Anse Lazio declared one of the world’s top 10 beaches

Luxury travel blog Destinology has listed Constance Lémuria’s neighbouring Anse Lazio as one of the world’s Top 10 Beaches.

Top 10 beaches

Anse Lazio

In a feature that includes luxury destinations from the Maldives and Mauritius to Miami and Bermuda, Anse Lazio was singled out as ‘one of the Seychelles’ most beautiful beaches’.

The blog went on to advise readers, ‘To enjoy the Seychelles and Anse Lazio Beach, stay at the Constance Lémuria Resort and enjoy a glamorous luxury holiday any time of year.’

Find out what other beaches made it into Destinology’s Top 10 Beaches Worldwide.

Martha Stewart Weddings celebrates honeymoon bliss at Halaveli

Leading American wedding magazine Martha Stewart Weddings has this month published details of Rakih Datta and George Mathew’s dream honeymoon at Constance Halaveli, Maldives.

Weddings at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Weddings at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Rakhi said she sent details and photos from their honeymoon to the magazine and told them what ‘an amazing time’ they’d had describing it as, ‘blissful, sun-soaked and snorkel-happy.’

As well as pictures of the happy honeymooners the piece describes the luxury water villas with their own private plunge pools similar to the one the couple stayed in, the delicious food they’d enjoyed and a stunning excursion by fishing boat to snorkel on the Ellaidhoo Reef.

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Constance Chief Operations Officer interview with blog Luxury Topping

Constance Chief Operations Officer, Andrew Milton, described Constance as a luxury hotel group ‘inspired by passion’ in a recent interview with leading luxury business blog, Luxury Topping.

Andrew Milton, Constance's Chief Operations Officer

Andrew Milton, Constance’s Chief Operations Officer

Explaining what made Constance special within the luxury hotel sector, Andrew said it was the group’s emphasis on personal service.

‘Each individual guest becomes special the moment he steps into one of our hotels. We create experiences that live long after the guests have left our resorts.’

An example of this he said was the number of couples who discover Constance as a wedding or honeymoon destination and then return year after year ‘and become friends’.

Andrew describes how one of the things that makes Constance stand out in the Indian Ocean hotel market is that while each hotel has the signature ‘Constance Hotel’s feel’, each also had a ‘sense of place’ based around the local culture and people at each island location.

During the interview Andrew outlined how far Constance has come from its origins back in the 70s as the owner of a small hotel in Mauritius. Today the group owns seven luxury hotels and resorts across Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives and Madagascar. But he stressed that Constance is not resting on its laurels and continues to innovate.

‘We have recently launched “Constance Kids Club, inspired by fun” upping the stakes in the luxury family holiday sector.’

Another area that is constantly growing and developing is what Andrew describes as the ‘Culinary Spirit’ of Constance.

‘We host the Bernard Loiseau Culinary Food Festival yearly attracting Michelin chefs from around the world and our Sommelier team in each resort offers the largest wine lists in the Indian Ocean.’

‘We pride ourselves on serving beautifully presented and delicious cuisine accompanied by the world’s great wines.’

To read the full interview with Andrew Milton visit Luxury Topping

World-renowned marine biologist at Halaveli

Discover the secrets of the deep, learn about mantas and whale sharks and then swim alongside them under the guidance of celebrated marine biologist Robin Aiello.

Diving at Constance Halaveli

Diving at Constance Halaveli

Harvard graduate and shark and reef specialist, Robin Aiello is back at Constance Halaveli so guests can enjoy a fascinating range of guided dives, snorkel excursions, nature walks and lectures.

Winner of both EcoWarrior and Earth Ambassador Award and author of over 25 publications, Robin will share over 25-years experience studying the oceans of the world with Halaveli guests from now until 24 October 2013.

Treats for guests include:

  • Guided dives – including whale shark excursions
  • Snorkel excursions – swim with turtles and manta rays
  • Talks about local marine life – subjects include everything from crabs, starfish and urchins to whale sharks, octopus and squid
  • Guided island nature walks – see for yourself the geology which created our beautiful island, discover how early settlers survived here and meet some of the local inhabitants such as the ghost crabs
  • Kids’ Club – Robin will join the kids’ club for fun talks and marine discoveries

Throughout her stay at Halaveli, Robin will be happy to meet up and chat with guests about the fascinating marine life around Halaveli.

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Don’t miss this rare opportunity to explore the stunning North Ari Atoll of the Maldives together with one of the world’s leading experts in her field.

For more information on availability at Halaveli, visit our website.

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Read some of Robin’s absorbing guest blogs from her last visit to Halaveli

Top 5 reasons to go to the Seychelles

Indulge in a luxury winter getaway to the Seychelles this year and swap short, cold days of the northern hemisphere for those spent soaking up warm sunshine. Temperatures average 29–31ºC with up to seven hours of sunlight a day. Here are our top reasons to go the Seychelles this year.

Relax on the beach at Constance Ephélia

Relax on the beach at Constance Ephélia

1. The perfect time to explore the ocean

Throughout October and November the winds are at their calmest around the Seychelles creating the kind of calm waters and clear visibility – up to 30 metres – that divers dream of. Water temperatures average between 27–29ºC.

A special treat for divers between October and January are sightings of the gentle giant of the ocean – the magnificent whale shark.

2. Big game fishing

Because of the calmer waters this is also the ideal time to fish the teeming waters of the Seychelles. Pit your wits against Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo, Barracuda, Blue Marlin and Sailfish in conditions perfect for this high-octane sports fishing.

3. Experience one of the miracles of nature

October to February is turtle-nesting season in the Seychelles when the rare, endangered hawksbill and green turtles return to the same beaches – including the beach at Constance Lémuria on Praslin – to lay their eggs.

Take a trip to Bird Island in December and January and experience one of the only places where the hawksbill turtle can be observed nesting during the day.

4. Celebrate Creole culture at the Festival Kreol

A turtle nesting at Constance Lémuria

A turtle nesting at Constance Lémuria

The capital of the Seychelles, Victoria, has been nominated the capital of the Creole World. To celebrate the town holds an annual festival in November which attracts Creole people from across the world.

As well as food stalls, music and dancing, this year’s festival will be celebrating Creole music with a ‘serenade march’ through the streets of Victoria. Local Creole stars will sing as the procession of dancers and spectators moves through the town.

5. Constance in the Seychelles

For the ultimate Seychelles getaway, Constance Lémuria on the small island of Praslin is a tranquil paradise with access to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Constance Ephélia on Mahé is a family-friendly luxury holiday resort, offering a raft of activities and set into the stunning scenery of the Port Launay National Marine Park.

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Visit our website to find out more about Constance Lémuria and Constance Ephélia 

Fowler triumphs at French Riviera Masters

Australian golfer Peter Fowler jumped from 11th to second place on this year’s European Senior Tour Order of Merit with a win at the French Riviera Masters.

Peter Fowler triumphs at the French Riviera Masters

Peter Fowler triumphs at the French Riviera Masters

The win, a stunning come back from being four shots back at the beginning of the final round at Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort, was Fowler’s first European Senior Tour victory for two years.

The prize money of €60,000 puts Fowler just behind current Order of Merit leader Paul Wesselingh, making him a realistic contender for the John Jacobs Trophy awarded at the MCB championship at Constance Belle Mare Plage in December.

Fowler previously won the John Jacobs Trophy two years ago with two victories and 11 top ten finishes, with only four events remaining in this year’s European Senior Tour he is on track to repeat that success in 2013.

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