Shark diving at Constance Moofushi

Sharks have long held a fascination for divers, and at Constance Moofushi we offer guests the opportunity to learn much more about these majestic creatures.

Diving with sharks at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Diving with sharks at Constance Moofushi

What you’ll learn

On our PADI shark speciality course, Moofushi’s shark specialist Valentina will teach you about their behaviour, their group relationships and their eco-system.

You then have the chance to go on 2 shark dives where you’ll encounter these creatures in their natural environment.

Rare ocean species at Moofushi

At Moofushi – situated on the South Ari Atoll in the Maldives -we are lucky enough to be on the migration route of many rare ocean species including whale sharks, the gentle giants of the sea.

This shark diving course is run at our Blue Tribe Diving Centre and guests who complete the course will receive a PADI shark diver certification card as well as books and materials used during the course.

Find out more

For more information about the resort, visit our Constance Moofushi website or read our article about protecting sharks at Moofushi.

Also, take a look at the Dive the world website to learn about shark diving in the Maldives  and Shark Diver Magazine online.

The Sunday Times enjoys R&R at Le Prince Maurice

The Sunday Times journalist Karen Robinson finds Constance Le Prince Maurice is the perfect spot for some hard-earned rest and relaxation.

Beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Beach at Le Prince Maurice

Highlights include immersing yourself in the entire foodie experience – from taking cookery classes to learn how to make Mauritian food such as creole-style fish salad and vegetable samosas, to dining at the luxury resort ‘where lobster medallions with ravioli is a highlight; dim sum and sushi at the new Asian corner; and the floating restaurant on the barachois… whose dinner menu teems with fish, giant prawns and crab’.

Find out more from The Sunday Times, or catch up on articles you may have missed on our blog:

Competition: Name the sea creature to win fragrance and kids’ toys

Name our sea creatures and you could win Shiseido fragrance or a cute cuddly toy.

We need your help to give a pet name to our friendly sea creatures in the photos below. Come up with the best names and you could be the winner – be as creative and entertaining as you like.

To enter

All you have to do is name the creature/creatures by leaving a comment on this blog post below or use our Twitter feed @constancehotels. Tell us the name or names for one or both of the sea creatures below that live in the sea around Constance Halaveli, Maldives.

You can enter as many times as you like. Competition closes on Wednesday 28 November 2012 at midnight, so get creative. Winners will be announced here on Thursday 29 November. Read our competition Terms and Conditions.

1. Name the Bar-Tail Moray and win a bottle of Shiseido Zen fragrance for men. 

 

Bar-Tail Moray, Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Bar-Tail Moray

 

2. Name the cleaning manta and win a kids’ cuddly manta ray.

 

Cleaning manta, Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Cleaning manta

Good luck naming our sea creatures – remember, the names we deem most creative, funny or entertaining will win.

And if you’ve got any underwater photos from the Indian Ocean, we’d love to see them – you can post them on our Constance Hotels Facebook.

Golf competition: Week 3, The Result

Find out the result of this week’s golf challenge – did you choose the right option, and are you the winner?

The Constance Legend 18th hole. Second shot

Watch this short video of our golf pro playing the three shots at the Constance Legend Golf Course.

 

And the winner is…

Congratulations to Kay Finlay, the winner of week 3′s prize draw.

It could be you next time

Come back on Monday 26 November to test your golf skills in next week’s challenge.

As we count down to the European Senior Tour MCB Championships in Mauritius this December, we’re running a new fun golf challenge on Facebook each week.

Last week’s results

If you missed the results from the last 2 weeks, visit our Facebook page to watch the videos and find out which shots were correct.

Sweet dreams are made of this

At Constance we’re dedicated to giving our guests the ultimate luxury holiday experience and that includes making sure you get a perfect night’s sleep.

Beach villa at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Beach villa at Moofushi

Improve your sleep quality

All our bedrooms are designed to give you a spacious haven of luxury and relaxation in which you can lie back and drift off.

Enjoy the feeling of high thread count, Egyptian cotton sheets against your skin, plush pillows beneath your head and mattresses so comfortable you’ll want to take them home.

Everything is there to ensure that your sleep quality will be the best you’ve ever known - from our huge beds, soft bath robes, black out blinds and personal turn-down service.

To create the optimum sleep environment our bedrooms include thermostatic air conditioning, TVs and ipod connections so you can listen to soothing music as you drift off.

Pillow  menus – the ultimate in luxury
Junior suite at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Junior suite at Le Prince Maurice

At Constance, we think we’re turning the perfect night’s sleep into an art form.

Resorts Le Prince Maurice, Halaveli and Ephélia offer guests a pillow menu so you can select the perfect pillow to ease you into a night of restful sleep. Whether you sleep on your back or side, prefer support or to sink into luxurious comfort, we aim to provide the perfect pillow for you. So in addition to the goose down, memory and support pillows, we offer aroma, buckwheat, maternity and cuddle pillows.

And at Halaveli, we also offer hypo allergenic natural down feather duvets.

Bathing ceremony

Our bathing ceremony is also a favourite with guests, where you can enjoy a romantic aroma-filled bath by candle light to help induce a blissful night’s sleep.

What to expect at our resorts

Luxurious bathroom at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Luxurious bathroom at Ephelia

At each resort, you can choose from a range of accommodation from junior and senior suites to water, beach, family and presidential villas.

  • Fall asleep to the sound of water lapping gently beneath you in our Halaveli and Moofushi water villas.
  • Experience the hush of the tropical gardens in the secluded villas of Le Prince Maurice and Lémuria.
  • Settle into the peace of the beach bungalows set on the shore at Tsarabanjina and stare out at the clearest night skies imaginable.
  • Chat with someone special under the stars before bedtime on your terrace at Belle Mare Plage and Ephélia.

Find out more

Discover more about holidays with us in the Indian Ocean – visit our Constance Hotels & Resorts website or check booking availability, offers and more.

Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina bungalow, Madagascar

Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Want to improve your sleep when you travel?

Read sleep specialist, Russell Rosenberg’s article for The Huffington Post about how to sleep well when you’re travelling.

Do you switch off to Mozart, Cafe del Mar or Coldplay? Fine tune your playlist and discover the music scientists have deemed the most relaxing, in Shortlist.

Golf: Mark Mouland to go fishing for Champions Tour glory

Welshman Mark Mouland, the first player to win back-to-back Mauritius Golf Open titles, has earned himself a regular place on the lucrative USPGA Champions Tour next year.

Mark Mouland

Mark Mouland

Mouland has been a regular visitor to Constance Belle Mare Plage for many years and followed his first win in 2002 by successfully defending his title 12 months later.

The 51-year-old former European Tour player – who has often indulged in his passion for big-game fishing while on the island – joined the senior ranks last year and scored his maiden title success, in the Portuguese Senior Open, a few weeks before flying out from England for the inaugural MCB Tour Championship.

This year Mouland made a limited number of appearances on the Champions Tour after winning a conditional card at the 2011 National Qualifying Tournament. Vut an outstanding performance in this year’s gruelling event in Florida earned Mouland third place with only the top-five finishers being guaranteed full playing rights for 2013.

Of the other MCB Tour Championship entries this year, Sweden’s Anders Forsbrand gained conditional exemption for next season while Australian Peter Fowler and Englishman Barry Lane finished high enough in the final placings to give themselves opportunities of securing a limited number of appearances.

Find out more about the MCB Tour Championship 2012 at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius.