Growing trend for luxury exotic minimoons

The minimoon has come of age. What used to be a credit crunching short break after a wedding has become the latest trend in short luxury getaways.

Minimoons at Constance Ephélia

Minimoons at Constance Ephélia

The new minimoons aren’t for those who can’t afford the cash but rather for those who can’t afford the time but still want all the luxury and glamour of an exotic 5* break after the frenetic activity of a wedding.

These short breaks often include a range of couples’ activities which make the minimoon special and memorable such as secluded beach dinners served by candlelight, sensual couples’ massages and romantic sunset cruises.

The idea of fitting all the romance and excitement of a honeymoon into a short luxury minimoon is a response to the fact that many couples now choose to take time off before the wedding and so can’t justify the traditional two weeks honeymoon after.

The minimoon is not, however, the end of the story. Among the cash rich, time poor newlyweds it is a short celebration of the marriage with all the sparkle of a traditional honeymoon which is then followed by a more extensive prolonged honeymoon at a later date.

Soak up the luxury at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Soak up the luxury at Constance Belle Mare Plage

Couples looking for exotic minimoon ideas could consider:

  • Private dining by torchlight on your own secluded sandbank in the Maldives at Constance Moofushi
  • Spending the day on your own deserted Maldives island with a delicious picnic lunch prepared by a world-class chef at Constance Halaveli
  • An afternoon massage with your new spouse on a secluded beach in Mauritius followed by champagne and macaroons at Constance Le Prince Maurice
  • A helicopter trip around the island of Mauritius at Constance Belle Mare Plage
  • Watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean while enjoying a candlelit meal in a restaurant perched above one of the most beautiful beaches in the Seychelles at Constance Lémuria.

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A-Z of Christmas at Constance

At Constance we’re getting ready for the festive season ahead. You can expect perfect beaches and breathtaking ocean views but we have plenty other treats in store for guests arriving in the coming weeks.

Christmas at Constance - Christmas dinner with a sea view

Christmas at Constance – Christmas dinner with a sea view

Here’s a glimpse of what to expect.

A is for Appetite

Whether you dream of a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings or a feast of fresh seafood cooked on the grill right in front of you, our world-class chefs will be preparing the perfect festive menu.

B is for Beautiful locations

Spend Christmas day on a white sand beach taking in stunning Indian Ocean views or stroll through verdant, lush tropical gardens at one of our luxury hotels and resorts in the Seychelles, Mauritius, Maldives or Madagascar. Each island has it’s own unique features and beautiful vistas, perfect for a winter getaway.

C is for Cristal

Relax and get on with enjoying your holiday knowing everything is taken care of with our luxury Cristal all-inclusive package at Constance Moofushi and Constance Tsarabanjina.

D is for DJs

Dance under the stars, chill out with friends, or party on the beach and let our resident DJ provide the perfect vibe.

E is for Elegance

From the graceful architecture of high-rafted ceilings and traditional palm thatch to the refined decor using rich woods and polished stone, elegance is the word that best sums up the Constance style.

Golf at Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

Golf at Constance Lémuria, Seychelles

F is for Fisherman’s Day

A traditional festival in the Maldives to celebrate the importance of fishing in the country, Fisherman’s Day is held on 10 December. Enjoy stalls of fresh seafood cooked in traditional Maldivian style accompanied by music and festivities.

G is for Golf

Indulge your passion for golf this Christmas with an idyllic destination complete with its own 18-hole Championship golf course (or two). At Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage you can enjoy the Links and Legend courses, and watch the action at the MCB Tour Championship. Or play one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses, and the only 18-hole course in the Seychelles, at Constance Lémuria.

H is for Hot Stone Massage

Indulge in this ancient massage technique at the Spa de Constance at Constance Moofushi. A combination of warm essential oils and heated stones glide over vital energy points creating a sensation of deep relaxation.

I is for Indian Ocean

Explore the beauty and rich marine life of the Indian Ocean with the help and advice of our dive centres. Whether you’re a beginner keen to try scuba diving for the first time or an old hand looking for the best local diving spots there is so much to see in the Indian Ocean in December, you won’t be disappointed.

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

J is for Join the Party

One of the things all our destination islands have in common is a love for festivities so it’s no surprise that Christmas and New Year are celebrated in the traditional way with plenty of feasting, music and dancing. All our hotels will have their own Christmas parties for families as well as cocktail and beach parties so everyone can join in the fun.

K is for Kids Club

Christmas is an exciting time at the Constance Kids Club with fancy dress parties, decoration and card making, tree decorating and many other festive activities. Keep your eyes open and you might even catch a glimpse of Santa – in previous years he’s even arrived by helicopter.

L is for Luxury Accommodation

Spacious rooms, outdoor spaces, elegant en-suite bathrooms and dedicated seating areas mean that all our accommodation gives you the luxury of space. It’s up to you whether you choose to open your presents in your own suite, in the peaceful seclusion of a beach villa, or with views out across the ocean from a stilted water villa. Or perhaps you’d rather make it a private party for your family and friends in one of our Presidential Villas.

M is for Meditation

Take time out this Christmas to discover your own inner sanctuary with one-to-one meditation sessions. Guest at Constance Lémuria can meet with our yogi and decide whether to enjoy group Sunset Meditation sessions or private lessons for couples or individuals.

Diving at Constance Hotels and Resorts

Diving at Constance Hotels and Resorts

N is for Night Diving

Try something new this Christmas with night dives available at most hotels and resorts. Diving at night is a treat for the senses when the ocean changes to a tranquil bed for many daytime marine species and others come out to hunt. Dive by torchlight and then turn your torch off and watch the phosphorescent plankton dance in the moonlight.

O is for Open-air Movies

Watch festive movies under the stars at Moofushi. Lie on loungers or beanbags on the sand and enjoy a film on the beach while we deliver cocktails or fresh fruit juices and popcorn right to your seat.

P is for Private Dining

Whether you want to enjoy a meal in the privacy of your luxury accommodation or something more memorable, at Constance there are a range of private dining experiences available. Enjoy a candle-lit dinner for two on your own private sandbank at Moofushi. At Constance Halaveli you can enjoy a picnic lunch or candle-lit dinner on your own deserted island. Savour the fruits of the ocean with a fresh lobster prepared in front of you and served at a private table on rocks overlooking the ocean at Constance Tsarabanjina.

Q is for Quick Tension Release

The Quick Tension Release treatment for men at the Shiseido Spa at Constance Ephélia concentrates on the key stress areas of the neck, shoulders and back leaving you to enjoy a totally relaxed, stress-free Christmas.

spa retreats in the Indian Ocean

Tend to the soul body & mind at Constance

R is for Relax

With a high ratio of staff to guests we are here to make sure your holiday is relaxed and stress free. Our friendly, attentive staff are always on hand to ensure you have everything you need for a perfect stay from arranging once-in-a-lifetime excursions to running you a aromatic, candle-lit bath.

S is for Shiseido Spa

Indulge in Oriental-inspired beauty treatments designed to promote a holistic sense of wellbeing at the Shiseido Spas at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Lémuria and Ephélia. Set in secluded, tranquil areas of the resorts’ lush, verdant gardens beside our own Spas de Constance, the Shiseido Spas offer you an oasis of calm in the festive season.

T is for Tennis

Get active for the New Year with a range of sporting activities at Constance. Enjoy a game of tennis with friends at Le Prince Maurice, Belle Mare Plage, Halaveli and Ephélia or start your resolutions early in the fitness suites and gyms at our resorts featuring all the latest equipment.

U is for Ultimate Luxury

For something extra special this Christmas why not indulge in the luxury of one of our Ultimate Hotels. All members of The Leading Hotels of the World group, Le Prince Maurice, Lémuria and Halaveli offer the ultimate in stylish elegance and luxury holidays.

Waterskiing at Constance Hotels and Resorts

Waterskiing at Constance Hotels and Resorts

V is for Valmont Spa

Pamper your skin this Christmas at the Valmont Spa at Halaveli. The Swiss skincare expert specialises in treatments to rejuvenate your skin and restore its youthful glow through a combination of innovative scientific techniques and natural products.

W is for Water Sports

Enjoy a high-octane Christmas with a range of adrenalin-pumping water sports on offer at Constance resorts. Feel the thrill of the wind in your hair and ocean spray on your lips as you water ski, wakeboard, windsurf, kite surf or try your hand at sailing your own catamaran.

X is for ‘X’ Marks the Spot

Enjoy a festive treasure hunt with the whole family around one of our paradise island locations with the Kids’ Club and uncover the hidden treasure.

Y is for Yoga on the Beach

Join fitness guru Isabelle Lamant for morning yoga session on the beach at Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius and revive your body and soul this Christmas. Make your salutation to the sun as it rises over the breath-taking ocean views and feel yourself reconnected to the world you live in.

Z is for Zip Lining

Experience the Seychelles in a completely new way as you zip line through the stunning jungles of Mahé. Get the rush of excitement as you climb the granite rocks of Ephélia before taking on a series of zip lines criss-crossing the breath-taking countryside.

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The rise of luxury villa holidays

As more and more families choose an all-out holiday where grandparents go too, luxury villas are becoming a popular choice.

The presidential villas at Constance are just the ticket, with plenty of space and seclusion, giving them the feel of your very own private hotel within a luxury hotel.

And each luxury villa comes with its own Villa Master to make sure all your needs are met during your stay, with no request too big or too small.

Presidential Villas at Constance

Constance Le Prince Maurice:

Set on a secluded section of beach with dual-aspect views out across the lagoon on one side and the ocean on the other, the Princely Suite is made up of 2 junior suites and 1 villa and comes with 2 private swimming pools and 3 separate terraces.

Luxury villa at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Al fresco luxury at Le Prince Maurice

Constance Belle Mare Plage:

This beachfront villa has 3 bedrooms one of which has its own private sitting room and luxury bathroom including a private outdoor bathing area for baths under the stars. It has its own pool with a dining pavilion and terrace all with ocean views.

Presidential Villa, Constance Belle Mare Plage

The Presidential Villa, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Constance Lémuria:

Nestled into the granite rocks of a private beach the villa at Lémuria includes 3 suites, one complete with a terrace and hot tub with stunning ocean views, and a variety of spacious outdoor and indoor dining and relaxation areas. With 3 swimming pools spread across 3 separate terraces and a full staff, including a chef, to see to all your needs this is luxury on the grandest scale.

Presidential Villa, Constance Lémuria

Constance Lémuria

Constance Ephélia:

Enjoy the breathtaking ocean views from this 3 bedroom Seychellois villa perched in perfect isolation in the lush hillside above a secluded white-sand beach. Rich wooden floors merge seamlessly with the wraparound wooden terrace with its own infinity pool with views out across the ocean. The villa also features its own private gym and spa.

Presidential Villa at Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

Presidential Villa at Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

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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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