Dream wedding destinations in the Indian Ocean

At Constance romance is woven into every element of what we do making our hotels and resorts the ideal destination for your wedding.

Wedding at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Wedding at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

We understand that when you book a wedding with us you want everything to be perfect.

Our wedding co-ordinators take the time to ensure they know exactly what you want. Even before you arrive at the resort of your choice your wedding co-ordinator will discuss your vision for the big day with you.

Each of our 7 unique resorts and luxury hotels offers a complete wedding package, each one reflecting its own style of romance and embracing local wedding customs.

Highlights include:

  • picking you up from your suite or villa in a flower-strewn buggy
  • a ceremony in a stunning location
  • champagne, cake and a secluded candlelit dinner at one of our elegant restaurants.

Choosing the right location for you

Luxury wedding at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Luxury wedding at Moofushi

Enjoy the laidback barefoot chic of Moofushi and Tsarabanjina, the vibrant energy of Belle Mare Plage and Ephélia, or the elegant luxury of Le Prince Maurice, Lémuria and Halaveli.

At Moofushi couples can stroll barefoot to their own private sandbank where friends can gather for the ceremony. Keen divers can even get married underwater.

At Halaveli couples can enjoy a romantic aromatic wedding night bathing ceremony or spend the night under the stars in a bed specially made up outdoors.

Tailor made for you
We offer a host of romantic escapades so you can create the wedding of your dreams:

  • Romantic boat trips
  • Special sensual spa treatments for two, either in a couples treatment room at the spa or in the privacy of your accommodation
  • Candlelit and flower baths
  • Romantic star-gazing nights under the stars
  • Dining for two in a stunning secluded location
Mr and Mrs Billam wedding at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Mr and Mrs Billam at Le Prince Maurice

Find out more

Read about some of the weddings that have taken place recently at our resorts:

Healthy eating with Constance

From super salads to seeds that pack a vitamin punch Constance Halaveli Executive Chef, Glen Cooper, gives his top 6 tips to navigating the salad bar and eating your way to a healthier you.

Healthy food at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Delicious and healthy food at Constance

1.Choose dark greens
Start your salad off right by going for a base of dark leafy greens, such as spinach or romaine leaves. One packed cup will give you more than half of the recommended daily value of vitamin A as well as nearly 100% of your vitamin K. Leafy greens also supply vitamin C, folate and fibre. Lighter greens such as iceberg do not offer nearly the same nutritional value and are mostly made of water.

2. Include colourful veggies
Add one cup of the most colourful, bright fresh vegetables in the salad bar. Raw is best. Aim for carrots, broccoli, beets, ripe tomatoes, and bell peppers – they add more fibre and vitamins compared to pale coloured vegetables like cucumbers or celery. Steer clear of vegetables soaked with mayonnaise or creamy dressings – they add saturated fat and calories to your meal.

3. Choose lean proteins
Chickpeas and kidney beans are one of the best sources of protein on the salad bar. Add one-half cup of beans to your greens for a protein and fibre rich meal. Grilled chicken breast is another option, as is plain tuna (packed in water, not oil). Hard-boiled eggs are an excellent protein option – opt for more white than yolk to cut fat and calories.

Local produce at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Local produce at Constance Hotels & Resorts

4. Mix it up with crunch and zest
Adding walnuts, sesame seeds, or sunflower seeds will give you extra crunch without the added saturated (and possibly trans) fat of croutons and crunchy Asian noodles. Add one heaped tablespoon for a healthy dose of heart-healthy nutrients and fats. For an extra tang, add one tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese. A little Parmesan goes a long way in flavour as compared to other shredded cheeses, such as cheddar or mozzarella.

5. Extra garnishes
Adding fresh fruit to your salad is a healthy sweet option, but only add about one-half cup because the sugar can still add up. Avoid canned fruits that come in thick syrups like mandarin oranges or peaches and opt for grapes, orange slices, chunks of watermelon or other melon, and fresh berries.

6. Dressing your salad
One of the most crucial ingredients of your salad is the dressing. Avoid creamy mayonnaise-based dressings because they are high in fat and calories. Even low-fat or fat-free salad dressings are loaded with sodium, sugar, and saturated fats. The healthiest option is to dress your salad with a mix of extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and pepper, using only enough to lightly coat your greens. Add a little, toss your salad to ensure even distribution, add a little more, if needed.

Looking for recipe inspiration?
Check out this delicious salad of Spinach, chorizo and baby potatoes served with sous vide poached egg on the Cook Sister blog.

Visit our website to find out more about all of our 7 resorts in the Indian Ocean – Constance Hotels & Resorts.

 

Family fun in the Seychelles this Easter

What better way to forget about the short, cold days of winter than to plan an Easter getaway to the island idyll of the Seychelles. Here are our top 5 reasons to visit.

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

1. Weather
Lie on a beach and drink in the vitamin D your body’s been craving through the long winter months. April is the perfect time to visit the Seychelles as it marks the end of the islands’ rainy season ensuring perfect temperatures of around 29ºC. Revel in lots of warm sunshine while calm breezes gently rustle the palm trees.

2. Beaches
The Seychelles is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world. At Constance Lémuria, you’ll have access to the eye-wateringly beautiful Anse Lazio, frequently cited as the most beautiful beach in the Seychelles. Unspoilt, pristine beaches lapped by warm turquoise water.

3. Family
Relax in the knowledge that your kids will love a holiday in the Seychelles as much as you. Whether you choose the elegant luxury of Constance Lémuria or the vibrant spirit of the larger Constance Ephélia there is plenty for everyone to do. Older kids will be thrilled by the choice of sports and water sports available and younger kids will love the free children’s club.

Family holidays, Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Family holidays, Constance Ephelia

4. Diving
Explore the Indian Ocean in perfect conditions in April. As the waters calm after the rainy season divers can fully appreciate the vivid, colourful spectacle of the numerous dive sites around Lémuria and Ephélia. Water temperatures average around 29ºC at this time of year and visibility is often 30 meters or more. If you’re looking for something a bit different, try a thrilling night dive.

5. Fishing
Feel the rush of excitement and adrenalin of pursuing one of the great game fish through the crystal waters of the Seychelles. The deep-sea fishing season starts in April and runs through to October. Pit your wits and your strength against giants of the sea including tuna, barracuda, wahoo, sailfish and marlin.

And lastly… as recommended by The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times recommends Constance Ephélia as the perfect spot for Easter with the family this week. In the article, journalist Jeremy Lazell writes: ‘Ephelia sits in 300 acres of tropical gardens… with tennis, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking and a kids’ club free, four swimming pools and two white sand, palm fringed beaches that are worth the air fare alone.’

Iyengar yoga master Lorraine McCannon to visit Halaveli

Rethink your approach to fitness and find ultimate relaxation through Iyengar yoga at Constance Halaveli this March.

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Yoga retreat at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Senior level one yoga master to the stars, Lorraine McCannon, will be teaching Iyengar yoga at Halaveli from 3-10 March.

Follow in the footsteps – barefoot, of course – of McCannon’s former pupils Orlando Bloom and senior management of multinational corporations Goldman Sachs and Rothschild.

Tailor-made teaching techniques

An expert in teaching yoga to all levels, McCannon aims to tailor her teaching technique to the needs of Halaveli guests.

‘Yoga is a practical tool that can be adapted to suit all ages and levels of fitness. It improves general health and most importantly, brings deep relaxation which helps to improve one’s whole perspective on life,’ she explains.

‘Classes can be taught irrespective of differing levels of experience, age, fitness and health. Students may wish to focus on increasing energy levels, improving strength, suppleness and postural awareness, strengthening the immune system and releasing stress, all of which bring about a profound sense of well-being.’

Lorraine McCannon, Iyengar yoga teacher

Lorraine McCannon

Guided by the teachings of BKS Iyengar

McCannon studied under reknowned teacher BKS Iyengar, described as the father of modern yoga. She has appeared on BBC TV and radio talking about the benefits of yoga.

Find out more

Visit Lorraine’s website, Art of Yoga, and find out what happened when she set out to teach yoga to London’s Metropolitan Police.

Learn more about what Iyengar yoga can do for you.

And take a look at the Constance Halaveli website to check booking availability.

Indulge a taste for truffles with a special Mauritian dining event

Savour the exquisite taste of one of nature’s most delectable delicacies with an evening dedicated to truffles at Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage.

L'Archipel, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

L’Archipel, Le Prince Maurice

The gastronomic event will take place on 31 January and will celebrate the versatile nature of truffles with a special menu at L’Archipel at Le Prince Maurice, and the Blue Penny Café at Belle Mare Plage.

Highlights of the Wine and Truffle menu at L’Archipel will include:

  • Canapés of ‘lollipop’ of foie gras and truffle, a spoonful of truffle risotto, a tartare of seafood in truffle oil
  • Scallops with truffle
  • King prawns in jelly with black truffle
  • A roulade of poultry and foie gras with a julienne of truffles
  • A range of delicately made truffle-infused desserts

Highlights of the Truffle menu at Blue Penny Café will include:

  • Crisps of traditional pain au beurre with black winter truffles
  • Soft boiled eggs with asparagus and truffles
  • A risotto of scallops, artichoke and truffles with a mushroom foam
  • Sweetbread with ‘black diamond’ truffle and gnocchi
  • An iced truffle tiramisu

Find out more

Winners of 30 Days of Discovery

Thank you to everyone who has entered our 30 Days of Discovery competition.

We can now announce the winner of the grand prize of the latest iPad Mini is Elodie Binet-Frenkel.

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Congratulations Elodie – we’ll contact you by email shortly.

Catch up with your daily dose of inspiration

Every day, for the last 30 days, we’ve offered a prize a day plus a daily dose of inspiration. If you missed any, and want to look back we have created a board on Constance’s Pinterest with all images and links to the articles.

Winners from the last 30 Days

Here are all the winners of the 30 Days of Discovery competition. We’ll be contacting everyone over the coming few days to arrange delivery.

  • Polina Zinoveva – Day #1
  • Laura Dentico - Day #2
  • Steve Birkin - Day #3
  • Yuv Poonet - Day #4
  • Elinor Bevan - Day #5
  • Patrice Pouts - Day #6
  • Rina Hep - Day #7
  • Liliana Medina - Day #8
  • Simon Grundy – Day #9
  • Gill Doyle - Day #10
  • Martin Ludo - Day #11
  • Florent Gay - Day #12
  • Andreas Mereschko  - Day #13
  • Davina Williams - Day #14
  • Sabine Maier - Day #15
  • Alex Lievens - Day #16
  • Joanne Roper - Day #17
  • Paolo Pacino - Day #18
  • Marlon Sayer – Day #19
  • Richard Quarry – Day #20
  • Scott Widderick – Day #21
  • Antje Allraun – Day #22
  • Maxine Nye - Day #23
  • Eva Forner - Day #24
  • Jane Green - Day #25
  • Jo Jo Young - Day #26
  • Sabrina Luthi – Day #27
  • Ralf Boettcher – Day #28
  • Kate Edwards – Day #29
  • Elodie Binet-Frenkel – Day #30
More competitions coming soon….
Watch this space, we’ll be launching more exciting competitions in the coming months. In the meantime, visit us on our Constance Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.