Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina
Tsarabanjina is a boutique beach hotel on the beautiful private island of Nosy Tsarabanjina in the northwest of Madagascar. Edged with dazzling white sand beaches and encircled by coral reefs, Tsarabanjina provides a setting of great natural beauty in which to relax after a tour of Madagascar's national parks. It's also ideal for a luxurious yet off-the-beaten-track honeymoon. The hotel was acquired by Hotels Constance in May 2007 and has undergone extensive refurbishment in 2013, but its style of relaxed 'barefoot luxury' has remained – just put on a pareo for lunch.
Stay in one of the 25 thatched bungalows constructed from local materials. All the bungalows are located just above one of the two beaches, and all enjoy an uninterrupted view out to sea. Thirteen North Beach units have air-conditioning and twelve South Beach units have 'bed' area air-conditioning. Each has en suite facilities with shower, fans, mini bar and private verandah with deck chairs, coffee table, sun loungers. There are umbrellas on the beach and snorkelling equipment for use throughout your stay.
Tsarabanjina was one of the first hotels on the island to introduce ‘Cristal’ all-inclusive. Meals are taken in the mezzanine level restaurant, which has a fabulous sea view. Breakfast and lunch are taken from the buffet and dinner is à la carte, with delicious fresh seafood a prominent feature of the menu. There is also a bar with a sand floor from which you can admire the sunset and a useful shop.
Facilities & Activities
There are lots of activities on offer - you can sail a catamaran (with or without an instructor) or circumnavigate the island by kayak. Or join in the daily aqua-gym session and if there are sufficient numbers, a beach volleyball match may be organised in the early evening when it is cooler. The diving at Tsarabanjina is outstanding, particularly at the coral reefs of the Mitsio Islands, and the lodge has an excellent PADI dive centre (additional charge). The fishing is also superb (additional charge).
You can visit the neighbouring islands. La Grande Mitsio is known for its huge basalt columns, resembling organ pipes, and has a small fishing village. You can get a stupendous view over the archipelago from the highest hill (219m) on Nosy Ankarea – and see a variety of succulents. The Quatre Frères has huge caves and fantastic overhangs - and hundreds of seabirds. These islands of silver basalt are particularly beautiful at dawn and at sunset.
There is a tennis court in the centre of the island, near reception; or you can explore the island, watch the fish eagles overhead and the dolphins feeding offshore. If whales are spotted in the vicinity, impromptu whale-watching excursions are organized. Alternatively, you could just book a massage and savour your surroundings.
The management and watersports personnel speak fluent English. Tsarabanjina is unusual in that the staff encourage you to try a new activity or improve your skills. There is nothing intrusive about it, in fact, everyone says that they appreciated the attention.
Children are welcome at Tsarabanjina and one child can share a bungalow with two adults. Tsarabanjina does not provide a children’s programme or special facilities, and tends to be visited by couples and honeymooners outside of the school holidays. If your teenagers enjoy watersports and exploring a castaway island, they should be happy on Tsarabanjina. People travelling with small children should be prepared to entertain them.
Tsarabanjina is reached by speedboat from the port at Hell-Ville, Nosy Be. The journey takes 90 minutes and can be bumpy during the windy months.
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Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina 2013/2014 Prices
From £290 per person
sharing per night on all inclusive basis (3 nights min stay, South Beach)
From £350 per person
sharing per night on all inclusive basis (3 nights min stay, North Beach)
From £3750 per adult, saving you £560
The gorgeous castaway island of Constance Tsarabanjina, in the Nosy Be area, will be re-opening on 1 April and in celebration we are offering a saving of £560 per person on our 11-night 'beach and forest' holiday, for travel until the 15th July 2013.
Inclusive of return flights from London via Nairobi, 3 nights at Vakona Forest Lodge with all meals and private guide for the duration, 6 nights accommodation at Constance Tsarabanjina on an all inclusive basis and 2 nights in Antananarivo with breakfast and return airport transfers.
Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina Reviews
All our customers receive a feedback form with their travel documents and we’re very grateful to those who report back on their trips. Their feedback allows us to closely monitor standards and to constantly improve our service and performance.
Constance Lodge Nosy Tsarabanjina was amazing!
By: Anderson | Date posted: October 28, 2011
We Loved it here
We loved Constance Lodge, Tsarabanjina, location beautiful, staff very friendly and welcoming. Drinks are expensive for Madagascar, but not too bad. (The wine is pricy)… We were sad to leave!
By: M & G Payne | Date posted: October 29, 2010
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