Barefoot luxury in Madagascar: Constance Tsarabanjina

Hot on the heels of The Week naming Constance Tsarabanjina as one of the 6 best hotels in the world, here’s a glimpse inside the barefoot luxury haven.

No shoes - Barefoot luxury on the beach

No shoes – Barefoot luxury on the beach

 

Tsarabanjina's elegant Beach Villas

Tsarabanjina’s elegant Beach Villas

 

Catch the shade while relaxing in the hammock

Catch the shade while relaxing in the hammock

 

Tranquil seas

Tranquil seas

 

Barracudas swimming in the waters off Tsarabanjina

Barracudas swimming in the waters off Tsarabanjina

 

Explore the colourful coral reef

Explore the colourful coral reef

 

Catch of the day

Catch of the day

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Constance Moofushi guide to barefoot luxury

Constance Moofushi, set in the Maldives stunning South Ari Atoll, is a castaway island with a generous dash of Constance luxury.

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Barefoot luxury at Moofushi

From bars with sumptuous sofas on the beach to restaurants on the sand where you can savour delicious seafood fresh from the ocean, the vibe at Moofushi is one of laid back boutique-style chic.

Time for romance

Take a sunset cruise on a traditional Maldivian sailboat, enjoy a secluded torch-lit dinner for two on a private sandbank with your own butler, or simply feel the joy of walking hand in hand down perfect white sand beaches. At Moofushi, thanks to the beautiful setting and peaceful ambience, romance permeates everything we do.

Savour the luxury

Enjoy the luxury of our personalised service with staff always on hand, happy to help ensure you have everything you need for a perfect holiday. Savour the sumptuous food, stylish surroundings and top notch facilities of our 5* resort.

Water and beach villas

Float above the turquoise lagoon in our secluded, spacious water villas with uninterrupted views out across the Indian Ocean, or retreat to the privacy of a beach villa with hammock strung across your private terrace.

Cleansing mind, body & soul at Spa de Constance, Moofushi

Cleansing mind, body & soul at Spa de Constance

Everything’s included with Cristal

With the generous Cristal all-inclusive package everything from chocolates in your villa to sumptuous fine dining experiences are all part of the deal. If you’re looking to add something unique to your holiday, a special experience just for you, there are opportunities to add extras.

Wine

Moofushi shares the Constance passion for excellent wine. The wine cellar forms an impressive centrepiece to our Manta restaurant, and our professional sommeliers are on hand to guide and advise your choices.

Unwind at the Spa de Constance

Indulge yourself with sumptuous massages, invigorating scrubs, nourishing wraps and hydrating facials in the stunning palm-thatched treatment rooms of our spa floating tranquilly above the lagoon.

Or reconnect with yourself and reboot your energy reserves with our one-to-one yoga and meditation sessions.

Explore the stunning underwater world of Moofushi

Often described as one of the best diving spots in the world, the South Ari Atoll is rich with marine life including migrating species such as whale sharks, giant manta rays and turtles.

Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Explore the Indian Ocean directly from your water villa

There are 32 major dive sites around Moofushi including the world famous Maaya Thila with its grey reef sharks and the caves of Fish Head. Surrounded by its own house reef, guests can also enjoy amazing snorkelling from the beach.

Guest reviews on Trip Advisor

A recent guest wrote on TripAdvisor, ‘From the moment we landed… we were in a different world, a world of fantasy. Our initial thoughts were, what will we do for 4 nights here? But when the day came we had to return we had only one regret… why didn’t we stay here for 10 nights?’

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Barefoot luxury at the newly revamped Constance Tsarabanjina

This March, we’ll be launching a unique castaway experience on the beautifully remote Madagascan island of Tsarabanjina.

Barefoot luxury at Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Barefoot luxury at Tsarabanjina

At Constance Hotels we are carrying out a multi-million pound revamp to add a splash of luxury to the Crusoe-chic that is Constance Tsarabanjina.

With The Sunday Times listing Tsarabanjina in its 100 greatest holidays on the planet, this is the year to discover for yourself what makes the resort so stunning.

Luxury all-inclusive package

When we re-open Tsarabanjina in March, guests will be able to enjoy all the treats the resort has to offer under one luxury package. So from the moment you arrive, you can relax knowing that all your needs will be catered for.

Laid-back elegance

Careful to maintain the barefoot charm and eco-friendliness that guests have always loved about Tsarabanjina, we have revamped our beautiful beach huts with the added luxury of air conditioning.

Embracing Malagasy culture we’ve updated the interiors using natural materials, and local art and sculpture based on marine life to add a boutique feel to the beachfront accommodation.

Guest can chill out in relaxed luxury on the bungalow’s enlarged terrace complete with elegantly comfortable furniture for hanging out with loved-ones or friends.

Beach at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Laid back beach vibe

Lie back and enjoy this indulgent beach experience with our new massage rooms complete with ocean views, and an outdoor shower carved into the island rock for a genuine outdoor experience.

In the main building we’re also remodelling the reception and restaurant blending the Malagasy culture and art with a dash of Constance luxury.

How do I get there?

To top it all off we’ve made the inaccessible more accessible – the new helipad means you can choose to transfer from the mainland with minimal effort, or take the boat from Nosy Be.

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Meeru – The Barefoot Grill at Constance Halaveli Resort

In the first of our series on the restaurants that make the Constance culinary experience so special, we lift the lid on the beautiful Meeru Barefoot Grill at Constance Halaveli, Maldives.

Meeru beach bbq at Constance Halaveli Resort

Meeru beach bbq

Situated right on the beach, Meeru is a casual al fresco BBQ restaurant. With just 10 tables set for 2 people at each, this is an intimate spot where you can kick off your shoes, feel the sand between your toes and dine by tiki torchlight.

Our house specialities

Specialities here are the finest quality cuts of Australian meat and fresh seafood cooked to your liking. Other signature dishes include our special homemade chilli tomato jam and the Meeru salsa. We also serve the best garlic bread in the Indian Ocean, made on a baby baguette with homemade garlic butter and a blend of 3 cheeses.

The menu is displayed on boards, where guests get to tick the items they want to build their own dish.

Weekly specials

Prepared under the masterful eye of Executive Chef Glen Cooper, Meeru weekly specials include:

Tandoor oven at Constance Halaveli

Tandoor oven at Halaveli

The Halaveli Tandoor

Built by our engineering department, the Halaveli tandoor oven is the first of its kind in the Indian Ocean. This cooking method preserves the flavour of the ingredients and ensures a perfect texture – crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside.

Charcoal BBQ

Choose from a wide selection of top quality Australian meat including ostrich, lamb, Wagyu beef, Black Angus, venison, corn fed chicken, and for the more adventurous there’s kangaroo and crocodile.

Lobster night

Lobster and fresh whole fish are brought to Halaveli by local fisherman on a traditional Maldivian boat, the dhoni, just 1 hour before dinner service begins. Pick your own lobster and our chef will prepare it to your liking.

Wine list

Our sommelier Cedric Jacob oversees a wine list that reads like a ‘who’s who’ of the wine world. Constance Halaveli houses one of the largest stocked wine collections in the Maldives, which we are continuously expanding to include some of most exclusive and obscure vineyards in the world. On the menu you’ll find our wine collection totalling 18,000 bottles of wine from 920 different varieties, housed in our 2 cellars at the Jahaz and Jing restaurants.

Architecture and design at Constance Moofushi

Moofushi from the air

Moofushi from the air

Continuing our series on the architectural and design inspiration behind our luxury resorts, here’s an insight into the creativity that went into developing the thrillingly beautiful Constance Moofushi.

A pearl in the middle of the Maldives archipelago, Moofushi is situated on The Jewel Island in the South Ari Atoll.

Opened in November 2010, the island has a unique butterfly design and daring architecture that was developed by Mauritian architect Jean-Michel d’Unienville and French design team Marc Hertrich and Nicolas Adnet of Studio MHNA.

Robinson-Crusoe chic

 

At Moofushi, the focus is on offering the ultimate in bare-foot sophistication – luxury without being flashy.

On arrival by sea plane or water taxi, you can walk barefoot straight onto the sand. At the reception, the welcome desks are made of beautifully worn wood, and the chandelier of recycled glass bottles.

This restful space gives you a sense of the wonderfully quirky and stylish mood this resort exudes.

Environmental consideration

Environmental issues were key to the design. Careful consideration has been taken to preserve the environment through efficient and non-polluting materials. Think luxury and simplicity – wood, ropes, lamps in the spirit of the marine lanterns, huge trunk-like wardrobes in the villas and many other surprises.

Communal spaces and spa

Manta bar

Manta bar on the beach

The team behind Moofushi has created communal spaces where guests can chill out at any time of day. The lounge is a delightful mix of private club meets Ernest Hemingway hang-out – all leather armchairs, bamboo screens and slow-whirring ceiling fans.

Drink in the tropical night air at the bar, or seek out the VIP spot, lounges on the beach, night spots, isolated restaurant tables and the more classical space close to incredible buffets.

The spa is built above the water to provide a fantastically relaxing space, and each treatment room faces the turquoise sea.

Land and water villas

Inside a beach villa at Moofushi

Relaxed luxury at Moofushi

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential on holiday. At Moofushi there are 110 land and water villas to choose from, all set in an intimate location of lagoons, sandbanks and woodlands.

If you choose our stilted accommodation over the water, you’ll get privileged access to the sea and much longed for privacy – especially for those of you on honeymoon.