A Luxury Travel Blog describes Tsarabanjina as an ‘idyllic castaway island’

Craig Burkinshaw recently discovered the charms of Tsarabanjina, writing on A Luxury Travel Blog this week that this Constance gem is a ‘particular favourite’.

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

In a piece in which Craig describes the resort as one of the few offering luxury accommodation and service in the beautiful setting of Madagascar, he goes on to celebrate the tiny private island’s stunning natural setting and exceptional diving and snorkeling opportunities.

Founder of Audley Travel, Craig praises the resort’s laidback charm:

‘A charming feature is that the island has its own time zone, Tsarabanjina time. An hour different to mainland Madagascar, this is done to make the most of the daylight and only adds to the remote feeling of the island and resort.’

Craig goes on to extol the virtues of the fresh, sumptuous food and indulgent spa treatments on offer. Describing the accommodation Craig admires the use of natural woods and Malagasy crafts to create a comfortable environment with ‘plenty of luxurious touches’.

Craig sums up, ‘Overall Constance Tsarabanjina has the perfect combination of Robinson Crusoe escapism and a healthy dose of luxury.’

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Constance – where family and luxury go together

Take time to reconnect with those you love most with a holiday in paradise in one of our luxurious villas.

Family villa

Spacious family villa, Halaveli

Having the luxury of space, your own garden, plunge pool and villa master gives you the perfect combination of independence to do your own thing, while having 5* services right on your doorstep.

Travelling long haul with your family at least once is part of the magic that holiday memories are made of. Once you arrive, here’s a glimpse of what you can expect.

Meal times at Constance

Have breakfast together on your own terrace, laze in the sun while the kids play in your own private pool and let the villa master take care of everything.

Then dine out with all the family, or enjoy a cosy dinner at ‘home’, prepared to any special requirements you have by our chefs.

We’ll even look after the kids with our in-villa babysitting service so that you can enjoy that rare pleasure of a drink or dinner shared without any interruptions.

Activities for all the family

Family holidays, Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Family holidays at Ephelia

We know sometimes it can feel like a juggling act to keep your brood happy when there are different ages and generations together.

But at Constance, we think we’ve got it covered. From complimentary kids’ clubs and Playstations and Wii’s in some villas to a huge choice of watersports, gym, spa, restaurants, bars and the beautiful natural playground of the powder soft beach.

Seize the opportunity to share your passions with your little ones. Whether it be kids’ sessions in golf, yoga and diving or simply hanging out at our and enjoying some pampering, there’s plenty of choice.

Live, learn and laugh together in a place where there’s space to breathe and time to remember what makes you all smile.

Find out more

Read our 8 reasons to take your kids to Constance hotels

Get advice and tips for travelling with children from Parenting Support Centre website.

Visit our website to find out more about each of our resorts and hotels in the Indian Ocean – Constance Hotels & Resorts

Festive fun for all

Enjoy a luxury Christmas in the Indian Ocean and let us lavish you with fine wine, food and treats aplenty.

Beach at Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Beach at Lemuria

At each of our resorts, we’re planning all manner of festive cheer. Here’s a glimpse of what’s on offer this December.

Constance Lémuria
This Christmas we’re celebrating the ‘legend of Lémuria’, inviting guests to explore the story which first inspired our hotel. For those who want to combine Indian Ocean relaxation with some of the traditions of Christmas there will be carol singing on Christmas Eve before the grand arrival of Santa Claus by helicopter on Christmas Day.

New Year’s Eve will be a treat for the senses with a gala dinner for all guests followed by a live performance by US soul singer May Palmer and fireworks on the beach at midnight.

Other highlights at Lémuria will include:

  • Legend pink champagne and frangipani welcome
  • A magic of the sea buffet
  • Takamaka barefoot happy hour exotic cocktails
  • Ocean waves treatment at the Spa de Constance
  • Tree and flower planting for kids at our Turtle Club

Constance Ephélia

Cyann restaurant, Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Cyann restaurant, Ephelia

Indulge your taste buds at Ephélia with a wide variety of festive culinary treats including Michelin-starred Indian cuisine from visiting Chef Vineet Bhatia. For Christmas dinner choose from a special Christmas menu at Cyann or a try a traditional Italian Christmas at Helios.

Open throughout the festive season, our kids’ Gecko club will run a range of festive activities designed specifically for each age group from toddlers to teenagers. If you’re looking for family adventure why not discover the island together by mountain bike, take one of our treks or kayak through the mangroves.

And once you’ve had your fill of Christmas fun lie, back and relax with some of our detox treatments and de-stressing massages at the Shiseido Spa at Spa de Constance.

Other festive treats include:

  • Champagne cocktails at Zee Bar on New Year’s Eve.
  • Wine tasting and special wine dinners.
  • Learn about the local culture through classes in dance, music, cooking and even cocktails.
  • Rise and shine yoga on the beach.
  • Daily tortoise feeding.

Constance Halaveli

Luxury service from staff at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Luxury service at Halaveli

Join us for a Christmas eve party on the beach before dinner under the stars and dance to the sounds of our resident DJ.

Sit back and enjoy champagne cocktails before choosing whether to enjoy Christmas dinner under the stars at Meeru Beach or to join the festive fun at Jahaz.

Other treats for Christmas and New Year include:

  • Night beach cinema for when you want to lie back and relax.
  • Culinary treats – executive chef, Glen Cooper, has created themed menus including a delectable lobster feast, and wine tasting with head sommelier, Cedric Jacob.
  • Champagne cocktail New Year’s Eve party and dancing on the beach til dawn to a live Maldivian band.
  • Special festive spa treatments from Valmont, Ila and Spa de Constance.
  • Daily events at our Kids Club from mini-Olympics to pirate treasure hunts and meeting Santa.

Constance Moofushi

Champagne bar on the beach at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Champagne bar on the beach at Moofushi

On Christmas Eve the whole family can join us for a festive treasure hunt and kids’ party before the adult fun begins with a beach cocktail party.

Choose how you want to enjoy your Christmas dinner from the relaxed ‘back to childhood’ buffet at Manta or a more traditional Christmas Eve menu at the elegant Alizée. Then head to the beach for barefoot dancing and music, hosted by resident DJ Sanjeewa.

Other festive highlights include:

  • A movie for all the family on the beach
  • A Petanque tournament
  • New Year’s Eve cocktail party on the beach
  • A choice of New Year’s Eve gala buffet at Manta Restaurant or a special New Year’s Eve Menu at Alizée
  • A New Year’s Eve party on the beach including a champagne raffle with a star prize of a week’s stay at Constance Moofushi
Mauritius
Spa for children at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Spa for children at Le Prince Maurice

We also have a host of festive events taking place at our 2 luxury resorts in Mauritius,  Belle Mare Plage and Le Prince Maurice.

See out the old year and bring the new one in with a bang at Belle Mare Plage. From a personal visit from Santa Claus on Christmas day to a Tropical New Year’s Eve party on the beach there is something for everyone no matter what your age.

Highlights for the festive season include:

  • Kids Christmas card making and tree decoration
  • Christmas buffet at La Citronnelle
  • Champagne, oysters and urchins evening at La Spiaggia
  • Kid’s New Year’s Eve disco
  • New Year’s Eve beach party with fireworks at midnight.

Read more about the Island romance of Mauritius.

Escape to a beach retreat this Christmas

Imagine spending this Christmas walking barefoot down a white sandy beach beside the Indian Ocean instead of battling down a cold, rainy high street.

North Beach at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

North Beach at Ephelia, Seychelles

Imagine sitting laughing and chatting with those you love while enjoying your Christmas dinner under a clear, star-lit sky.

At each of our luxury Indian Ocean resorts we’ve been busy planning this festive season to make sure you have the holiday of a lifetime.

What’s on this Christmas?

Whether you’re looking for a party atmosphere or the chance to restore your equilibrium, you can take your pick from fine dining events with Michelin star chefs, beach barbecues, cocktail evenings, live music, beach cinema, seafood feasts, yoga on the beach, special spa treatments from Shiseido, Valmont and Sisley, beach sports, water sports and more.

Our resorts are also a haven for families. Plenty of space and the natural playground of the beach mix with our vibrant complimentary kids’ clubs and child friendly restaurants to provide an environment where you can relax and indulge in the luxury of a 5* resort knowing every member of your family is taken care of.

Want to find out more?

Children's water skiing at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Kids’ water skiing at Belle Mare Plage

Visit our Constance Hotels & Resorts website for more information about each resort, and watch this space as we’ll shortly be publishing more articles on our blog about what’s happening at our resorts this festive season.

Meantime, here are some articles you may have missed:

And if you’re staying at home, and looking for ways to reduce the pressure this time of year can bring, The Huffington Post has some great tips on how to avoid the stresses of Christmas.

 

Time to play – escape to the Indian Ocean

At Constance we understand how important it is to take time out to kick back and relax. Whether you enjoy listening to a DJ spinning tunes, dining in elegant surroundings, chilling out by the beach or deep-sea diving, at Constance we’ve got it covered.

Diving at Constance Moofushi, photo by Dan Thompson

Diving at Moofushi, photo by Dan Thompson

Get active

If you’re looking for a physical challenge all our resorts offer a raft of activities including waterskiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, catamaran and laser sailing, diving and beach volleyball.

In the Seychelles, Constance Ephélia even challenges guests with a natural climbing wall and zip wires.

If golf is your passion then we’ve got the perfect playground for you at our two 18-hole championship golf courses in Mauritius shared by Le Prince Maurice and Belle Mare Plage, and the only golf course in the Seychelles at Lémuria.

Enjoy some fun golfing frolics at the Belle Mare Plage clubhouse where, during our golf evenings, guests are challenged to putt the ball from the bar.

Music and laid-back fun

Sometimes playing can be more about chilling out than sport and adventure, and for those times we offer a combination of good music, stunning locations and an atmosphere of laid-back fun.

Weddings at Constance Hotels & Resorts, photo by Marat Gimatdinov

Wedding joy, photo by Marat Gimatdinov

Dance the night away under the stars with our resident DJ at Constance Halaveli’s Jahaz Lounge on a Saturday night, while at Le Prince Maurice guests will soon be able to enjoy the new floating bar at Le Barachois with cocktails, DJs and more.

Live life on the beach

Playing hard can be tiring so why not take it down a notch with a barefoot dining experience right on the beach – eating good food outdoors can really feed the soul.

At Tsarabanjina and Moofushi we offer guests a chance to unwind with films on the beach on selected evenings. Grab a sun lounger and chill in front of a modern classic.

Keep the laid back vibe going with a beach massage on the beautiful Anse Georgette at our Lémuria resort, or on the rocks above the sea at Tsarabanjina, Madagascar.

If a spa is your way to play, come and let us look after you in any of our Spa de Constance, available in all resorts.

Kids clubs at Constance

Constance Belle Mare Plage, photo by Christina Barrett

Kids’ fun at Belle Mare Plage, photo by Christina Barrett

At Constance playtime isn’t just for kids. But if you do find yourself thinking of their needs above your own, we run kids’ clubs to keep them entertained while you have your very own, grown-up kind of fun.

For more information about playtime in the Indian Ocean read the Guardian article ‘In with the in crowd’ by Jill Crawshaw.

Or find out more about why Constance Halaveli and Moofushi have been listed in the top 3 resorts in the Maldives by A Luxury Travel Blog.

The photos you see here

All the photos in this article are taken by our guests. We think you’ll agree they look like they’re having a great time. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos sent in by people who love a Constance holiday, in our Constance Memories competition photo album.

Constance Ephelia, photo taken by Michel Phou

Constance Ephelia, photo taken by Michel Phou

 

Constance Halaveli, photo by Morton Norby

Constance Halaveli, photo by Morton Norby

 

Honeymoon at Constance Hotels & Resorts, photo by Yury Razduev

Honeymoon at Constance, photo by Yury Razduev

Luxury redefined at Constance Le Prince Maurice

After an exciting refurbishment, Constance Le Prince Maurice finds it groove as the ultimate must-book hotel on Mauritius right now.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Still elegant and refined yet more romantic than ever, here are some of the delights awaiting guests when they walk through the entrance.

Asian Tapas and sushi
The popular Laguna Bar has a new Asian Tapas corner, where Japanese food lovers can enjoy delicious sushi while soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying views across the infinity pool and beach.

Wine cellar at L’Archipel
A new state-of-the-art wine cellar measuring 175m² adjoins L’Archipel restaurant, dedicated to exclusive wines and with a capacity for 15,000 bottles. There’s an area for wine tasting, with a selection of cheese and deli foods on offer.

Spa de Constance by Sisley
Sisley is the latest addition to our spa. The concept and philosophy of the wonderful Sisley brand transports you to an exotic and sensorial world. Treatments combine massage rituals from around the world with the power of aromatherapy to reunify body and mind.

Beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Indulge at Le Prince Maurice

New family suites
Twelve new thatched-roof family suites, with a choice of sea or garden views, feature a main en-suite bedroom, children’s room with bunk beds and bathroom, and a spacious sitting area. Some suites offer direct access to the beach.

What else is new?

  • Add to this a new heated lap pool bringing the number of pools to 2
  • a floating bar near Le Barachois, Mauritius’ only floating restaurant where guests can enjoy live music and DJ sets long into the evening while trying our infamous cocktails and selection of wines.

Constance Le Prince Maurice has already earned itself a reputation as being one of the most romantic hotels in the world. This latest refurbishment takes it to a whole new level.

Enticing, intimate and totally indulgent.

If you want to check availability, visit our website or message us on Facebook or Twitter.

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