U Spa: a new approach to Wellness Cuisine

Relax at U Spa

Relax at U Spa.

The Constance U Spa concept offers an holistic approach to wellbeing encompassing aromatic spa treatments, fitness activities and good, healthy nutrition.

Our chefs have been busy creating a range of sumptuously fresh and delicious dishes based on the latest nutritional research to ensure that you fuel your inner vitality to feel great inside and out.

Available across all our restaurants and in-room dining, our new ‘Wellness Cuisine’ dishes are marked on the menus with a ‘W’ – so it’s easy to select delicious food cooked using healthy methods.

Using whole, natural foods high in essential nutrients, beneficial omega fats, soluble fibres and healthy proteins, the dishes are a celebration of the flavours, colour and authenticity of the fresh local produce found across our Indian Ocean locations.

Expect sumptuous tropical fruits and vegetables, excellent meats and fresh seafood without sugar or processed fats.

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Jahaz signature cocktail: Lemongrass Drop

Get a taste of the Maldives with one of Constance Halaveli’s signature cocktails – the Lemongrass Drop – created by barman Mr Udaya.

Enjoy a signature cocktail at the Jahaz Bar

Enjoy a signature cocktail at the Jahaz Bar

Ingredients

  • 50ml vodka
  • 15ml vanilla liquor
  • 5ml passion fruit syrup
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 1 stick lemon grass

Method

1. Put in a Boston glass the vanilla liquor, the peeled-chopped ginger and the chopped lemon grass.

2. Mix until the aroma transfers to the liquor.

3. Add the vodka and the passion fruit syrup.

4. Add ice and shake until it becomes very cold.

5. Let it drain into an ice cold Martini glass.

6. Decorate with a lemongrass leaf which imitates a straw.

What’s it like at Jahaz bar?

Feel the sand between your toes in the sleek, contemporary Jahaz Bar where the modern island interior of rich woods, high-rafted ceilings and elegant modern furniture combines seamlessly with the sand floors and beach and pool views.

At night hang out by the bar and let our barman fix you one of his signature cocktails or move outside and relax on a beanbag under a sky full of stars.

During the day, enjoy Jahaz’s location on the beach beside the pool to enjoy a range of cool fresh fruit juices and light refreshments.

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Tim Thelan wins Senior Open de Portugal by one shot

Will Tim Thelan be gracing the Legend this December?

Will Tim Thelan be gracing the Legend this December?

American Tim Thelan celebrated his first victory since his winning streak in 2012 at the Senior Open de Portugal at Vidago Palace.

With a final round score of even-par 72 he beat his nearest competitor Carl Mason by just one shot.

Having come second at the Travis Perkins Masters and third in Moscow, Thelan was thrilled to take top place on the podium in Portugal with a score of 12 under par.

The win will aid the American in his progression towards the MCB Tour Championship at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius, in December.

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Beautiful islands of the world

From the low-lying coral atolls of the Maldives, spectacular granite formations of the Seychelles and varied dramatic landscapes of Mauritius and Madagascar, the Indian Ocean offers idyllic islands for every taste.

Seychelles

The granite boulders of the Seychelles

The granite boulders of the Seychelles

Granite boulders strewn across pristine white sand beaches and verdant, mountainous interiors boasting unique endemic flora and fauna epitomise the islands of the Seychelles’ archipelago.

The coast of Constance Lémuria, Praslin Island, Seychelles

The coast of Constance Lémuria, Praslin Island, Seychelles

Mauritius

The 'underwater waterfall' of Mauritius

The ‘underwater waterfall’ of Mauritius

A friendly smile and a warm welcome is most people’s first impression of this beautiful island of long sandy beaches, rolling plantations and stunning mountainous landscapes.

An aerial view of Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

An aerial view of Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Madagascar

The dramatic Tsingys of Madagascar

The dramatic Tsingys of Madagascar

The fourth largest island in the world, Madagascar offers visitors a variety of landscapes from arid desert to rich rainforest with unique wildlife and breathtaking scenery to discover.

Robinson Crusoe seclusion at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Robinson Crusoe seclusion at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Maldives

The vibrant coral atolls of the Maldives

The vibrant coral atolls of the Maldives

A series of white sand coral atolls scattered across the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives offers a sense of peaceful isolation where you can experience the tranquillity of private islands and high end luxury hotels.

Island luxury at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Island luxury at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

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3 unusual dishes from the Seychelles

The cuisine of the Seychelles is a warm, fragrant fusion of influences from Africa, France, China, India and England.

Unusual dishes from the Seychelles: Tuna ravioli with semi ripe papaya

Unusual dishes from the Seychelles: Tuna ravioli with semi ripe papaya

Known locally as Creole cuisine, the dishes in the Seychelles are flavoured by the rich local spices which historically grew in plantations and were shipped across Europe.

Chilli, garlic, ginger and cinnamon all play a major part in the warm seafood and meat curries and marinades often served with rice and chatini (a mild, vinegary chutney of fruit or vegetable).

As a series of remote islands, the ingredients for many of the traditional Seychellois dishes were based on locally available ingredients.

Here are some of the popular dishes requested by guests at Constance Lémuria, Praslin and Constance Ephélia, Mahé.

1. Recipe: Banana curry cannelloni with Snapper

This delicious recipe from Constance Ephélia blends the warm flavours of Creole curry with sweet banana to create the perfect accompaniment for fresh fish.

2. Recipe: Tuna ravioli with semi-ripe papaya

Created by the chefs at Constance Lémuria this dish uses 100% Seychellois ingredients including the traditional papaya, tuna and palm kernels.

3. Recipe: Octopus salad

Using freshly octopus and garden vegetables, this is a delicious salad that uses local lemongrass to add some zing.

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Discover the perfect spa treatments at U Spa

At U Spa we create a unique spa experience for our guests based on their specific needs, goals and preferences.

U Spa treatments at Constance Ephélia

U Spa treatments at Constance Ephélia

Every spa guest will be met by a spa host who will discuss with you what you’re looking for from your U Spa experience, and then recommend a treatment or program of treatments tailored to your particular needs.

U Spa Classic Treatments

Our range of U Spa Classic massages, facials and body treatments are designed to make choosing the perfect treatment for each guest simple and straightforward.

All our Classic treatments feature our own range of products inspired by the scents of the Indian Ocean and specially created for us using 100% natural, botanical ingredients including ylang-ylang, vanilla, coconut, sweet orange, frangipani and aloe vera.

Go Deluxe

At Constance Belle Mare Plage, Constance Ephélia and Constance Lémuria U Spa guests can experience the holistic, Eastern-inspired approach of Shiseido with treatments including its luxurious skin beauty and smoothing Future Solution LX Facial Ceremony and the sumptuous Kuroho Body Bliss.

At Constance Le Prince Maurice spa guests can savour the skincare expertise of Sisley Paris including the Anti-aging Sisleÿa Facial and Sisley Collection Phyto-aromatic body treatments.

U Spa at Constance Hotels and Resorts

U Spa at Constance Hotels and Resorts

Also at Le Prince Maurice, the U Spa Deluxe collection features the medical health pedicures and manicures of Brice Nicham.

At U Spa Constance Halaveli guests can experience the technologically advanced skincare offered by Swiss skincare specialist Valmont. Treatments include a Source of Bisses Hydration Facial and a strength of the Solano Hair Treatment.

Signature U Experience treatments

Choose a Signature U Experience massage, facial or body treatment for a completely bespoke approach. We will create a treatment entirely based on what you have told us you want from the treatment, your favourite scents and your specific wellbeing needs.

The Signature U Experience massage offers the ultimate in tailored spa treatments. Our most experienced spa therapist will blend a variety of techniques and oils based around what your body needs that day to promote good skin, muscle, blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.

For those who have a favourite massage technique which they know works for them, or those who want to try something new we also a offer a range of authentic traditional massage styles including Balinese, Ayurvedic, Thai-Shiatsu and Swedish as well as a specialist Sports Massage and Target Area Massage to relieve tension in the neck, shoulders, back or feet.

Classic facial and body treatments

Classic facial and body treatments

Classic facial and body treatments

Breathe in the scents of wild flowers and spices as you relax with one of our body treatments or facials.

Our natural Indian Ocean-inspired U Spa products feature exotic scrubs and wraps to help exfoliate, repair and tone tired skin.

Adding the finishing touches

Want perfect feet for walking barefoot in the sand, or a French polish for your nails? U Spa offers sophisticated pedicures and manicures as well as waxing, tinting, make up and hairdressing.

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