Halaveli in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2013

We’re so proud of the unique elegance and luxury we’ve created at Constance Halaveli, Maldives, that this year we’re entering the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

At Halaveli, we’ve woven luxury into the fabric of everything we do. Nature, admittedly, gave us a helping hand to create the perfect backdrop with a tranquil lagoon of turquoise waters lapping against crystal white sand beaches.

So we enhanced the beauty, with a jetty off which you’ll discover secluded water villas, a tranquil sequestered spa, and peaceful restaurants and bars in intimate settings.

Luxury accommodation

With a range of luxury accommodation including romantic water villas, large family beach villas and an expansive 5 star presidential villa, Halaveli has a deluxe offering for every kind of holiday.

Diving features high on many people’s wish list when they come to Halaveli, and the spa that offers prestigious Valmont and Ila treatments is a major draw.

Voting in World Luxury Hotels Awards 2013

Luxury Water Villa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Luxury Water Villa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Voting for the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2013 – described as ‘the pinnacle of achievement for luxury hotels and spas worldwide’ – opens in June.

Watch this space, and we’ll let you know when you can cast your vote for the luxurious island idyll of Halaveli.

Constance Halaveli in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2013.

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Madagascar 2013: island luxury at Constance Tsarabanjina

Escape to an island beyond the hustle of the modern world where luxury is laid back and informal and even time seems to move more slowly.

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Madagascar is a country of discovery, off the tourist trail. In keeping with its remote, bio-diverse location the private Madagascan island of Tsarabanjina has a unique blend of barefoot Crusoe chic and Constance elegance.

Step out of the air-conditioned luxury of one of only 25 beach villas on the island’s North and South beaches and discover a world you thought no longer existed. An ocean teeming with rare marine life ready to explore, diverse wildlife found nowhere else on earth, and service with traditional Madagascan charm.

Madagascan tradition meets Constance luxury
Watch the local Mitsio fishermen bringing in their daily catch to be expertly prepared and served at our beachside restaurant.
Lie back in a gently swaying hammock and bask in the warmth of the setting sun as our bar staff mix you one of our signature cocktails using local fruits fresh from the market.

The Constance Cristal all-inclusive package means you can let yourself relax and unwind without worrying about tabs or bills. Savour excellent Malagasy cuisine, fine wines and in-villa refreshments, or explore the island with complimentary excursions and snorkelling equipment – all as part of the deal.

Beach villa at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Beach villa at Tsarabanjina

Digital detox
Digital detox is all the rage right now, and Tsarabanjina makes the perfect outpost for leaving the hectic world behind. This is a place where life can be lived at a pace that fits more comfortably with the body’s own natural rhythms.

Discover a natural paradise
At Tsarabanjina, our staff hold guided walks showing you the unique bio-diversity Tsarabanjina has to offer. Breathe in the rare scents of plants which grow nowhere else on earth, walk through forests unchanged for thousands of years and meet creatures that have evolved in total isolation.

Diving at Tsarabanjina is second to none, where giant rays, migrating humpback whales and a variety of turtles are the norm.

After a day of activity, sit back to watch the sunset, then gaze at a night sky so full of stars you won’t believe your eyes.

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Visit our website to find out more about Constance Tsarabanjina and to check booking availability.

Restaurant at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Restaurant at Tsarabanjina

 

Beach villa at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Beach villa at Tsarabanjina

 

Mitsio fishermen, Madagascar

Mitsio fishermen, Madagascar

 

North Beach, Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

North Beach, Tsarabanjina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine tasting with a difference in the Maldives

Savour the taste and aroma of some of the world’s best wines amidst the laidback elegance of Constance Moofushi at one of our wine tasting events.

Wine tasting at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Wine tasting at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

If you think wine tasting has to be stuffy and formal, think again. At Moofushi our wine tasting is held on the beach with guests gathered around tables in the gently lapping lagoon.

Our sommelier selects a range of excellent new exciting wines combined with some more traditional classics to share with guests who are encouraged to chat and discuss their reactions to each wine.

Examples of wines chosen for tasting include:

  • Sauvignon Blanc, Marianne Estate, 2011, South Africa (dry white)
  • Cotes du Rhone, Domaine de la Janasse, 2010, France (red)
  • Moscto d’asti, Prunotto, Italia (sweet white)
  • Malbec Rose, Tapiz, 2011, Argentina (dry rose)
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Wine tasting, Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Wine tasting at Moofushi

 

Ultimate luxury Indian Ocean hotels

For those special occasions when only the most exclusive holiday retreat will do, experience the essence of luxury at our three Ultimate Hotels.

Water villa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Water villa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Our Ultimate Hotels are set in three idyllic Indian Ocean locations:

Here, you can live life to the max in an entirely different way.

Each hotel offers style, space and an initmate mood for when you’re looking for a bolthole to rest awhile from the adrenalin-fuelled pace of daily life.

In recognition of the luxury offered at each of these hotels, they were invited to join the ranks of the largest luxury hotel consortium, Leading Hotels of the World.

Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

  • Enjoy nights of perfect sleep on Egyptian cotton sheets with your choice of pillow to ensure your ultimate comfort.
  • Indulge yourself with the latest treatments using only the best natural ingredients at one of the exclusive Spa de Constance with acclaimed skincare partners including Shiseido, Valmont and Sisley.
  • Savour the very best in fine dining from chef’s trained by some of the world’s leading, Michelin-starred chefs and enjoy wine from first class sommeliers with wine cellars to rival some of the best in Europe.
  • Enticing choice of sports and adrenalin fuelled activities including diving, yoga, tennis, sailing and golf.
Luxury golf holidays at Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Luxury golf at Lemuria

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Visit our website to find out more about each of our Ultimate Hotels – Constance Hotels & Resorts

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Summer getaway exclusive at Constance Unique Resorts

This summer we’re making it even more tempting for you to discover our Unique Resorts in Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives and Madagascar.

Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Book your holiday to Belle Mare Plage, Ephélia, Moofushi or Tsarabanjina and we’ll treat you to a signature massage, and either one à la carte dinner or one complimentary dive per person per stay.

To take advantage of the offer, all you need to do is book directly through our Constance Hotels & Resorts website, for a stay of a minimum of 3 nights, maximum 6 nights. The offer applies for bookings made from 1 May 2013 to 15 September 2013.

Bookings for Belle Mare Plage and Ephelia:

Bed and Breakfast Rate

  • Offer includes 1 a la carte dinner (drinks not included) and one signature 50 minute massage per person per stay.

Bookings for Moofushi and Tsarabanjina:

Beach villa at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Beach villa at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

All Inclusive Rate

  • Offer includes a credit of $100  at Moofushi or €100  at Tsarabanjina per room per stay for any diving activity, and one signature 50 minute massage per person per stay.

All offers apply for bookings made from 1 May 2013 to 15 September 2013 directly through our Constance Hotels & Resorts website: book now.

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Read more about each of our Unique Resorts by following the links below, or go straight to book the offer online through our website.

Luxury family holiday at Constance Moofushi and Halaveli

Last year Maria Carlsen and her fiancé Jens Valeur, from Copenhagen, took their young family to Constance Moofushi. Here Maria tells us about their holiday experience.

Relaxing in the hammock at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Relaxing in the hammock at Moofushi beach villa

Dear Constance

In January 2012 my fiancé and I went to the Maldives with our two boys aged 3 and 7 months.

It had been a dream for our family for a long time to go to the Maldives so my fiancé did a lot of searching on the internet for the perfect resort. When he finally found Moofushi, it really looked like paradise on earth.

Arriving in paradise

Our fantastic journey began when we arrived in Malé where we were overwhelmed by the sight of all the air taxis.

The flight to Moofushi was absolutely stunning – we couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw all the beautiful atolls underneath us in the water. This was also the first time we flew with a barefooted pilot.

When we came to Moofushi the excitement just grew bigger. This was the first time we ever went to a place that was more beautiful in real life than in pictures. When we arrived at Moofushi we were met by the most smiling and obliging staff, and were quickly shown the way to our villa.

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi from the air

Idyllic beaches

Immediately we went to the beach, which was actually in our backyard since we were staying in a beach villa. It was by far the most beautiful beach we have ever seen.

The first thing our 3-and-a-half-year-old son said was that he wanted to stay here forever. And this was really the feeling we all got when we put our feet in the warm sand for the first time.

Fine dining

The food at the restaurants was really amazing with a wide choice. Normally we never go to all-inclusive resorts and never where they have buffets, but this buffet was on a different scale.

The chefs were so friendly and smiling, everything was clean and the food both looked and smelled fantastic. There was delicious food for all of us which was especially important for us because of our two little boys. We were also surprised at the selection of very good wines and the expert advice we were given on what to choose.

At lunch we enjoyed eating at the beach bar and were very happy to discover that if there was something we wanted that was not on the menu, the Constance staff made sure we could have it anyway.

Kayaking

Water sports

Before we left home I was wondering if it would be possible to stay at such a small island for 12 days without getting bored, but how wrong I was!

Just the fantastic water was enough. The snorkeling around the island was so beautiful we never got tired of watching the fantastic underwater world at Moofushi.

We saw a lot of small sharks and different kinds of rays. We snorkeled with turtles and big manta rays, dolphins and a lot of beautiful fish. We also enjoyed the canoe and the water-cycle.

Family friendly

The staff were amazing with our kids, a lot of them remembered our boys’ names which made our oldest son feel very special. He always ran around with a big baby scarf around his neck and the staff called him superman. When people are this attentive to kids it makes them feel very special and happy, which was exactly the feeling my son got.

A lovely surprise

Beach paradise in the Maldives with Constance Hotels & Resorts

Beach paradise in the Maldives

After five days enjoying Moofushi the receptionist called and asked if we would like to be transferred to Constance’s other Maldivian island hotel, Halaveli.

We had read about Halaveli when we were searching for Maldivian resorts and we remembered it looked amazing. After only a few hours we sat in a big yacht by ourselves with two members of staff on our way to Halaveli.

Constance Halaveli

When we could see Halaveli we saw maybe 8 people in white clothes waving at us from the bridge. It felt very surreal to get such an impressive reception. After the arrival we were shown around the island and taken to our new home for the next 6 days.

Luxury accommodation

The beach villa was quite spectacular. It was huge and had a big beautiful private garden with our own plunge pool and outdoor bathroom. Our son was amazed by having his own pool and was swimming in it several times each day.

Inside the villa was also fantastic, and we took special notice of the pillow menu and its many pages.

At Constance Hotels & Resorts, photo by Maria Carsen

On the beach

Relaxing in paradise

For the next few days we enjoyed the extremely beautiful pool by the restaurant and all the breathtakingly good food.

The restaurant at Halaveli was really quite amazing. Our 7-month-old son and he was served the most amazing homemade babyfood I have ever seen – delicious fish with shrimps, different kinds of mashed vegetables, all kinds of fruits.

The food in general was fantastic. Every night there was a different theme at the buffet – Japanese, Indian, Italian… The sushi was so fantastic we had it almost every day for lunch. The breakfast was also a fantastic way to start the day with all the different kinds of bread, cereals, eggs and fruits.

Friendly expert service

Everyday we had a long conversation with the sommelier at the restaurant who was so friendly and who offered us the most fantastic wines. He always remembered which kind of wines we each liked and had a lot of good suggestions as to what we should try next. He even offered to show us the wine cellar at Halaveli.

All the staff in the restaurant were extremely happy, friendly and accommodating. They always took time to talk with us and our children. Every night we were at the restaurant for at least an hour and a half (which all people with kids know can be difficult).

There was also a great ‘kindergarden’ for the kids where we could take the kids to play if they needed a break from the sun. One time we had a babysitter to look after the boys while we went to the fantastic spa. The babysitter was amazing with the kids and we felt very safe with her watching our little ones.

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

We had an amazing massage from two smiling masseurs while we were looking down at all the beautiful fish swimming underneath us.

Family adventure at Halaveli

As we did at Moofushi, we also made use of all the different activities at Halaveli. My fiance went wakeboarding with a great instructor, and we all went in the boat.

Everyday we went for walks around the island and we never got tired of watching the beautiful beach and the breathtaking clear blue water.

It was amazing to watch the rays lying at the waters edge in the sunset. A few times we participated in the feeding of the fish by staff from the jetty. It gave us the chance to experience sharks, rays and tunas up close. This was incredible, especially for our 3 year old.

Both at Moofushi and Halaveli my fiancé went diving and this was a fantastic and unforgettable experience for him. He saw huge manta rays and a lot of dolphins. He also had fun with drift-diving.

Maria Carlsen and Jens Valeur holiday at Constance Moofushi and Halaveli

Barefoot in the sand

Holiday of a lifetime

Our vacation in the Maldives at Constance resorts, Moofushi and Halaveli was honestly the most fantastic and memorable vacation for all of us.

The Maldives is the most beautiful place we have ever seen in the world and we have travelled a lot in Asia, America and Europe.

We are planning to go back to the Maldives in January or February 2014 and are seriously considering going back to Constance Paradise at Moofushi or Halaveli and experiencing our paradise once again….

Maria and Jens.

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