Barefoot luxury as Constance Tsarabanjina reopens

Tsarabanjina is the sort of castaway island that travellers dream of finding. With the doors again reopen at the resort following a major refurbishment, guests are discovering that we’ve introduced a few more luxuries to make it all the more comfortable while retaining the barefoot charm of the place.

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Beach at Tsarabanjina

Off the beaten track, this unique island get-away already enjoys a loyal following with its reputation as a place to escape from it all – a place that perfectly captures the mood for a simpler take on luxury.

Beach villas

Careful to maintain the barefoot charm and eco-friendliness, while embracing Malagasy culture, interiors have been updated using natural materials and local art and sculpture based on marine life to create a boutique feel to the beachfront villas.

What’s on offer at Tsarabanjina

Lose yourself to the quiet sound of the sea, enjoy a massage on one of the beautiful beaches, fish for your supper, watch the sunset from your beach villa while enjoying a cold glass of something or simply lie back in your hammock and take it all in.

For anyone looking to indulge in a more active holiday, diving here is second to none.  The Mitsio Archipelago has been recently classified as a marine reserve. There are dive sites here that have barely been explored by anyone before.

Beachside villas at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Beachside villa

And if you’ve never snorkelled before, our experienced guides will give you a short introductory session in the lagoon before taking you on your first snorkelling excursion to discover the underwater species in this part of the Indian Ocean.

Discover Madagascar

Our team will take you on a guided nature walk where you can discover more about the endemic species of Madagascar, and take in the awe-inspiring panoramic views from the top of the hills.

We also run full moon cruises, excursions to local landmarks such as the volcanically formed Organ Pipes, trips to a deserted island or local village and more.

And then of course, there are the Lemurs. Enjoy a boat ride to the Nosy Komba’s reserve where you can feed and interact with these friendly creatures.

All inclusive Cristal package

At Tsarabanjina, we have introduced our popular all inclusive Cristal package so you don’t have to worry about a thing once you’re on the island. You can find out more about what’s included in the Cristal package at Tsarabanjina on our website and read why The Sunday Times names Tsarabanjina and Moofushi in world’s best 20 all-inclusives

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Tsarabanjina sets the pace for barefoot luxury resorts

Tsarabanjina is set to reinvent barefoot luxury when it reopens after a multi-million pound revamp on 1 April.

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

An idyllic retreat, Tsarabanjina is a secluded, private island far off the tourist trail. No dress-code, no formalities, just laidback luxury and friendly Malagasy charm.

Elegant thatched beachside villas
Part of the lure of this resort is its size. There are just 25 beach villas, spread across two of the island’s beautiful white sand beaches, making it an intimate and secluded hideaway.

Each boutique-style villa is nestled close to the shore. Made from rosewood and thatch, we’ve added air-conditioning and large private terraces – ideal for late-night, jaw-dropping stargazing or simply lying back and watching the sun set over the ocean.

Escape the pressure of modern life
This is one of those rare corners of the world where you can truly let the pressures of daily life slip away. Take a mental break and enjoy a digital detox – mobile phone and wifi connections are limited to the main building only.

Beachside villas at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Beachside villa

Spa at Tsarabanjina
Recharge your body and mind at our newly revamped spa. The massage room comes with beach views and an outside shower carved into the island rock. Our spa therapists use many local ingredients including oils of Ravintsara (similar to eucalyptus), Ylang Ylang and Coconut.

All-inclusive Cristal package
To make the castaway experience even more complete, we offer the all-inclusive Cristal package at Tsarabanjina. This means that once you arrive, you don’t have to worry about paying for anything. It’s all included. And when we say all-included, we really mean it.

This is a place where the food tastes of sunshine – the menu changes daily depending on what the Mitsio fishermen catch, and the fruits and vegetables available at Nosy Be market on the mainland.

Each afternoon we serve tea in the main restaurant and cocktails at sunset. Or you can simply grab a perfectly chilled bottle of wine from your mini bar, stroll a few paces to the beach and watch the sun set into the ocean.

Ocean view at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Ocean view at Tsarabanjina

Breathe in an island intimately connected with nature
Discover the unique biodiversity Madagascar has to offer on a nature walk with one of our guides. Or join our dive team and be the first to swim in magical reefs which remain largely unexplored.

Tsarabanjina is a hidden gem that will blow your mind. Awe-inspiring natural beauty and a laidback vibe reminiscent of travelling days, combine with a generous splash of luxury to make this one of the most romantic resorts you can find.

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

The Sunday Times recently included Tsarabanjina in its ‘Guide to the 100 best holidays on the planet’. Subscribers to The Sunday Times online can read the article in full.

Discover why Susan D’Arcy of The Sunday Times rates Constance’s Cristal package as one of the world’s best all-inclusive deals.

Recipe: Crispy Chocolate with Madagascan vanilla

Here’s a delicious sweet treat for you to try this weekend from Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar.

Crispy Chocolate recipe

Crispy Chocolate

  • 30g of dark chocolate
  • 25g powdered sugar
  • 120g of butter
  • 3 spoons of milk
  • 1 packet of biscuits
  • 1 vanilla pod

1. Break the biscuits into small pieces.
2. Split into two vanilla pod and scrape the seeds into the biscuit mix.
3. Break chocolate into pieces.
4. Put in saucepan with all remaining ingredients.
5. Melt the chocolate over bain-marie turning constantly with a spatula.
6. Prepare a mold of 12 cm diameter, line the pan with aluminium foil.

Mix the two preparations and pour into a mold. Let stand in the refrigerator for 4-5 hours.

Turn out the crispy chocolate and serve. Pure chocolate perfection.

The Sunday Times names Tsarabanjina and Moofushi in world’s best 20 all-inclusives

The Sunday Times this week highlighted Constance Moofushi and Tsarabanjina as offering truly all-inclusive packages.

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Susan d’Arcy applauds the Cristal package at our resorts for genuinely ‘including everything’, lamenting how other resorts claim to be all inclusive but go on to charge guests for everything from bottled water to Mars bars.

The praise for Tsarabanjina and Moofushi came in an article outlining the 20 best all-inclusive packages around the world.

D’Arcy defined all inclusive as meaning, ‘You’ll get the drinks you want, endless fabulous food – often à la carte and, if not, of the highest quality and freshly prepared – and free wi-fi.’

Subscribers to The Sunday Times can read Susan d’Arcy’s article in full: ‘All inclusives – minus the hidden extras‘.

And in The Financial Times

The FT was also singing the praises of Tsarabanjina this week in ‘How to spend it‘ describing the resort’s new refurbishment as bringing a luxury element to Madagascan tourism.

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Top 5 reasons to go to Tsarabanjina in 2013

Discover a world still untouched on the remote island of Tsarabanjina, just off Madagascar.

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Beach at Tsarabanjina

Lonely Planet lists Madagascar as one of the top 10 countries to visit this year.

‘For visitors the time to go is now, before the country reappears in travel agents’ windows. Be prepared to be overwhelmed.’

Here are our top 5 reasons to visit Constance Tsarabanjina when it reopens in March after major refurbishment.

1. The ultimate in Crusoe Chic

Indulge in the peace and seclusion of a resort unlike any other. Constance Tsarabanjina combines a laid back, barefoot lifestyle – the general manager comes to work in a Madagascan sarong – with the luxury you expect from Constance Hotels & Resorts. Air-conditioning in the beach huts, a new spa and a deck specially designed for stargazing are among the new features.

2. Nature

Explore a country like no other and see things you’ll see nowhere else on earth thanks to the island’s evolutionary isolation. Madagascar is considered one of the most biodiverse places on the planet so it’s no surprise that Brian Cox visited here to film his latest Wonders of Life series for the BBC.

3. Perfect beaches

Dine on the beach at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Dine on the beach at Tsarabanjina

Walk in sand undented by the tread of tourism. Tsarabanjina’s stunning beaches offer seclusion and privacy to its guests whether its for laid back sunbathing, sharing a bottle of wine as crabs scuttle past your feet or a massage on the beach at sunset.

4. Diving

Feel the exhilaration of diving in areas off the north-west coast of Madagascar that have never been explored by divers before. Be the first to discover stunning reefs, sunken wrecks and a raft of marine life which paint the ocean with vibrant colour.

5. Food

Savour the taste of fish pulled from the ocean that morning cooked with the freshest Madagascan spices, fruit and vegetables all sourced from the local market.

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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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