Competition: Play our golf game and win a bottle of wine

Play our new golf game on Facebook and you could win a bottle of Art de Vignes wine, specially selected by Constance.

Golf at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Golf game on Facebook

We’re counting down to the European Senior Tour MCB Championships in December hosted at the Constance Legend Golf Course in Mauritius.

On Monday each week for the next 5 weeks we’ll post a fun golf challenge on our Facebook page.

Week 1 – Let’s play

This week, we’re kicking off at the 9th Hole of the Constance Legend Golf Course. It’s a blind shot with 80m to the flag, and the wind is coming from the right. How would you play it?

Visit our Facebook page to enter the competition, watch a video sequence of the shot played at the course, and select which option you think is the right one.

Come back on Friday 9 November to watch a Constance Pro play all the options and see if you won.

Those who state correctly which shot gets closest to the flag will be entered into a prize draw to win a bottle of Art de Vignes wine, with the winner announced on Friday.

Visit Facebook to get started

Go to our Facebook page to get started on our new golf game set at the Legend Golf Course, Mauritius.

Golf: David Frost warms up with a win

South African David Frost warmed up for this year’s MCB Tour Championship at
Constance Belle Mare Plage in December with a victory on the USPGA Champions
Tour last weekend.

David Frost, golfer

David Frost

Frost came from 6 strokes off the pace on the final day of the AT&T Championship in San Antonio, Texas, to finish level with Bernhard Langer at the head of the
leaderboard.

He then outgunned the German at the second hole of the play-off to score a birdie that earned him the $277,000 first prize.

Frost, winner of the 2010 Mauritius Commercial Bank Open and runner-up in last year’s MCB Tour Championship, was not the only Mauritius-bound player on the
leaderboard.

Welshman Mark Mouland, twice a winner of the original Mauritius Open, stormed into the top 10 on the final day with a five-under-par 67 to share seventh place with
defending MCB Tour champion Tom Lehman.

Double Major winner Roger Chapman never got going and closed with a four-over-
par total of 220.

The action has moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, for the final tournament of the year,
the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, 1-4 November.

How to take underwater photographs at Constance Moofushi

Constance Moofushi is located on the stunning South Ari Atoll in the Maldives, and regarded as one of the best diving spots in the world.

Diving at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Diving at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

This divers’ paradise has a spectacular house reef with migratory ocean species such as mantas, whale sharks, dolphins and sea eagles as well as stingrays, sea cucumbers, lionfish, snappers eels, and table corals as large as 3 feet.

And now, you can learn to photograph this incredible underwater world with our underwater digital photography course.

When you visit Moofushi, enrol at our Bluetribe Dive Centre and pick up quick and easy tips that will transform your underwater photography and wow your friends and family back home.

The course includes:

  • 2 short theory sessions
  • 2  photo editing sessions
  • 2 scuba dives or snorkel dives.

And if you don’t have your own camera, you can rent one at the dive centre.

Find out more about diving at Constance Moofushi from our website.

 

Feel good factor with Constance hotels

While we’re all looking for something a little different from our luxury holidays most would agree a good dose of pampering is key.

Spa treatments at Constance Hotels

Spa treatments at Constance

That’s why at our 7 hotels and resorts we offer a fully equipped spa and practitioners who have travelled the world to bring back the very latest treatments.

From our own Spa de Constance to the renowned Sisley, Shiseido, Valmont, Ila and Brice Nicham, here are some of our favourite treatments on the Constance spa menus.

1. Shiseido’s Japanese Beauty Paradise

This 2-hour treatment was created by skin-care specialist Shiseido exclusively for the spa at Constance Belle Mare Plage. It begins with a Japanese foot ritual, a back scrub and massage and finishes with a 75 minute Qi facial treatment. Pure bliss.

2. Top to Toe Traveller’s Massage

Offered at the Spa de Constance, Constance Ephelia, this restorative full body massage is designed to combat the effects of jet lag, fatigue and stress leaving you free to enjoy the rest of your holiday relaxed and refreshed.

3. Brice’s Pedicure

Brice Nicham at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Brice Nicham pedicures

Brice Nicham is a world-renowned podiatrist who brings his expertise to the Sisley spa at Constance Le Prince Maurice. His pedicure embraces medical issues such as corns and calluses, as well as beauty and well-being by combining treatment, pampering and massage. Certain to put a spring in your step.

4. Golfer’s Tonic

This stimulating massage aids relaxation and prepares the muscles used in golf to help prevent strains or injuries. By improving suppleness it reduces the risk of inflammation before or after your round. Available at Belle Mare Plage, Le Prince Maurice and Lemuria.

5. Wrinkle Lifting Facial

Offered at the Shiseido spas at Lemuria, Belle Mare Plage and Ephelia this treatment gives skin supple resilience by massaging special anti-ageing lotions and vitamin E capsules into the skin before wrapping the face in a Japanese mask of moisture.

6. Sisley’s Men’s Facial

Available at the Sisley Spa at Le Prince Maurice this facial has been designed by the French skin-care specialist specifically for men. It is a Phyto-Aromatic treatment which leaves the skin well hydrated and toned.

7. Valmont After Diving Treatment

The space at the Treatment Pavilion, Constance Halaveli Resort is enough to induce calm serenity  thanks to its beautiful setting on stilts over the ocean. It makes the perfect place for divers to rejuvenate their skin. This is a 45-minute treatment featuring hydrating masks and massage.

8. Honeymoon Delight

Spa at Constance Moofushi Resort

Spa at Constance Moofushi Resort

Offered at all the Spa de Constance resorts, including Constance Moofushi, this is a sensual, romantic treatment for you and your partner. An intimate, synchronised massage set to relaxing music, it takes place in the secluded couples’ rooms and ends with a glass of champagne. A perfect honeymoon treat.

9. Tropical Stone Detox

This package available from Spa de Constance is a treat for your skin. Starting with a green clay wrap and a facial detox it also features a relaxing scalp massage and hot stones.

10. Outdoor massage

The ultimate in tranquil relaxation, a massage in a secluded spot on the beach with the sun setting and the sound of waves lapping against the shore. This luxurious treatment is available at several of our Spa de Constance but it is a speciality at the Lodge Tsarabanjina as part of its outdoor spa.

Secret corners of the world – Constance Tsarabanjina

For those searching for a remote hideaway far from the noise and bustle of modern life, Constance Tsarabanjina off the coast of Madagascar is a dream come true.

Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Secluded beach bungalow at Tsarabanjina

Relaxation and nature are the main attractions at this exclusive island retreat, named Madagascar’s Leading Luxury Lodge at this month’s World Travel Awards. Whale watching, snorkelling and nature walks can be combined with sampling seafood pulled fresh from the ocean and massages are given on the beach at sunset.

Barefoot living combines with Constance luxury

A vision of laid-back luxury, Constance Tsarabanjina combines the barefoot charms of beach living with the luxury of Constance Hotels to create a truly unique holiday experience.

Tsarabanjina, with it’s 25 thatched rosewood bungalows, spaced out over the island’s two main beaches, is all about creating comfort and luxury in a relaxed back-to-nature environment.

At Tsarabanjina you can revel in a simpler way of life, so you won’t find any televisions or other noises to disturb your island retreat and even the staff are well practised at being on hand when needed, without intruding into your space or the peace of this beautiful island.

Diving at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Diving with yellow snapper

The barefoot living carries through to the sand-floored bar, a perfect space to meet up with friends and unwind. To fit with the laid-back vibe board games are provided.

And in keeping with the resort’s elegant rustic charm, meals of fresh seafood are served in the restaurant at communal tables or if you prefer a seafood platter can be served to you on the beach.

Exploring the island

The staff at the Tsarabanjina are passionate about the island and its environment and will be on hand to take you on guided walks around the island, on boat trips to discover the local area or to help you explore the teeming underwater world.

Whether you want to discover the unique natural world Madagascar offers or simply enjoy the seclusion of your own beach bungalow looking out over the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean, Tsarabanjina offers a tranquil idyll of laid back luxury.

Recipe: Moussaka at Constance Moofushi

Mediterranean food features highly on our menus at Constance Moofushi.

Moussaka from Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives

Moussaka from Constance Moofushi Resort

We’ve gathered recipes and influences from across Europe, put them in our basket and brought them over to our idyllic Maldivian island. Some of our favourites include our Asparagus salad, Baba Ghanoush salad, Moutabel salad, Bell pepper chakchouka, Hummus, marinated artichoke and this dish, our famous Moofushi Moussaka.

  • Potatoes
  • Minced meat – lamb, beef or a mixture of both
  • Tablespoons butter
  • Tinned tomatoes or 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • Grated cheese – cheddar, parmesan or kefalotiri
  • Onion, chopped
  • Parsley, finely chopped
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt, pepper
  • French toast (friganies), or dried breadcrumbs

For the Bechamel Sauce

  • Butter
  • Plain flour
  • Milk, (warmed, but not boiling)
  • Egg yolks
  • Salt, pepper
  • Grated cheese, cheddar, parmesan or kefalotiri

Preparation

1. Peel the potatoes, wash well and slice into 1/4 inch round slices.
2. Fry the potatoes both sides.
3. Remove from pan and place on absorbent paper to soak up any excess oil.
4. Melt the butter in a saucepan and sauté the chopped onion, fry the ground meat (lamb or beef) until browned.
5. Add the finely chopped tomatoes (or paste), salt, pepper and parsley.
6. Cover and simmer until most of the juices are dried up.
7. Remove from the heat.
8. In a greased baking tray, sprinkle the French toast on the bottom of the tray.
9. Place half the potatoes in a layer on the bottom of the baking tray.
10. Sprinkle 1/3 of the grated cheese over the potatoes.
11. Pour all the mince meat sauce over the potatoes and spread evenly.
12. Finish with the rest of the potatoes in a layer over the meat sauce.
13. Prepare the béchamel sauce and pour evenly over the potatoes.
14. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the sauce and then about 2 tablespoons of the ground French toast or breadcrumbs on top.
15. Bake in a medium oven (180C) for approximately 30-40 minutes, or until it reaches a nice golden colour.
16. Remove from the oven and leave it to stand for 5-10 minutes to set before cutting into portions.

Serve with fresh crusty bread and a crisp green salad.