Constance shares its passion for wine with Seychellois

Leading sommelier at Constance Ephélia, Romain Sauzier, shared his passion for wine when visiting students at the Seychelles Tourism Academy as part of Constance’s commitment to share our skills and expertise locally.

Sharing a passion for wine

Wine tasting at Constance

Romain, who received his sommelier training in France, introduced the Seychellois students to the art of wine tasting and wine pairing.

Romain explained that while wine is not a part of the traditional Seychellois culture, ‘this skill can be learned and introduced into the many tourism establishments in the country where I hope local talents will be trained to take on sommelier position in the near future.’

Food and wine pairing

Pairing food and wine is an artform we care passionately about at Constance. Our team at Halaveli share their tips for matching the perfect wine to food.

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Top spa retreats in the Indian Ocean

Sketch a scene in your mind of palm-thatched treatment rooms floating above turquoise lagoons or tucked into secluded verdant gardens. The spas at Constance Hotels & Resorts are tranquil oases far removed from the melee of everyday life.

spa retreats in the Indian Ocean

Tend to the soul body & mind at our spa retreats in the Indian Ocean

Flop on vast daybeds, relax by soothing plunge pools and enjoy a huge range of treatments from our top team of therapists.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Choose between sensual, holistic treatments at Spa de Constance or the renowned Phyto-Aromatic treatments at our Sisley Spa.

Give your feet and hands a health and beauty makeover with an out-of-this-world pedicure or manicure designed by leading podiatrist, Brice Nicham. Or enjoy a session of one-to-one yoga on the beach as part of our Pure Fitness offering with Isabelle Lamant.

Highlights include:

  • Sisley Spa’s Restorative Phyto-Aromatic Facial – An intensely rich, balancing treatment for damaged or irritated skin
  • Spa de Constance’s Princes’ Stress Relief – one of our ‘signature’ treatments this ultimate 4-hand massage uses long strokes to relax muscles and relieve stress.

Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

Book a massage at dusk in the secluded beach treatment pavilion, or visit the Shiseido Spa and experience holistic treatments combining Oriental traditions such as Japanese hot towels with modern innovations to balance your body’s vital energy.

Add to this yoga and meditation sessions held on the beach as well as health walks and sunset beach workouts, and you’ll leave here grinning from ear to ear.

Highlights include:

  • Shiseido’s signature treatment exclusively designed for Lémuria featuring Japanese foot rituals, invigorating back scrub, gentle steam, deep back, neck and shoulder massage and a 75 minute Qi facial
  • Spa de Constance’s Priadara Thai Ritual – an enriching aromatic treatment combining a warm-oil herbal massage and Thai herb compress.
Spa retreats in the Indian Ocean

Unwind at Spa de Constance

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Set on a secluded section of Halaveli’s beautiful jetty, our therapists will give a Wellness Consultation to create a program that’s exactly right for you.

We use hand blended, organic, natural ingredients, many of which are gathered locally, alongside the Ila range of products and treatments also 100% organic.

At the Valmont Spa, the Swiss skin-care specialists have created a range of treatments that combine the latest scientific discoveries with pure, natural ingredients to revive your skin’s natural radiance.

Highlights include:

  • Valmont’s Complete Energy Ritual – Revive dull skin with a treatment that promotes cellular renewal leaving your skin looking radiant
  • Spa de Constance’s Soulful Soothing – Over 2 hours of blissful nurturing massage, skin polish and a rosewood wrap.

Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

The Spa Village at Ephélia is a luxurious commune of wellbeing in a secluded area of the resort.

The vast Spa Village includes a Shiseido Spa with a private garden and Japanese bath as part of each room, 14 treatment rooms, a yoga pavilion, three pools and hammam.

Highlights include:

  • Shiseido’s Zen Bathing Ceremony – Over 2 and a half hours with Japanese foot bath, invigorating body exfoliation and hydro-therapy bath
  • Ephélia’s Signature 4 hands massage – Based on traditional Ayurvedic massage techniques.
Spa Village, Constance Ephelia

The Spa Village, Constance Ephélia

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Enjoy the serene ambiance of the Spa de Constance or the Oriental tranquillity of the Shiseido Spa.

Highlights include:

  • Spa de Constance’s Serenity package – volcanic clay body scrub and relaxing green tea wrap
  • Shiseido’s Kuroho Body Bliss – body exfoliation, cleanse and polish followed by a heavenly Qi body massage

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Savour the castaway chic of Moofushi as you lose yourself in an underwater world while our therapists ease your troubles away with windows in the floor so that guests can see down to the ocean below.

Highlights include:

• The rainforest rejuvenation ritual – 100% natural ingredients are used to draw deep toxins from the cells to improve circulation of the lymphatic system and promote healing of the body’s energy
• Couples’ massage workshop – Learn the pleasure of giving and receiving massages. We teach the basic strokes which promote harmony and wellbeing

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Beaches of the Indian Ocean

Let us take you on a visual journey as we explore the beautiful beaches of the Indian Ocean, located at the seven hotels and resorts of Constance.

Mauritius

Beach at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Beach at Belle Mare Plage

 

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice

 The Seychelles

Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

Constance Lémuria

 

Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

Constance Ephélia

 The Maldives

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

 

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi

 Madagascar

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

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Barefoot adventures at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Get a taste for the barefoot, laid back vibe that makes Constance Tsarabanjina a castaway paradise ripe for discovery, in this latest video.

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Sunday Times looks at rise in über-luxury holidays

The Sunday Times lists Constance Halaveli as being one of the destinations selected by the super-wealthy to enjoy a truly luxurious holiday.

Luxury holidays at Constance Halaveli

Enjoy luxury holidays at Constance Halaveli

Rise of the 100k+ holiday

In her piece for the newspaper’s travel section Susan d’Arcy explores the rise of the £100,000+ holiday and cites Halaveli as being one of the places where such lavish experiences are possible.

D’Arcy highlights reports by UK tour operators that the number of holidays in this price bracket have doubled in the last year because, she says, people want ‘something incredible. People want privacy and remote locations, smaller, boutique hotels and amazing places’.

Top luxury holidays at Halaveli

She gives the example of a private equity director and his family who took a very special diving holiday at Halaveli.

Sparing no expense the family stayed in the lavish Presidential Villa complete with its own fitness suite, spa treatment room, pool and secluded section of beach and a personal chef on hand to create delicious meals.

They then enjoyed our most exclusive dive experience including sole use of a yacht for 24 hours with its own personal chef creating sumptuous delicacies from the finest ingredients and an on board spa therapist for massages between dives.

Luxury holidays at Constance Moofushi

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

What’s on offer at Halaveli

There is, of course, plenty to enjoy at Halaveli if your budget doesn’t run to £100,000.

If the Presidential Villa is a little bit more than you’re looking for then there are the beautiful, secluded water villas with their own infinity pools dotted along the island’s jetty, or beach villas of various sizes with private pools and gardens.

Enjoy the highlife with private in-villa dining or step out and enjoy elegant fine dining at our stunningly located Jing restaurant with its panoramic ocean views.

You don’t need your own yacht to enjoy the rich marine life of the North Ari Atoll with snorkelling equipment available to guests and a variety of mesmerising dives for all levels.

And at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

D’Arcy points out that for those who are looking for something a little less expensive Constance Moofushi nearby may not be ‘quite so plush, but still pretty’.

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iafrica.com discovers paradise in the Seychelles with Constance

Travel writer Richard Holmes claims to have discovered Paradise at Constance Lémuria and Constance Ephélia in his review for South African portal iafrica.com.

Holmes describes paradise as the combination of perfect beach locations with a range of exciting activities.

A keen golfer, Holmes was inspired and challenged by the stunning 18-hole course at Lémuria but says there are also plenty of other things to do.

‘Aside from the golf and the seafront restaurants – expect plenty of fresh seafood and a stellar winelist – and the gourmet beach picnics and the body treatments in the Spa de Constance, the ocean is a major draw card here.’

Golfers paradise in the Seychelles

Golfers paradise in the Seychelles

Holmes describes Lémuria as an idyllic destination for honeymooners and ‘island escape artists’ while he feels the gentle beaches and exciting activities of Ephélia make it a more family-friendly resort.

He raves about the beauty of Ephélia’s Hillside Villas and its ‘outstanding dining options’ but the draw for him are the activities including kayaking through mangroves and zip-lining through the jungle.

Holmes sums up his time with Constance saying, ‘Whether your paradise is on a white beach of fine powdery sand, a tee box gazing off into a manicured golf course, or sitting down to gourmet meal after gourmet meal, you’ll certainly find your own personal paradise in the Seychelles.’

Presidential Villa at Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

Presidential Villa at Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

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