Top 7 luxury luggage must-haves

Luxury holidays and luxury luggage go hand-in-hand. Here is our selection of some of the finest luggage you could invest in.

Brics luxury travel trolley

Brics luxury travel trolley

1. Best hardcase holdall

The Rimowa Topas Titanium Multiwheel

This lightweight aluminium case is tough German engineering at its finest. The hard outer casing and TSA combination locks will ensure the safety of anything inside and the neat ‘add a bag’ clip mean you can combine Rimowa luggage into one item. Inside the multiple shoe, garment and laundry bags help keep clothes neatly separated.

2. Most stylish carry-on

Formal calf leather ‘country’ bag from Brunello Cucinelli

This beautiful calf leather carry on from Italian luxury brand Brunello Cucinelli is an instant classic echoing a Hemmingway age of travelling adventurers. Beautiful, tough and endlessly useful.

3. The hippest of holdalls

Brics 30” trolley with spinners

Toted by the likes of Halle Berry and Jennifer Aniston, high-end Italian luggage brand Brics is the current luggage of choice for Hollywood A-listers. This lightweight, large trolley will stylishly fit all your holiday luggage and, of course, comes with a range of matching accessories.

4. Ultimate luxury travel wallet

Noble Macmillan calfskin travel wallet

Noble Macmillan calfskin travel wallet

Noble Macmillan classic travel wallet

Available in a range of funky colours this soft calfskin leather travel wallet with a silk lining is hand made in Spain. The interior includes separate compartments marked with leather tabs for passport, travel documents etc. Noble Macmillan will even personalise it with your initials or a message of your choice.

5. Best hardcore carry-on

Victorinox Spectra extra-capacity carry-on

From the makers of the Swiss Army Knife comes the ultimate in hard case hand luggage guaranteed to keep all your possessions safe from knocks and drops at the airport. Available in a range of colours including Swiss Army red.

6. Most opulent toiletry case

Louis Vuitton Case with Mirror

There’s just something about Louis Vuitton luggage that exudes old-school glamour and this stunning, durable hard-shell case is no exception. With the traditional LV monogramed canvas and gold brass outside, and mirror and 14 bottle holder on the inside, this will keep all your lotions and creams safe for your journey and then look beautiful in your hotel bathroom throughout your holiday.

Mulberry adjustable iPad sleeve

Mulberry adjustable iPad sleeve

7. Best luxury iPad cover

Mulberry adjustable iPad sleeve

This stylish, functional leather iPad cover from Mulberry is made to house an iPad 2 or 3. The leather case can be flipped over to create a useful display stand, perfect for watching movies or making video calls. Classically unfussy the leather case is bare apart from the Mulberry tree logo. Available in a range of colours.

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Top 5 music apps and accessories for travelling

If you like your holiday to be set to your own soundtrack, here are 5 essential music apps and accessories to pack or download before you go.

Relaxing at Constance Tsarabanjina

Relaxing at Constance Tsarabanjina

1. For the love of music

Spotify – At home or abroad this music-streaming app is a must-have for music lovers. Not only does it supply free music on demand streamed direct to your mobile device from its vast catalogue (for a small fee you can download music to play offline) but it also manages your existing library, syncing it with its own. The perfect way to access a huge range of music.

2. For the impromptu party
Beats Pill – So you’ve got all this music on your mobile device but what happens when you want to share it with friends?

You simply plug in your Beats Pill, a compact Bluetooth speaker from the inimitable Dr Dre. With four separate speaker drivers fitted inside its compact design the sound on this speaker is crystal clear. As always with Beats by Dre products this one is slick and comes in an choice of three colours.

3. For the music geek

Traktor DJ – For those who aren’t happy just listening to music but want to mix and and make their own, there’s the Traktor DJ for the iPad and iPhone. Mix tracks from your own iTunes library and add effects to produce a cool sound of seriously high quality. This app is sophisticated enough for professionals but simple enough to use for enthusiastic beginners – it even includes tips and teaching techniques and can suggest tunes from your library to pair up to improve your mixes.

Sunlounger on the beach at Constance Lemuria

Sunlounger on the beach at Constance Lemuria

4. For discovering new music

Shazam – You’re sitting in a bar on a foreign shore and the DJ plays the perfect song, capturing the mood of sunshine and good times.

With Shazam you can capture the moment and the song, simply press the button and the app will tell you the song title and band name, it will even connect you to iTunes so you can buy it. Other features include song tagging and a new map so you can see what music is trending around the world.

5. Best for kids

Bloom HD – From ambient musicians Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers comes this beautiful and creative app for kids combining making music and visual art.

Available for the iPad and iPhone the user simply touches the screen to create a musical sound and a corresponding circle of colour appears, they can then mix this with other sounds and other colours. As you would expect from Eno the sound is calm and chilled, there’s even a sleep mode so kids can fall asleep to their own chill out tracks.

 

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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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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Luxury suites and villas in the Indian Ocean

For some luxury accommodation is an elegant water villa floating above a lagoon, to others it’s a spa villa complete with treatment rooms and a pool, and to others still it’s a villa with ample space for all the family.

Suite on stilts, Le Prince Maurice

Suite on stilts, Le Prince Maurice

With so much choice on offer across our seven Indian Ocean hotels and resorts here’s a glimpse at some of the options each location offers.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Relish the ultimate richness and elegance of a deluxe modern boutique hotel built to perfectly blend with the beauty of the white-sand beaches and lush foliage of Mauritius.

The traditional thatched roofs with ceiling fans and warm wooden floors of the accommodation create an intimate atmosphere and reflect the island’s spice trade history while the modern stone-tiled bathrooms ooze style and opulence.

  • Suites – warm wood and stone create an inviting colonial-style elegance.
  • Villas – spacious splendour in large beachfront villas with their own private swimming pools. Refined décor and stylishly furnished outside spaces make this accommodation to luxuriate in.
  • Princely Suite – regal elegance abounds in this private villa within a hotel, complete with staff, 2 pools and 3 terraces.

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

As with everything at Belle Mare Plage, the range of accommodation is about offering you the flexibility to find the perfect fit for you. Cool stone flooring combines with rich woods and warm fabrics to create comfortable, understated luxury.

  • Suites – the Junior Suites at Belle Mare are some of the most popular, beautifully furnished and equipped with private balcony or terrace. The Deluxe Suites face the sea, and include a living room and option to connect to a Presitge Room making them ideal for families.
  • Villas – elegant beachside villas celebrate Mauritius’ architectural traditions with wide thatched roofs on the villas and outside dining areas. Each spacious villa has a private pool and garden a short walk from the beach.
  • Presidential Villa – for the ultimate indulgence drink in the opulent charms of cool polished-stone flooring, high-rafted ceilings and rich woods in this stylish 2-storey villa. Enjoy the peace of your own pool and garden, and let the two villa masters take care of everything.
Deluxe villas at Constance Lemuria

Deluxe villas at Constance Lemuria

Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

Everything at Lémuria exudes an elegant, sedate Seychellois luxury. The accommodation emanates refined modern style combining cool marble, limestone and local pink granite with elegant warm rich wooden furniture.

  • Suites – lie in bed and watch the ocean from your beachside suite or relax at the end of the day on your private terrace or balcony.
  • Villas – enjoy the seclusion of romantic in-villa dining in a sunken dining area set at the heart of the villa’s wrap-around pool. The verdant green of the Seychellois foliage is reflected in the waters around you to create a tranquil space of elegant luxury.
  • Presidential Villa – nestled into the island’s granite rock this 2-tier villa provides access to your own stunning Seychellois beach, 3 swimming pools and staff to take care of you.

Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

The laid-back luxury and open spaces at Ephélia guarantee that all the family can come and relax here, and there’s a great choice of stylish accommodation.

  • Suites – unwind in sleek modern suites with chic boutique-style bathrooms and elegantly furnished outside areas set against the stunning mountainous backdrop of Mahé.
  • Villas – at Ephélia choice is everything and that includes the villas. Guests can choose from Beach and Family Villas offering privacy and space as well as access to the beach and resort activities. Or if you’re looking for a more intimate, secluded experience then our Spa, Hillside and Presidential Villas are hidden away from the rest of the resort offering a peaceful retreat.
Water villa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Water villa at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

The accommodation at Halaveli reflects the elegant, open air luxury of the hotel. From its Water Villas to the Presidential Villa, expansive glass doors are flung open to create a space where the interior blends seamlessly with exquisite outdoor terraces looking out over ocean views.

  • Water Villas – these elegant wooden villas are suspended over the tranquil lagoon with steps leading from your private terrace down to the ocean. Also included is your own private infinity pool.
  • Beach Villas – choose a single or double storey villa to fit all the family and enjoy your own private corner of this luxury island. Your own walled garden, a short walk from the ocean, will contain a swimming pool, furnished terrace and dining area. Embrace the outdoors in the stunning open-air bathroom.
  • Presidential Villa – the ultimate in opulent accommodation, this villa includes a spa room with treatment tables, private gym and swimming pool. A vast, luxurious space for you and your guests or family.

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

The elegant rustic charm of the accommodation at Moofushi blends traditional Maldivian crafts with rattan, bamboo and wood to create an inviting, laidback Robinson Crusoe-style luxury.

  • Beach Villa – enjoy the peaceful sensation of swinging on your own hammock in the privacy of your own beachfront terrace before padding barefoot to the huge, comfortable bed.
  • Water Villas – the Crusoe-chic continues in the high palm-thatched water villas where the massive wooden deck surrounds the villa giving ocean views on every side and making the living space outside as inviting as in. The Senior Water Villas include a sumptuous outdoor bath on stilts over the ocean.
Beach villa at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Beach villa at Tsarabanjina

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Barefoot elegance and charm off the beaten track epitomise the laidback vibe of Tsarabanjina and that includes its accommodation.

  • Beach Villas – This small, intimate resort is all about peace and seclusion so the handful of 25 villas are spaced out over two of the island’s beaches. Rustic wooden furniture complimented by Malagasy craft items create an aura of castaway chic while the air conditioning of the sleeping areas adds a welcome touch of modern luxury.

Luxury breakfasts at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Start your day at Constance with a healthy breakfast from the sumptuous buffet, or enjoy a private champagne breakfast for two on your own terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Breakfast at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Breakfast at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Lavish breakfast buffets

Visit the breakfast buffet at any of our resorts and experience the rich abundance of fresh food beautifully presented at separate stations, offering a plethora of tropical fruits, pastries and speciality cooked dishes.

Watch as world-class chefs prepare a 5 star breakfast in front of you, and breathe in the delicious smell of freshly baked pastries and bread straight from the oven.

Breakfast in bed

Indulge in the ultimate luxury of a champagne breakfast brought to you in your room or villa.

Constance Hotels & Resorts

Room service breakfast at Constance

Nothing says idyllic, paradise holiday more than lying in bed on crisp white sheets and enjoying the chill of champagne with fresh fruit and a view of the sun sparkling on the ocean.

Or sit back and relax at a home-away-from-home breakfast with your family on the terrace of your own villa. Let the kids come and go as you take your time to really enjoy that second cup of coffee.

At our hotels and resorts

Breakfasts are served daily until 10.30am, which means you can wake up at your own pace and make your first meal of the day a leisurely affair.

Enjoy the sand between your toes and the gentle sun on your face as you enjoy a 5 star breakfast outdoors at Constance Halaveli’s buffet restaurant Jahaz.

Watch the light trickle through the lush foliage as you greet the day in the open-air, cool, tiled elegance of Constance Ephelia’s Corossol or enjoy the barefoot chic and Malagasy charm of a buffet breakfast on the beach at Constance Tsarabanjina.

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Savour the freshest tropical fruit bought at the local market that morning under the shade of an umbrella on the terrace of Archipel at Le Prince Maurice and enjoy views across the infinity pool to the beach and ocean beyond, or drink in the view across to the ocean at Constance Lemuria.

At Constance Moofushi you can indulge in a private champagne breakfast for two with waiter service on your very own secluded sandbank, perfect for romantic moments.

Golfers booked in for an early tee-off time can tuck into a hearty pre-golf breakfast at the Deer Hunter restaurant at Constance Belle Mare Plage from 6.30 to 9.30am and enjoy views across the championship golf course. You might even spot the resident deer breakfasting on the greens.

Sunrise yoga

If you’re keen to kick start a new approach to healthy living, our energising early morning yoga sessions are designed for beginners through to advanced. Enjoy the feeling of awaking your senses against a backdrop of gentle sunlight, calm clear water and tropical vegetation.

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