soothe muscles and clear the mind.

• Shiseido’s Japanese Beauty Paradise (Shiseido Spa, Lémuria, Seychelles)

Welcome yourself to the elegant luxury of Lémuria with this treatment exclusively designed by Shiseido for guests of the hotel. Commencing with a Japanese foot ritual and gentle steam it ends with a sublime 75 minute Qi facial.

• Valmont’s Anti Aging UV Repair (Valmont Spa, Halaveli, Maldives)

Developed in Princess Pan Deï Palace in St Tropez this treatment from Swiss skincare specialist Valmont deeply regenerates skin repairing skin damage to the delicate face and décolleté.

Spa Village, Constance Ephelia

Spa Village, Constance Ephelia

• Green Tea Wrap Experience (Spa de Constance, Moofushi, Madives)

An invigorating wrap which purifies and restores the natural mineral balance of your skin with the exotic scents of rosemary and frankincense.

• Sisley’s Intensive Hydrating Anti-Ageing (Sisley Spa, Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius)

A rejuvenating combination of aromatherapy, anti-aging skincare and massage will leave your skin feeling refreshed and firm.

• Enchanting Wave Massage (Spa de Constance, Moofushi, Maldives)

A holistic treatment for body and mind this full body massage combines reiki, tai chi, temple Hawaiian lomi-lomi and Esalen traditions.

• Shiseido’s Nourishing Bathing Ceremony (Shiseido Spa, Ephélia, Seychelles)

Gentle lighting and Japanese fragrances of cherry blossom, green tea and silken rice will transport you to a new level of serenity in this indulgent bathing ceremony concluding with the application of Ultimate Nourishing Body Cream.

Night spa on the beach, Constance Lemuria

Night spa on the beach, Constance Lemuria

• Soulful Soothing (Spa de Constance, Halaveli Maldives)

Set to the scents of benzoin, rosewood, cedarwood, petitgrain and rose this calming treatment includes a soul soothe body massage, softening skin polish and rosewood warmth wrap.

• Tropical Stone Detox (Spa de Constance, Ephélia, Seychelles)

Pamper yourself outside and in with an all-encompassing spa treatment including a green clay wrap, a mini face detox, relaxing scalp massage and concluding in a heavenly hot stone massage.

• Shiseido’s Japanese Jet Lag Therapy (Shiseido Spa, Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius)

The perfect treatment after a long journey Shiseido uses its signature Qi therapy to relieve stress and revitalise cramped, tired muscles. This treatment includes a back, neck and shoulder massage, Japanese scalp treatment and feet and lower leg rub.

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First class service at our luxury hotels and resorts

Our dedication to offering first-class personal service to all our guests is something that comes up time and again in Trip Advisor and other review sites.

Luxury service from staff at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Luxury service at Halaveli

From the friendly greeting you receive at reception to touches like the turn-down service in your bedroom, our staff are there to look after your every need.

At Le Prince Maurice, Ephélia and Halaveli, you can even choose from our pillow menu to ensure you get the perfect night’s sleep you crave on holiday. Find out more about getting the best night’s sleep at Constance.

Tailor made experiences

We want you to enjoy a holiday that feels like it was made just for you. If you’re staying in one of our villas, our staff can arrange a private dinner in your villa. At a number of our hotels and resorts, we have unique private dining spaces where you can enjoy an indulgent meal with your friends and family. At Moofushi, a table for two can be set on your very own sandbank.

Kids Club at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Kids Club at Constance Le Prince Maurice

And for the kids…

It’s not just the adults who benefit from the high standards of personal service. At our Constance Kids’ Clubs fully trained and enthusiastic Coordinators lead trips of island exploration, local crafts, culinary activities and scavenger hunts to name a few, encouraging kids to engage with their exciting, exotic holiday location.

Take advantage of our baby-sitting service and enjoy the pleasure of a meal or drink uninterrupted. More about our Constance Kids’ Clubs

Inspired by passion

Our staff love sharing their knowledge. So feel free to talk to our Sommelier about wine, our Spa therapists about the best treatments for you, our fitness instructors about exercise and our diving experts about the best sites to explore in the beautiful ocean.

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