Ephélia and Lémuria celebrate the art of French winemaking

We have invited some of the most inspirational French winemakers from the Art de Vignes association to visit the Seychelles to share their passion and produce with our guests.

Adam & Eve Restaurant, Constance Ephelia

Adam & Eve Restaurant, Constance Ephelia

Run in connection with a series of dining events, guests will be able to sample wines from:

  • Domaine Mas Amiel
  • Chateau Beaucastel
  • Domaine Des Roches Neuves
  • Domaine De La Pommardiere

The guest winemakers will work in conjunction with the sommeliers and chefs at the restaurants of Ephélia from 3 – 6 March.

At Lémuria guests can enjoy the opportunity to meet and talk with the winemakers before enjoying a wine dinner and golf competition running from the 8 – 9 March.

Find out more

Visit our website to find out more about Constance Ephelia and Constance Lemuria.

Discover more about these winemakers and the fine wines they produce:

Designers triumph across Europe

With Paris Fashion Week launching today and critics heralding this year’s Milan and London as the most successful ever, here’s our pick of the top 5 fashion blogs.

Catwalk

Hitting the catwalk

  • Anna Dello Russo - In her role as editor-at-large for Japanese Vogue, Anna Dello Russo attends catwalk shows around the world and keeps her blog firmly on the pulse of high fashion. Her aim is to give a ‘behind-the-scenes’ view of the fashion industry.
  • Style Bubble - London-based Susanna Lau uses her position as a writer and editor (she formerly edited Dazed & Confused’s online Dazed Digital) to spotlight young and unknown fashion talent. A great blog to follow to discover what’s new at ground level.
  • The Gentleman Blogger - To prove fashion isn’t just for women this dedicated blogger picks out the very best in sartorial style from the menswear collections.
  • Style Scrapbook - A look at all things fashion from the latest collections to what’s happening on the streets this Mexican-born, Amsterdam-based blogger was voted Elle.nl best fashion blogger.
  • The Vogue Blog - Present at all the shows, not to mention the after-show parties, if you’re looking for a frequent update of what’s going on in women’s fashion this is a good place to start.
Find out more

For a list of highlights from London Fashion Week visit Net-A-Porter.

And find out from The Independent why ‘feminine with a fighting spirit’ is the key trend to come this year.

Read more about us on our website at Constance Hotels & Resorts or visit our Facebook page.

Spotlight: Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Discover the unique world of choice offered to you at the beautiful Mauritian resort of Belle Mare Plage.

Family holidays at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Family holidays at Belle Mare Plage

From the high-octane excitement of water skiing and kite-surfing to the sheer pampering indulgence of luxury accommodation and bespoke spa treatments.

A family adventure

At Belle Mare Plage we want you to share the fun and excitement of your holiday with those you love, so we pride ourselves on being a family-friendly resort with plenty for all ages to do.

With a white sand beach that stretches 2km, four swimming pools and seven restaurants all serving kids’ menus, we offer children the freedom to play and explore.

At our all-day children’s club our staff are on hand to ensure the adventure never ends with indoor arts and crafts, outdoor play equipment, pool and excursions to discover the wonders of Mauritius.

Accommodation

Feel yourself unwind in the private luxury of your accommodation.

Families can choose from prestige rooms or junior suites that connect, or for an extra dash of luxury, there are villas with private garden and pool.

Culinary delights

La Spiaggia, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

La Spiaggia, Belle Mare Plage

As the host of the annual Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival, Belle Mare Plage is famous for its unique culinary spirit.

Foodies enjoy the choice on offer here:

  • exclusive fine dining experience at the Blue Penny Café
  • Mediterranean food at La Spiaggia, tucked away at the end of the beach
  • traditional Mauritian cuisine at Deer Hunter, at Legend golf course
  • tasty light lunches served up at The Swing, on the Links course
  • international cuisine at La Citronnelle buffet
  • laid back beach-side dining at Indigo
  • lively daytime vibe at La Kaze, situated near the prestige rooms

Playtime at Constance

Free your spirit at Belle Mare Plage with our range of exhilarating water sports. From waterskiing, windsurfing and Hobie Cat sailing to big game fishing, parasailing and kite surfing, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy the ocean waves.

Underwater enthusiasts can join our team at the Blue Diving Centre to discover the stunning reef just off our shore. At Belle Mare Plage we’ll even teach the kids (8 years +) to dive so they can share the adventure with you.

If you’re looking for thrills beyond the ocean why not try tennis, gym and fitness classes, or a day excursion such as quad biking or mountain biking.

Tee time at Belle Mare Plage

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Keen golfers and beginners alike relish the opportunity to play our two championship golf courses. Hosting the MCB Tour Championship our prestigious Legend and Links courses are a treat for any golfer. Improve your swing with a lesson at the Marc Farry Golf Academy, or book classes for the rest of the family so they can share your passion for the sport.

Pamper yourself

The choice continues in the luxurious Spa de Constance where you can select traditional beauty and body treatments from either the Spa de Constance or the exclusive Shiseido spa.

Popular treatments include massages, volcanic clay body scrubs, nourishing herbal wraps and our fantastic ‘golfers tonic’ to ease tired muscles after a day on our championship greens.

Find out more

Visit our website to read more about Constance Belle Mare Plage and to check booking availability.

Find out why Where2Golf recommends Belle Mare Plage and watch Golf Monthly’s video about golf at Belle Mare Plage.

 

Top 5 reasons to go to Tsarabanjina in 2013

Discover a world still untouched on the remote island of Tsarabanjina, just off Madagascar.

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Beach at Tsarabanjina

Lonely Planet lists Madagascar as one of the top 10 countries to visit this year.

‘For visitors the time to go is now, before the country reappears in travel agents’ windows. Be prepared to be overwhelmed.’

Here are our top 5 reasons to visit Constance Tsarabanjina when it reopens in March after major refurbishment.

1. The ultimate in Crusoe Chic

Indulge in the peace and seclusion of a resort unlike any other. Constance Tsarabanjina combines a laid back, barefoot lifestyle – the general manager comes to work in a Madagascan sarong – with the luxury you expect from Constance Hotels & Resorts. Air-conditioning in the beach huts, a new spa and a deck specially designed for stargazing are among the new features.

2. Nature

Explore a country like no other and see things you’ll see nowhere else on earth thanks to the island’s evolutionary isolation. Madagascar is considered one of the most biodiverse places on the planet so it’s no surprise that Brian Cox visited here to film his latest Wonders of Life series for the BBC.

3. Perfect beaches

Dine on the beach at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Dine on the beach at Tsarabanjina

Walk in sand undented by the tread of tourism. Tsarabanjina’s stunning beaches offer seclusion and privacy to its guests whether its for laid back sunbathing, sharing a bottle of wine as crabs scuttle past your feet or a massage on the beach at sunset.

4. Diving

Feel the exhilaration of diving in areas off the north-west coast of Madagascar that have never been explored by divers before. Be the first to discover stunning reefs, sunken wrecks and a raft of marine life which paint the ocean with vibrant colour.

5. Food

Savour the taste of fish pulled from the ocean that morning cooked with the freshest Madagascan spices, fruit and vegetables all sourced from the local market.

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Last few days to enter 30 Days of Discovery

Constance Tsarabanjina

Constance Tsarabanjina

Don’t miss out. There are just five days left to go on our 30 Days of Discovery. We’re offering a prize a day, including an iPad mini.

Our 30 Days of Discovery is inspired by our passion for discovering the finest things in life – from food and wine, to spa treatments and stunning beaches.

Visit our Constance Hotels & Resorts Facebook page for a daily dose of inspiration and to enter the daily prize draw.

Honeymooners share their memories of Constance

Your honeymoon is one of the most special holidays of your life. Find out what made it so fabulous for three couples who enjoyed their honeymoon at Constance last year.

Constance Halaveli

Stephanie Moy and Wei Wang

Stephanie Moy and Wei Wang at Halaveli

Stephanie Moy and Wei Wang at Halaveli,

When Stephanie Moy and Wei Wang were looking for somewhere special to spend their honeymoon in November 2012 they discovered everything they were looking for at Constance Halaveli, Maldives.

‘Being on top of the world, having just been wed, we wanted a resort that would make us feel like we were VIPs 24/7, had luxurious accommodation, exciting activities, a great spa, breath-taking views, good dining options and somewhere we could just relax and unwind.’

For them it was the private infinity pools on the terraces of each of the luxurious water villas which clinched the deal and they weren’t disappointed.

‘We loved the abundance of underwater wildlife surrounding the resort. We loved walking on the jetty and spotting so many different types of fish without having to look hard.’

‘Your honeymoon is a once in a lifetime trip, it’s not just any vacation, so pick a location that has everything you want to do. Whether you like exploring new places and being on the go or just unwinding and relaxing and being pampered with superb service, we recommend that you pick a place you both want to go!’

Justin Antony and Samantha Fernandes

Justin Antony and Samantha Fernandes at Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Justin Antony and Samantha Fernandes at Halaveli

Another couple lured to the unique luxury of Halaveli by the promise of secluded water villas and private infinity pools was Justin Antony and Samantha Fernandes.

When they went on honeymoon in December 2012 they were looking for the sedate elegance of a hotel which catered for honeymooners and couples, where they could create the kind of special memories which would last a lifetime.

‘There were so many special memories! The one we loved the most was our private candlelit dinner on our outdoor deck, by the pool.
Sitting on the deck, the view of the ocean was awesome and the gentle sound of the waves lapping against the villa. The dinner was the fish that we had caught during the fishing excursion the previous day, it was cooked and brought to us by the in-room dining service. The brilliant blue water and pristine white sand will always be a memory.’

Constance Ephelia

Chirag and Vipasha Singh

Chirag and Vipasha Singh at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Chirag and Vipasha Singh at Ephelia

Chirag and Vipasha Singh also picked out one of the unique dining experiences offered at Constance as being their most special memory of their honeymoon in the Seychelles resort Ephélia in December 2012.

‘The thing we love the most – tough to single out one from so many – but the candlelit dinner on the beach at Cyann, which was organised upon request. But overall it was the way we were looked after, honestly we were spoilt during our stay.’

The Singhs would offer this advice to couples looking to book the most special of holidays.

‘A honeymoon is a once in a lifetime experience, no other vacation can be called a honeymoon, so try to do something you’ve never done before, it will allow you to create a memory for life.’

Find out more

Visit our website to find out more about each of our seven Constance Hotels & Resorts.