Constance Tsarabanjina Madagascar
Nosy Be Archipelago
Constance Tsarabanjina is one of the best island lodges in Madagascar. This is a great choice for honeymooners or for that romantic breakaway or for divers wanting to explore the area’s pristine reefs.
Tsarabanjina is a 90-minute speedboat ride from Nosy Be in the Mitsio Archipelago. The resort is made up of 25 villas looking out on the sea with a private terrace built from rosewood and a thatched roof. Half of the villas are built overlooking the island’s northern beach and the rest are situated to the south of the beach. The recently revamped villas are now equipped with air-conditioning. Each villa is unique and required the name of a flower, a tree or a fish. They are comfortably sized at 45sqm and consist of a main bedroom equipped with fans, a bathroom with raw cement and wood finishes and a private terrace with spacious seating.
There is always the option of a relaxing massage in a little rustic hut perched right over the beach. If you are a thrill-seeker then catch some waves with water sports with a PADI dive centre to snorkelling, fishing, kayaking and sailing. And for the more calm activities, the boules court is a must-do.
Mauritius owned Constance Hotels offer excellent service levels. At the same time that the villas were upgraded, they also introduced an all-Inclusive package so you do not have to pay extra for drinks.
Tsarabanjina have 25 rooms consisting of;
- North Beach villas (sleeps 2, double bed plus 1 extra single bed)
- South Beach villas (sleeps 2, double bed plus 1 extra single bed)
The bar area is positioned below the main restaurant overlooking the azure waters of the lagoon and has a sand floor.
In 1994 the BBC filmed a series called Castaway where Joanna Lumley had to survive on an archetypal desert island and Tsarabanjina was the island they chose to film on.
“The rooms are lovely and airy, all with mosquito nets and fans. The food is freshly prepared and delicious. To anyone wanting a brilliant space for relaxing and rebooting their batteries, this place is simply the best.“
Di Clark – Nosy Komba
“We choose this destination to be able to snorkel and fish as we are avid water sports people. We weren’t disappointed and the cost of doing this with Marcine’s boat was affordable for the South African Rand.”
Jill Fish – 293 on Komba