Trends 2013: adventure honeymoons

Adventure honeymoons are the latest trend for newlyweds according to travel writer for the Huffington Post, Jane Anderson.

Sailing at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Sailing at Constance Belle Mare Plage

In her blog, Anderson explains the popularity for adrenalin-packed adventure honeymoons saying many couples are experienced travellers before they marry so are looking for new experiences to make their honeymoon ‘special’.

Combine thrills and romance at Constance

Create a honeymoon that perfectly blends the romance of a luxury 5* island getaway with a rush of adrenalin-fuelled excitement at Constance Hotels and Resorts.

Whether you want to start your married life off with a shark dive, a zip line adventure through tropical forests, pitting your wits against the mammoths of the ocean in big game fishing or exploring the Indian Ocean by torchlight on a night dive, Constance delivers in spades.

Scuba diving

Qualified instructors at all our hotels and resorts can teach you how to dive and then take you out to explore the stunning reefs and marine life of the Indian Ocean.

Even experienced divers will feel the rush of trying a night dive for the first time or joining a shark dive at Constance Moofushi and Constance Halaveli. For keen swimmers a night-time snorkel excursion is also available at Halaveli.

Rock climbing at Constance Ephélia

Rock climbing at Constance Ephélia

Rock climbing and mountain biking

Learn rock climbing on the challenging granite climbing walls at Constance Ephélia before zip lining back down to earth through the rich Seychelles’ foliage.

Combine the romance of exploration with the thrill of mountain biking in Mauritius and the Seychelles with bikes available at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Constance Lémuria and Ephélia.

Sailing and out at sea

Or if you’ve been inspired by the recent adrenalin-pumping action of the America’s Cup, then you can sail on a catamaran. Fly fishing, night fishing and kite surfing also feature.

Start your married life together with the thrill of adventure and start striking a few things off your bucket list.

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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.

Download the digital edition of this month’s Martha Stewart Weddings

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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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Luxury fitness holidays

With a personal trainer on hand to help and guide you, your next holiday with Constance could be the perfect time to kick-start a new fitness regime.

Yoga on the beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Yoga on the beach at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Whatever shape you’re in, seize the opportunity while you’re with us of having a personal trainer design an exercise programme specifically for you.

Sometimes there’s no better motivation than having someone at your side to check your progress and help you out when you need it.

As well as offering dietary and fitness advice, our trainers will also put together a programme of exercises for you to take home so that you can keep up the good work.

Constance Le Prince Maurice

With a wealth of activities on offer during our luxury fitness holidays such as yoga, gym training and tennis, our trainers will build a programme around your interests to help you enjoy getting into peak condition.

French fitness guru Isabelle Lamant offers one-to-one training sessions to help guests target personal goals. Not only will she design the exercises specifically around your needs but she’s happy to carry out fitness sessions in your room/villa, in the fitness centre, the garden or even on the beach.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

The three dedicated personal trainers at Belle Mare Plage believe that keeping in shape raises levels of wellbeing and self-esteem. They know that for a new fitness regime to stick you need to actually enjoy it, so they increase levels slowly and always try to make sessions fun.

Work out in the gym at Constance Lémuria

Work out in the gym at Constance Lémuria

Each trainer is qualified in body tonic, body sculpt, Tai Chi, yoga, self defence/martial arts, Tae Bo, kick boxing, stretching, spinning, aquagym/swimming lessons for children, body conditioning and pilates.

Relax after a hard session in our wellness area that includes jacuzzis, sauna and steam-bath.

Constance Halaveli

Personal trainer at Halaveli, Arindam Sarkar, creates exclusive, bespoke training sessions and diet counselling for guests of all ages and fitness levels. Arindam is also able to create a rehabilitation programme for guests with specific injuries.

At Halaveli luxury is all about choice so discuss with Arindam whether you’d prefer using the fitness centre facilities including cardio equipment, weight machines, the Kinesis station, free weights or mats or whether you would like one-to-one power yoga, boot camp, body pump or kinesis sessions.

Constance Moofushi

Get active in the beautiful setting of Moofushi and let our personal trainer design a programme of wellbeing including yoga and stretching on the beach and fitness activities in our fully equipped gym.

Choose high-octane cardio including running machines and exercise bikes or work specific muscles with free weights and muscle isolation machines. Or perhaps you’d rather step outside and swim some lengths in our beautiful beachside pool under clear blue skies.

Swim in the pool at Constance Moofushi

Swim in the pool at Constance Moofushi

Constance Ephélia

Personal trainer Ziad Mekdachi likes to begin a personal training programme by discovering exactly what each guest is hoping to achieve and any previous injuries or health issues which need to be worked around.

As well as advising you on which exercise will best achieve your goal, Ziad is a trained dietician who will create a dietary plan to run alongside your fitness programme to create a complete wellbeing package.

Best of all Ziad will be on hand to offer dietary and exercise advice for when you get home so that you can build on all the good work you’ve achieved.

Constance Lémuria

At Lémuria personal training is about building a programme around you whether that means training in the state-of-the art fitness centre or, if the gym isn’t your thing, taking a health walk around the resort, doing a beach work out or mountain biking around the island.

Whatever form of exercise you choose we’ll give you all the advice and support you need to carry on your new regime when you get home.

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Female sommeliers in Mauritius are aiming high

Our female sommeliers at Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage are both striving to become leaders in the predominantly male world of fine wines.

Malin De Lores, assistant sommelier at Belle Mare Plage

Malin De Lores, assistant sommelier at Belle Mare Plage

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Malin De Lores, assistant sommelier at Belle Mare Plage, who attained her wine training at the Constance Hospitality Academy in Mauritius, claims her personal ambition is to become a chief sommelier.

She took a step nearer to her goal last year when she was selected as a finalist in the Best Sommelier of Mauritius 2012 and again this year as the winner of the sommelier competition at the Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau. In July Malin was promoted to Assistant Sommelier at Belle Mare Plage.

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Cheryline Coulon, sommelier at Le Prince Maurice, began her career in France before joining Constance. Her ambition is to win the award for Best Sommelier of Mauritius 2014.

Cheryline Coulon, sommelier at Le Prince Maurice

Cheryline Coulon, sommelier at Le Prince Maurice

Cheryline was selected to represent Le Prince Maurice this year in the Culinary Festival Bernard Loiseau.

We are very proud of both women whose passion for wine and their ability to share that passion with our guests has made them an important part of our team of sommeliers in Mauritius.

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