Situated amongst tropical plants on the powdery white beaches of a private island north of Nosey Be, Constance Tsarabanjina is a laidback luxury resort with a range of stylish bungalow-style beach villas. Fantastic Malagasy food, extraordinary land and sea-based activities and great facilities make this a dreamy, secluded island destination for couples, adventurers and nature-lovers.
The remarkable natural surrounds and laidback atmosphere create a serene setting for relaxation. With access to unspoilt reefs, the lodge offers some of the best diving on the island, as well as complimentary snorkelling, while additional activities include superb fishing, excursions to pristine uninhabited islands and community visits. With hammocks in all of the well-equipped beach villas, as well as a sand floor restaurant that allows you to feast on the freshest cuisine barefoot, the lodge encourages guests to kick back and experience a friendly and intoxicatingly relaxing taste of island life.
The resort rests on the north and south beaches of a small private island just north of Nosey Be, one of Madagascar’s most sought after tourist destinations. Guests will arrive at this Robin Crusoe-style destination via a boat transfer from Nosey Be. The island itself is covered in lush forest, whilst the entire area, including its lovely beaches, can be easily explore through guided or unguided walks.
Virtually untouched by man, the reefs around the island host a remarkable array of marine life which allows for superb scuba diving, and calving humpback whales visit the coast from August to November. Various uninhabited islands, brimming with endemic Madagscan wildlife, are a boat trip away.
Before or after your stay, you can explore Nosey Be, which is blessed with a near perfect climate, lovely beaches, sheltered bays, a well-developed tourism infrastructure and exotic blossoms which lend the island its nickname of the ‘Perfumed Isle’.
Nestled underneath palm trees, a few short steps from the azure ocean, the lodge is an eco-friendly, stylishly Madagascan retreat with thatched roofs and attractive rosewood finishes.
The restaurant, which promotes a barefoot dress code thanks to its beach sand floors, serves mouth-watering buffets for breakfast and lunch, and a delicious three-course meal for dinner. The bar is well-stocked, specialising in local cocktails, and guests who stay at the lodge three times or more will have a personalised nameplate set into the rosewood bar counter.
Sundowners can be savoured on the deck overlooking North Beach. For entertainment, guests can play a game of table tennis, pick from a selection of board games and books in the library, take a dip in the swimming pool or book a treatment at the spa. There is also a shop that sells local art pieces, boutique clothing and basic supplies.
The chic beach villas are spread out across the South Beach and North Beach, both of which are equally beautiful. Each villa has a King-size bed, fan and minibar, as well as an en-suite shower and bath products. The terraces face the sea, and idyllic hours can by swayed away in the hammocks.
With private access to the entire island, guests can walk around as much as they please, enjoying the long stretches of beach and watching the small-scale fishermen bringing in their catches in traditional pirogues. Following a generous buffet breakfast, days can be spent indulging in a wide range of water sports, or going on boat cruises to some of the surrounding islands.
The resort’s dive centre is run by experienced professionals who will ensure that diving is as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible, allowing you to experience a spectacular array of fish, turtles and coral reefs up close. If you are lucky enough to be at the lodge during calving season, you can watch whales at remarkably close quarters.
A buffet lunch will fill up rumbling tummies, before you have a siesta in your hammock, chill out in the swimming pool or recline on the beach. The day is capped off with a romantic dinner in the restaurant, or under the stars if you prefer.